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C.W. Parker Carousel Museum

320 S Esplanade St, Leavenworth, KS 66048-1585
+1 913-682-1331
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A step back in Time!

If you're looking to relive some of your childhood...try riding the Carousel at the C.W. Parker... read more

Reviewed 25 January 2018
biggs2716
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Cedar Hill, Texas
Birthday Party

This I such a fun and affordable place to take the grand kids. We had several birthday parties at... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
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The C.W. Parker Carousel Museum is a wonderful stop for the ENTIRE family. With 4 antique carousels, and a hand-carved, wood, carousel from 1913 that ALL who come can ride, it is a memorable museum. You can take a Guided Tour, a Virtual Guided Tour (utilizing QR codes), or just ride the fast, fun carousel. All tours include a short video and a carousel ride. An adult guided tour is only $6.00. Carousel rides are $1.50 and get cheaper the more you purchase. There is also a quaint, little gift shop, with many carousel items and much, much more. Whether you are 1 or 101 years old, a ride on the carousel is something special.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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320 S Esplanade St, Leavenworth, KS 66048-1585
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

If you're looking to relive some of your childhood...try riding the Carousel at the C.W. Parker Museum. It's really not that large but has everything you would need to put on a child's birthday party or just a meeting of adults. The music coming from...More

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Pauline G, Public Relations Manager at C.W. Parker Carousel Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2018

Thank you for your kinds words. We are glad you enjoyed your visit to our museum and hope you come back soon.

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

This I such a fun and affordable place to take the grand kids. We had several birthday parties at this place and the kids always like to ride the Carousel. We use this as treat for our 5 year old grandson when he is helpful...More

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Pauline G, Public Relations Manager at C.W. Parker Carousel Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

We are so glad you and your grandchildren enjoy our carousel! It is a great place to have fun.

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

We have visited the Carousel Museum several times. Every body was impressed from my Mother at 92, and grandchildren from 1 to 23. A fun look at Leavenworth history. Good gift shop and the rides were fun for all.

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Pauline G, Public Relations Manager at C.W. Parker Carousel Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

All of our volunteer crew is delighted you enjoyed your visit to our museum. We look forward to seeing you the next time you come in.

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

Not sure what we expected of this attraction but we were truly amazed. Jerry was our guide and what he didn't know about the history of "Carry All" wasn't worth knowing. To see how they were constructed and the wood carvers expertise was certainly impressive....More

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Pauline G, Public Relations Manager at C.W. Parker Carousel Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to our museum. Jerry is extremely knowledgeable about carousels and loves to share it with everyone. One minor correction to your statement. Our carousel is 104 years old, but it is not the oldest in the world....More

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Reviewed 8 September 2017

A visit to historic Leavenworth isn't complete without a visit to the C.W. Parker Carousel. Restored from their original this is a "must visit" place. Brings back many memories for both the young and old.

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Pauline G, Public Relations Manager at C.W. Parker Carousel Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to our museum. Please come back again!

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

A very pleasant visit to see the old carousel. Has a very nice gift shop. They also host special events on occasion. Only open on the weekends.

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Pauline G, Public Relations Manager at C.W. Parker Carousel Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Glad you enjoyed our museum. A slight correction, we are open Thursday through Saturday 11 am to 5 pm and Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm.

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

The C.W. Parker Carousel Museum is the best site to visit in Leavenworth for families and people of all ages. There are conducted tours, rides, party rooms, and history displays. It is the favorite place for parents and grandparents and all other carousel lovers to...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2017

We had our daughters' wedding reception here and it was a big success. There was room for a band and dancing and we got the use of the kitchen, too. For an extra charge, we got to ride the carousel and it was a big...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2017

Nice place to go for a leisurely visit of about an hour. Interesting history and loads of restored and partially restored horses for the carousels. We took the self guided tour so I can't remark about the guided tour. We would definitely return if back...More

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Pauline G, Public Relations Manager at C.W. Parker Carousel Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Glad you enjoyed your tour. Yes, please, come back and see us!

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Reviewed 11 August 2017

We booked the Carousel museum for our daughters' reception. There was plenty of seating and we had a band and the use of the kitchen. There were 26 kids that were not screaming or crying and when they turned on the carousel, guests of all...More

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Pauline G, Public Relations Manager at C.W. Parker Carousel Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

We are so pleased you enjoyed your daughter's reception at our museum. Hope to see you again!

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08051965
23 November 2016|
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Response from Pauline G | Property representative |
The C.W. stands for Charles Wallace. Thanks for the question!
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Gini D
25 October 2016|
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Response from Pauline G | Property representative |
Go to our website to see pictures of our carousel and thanks for asking! cw parker carousel museum all one word then add a period and org
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Rose W
8 March 2015|
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Response from Pauline G | Property representative |
Hi, Rose. Thanks for your inquiry about ornaments. The C.W. Parker Carousel Museum is in Leavenworth, KS not TX. Hopefully you meant the KS museum. Right now we have in stock our 100 year ornament which features our... More
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