Will you choose the horse? The lion? The seal? Whatever animal you nab on the merry-go-round you’re going to have a whirling, twirling good time. Carousels are pure, nostalgic fun, but you can’t find them just anywhere — and that’s part of their charm. Flip through our album to discover the must-rides, from vintage roundabouts to serious double deckers.

For a Tip-Top View: Six Flags Great America

As you walk through the gates of Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, it’s impossible to miss this magical 100-foot-tall, double-decker carousel nestled amongst lush trees and overlooking a reflecting pool. This 10-story, carnival-lighted behemoth features 88 jumping horses, 15 menagerie animals and three chariots, some which move slowly up and down and others that remain stationary for those looking for a more steady ride. Park goers must be 42 inches to ride alone and the price of general admission is $44.99 for kids under 48” and $64.99 for adults.

1 Great America Pkwy. in Gurnee
Online: sixflags.com

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— Maria Barnes