Pullen Park Carousel, Raleigh, NC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PFF
N 35° 46.782 W 078° 39.834
17S E 711149 N 3962031
Quick Description: Fully-restored Dentzel Carousel, circa 1900. One Dollar buys a ride!
Date Posted: 5/28/2007 3:13:15 PM
Waymark Code: WM1KX0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member frivlas
Views: 180

Long Description:
This carousel was purchased from another park. It opened in Raleigh on April 1, 1921. The ride is approximately 5 minutes in duration, and the machine rotates faster than I expected. Purchase a $1 ticket and choose between horses, rabbits, lions, and other moving animals.

History (from the Pullen Park website)
"The circa 1900, intricately hand carved machine, was made by master carver Salvatore Cernigliaro and his apprentices in Germantown, Pennsylvania for the Dentzel Carousel Company. According to the National Carousel Association Census, this is one of 23 remaining historic Dentzel carousels and one of 14 Dentzel menageries still operating in Northern America.

"This Dentzel Carousel is three-abreast, stationary and galloping menagerie machine. The No. 106 carousel is 50 feet in diameter, with an 18-section platform. 52 animals and two chariots make up the carousel of which 16 are stationary and 36 animals are galloping. The inside rim of the machine is comprised of 18 large gilded mirrors and 18 canvas panels. The outside rim, 18 large panels depicting animal portraits alternate with smaller panel paintings of landscape scenes. Music is provided by the Wurlitzer 125 Military Band Organ. The band organ dates back from 1900 to 1924."

The animals have been restored with great care and precision, to preserve the original appearance.

Carousel Location: Amusement Parks

Is the Carousel operational?: Yes

Does the Music work?: Yes

Cost to ride:
Entrance to the park is free. A $1.00 ticket is required for each person. Children under 13 months are not allowed to ride. The ticket booth is inside the park at N35 46.776 W78 39.810

Hours of Operation:
2007 Hours of Operation March 9 – May 6 Monday – Friday 10:00am – 5:30pm Saturday 10:00am – 6:30pm Sunday 1:00pm – 6:30pm May 7 – Sept. 3 Monday – Friday 10:00am – 6:30pm Saturday 10:00am – 7:30pm Sunday 1:00pm – 7:30pm Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day: 10:00am – 7:30pm Sept. 4 – Oct. 28 Monday – Friday 10:00am – 5:00pm Saturday 10:00am – 6:30pm Sunday 1:00pm – 6:30pm Oct. 29 – Nov. 25 Monday – Friday 10:00am – 4:00pm Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm Sunday 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Related Website: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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