Euclid Beach carousel rides again

CLEVELAND -- On Sunday, Euclid Beach Park's iconic carousel took riders for a spin for the first time in 45 years.

Euclid Beach Park was a playground for Northeast Ohioans from 1895 - 1969, when the park was shut down.

The trademark carousel was there for most of the life of the park, drawing in fun-seekers of all ages from 1910-1969.

After the amusement park closed, the carousel was sold to another park.

When that park closed, the carousel was put up for auction and local groups managed to get it.

In 1997, a project was launched to restore the landmark.

Now 17 years later, every horse has been restored to its former glory, and the ride has been reassembled inside the Western Reserve Historical Society.

Visitors receive two free ride passes with their admission to WRHS - $10 for adults, $5 for children.

Museum hours are Sundays from noon-5 p.m. and Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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