These Ancient Carousels In Indiana Are Some Of The Oldest In The World

Everyone loves a gorgeous merry-go-round. From the realistic critters to the bright lights, these spinning attractions have delighted children for about 200 years. Indiana is home to two historic carousels that were handmade by the first carousel makers in the world. Check them out:

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

For more historic attractions, check out these nine places where you can still experience old Indiana.

If you’ve ever taken a ride on one of these historic carousels, we’d love to hear from you. Please share your experiences and photos with us below in the comments.