America's Best Carousels
Mark M. Gaskill
Detroit Zoo Carousel
Choose either a traditional horse or one of the more unusual critters (including a camel, a ladybug, and even a mini Tyrannosaurus rex) as your mount at this 33-seat carousel that debuted in September 2011. You could even pony up to rent out the wood-and-brass carousel for your own private event.
Cost: $2, plus zoo admission of $12–14; detroitzoo.org.