“Grand” is a word certainly befitting Memphis’ Grand Carousel. For decades it was housed on the Mid-South Fairgrounds, served as the centerpiece of Libertyland amusement park, and was a glorious piece of art and history. Then, for several years it was stored away, waiting for its next grand appearance. On December 2nd, another generation of Memphians will delight in riding the completely restored grande dame as the Grand Carousel Pavilion and Ballroom opens at the Children’s Museum of Memphis.
donations from FedEx, the Plough Foundation, the Nineteenth Century Club, and over 50 other individuals, making this project a reality. Chances are very good, if you grew up in the Bluff City you once rode atop one of the opulent horses. Now, thanks to the efforts of the Children’s Museum of Memphis and other visionaries and supporters, you can revisit this childhood treasure and take a spin on Memphis’ Grand Carousel. For only $3, you can ride the Grand Carousel, and is independent of a visit to CMOM. Rides are free with a CMOM membership and also to school groups. The Grand Carousel and the Children’s Museum is open daily, 9am-5pm.