April 23 - September 29
Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Hours may vary during events
Surrounded by the gorgeous gardens, the carousel’s characters were hand-carved by Ohio artists at Mansfield’s Carousel Works. It offers classic fairytale trips atop a princess horse or frog prince. Or try out the OSU Buckeye horse and chariot... along with a host of other fantastically curious creatures.
All ages are welcome to take the carousel for a spin. Giddy-up, hop on board and play I-Spy - can you spot the Statehouse and COSI? Can you spot the zoo? Yes indeed: the carousel’s rounding boards proudly display images of the very best of Columbus - it’s a whirling city tour in one stop.
During some events, carousel rides are free! Otherwise, a $1 token is required. Tokens can be picked up from the nearby token machine next to Jeni's.
The carousel is accessible for all visitors, including those in wheelchairs. If assistance is needed, the security officer on duty is there to help.
Interested in renting out the carousel for a private group? Reach out here!