- Cost: Carousel rides are $2.00
- Children 12 months and under ride FREE with a paying adult.
- Children under 4 years old MUST ride with a paid adult.
- Groups larger than 30 please call 314-615-8383.
From the intersection of I-64/40 and I-270: Take I-64/40 west to Clarkson Road-Olive Blvd. exit 19B. Turn right on Olive Blvd. and proceed approximately 1.1 miles. Faust Park entrance is on the left.
From the intersection of I-70 and I-270: Take I-270 south to Olive Street Road. Proceed west to Faust Park on the right.
The Gift Shop:
The St. Louis Carousel has a gift shop which carries unique carousel related gift items, t-shirts, books, water globes, music boxes, postcards, balloons and children’s toys. The Gift Shop also sells goodie bags which are perfect for children’s birthday parties.
The Gift Shop is open Tuesday thru Sunday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Make us your destination for birthday and holiday gifts!
The St. Louis Carousel is home to an original carousel created by the Dentzel Company of Philadelphia in the 1920’s. The Carousel was installed in 1929 at the Forest Park Highlands. When the Highlands burned to the ground in 1963, the carousel was the only thing left standing. Howard C. Ohlendorf purchased the carousel to prevent it from being dismantled and donated it to St. Louis County Parks in 1965. The department operated it during the summer months at Sylvan Springs Park until 1980. The St. Louis County Historic Buildings Commission and Faust Cultural Heritage Foundation raised enough money to restore the carousel to its original beauty and installed it in a climate controlled building in Faust Park in 1987.