Anne Dover Bailey Carrousel Pavilion and Rotary Train
- Category:Things to See and Do
- Address:850 W. Sumter Street
Shelby, NC 28150
- Phone:(704) 484-6476 Website:http://www.carrouselfriends.org/
- Hours:Varies by season. See Website for times.
*Rotary Train closed during Winter months
Shelby's City Park Carrousel (circa 1919) is one of a very few 'year-round' carrousels in a traditional park location. Twenty-nine original horses and three hand-carved replacements were restored in a joint effort of the City of Shelby and Shelby City Park Carrousel Friends, Inc. Along with thirty-two jumping horses, the Carrousel features twenty-eight colorful hand painted rounding boards and scenery panels. An authentic working Carrousel Band Organ provides stirring music. The "new" Carrousel opened in October 1998.
Volunteer painters, mechanics, organizers, fund raisers along with park staff spent many thousands of hours bringing this artifact of the American amusement industry back to useful life. Children of all ages may ride the wooden pony of their dreams for a mere 50¢. Parties and group reservations at the carrousel are available. Come to the beautiful "Anne Dover Bailey Carrousel Pavilion" and share our pride and joy.