Doswell in Hanover County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
— Opened May, 1975 —
"Carrousel" with two R's is the original spelling of this word.
The Carrousel still operates on the original Auchy Friction Drive, a device patented in 1969.
The ride features 66 hand-carved boxwood horses, of which 16 are stationary and 50 are "jumpers".
FUN FACT One of the original horses is in the Smithsonian Institute.
Location. 37° 50.258′ N, 77° 26.703′ W. Marker is in Doswell, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Kings Dominion Boulevard (Virginia Route 30) and Theme Park Way. Marker is located within the Kings Dominion theme park, next to the Carrousel ride. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16000 Theme Park Way, Doswell VA 23047, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. ACE Roller Coaster Landmark (a few steps from this marker); The Shockwave The Blue Ridge Tollway (about 500 feet away); Water Works (about 600 feet away); The Wave Swinger (about 600 feet away); The Shenandoah Lumber Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Eiffel Tower (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ranger Smith's Jeep Tour (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Doswell.
Categories. • 20th Century • Entertainment •
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 16, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 582 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 16, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.