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 - September 2016

Click to view the Carousel of the Month Photo Show

1921 Prior & Church Racing Derby Cedar Point
Sandusky, OH
Photo courtesy of Gary Nance

Not only are there two antique carousels in operation at Cedar Point theme park in Sandusky Ohio, our Carousel of the Month for September is this Prior and Church Racing Derby, which is also in operation at Cedar Point! And this Racing Derby was the recipient of the NCA Historical Carousel award in 2012!

This racing derby has been in operation at Cedar Point since 1965. It features 64 racing horses that move back and forth in their tracks such that one horse in each row is a winner at the end of the ride.

The NCA will be visiting this carousel during our 2016 NCA Carousel Convention. We hope to see you there!

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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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