Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel

Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel

Colorful, hand-carved wooden horses, once at Euclid Beach Park on Cleveland’s lakefront, now welcome riders once again in the Carousel Pavilion at the Western Reserve Historical Society.

Nearly 45 years after the iconic park’s closure, the restoration of the Grand Carousel is complete. The horses and mechanism have been restored by Carousel Works in Mansfield, Ohio. Scenes depicting Cleveland icons and moments from Euclid Beach Park have been carefully hand-painted by Carousel Works’ skilled artisans and will offer visitors a look back in time to Cleveland’s past.

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Do you want to be part of the continued history of the Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel? Consider donating to the project. If you’re interested in a sponsorship or donation, contact Timothy Mann, WRHS VP of Development, at (216) 721-5722 ext. 1401 or

For a full list of current donors to the Carousel project,  click here.

Start Your Passport Adventures Today!!

Purchase a Carousel Passport book and receive a stamp for each horse you ride. See if you can ride all 58 horses!

Available in the Museum Gift Shop $3.50


Carousel Installation 11 15 14 (51) First Rides Little girl on horse Mother Daughter Riders Scotty Horse Group Photo

**Check out these awesome video testimonies of the guest experience on the
Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel! (HERE)**

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Click here to download a timeline of the Carousel’s journey back to Cleveland.

If you want to experience more Euclid Beach Park nostalgia, look into
the Euclid Beach Boys on Facebook and these other great sites:

The Euclid Beach Boys | | Rocket Ship Car
Lear Promotions | Cleveland Carousel Society

WRHS is seeking a volunteer for the position of Carousel Spotter to assist in the operation of the Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel.

To download the volunteer position description, click here.

The Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel | In the News

The Plain Dealer:

Carousel Works adds the finishing touches to the Euclid Beach Park Carousel

Restored carousel brings Euclid Beach Park back to life

Euclid Beach Carousel back on track in University Circle (slideshow)

Akron Beacon Journal

Euclid Beach Carousel still attracts a crowd


Restoration of Euclid Beach Carousel moving forward

Euclid Beach Park carousel soon to be open for business

Carousel’s long return journey almost complete

Euclid Beach carousel rides again


Grand Carousel ready for re-opening (Kickin’ it with Kenny)

Coverage of the November 22 Celebration

Ohio Magazine: Horse Play (slideshow)

Cleveland Magazine: Merry Arts

Freshwater Cleveland: Long-Dormant Euclid Beach Carousel Almost Ready to Ride