Carousel at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs, CO
History: This classic wooden carousel was built in 1925 by the Allan Herschell Company of North Tonawanda, New York. It has 2 rows of jumping horses and 2 chariots. This carousel is another example of the country-fair style meaning it was designed to be a portable unit that could be broken down quickly and moved from place to place. The horses are made of wood with metal legs.
Although its original location is unknown, it is believed to have been at the 1933 Century of Progress Fair in Chicago, Illinois before it was acquired by Spencer Penrose in 1937 and moved to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Its original band organ was a Wurlitzer 146 which has been replaced with a Stinson 1999 band organ. The carousel has undergone 2 restorations, one in 1998 by Will Morton VIII and another in 2015.
Unique Figures: 20 jumping horses, 2 double chariots
Directions: Located inside the Zoo. 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Hours: Open Memorial Day to Labor Day
Price: $2 in addition to the Zoo admission