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St. Louis Carousel

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Public Gardens, Bird Watching, Hiking Trails, Gardens, Trees & Scenery
15189 Olive Blvd, Chesterfield, MO
URL: St. Louis Carousel  Phone: 314-615-8383

Activity Overview

The St. Louis Carousel is one of the most popular attractions in Faust Park, a nearly 200-acre public park located in the St. Louis suburb of Chesterfield, Missouri. This historic carousel dates back to the 1920s, when it was installed in a small amusement park. In the 1960s, the entire amusement park burned down, but the carousel and its beautiful hand-carved animals survived. Today, visitors can enjoy rides on the carousel as well as several other family-friendly park attractions, including Faust Historic Village, the historic Thornhill farm, and the Butterfly House.

Things to Do

  • Go for a ride (or two) on the St. Louis Carousel - there are over 60 animals to choose from, and rides cost just $2.
  • Explore the Faust Historic Village, which features four houses and other architectural structures that represent life in the area between 1840 an 1910.
  • Enjoy a sunny day by going for a family hike along the park's Governor Bates Trail.
  • Visit the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House, which features over 60 butterfly species as well as other live animals in a number of fascinating exhibits.

St. Louis Carousel Insider Tips

  • Attend one of the free living history days at Thornhill, a farm that was once the home of the second governor of Missouri, when interpreters in period clothing will tell you all about the site's history.
  • Check out their events page to learn about upcoming activities like the summer concert series and the Faust Heritage Festival.
  • Print out this scavenger hunt for your child to complete as you explore Thornhill.

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