Albany Carousel Museum
The Albany Carousel Museum is home to one of the world’s most extensive collections, with more than 50 hand-carved horses from every imaginable creature. Some are as tall as seven feet or shorter but still well over four feet when on their toes. From unicorns that stand three-legged because they’re missing a horn; dragons who can fly through your stomach to bears so big you have no choice but to jump onto their back if given enough warning (don’t worry: safety belts exist). The variety here will make anyone’s jaws drop open wide.
Imagine a world where carousels are enchanting, artistic pieces of machinery. The project’s simple vision is to “enchant young and old alike with the most exemplary carousel in all creation and promote this beauty by sharing the skills and talents for building these delicate structures.
For over a century, the menagerie-style carousel has graced our towns and cities as an iconic symbol of what we love about this country: traditions that are handed down from generation to next. And it all started with one man who had enough faith in his hometown – Bill Denzel’s great-grandson founded these beautiful contraptions. The laborious restoration process took more than 15 long years, but now you can find him spinning around on display once again.
A menagerie-style carousel is an interesting choice for this city’s park when you think about it. After all, what better way to remember your heritage than with something that has been around since 1878? The restorers took their time and put in 15 long years’ worth of work so that we could have something beautiful like this anymore. The carousel and its museum not only strive to promote the artistry of amusement rides but also explore history through public exhibits. Visitors can enjoy exploring this interactive exhibit for free before riding on any one of their many gorgeous horses.
The carousel and its adjacent museum are an ideal spot for history buffs. This place will take you back in time with exhibits about amusement rides. You can also ride on one of the horses if it’s your thing – all with no entrance fee except token prices, which range from $2-5.
Volunteering with the local museum in Albany is a great way to meet new people and learn skills that will last you forever. Museums are always looking for volunteers who want nothing more than some free time. You’ll get excited about your visit when they train you on what it takes before going into detail about their project, how much fun giving tours can be (if done right), as well as all of those little things needed to run an efficient gift shop section – such knowledge could even inspire others around town join them too.