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Visiting Glen Echo Park

By Remodelando la Casa on Jul 15, 2012


Projects around the house have being put on hold.  Vacation time is in full swing!
Visitors arrived and my outings are on the rise!

With three kids in tow, I headed to Glen Echo Park! It never disappoints my kids, besides is a short ride from home. 

What my kids always look for is riding on the 1921 Dentzel Carousel with 38 horses, 4 ostriches, 4 rabbits, 2 chariots, a giraffe, a lion, a deer, and a tiger. 

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This is a vintage carousel made by one of America's most prominent carousel makers, the Dentzel carousel company,  and the only one of its age and quality remaining in its original location.

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It is truly a work of art!

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The band organ sets the tunes for the carousel!

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Also known as the Glen Eco Amusement Park, which operated until the late 1960's.  The bumper car pavilion is now used as a dance hall.
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For more information about the park you can visit their web site HERE.





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