Take a Ride with Us!



For the health and safety of our staff, volunteers and
visitors, we have decided to temporarily close our
doors until it is safe for us to re-open. 


Mon - Thurs: 10am-6pm

Fri - Sat: 10am-7pm

Sun: 11am-5pm

Scheduled Closures & Inclement Weather: 

We post our closures on the front page of our webpage,
as well as on Facebook and Instagram.


Cash (ATM onsite)

Credit/Debit Card

There is a $5 minimum purchase for card transactions.


Visiting the Carousel is always free!

Individual Rides are $1.50 each

Catch the Brass Ring!

Win a free ride if you catch the brass ring from Serendipity the
Salmon as you pass by on the Carousel!

Play is subject to staffing availability. Feel free to request a game!

Height and other restrictions may apply.


*Ride All Day! $10 Unlimited Rides Wristband

*18 Rides for $20 (saves $7)

*50 Rides for $55 (saves $20)

  Comes as two 25-ride punchcards

*125 Rides for $150 (saves $37.50)

*Ride All Year with the Rodeo Club Riders Annual Pass $175

  Ride unlimited for up to 5 people per visit. Valid for one full year from date of purchase.


Happy Hour Fridays

$1 Rides from 5pm-7pm Every Friday

Free Carousel Rides - Christmas Day & New Year's Day
Suggested non-perishable food donation to Marion-Polk Food Share



We are offering discount ride programs for school groups as well as tours of the Carousel. For more information, visit the Field Trips page.


People with disabilities are welcome to ride the carousel at no cost. Go to the Gift Gallery to pick up a Complimentary Pass.


Active or retired military, public service or emergency response personnel receives 5 free rides upon visit on any of these national holidays (Memorial Day, Remembrance Day and Veterans Day) + Receive 10% off merchandise in our Gift Gallery year-round!


All guests are asked to acknowledge all rules posted. If you have any questions or need any additional accommodations,

please ask one of our friendly staff or volunteers on duty to assist you.

Persons who are pregnant or have physical disabilities should evaluate this ride for potential risks before entering. Salem's Riverfront Carousel is not liable for consequences that may occur from riding the carousel.

This ride is wheelchair accessible.

Clothing and footwear are required to ride the carousel.

Children under 42" tall must be accompanied by an adult (18 years or older). 


There is a weight limit of 250 pounds per rider.

All riders are encouraged to wear the saddle belt for their safety. Saddle belts must be worn by all riders age 11 years old and under. 

Please be mindful and use the stirrups when mounting the Carousel.

Balloons, drinks or food items are not allowed on the carousel at any time.


For rider and operator safety, please:

NO Side saddle riding

NO Riding backwards

NO Double riding

NO Dismounting while the ride is in operation

Persons who are visibly ill or under the influence of drugs or alcohol are not permitted to ride. The operator has the right to refuse entrance to the carousel.

Riders must exit the carousel between each ride. One rider per token or ticket.

Walking on the ride platform while the ride is in motion is prohibited.



All are welcomed to the Carousel. Please treat others including our facility, staff and volunteers with respect. We have the right to dismiss individuals from the premises or refuse service to anyone displaying inappropriate, harmful, disruptive, or suspicious behavior.

Salem's Riverfront Carousel reserves the right to use any photography/video taken on the premises, without the expressed written permission of those included within the photography/video. Visitors and activities may be included in future media, social media, or marketing materials. With admission into the Museum, you consent to the recording of photographs and/or video of yourself, your dependents, and accompanying group. You grant the Carousel all rights to use these images for educational, promotional, advertising, and other purposes which advance the overall mission of the Carousel to "bring education and artistry together". All rights to the photographs and video belong to the Carousel. We never use identifying information with a child’s image. Please notify the Gift Gallery if you do not consent to this policy. Security cameras are stationed throughout the Carousel building's interior and exterior, for the purpose of visitor safety and the protection of Carousel property.


Mon - Thur : 10am - 6pm

Fri - Sat: 10am - 7pm

Sun: 11am - 5pm

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Located in Historic

Downtown Salem at the

intersection of

Front St and State St.

101 Front St NE

Salem, Oregon 97301

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We strive to keep the dream alive by embracing our community.


Our goal remains to inspire creative living, community cohesiveness, cooperation, diversity, inclusion, imagination and fun, for all

generations to come!

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Salem’s Riverfront Carousel is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization. Federal Tax  ID #91-1815668.