Hampton Carousel Take a ride on the fully restored 1920’s wooden carousel and get nostalgic for a time long passed. Ride on one of the 48 finely carved prancing steeds or carriages that still turn to the original band organ. This American tradition is one of only 170 left in the nation and a tribute to its artisans. Hampton, VA
Tom Mankiewicz Conservation Carousel, Los Angeles Many of the 66 hand-carved figurines at the Los Angeles Zoo’s $2.5 million carousel—an Asian elephant; a mountain tapir; a lowland gorilla—were inspired by the zoo’s own endangered animals.