You must be this tall to ride this ride

Of the 386 registered carousels in the United States (per the National Carousel Association), 10 are in Virginia. Seven are classic wood carousels, and 3 are wood and metal. The oldest dates to 1912 and is at Bundoran Farm in North Garden, Virginia. It is a horse powered carousel for children. The carousel at Busch Gardens traveled around the U.S. for over 50 years, was abandoned, and then found in 1973 in Dallas. Roy Herschell & 14 craftsmen restored it in 6 months and it found its permanent home in Williamsburg. For a list of these carousels, visit this link: http://carousels.org/USACensus/census.pl

July 25th is National Carousel Day. A fine day for a trip to see this beauty!