Coolidge Park Carousel
The Coolidge Park Carousel is a historic landmark here in Chattanooga, this 1894 Dentzel antique carousel providing guests and locals alike with a 'delightful and old-fashioned experience'.
Named after WWII vet, Chattanooga native, and Medal of Honor receiver Charles Coolidge, Coolidge Park itself has always been a popular gathering space within Chattanooga. It is in this park space that many special events have been held over time, as well as regular concerts, festivals, and fundraisers. Within the park, which is located on the Northshore waterfront, you will find a fun interactive fountain, a pavilion, plenty of open space, the Outdoor Chattanooga Center, and, of course, the Carousel.
The Coolidge Park Carousel has 52 stunning hand-carved animals, a calliope band organ, and gold leaf benches decorating it, the stunning ride recently restored by local master wood carver Bud Ellis and some of his studio workers and volunteers. We think your students will enjoy a go around on this carousel regardless of age, a lengthy ride only costing adults $1!
What better way to truly experience a piece of local history?