The Smithsonian Carousel – Washington, DC

In the middle of the National Mall, in front of the Smithsonian Arts and Industries building you can find the Smithsonian Carousel. The Carousel brings a bit of whimsy that you really don’t find any where else in the National Mall. The original Carousel was installed in 1967 and was replaced by the current carousel in 1981. The current cost to ride is $3.50 (2013) per person and it is open almost every day of the year.

Smithsonian Carousel - Washington, DC

When Gordie saw the carousel as we walked towards it he was super excited to ride it. Even if it was snowing a little bit.

Smithsonian Carousel - Washington, DC

The horses are beautiful but Gordie elected to ride in the little ice cream cone shaped seat.

Smithsonian Carousel - Washington, DC

So you can’t even see him.

In warmer months, you can even find popcorn wagons, outdoor puppet and musical performances.

Smithsonian Carousel - Washginton, DC
Smithsonian Carousel - Washginton, DC
Smithsonian Carousel - Washginton, DC

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