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Kingsport Carousel

A must to visit while in town. This carousel is all had made by local artist. Beautiful carving... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Mary M
Kingsport, Tennessee
Fun for the young and seniors

The Kingsport Carousel is a neat concept. The animals have been hand carved by seniors and are... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Kingsport, Tennessee
via mobile
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The Kingsport Carousel Project began in 2008 and has now involved around 400 volunteers from Kingsport and many surrounding communities. Volunteers have worked tirelessly with the goal of creating and operating a carousel for Kingsport. The Carousel...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
350 Clinchfield St, Kingsport, TN 37660-3604
+1 423-480-9702
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

My wife and I visited the Kingsport Carousel & Park yesterday. Only great ideas get to become old ideas. A few the of classic great old ideas, like this one, move a community into thousands of hours of volunteerism resulting in a community icon for...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Kingsport for a wedding and had an opportunity to visit the carousel. It is a really fun thing to do bringing me back to my younger days when you saw carousels everywhere. This on is quite unique in that the animals on...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A must to visit while in town. This carousel is all had made by local artist. Beautiful carving and painting.My grandson loved it.

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

The Kingsport Carousel is a neat concept. The animals have been hand carved by seniors and are very detailed and beautiful! It’s a great place for a children’s birthday party and if you need lots of room for a party you can also rent the...More

Thank LandKWilliams
Reviewed 21 September 2018

I am so thrilled to recommend this place. Sassy the cat was my favorite animal. Great costumer service and all around fun. In fact, we took four rides on the carousel it was so much fun.

Thank Jeannie Lea P
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Kids have a blast on the hand crafted, hand painted (by Kingsport residents) animals on this big beautiful carousel. It's right near the Farmers market for fresh fruits and veggies (seasonal hours, Google that) and in the Food City parking lot, so even if the...More

Thank Kristen767
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Even big kids, like me, love to ride the carousel! We had friends in town and took them to the Saturday morning Farmers Market in downtown Kingsport. It made for a good excuse to ride along with the 6 year old on the carousel. Love,...More

Thank Vickie S
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Took our 7 month old grandson the other day for our first visit to the carousel. He loved it and it is beautiful. I watched as kids ran up to ride. Several were repeat weekly visitors as the man running it knew their names and...More

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Great carousel with hand-carved local animals etc to ride on. It's free and there are some decent places to eat across the parking lot.

Thank 1HotCherry
Reviewed 19 July 2018

I take my grandson to the carousel at least 2 times a month. The rides are fun for all ages. With a price that is very resonable for kids and adults.

Thank rayadam2018
Reviewed 10 July 2018

After living on the west coast for nearly four decades, I came back to visit my hometown of Kingsport a few years ago. While here, I decided to visit my old alma mater, Lynn View High School. I’d heard that it was no longer a...More

Thank Wayne J
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6 October 2016|
Response from Gnana7 |
I was asking the question to you! Do kids 10 & over like the carousel ?
Misty L
3 October 2016|
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Response from Yatsailor | Reviewed this property |
The weight limit is 200 pounds for the movable animals. They are hollow and hand carved. One of the operators the last time we were there told us that a few had to be repaired recently.
1 September 2016|
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Response from NancyPat280 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, private rentals and children's party pkgs. are available, starting at $100 for 20 people, including unlimited rides. call 423-392-8418 for available dates and times.