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Built around 1920 by the Dentzel Company of Philadelphia, the St. Louis Carousel is composed of more than 60 exquisitely hand-carved horses and deer.
The carousel was a fixture at the St. Louis Highlands amusement park on Oakland Avenue near Forest Park. The amusement park burned down in 1963, but the carousel was rescued and later purchased and donated it to St. Louis County.
The Faust Cultural Heritage Foundation restored the carousel and it is now housed in its own climate-controlled facility on the grounds of Faust Park in Chesterfield. The carousel building includes an exhibition area and a gift shop which carries unique carousel-related gift items, t-shirts, books, water globes, music boxes, postcards, balloons and children’s toys.
Carousel rides are $2 with children 12 months and younger, free with paying adult. Children younger than four must ride with a paid adult.