The Kingsport Carousel is a uniquely charming destination that has quickly become one of the region’s most popular attractions.
The menagerie-style Carousel features hand-carved wooden animals, chariots, and original paintings on a refurbished 1956 Allen Herschell frame. There are more than 30 animals, each of which took 700 to 800 hours to carve, on the Carousel, which also highlights Kingsport’s history on the 24 rounding boards that feature painted scenes from the city’s past.
More than 300 volunteers worked to bring the iconic landmark, located inside Pal’s Roundhouse, to life. Through the hard work of dedicated volunteers and sponsorships and donations, the Carousel, which took six years to complete, opened in July 2015 and is open year-round.
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