My 3 year old daughter can spy a carousel a mile away.  Before the carousel is even in sight, it is like she has a 6th sense…the carousel sense.  She can hear that distinct sound that immediately makes you think of carousels.  She can see the beautifully painted “horsies” spinning around in a circle.  We have been on carousels all over the world, however this is a perfect time to remind myself that I need to sit down and organize years worth of digital pictures that are in folders with names like Mem Card 1 or New Folder217 instead of Washington DC and Vienna, Austria!  Of the many carousels we have been on, here are a few of the pictures that I could find!


The carousel in Washington DC on the Mall (and possibly the fastest we have been on!)

pier park 

Little S can find carousels in shopping malls too!  This is the carousel at Pier Park in Panama City Beach, FL.

downtown disney

Did you know there was a carousel at Downtown Disney?  We have been to Downtown Disney three times but this last time was the first with my daughter.  I hadn’t seen a carousel before, but she has no problem finding it! (And this is probably the slowest carousel we have been on)


This carousel in Hampton, Virginia is located next to the Virginia Air and Space Center.  We were leaving the museum and much to my surprise my daughter took off towards this building.  That is her at the very front!


This is what we found inside the building!

Carousels, parks, and water features are things that my kids can spot a million miles away when we are traveling.  What do your kids always tend to locate?

Stop by DeliciousBaby to see where everyone else is traveling this week!


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    I’m right there with her! I mean, I’m 27 and still feel compelled to hop on one if given the chance. Particularly when at Disney (where I’ll be back in June, woot woot)!

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    Me, too! Me, too! Who doesn’t love a spin on a carousel. Love seeing your collection of carousel pics…fun to see them together.

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    As someone who grew up going to the boardwalks of the Jersey Shore – I love carousel’s too – particularly if you can catch a gold ring to get a free ride!

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    I was there next to you both on these rides. The one in Bryant Square NYC is also a must if you get a chance.

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    We’ve been on a zillion carousels too! San Francisco, San Diego, Lerici (Italy), Scottsdale (Arizona)…so fun!

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    My boy loves to drive cars! And recently had the chance at LegoLand. “The Driving School” is very cool.

    But he also loves carousels. Last week we tried out the one on the Santa Monica pier which was lovely. We also have a particularly nice, revamped one, near home, if you are ever in Vancouver, Canada check out the nearby Burnaby Museum. It’s really beautiful.

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    My daughter is OBSESSED with carousels. We literally go on every single one we see. The alternative is an afternoon of whinign and tantrums and Mommy is a sucker. 🙂

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    I LOVE this! I jumped over here from Southern Living and instantly fell in love with your blog! The picture of you guys on the carousel in Pier Park, made me want to scoop up my son and head straight out there! (We live nearby PP) 🙂 Great blog!