Carousel Support and Information: National Carousel Association

Welcome to the National Carousel Association!

Since 1973 the National Carousel Association has been working to keep America's remaining carousels in operation. Through a wide range of programs and projects, the NCA has participated in the restoration and preservation of many of the antique carousels in operation in our country today.

Want to help ensure that these carousels will be around for your children and grandchildren? Join the National Carousel Association today! And now you can join the National Carousel Association online using your credit card or PayPal account!
Looking for a unique gift for someone special on your holiday list? Consider a gift membership to the National Carousel Association. Each membership includes four copies of our quarterly publication, The Merry-Go-Roundup, and membership fees are used to help keep our carousels in operation. Learn More . . .
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The 2016 National Carousel Convention

If you haven't done so already, it's time to make plans to attend our 2016 convention. The Lake Erie Carousel Circle Tour will be centered in Cleveland, Ohio on September 21 through 25, 2016. For a look at the currently planned activies, see our 2016 Convention Page! Or for a complete convention registration packet in printable PDF format, CLick Here!

The 2015 National Carousel Convention

Another convention has come and gone. This year's convention was headquartered in Hampton, VA.

A photo presentation of the convention is Available Now!

There is also a nice YouTube video presentation available courtesy of Cathy and Chuck Crawford available.

Carousel of the Month - May 2016

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1914 Mangels/Illions Carousel
Columbus Zoo
Powell, OH
Photo courtesy of Chris Benson

This month's featured carousel is the 1914 Mangels/Illions Carousel in Powell, OH.

This carousel features 52 jumping horses and two chariots. The music is provided by a Wurlitzer 153 Special band organ.

The slots on the deck of the carousel allow the horses to go up, down, and sideways.

The carousel was restored and opened in a new building in the summer of 2000.

See the Columbus Zoo website for hours of operation. And be sure to make plans to visit this carousel with the NCA during our 2016 NCA Carousel Convention!

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Google Maps!

We're happy to announce that our online carousel census map now takes advantage of Google Maps, providing a better user interface for both desktop and mobile web browsers.

We have also added separate maps for our individual carousel classes:

Check out our maps today, and be sure to explore the features of Google Maps to put the map into satellite view and zoom in on your favorite carousel!

Go Mobile!
We're excited to announce changes to our website to support mobile devices! Visitors to our website who are using mobile devices will be directed to the mobile website, while desktop users will continue to see our desktop site. A new panel at the bottom of every page will provide a selection to switch between these websites.

The mobile website is also great for those who have trouble with smaller fonts. So give it a try today. And please don't hesitate to report any problem that you find to our webmaster.
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