America's Best Carousels
Courtesy of Oaks Park Association
Noah’s Ark Carousel, Portland, OR
Brought to Portland’s Oaks Amusement Park in 1923, this carousel is double the fun: two decks featuring a menagerie of animals—from horses and deer to giraffes and lions—that move in time to organ music originally recorded in the park’s skating rink.
Cost: $2.50; oakspark.com.
—Kelsi Maree Borland