The art of carousel creatures is not only beautiful, but fun and makes me feel like a kid again, especially if I get to ride. To travel around the states just to visit carousels, would be a dream vacation. This sea horse is at the San Jose, California, Park and Zoo.
Built in 1890, the 89 foot wide Eden Palais carousel is one of the grandest carousels in the world. Imported from Paris, France by Magic Mountain of Golden, Colorado shortly before Magic Mountain declared bankruptcy. The carousel was purchased by the Sanfilippo Foundation for their Place de la Musique museum in Barrington, Illinois where it was restored to its current state.