The Carousel

Carousel Hours

Open daily from 11am-7pm 

(When you arrive, if there is not an operator nearby, please call 614-227-3788 to request one). 

Hours may vary for weather and events.  

Thanks to our partner, PNC, all carousel rides are free! 

We do our best to keep things updated on the homepage when the carousel is closed due to weather or ticketed events. If it's raining the carousel cannot operate, and if rain is in the forecast we typically err on the side of caution. If you want to confirm the carousel is running before you head to the Commons, please call our security team to confirm it's open: 614-227-3788. 

Please Note

The ADA-compliant chariot bench seat is temporarily unavailable. We're sorry to disappoint, we're bummed too. 

After more than a decade of delighting visitors of all ages and ability levels, it needed some TLC to make it safe for riders for years to come. 

We're hoping it will be back in service by August, but check back here for updates. 

Last updated 4/19/23

Let Us Know You're Coming!

Planning on bring a group of 10 or more to ride the Carousel? Please let us know you’re coming by using the calendar reservation system below. This does not mean the carousel is only operational to your party, but it allows our staff to accommodate your group more efficiently. We do ask for 72 hours’ notice for a group notification so we can best accommodate you.

For more questions, email us at  


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Columbus, OH
Entrances off of Rich & Main
AND 191 S Third St


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