One of the things I hoped for when embarking on our crazy RV adventure was to give ourselves some one of kind experiences and learn a few things along the way. The CW Parker Carousel Museum in Leavenworth, Kansas fit the bill nicely. Not only did we get to learn some new things, like carousels started as training tools for knights in the middle ages, but we got to ride a 100 year old fully restored carousel. This beauty is a real piece of history and surprisingly moves much faster than the modern slow-pokes I have been on. We also got a chance to view, and touch, some amazing pieces of crafted carousel horses that have been beautifully restored as well as two other carousels, one dating to the 1850s. We all enjoyed our trip to the museum and recommend it to your family. Well worth the modest charge.
As a side note the museum is in Leavenworth because CW Parker had a factory and made them there along with other carnival rides and shipped them all over the world!