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The Dentzel Carousel

39th Avenue, Highland Park, Meridian, MS 39302
+1 601-485-1904
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School Field Trip

This is a Meridian attraction. Old restored carousel, kept in great condition and they open it for... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Meridian, Mississippi
Big Memory Maker for just a little time and cash

The Carousel was a nice treat. The ladies at the building opened at 1 PM. They had chips, candy... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Byhalia, United States
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39th Avenue, Highland Park, Meridian, MS 39302
+1 601-485-1904
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a Meridian attraction. Old restored carousel, kept in great condition and they open it for rides. It is a must see if you live or visit the area. Unique, inexpensive attraction. Open certain times for rides. Look around town for local businesses that...More

Thank L P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Carousel was a nice treat. The ladies at the building opened at 1 PM. They had chips, candy, pickles, and snow cones at really great prices. 50 cents per person and we were off for a spin from the past. The music box is...More

Thank 491russellp
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

This is one my favorite places in all the world. I have been coming here since I was a kid. Very clean and we'll kept.

Thank Chuck O
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We drove out of our way to try to find the carousel but we only found signs of the park and no carousel I'm sure it was over there somewhere but there wasn't much direction to it or advertising for it

Thank Flygirl06080405
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Yes it is nice to see a completed carousel........it does look nice......but the building that houses the carousel needs some work also. Not being able to ride the carousel due to mechanical failure......we were allow to walk around and see the horses.

Thank Winnebago2010
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Disappointed it was closed. The park appears to be a good place for families with playgrounds, ball parks and plenty of places to let the kids run around and play.

Thank Denise M
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a $.50 ride on this historic carousel. Nick, the young man operating it, convinced us to ride and provided details about some of carved animals. It must have been beautiful in its heyday, however now seems neglected and is located in an unsafe neighborhood.

3  Thank BklynGirl1970
Reviewed 11 October 2016

I love taking my children to the carousel it is unfortunate that this area isn't safe anymore. However when we went during midday it was no problem. I am angry that this area is not patrolled as much as it should be. This is truly...More

2  Thank deanea619
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Even if you know absolutely nothing about Carousels, visiting the DENTZEL CAROUSEL will impress you. The craftsman ship and detail is absolutely amazing. The work that is put in to keeping the Carousel not only working, but a lively part of Meridian MS, is great.

Thank LouET_79
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We visited, and were the only one's there. The attraction is in a building especially built for it. This carousel is the only one of its kind in the world, and you can actually ride it!

1  Thank Johny747
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Barbara K
11 January 2017|
Response from Doug L | Reviewed this property |
I've never heard of a wedding there but I do know they book birthday parties there. So, it's possible. Give them a call tomorrow and ask. 601-485-1802
7 October 2015|
Response from Pat R | Reviewed this property |
During the school year I think it's only open on the weekends. And then only during daytime hours.