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Glen Echo Carousel

The whimsical beasts of the 1921 Dentzel carousel. Photo: NPS/Terry Adams

Glen Echo Park

7300 MacArthur Boulevard

Glen Echo, MD 20812

During Glen Echo's glory days as an amusement park, the Dentzel carousel was the jewel of the park and it still remains its most treasured centerpiece. When the amusement park closed, its rides were sold, including the carousel. But local residents mounted an energetic campaign to raise private funds to buy the carousel back and donate it to the National Park Service. On one condition: it, and the organ, would remain at Glen Echo Park and be operated for public enjoyment.

Photo: The whimsical beasts of the 1921 Dentzel carousel.
– NPS/Terry Adams

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