Carol Ann’s Carousel

Father and daughter enjoy indoor carousel

Contact Information:

513.381.3756 during Carousel operating hours.

513.978.1821 for The Anderson Pavilion Culinary Group, who maintains the event schedule for Carol Ann’s Carousel.

Come and take a ride on one of 44 whimsical Cincinnati-centric characters that make up Carol Ann’s Carousel. The carousel is an amazing work of art featuring original artwork by Jonathan Queen with panels depicting animal characters playing in one of the numerous Cincinnati parks. Additional panels celebrate the many historic landmarks of Cincinnati. The carousel is housed inside a glass building so it can operate year-round.

The carousel —a gift from the Carol Ann & Ralph V. Haile, Jr. Foundation was built by Carousel Works in Mansfield, Ohio, the world’s largest manufacturer of hand-carved wooden carousels.

The Carousel is located at 8 East Mehring Way, just across the street from the new P&G GoVibrant Playscape next to the Roebling Bridge and immediately west of the Pichler Fountain off of Rosa Parks Drive.

Parking is available through the central parking garage, Sawyer Point and metered parking spaces in the area.

Operating Hours

Holiday Hours:

Closed: 12/24, 12/25, 12/26, 12/31 and 1/1

Open: 12/27-12/30 | 11 am to 4 pm


Carol Ann’s Carousel will be closed occasionally due to events.
Please check the calendar for all open and close days.

Summer (April 1st – August 31st) | Open Thursday – Sunday | 11am – 4pm

Winter (September 1st – March 31st) | Open Friday – Sunday | 11am – 4pm


Carol Ann’s Carousel Calendar of events, openings, and closures.

Purchase Online Tokens

Tokens for Carol Ann’s Carousel may be purchased online, and at the Carousel in person.

Cost of Tokens:
1 ride = $2.00 per person
6 rides = $10.00
13 rides = $20.00
50 rides = $75.00
100 rides = $150.00

*Please note: Children less than 42” tall must be accompanied by an adult. The adult accompanying the child under 42” tall is free.
*Tokens are non-refundable and never expire.

Rules of the Ride

  • Bell signals the beginning and end of the ride
  • No food, drinks, balloons or gum are allowed on the carousel
  • No bare feet or wet clothing is allowed
  • All riders must wear shoes and shirts for safety
  • No pets/animals allowed in the building or ride
  • No horseplay
  • Do not sit on handrail
  • Only one rider per animal
  • Riders must remain facing forward at all times with one leg on each side of the Carousel animals, no side saddle riding or standing on animal

  • No one is permitted in the Carousel’s operator area
  • All riders must remain seated and hold onto pole with both hands while ride is in operation
  • Children under 3 years old and children under 42” must be accompanied by an adult
  • All riders must have a token, supervising adult assisting the child under 42” may ride for free
  • Supervising adults must stand next to the animal and hold onto the child
  • Riders that are 275 pounds or more must ride on the riverboat or stationary animal ONLY
  • Individuals with heart conditions should consult with their physician before riding
  • If a rider becomes unruly, not adhering to the safety standards, the operator will stop the ride and unruly riders will have to exit the ride.

Calendar of Events

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