The Carousel is now open in its NEW HOME!

In preparation for some other big changes at CMZoo, the carousel has moved to its new home, across from Pizza with a View. The carousel is currently in a soft opening phase, with the Grand Re-Opening festivities planned for June 13. Watch for more details here and on the Zoo’s Facebook and Instagram. Learn more about the big changes!

Young at Heart.

Older than most of the people who ride it, this carousel was a popular attraction at the 1933 Century of Progress Fair in Chicago, Illinois. Built circa 1926 and acquired by Spencer Penrose from the Allan Herschell Company of New York to be installed in 1937, it has become a cherished feature of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

As one of the few remaining structures of the “original” Zoo, this country-fair style carousel features 20 jumping horses in two rows, with two stationary chariots, and has been giving Zoo guests of all ages a twirl since 1937! This antique carousel is both on the State Register of Historic Properties and a permanent attraction at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Learn more about this Historic Allan Herschell Carousel (PDF)

Days & Times

May – September: Daily, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
October – February: Sat. & Sun. only, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
March – April: Daily, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

(All hours are weather permitting. Please call ahead to guest services, 719-633-9925, to verify open status if needed.)


In the middle of the Zoo, across from Pizza with a View.
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$2 per person, per ride
Frequent flyer tickets: 10 rides for $15. That’s a savings of 25%!