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Directions to the Heritage Carousel

Map to the CarouselPhysical address:  
1801 Pennsylvania Avenue
Des Moines

From I-235, take the E. 6th/Pennsylvania exit and turn north on Pennsylvania Avenue.  Continue on Pennsylvania Avenue past University Avenue until you reach Union Park.  The river is across from the park.  Take the 2nd Union Park entrance.  The Carousel is at the top of the hill.

Aerial view of Carousel area

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Numbered items are picnic table areas available for Open Hour Rentals (#3 offers a grill). Shelters may be rented through the Des Moines Park & Recreation Department.

Our Riders come in all ages!

2018 Season

Open Full Time from May 26 - August 22

Tuesdays - Sundays: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Closed Mondays (available for private rentals and special events)

Limited Hours thru October 14, 2018
September - Saturdays & Sundays: 11am to close
October - 1st weekend: Tentative Hours 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.


50¢ for kids,  $1 for adults.
No charge for an adult to stand next to a young child.

Special Thanks To:
Eric J. Hermann Design & Photography - many, many photos and website design
JTM MultiMedia, Inc. - website hosting, maintenance & happy-to-help attitude

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