Glen Echo Park

7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD 20812 Get Directions
Phone: 301-634-2222
1921 Dentzel Carousel
Founded as Chautauqua retreat in 1891 and once an amusement park, there’s a 1921 Dentzel Carousel, ballroom dancing, arts studios, two children’s theaters and playground.
Tour Length: 30 min. (rentals tour)
ADA Accessible
Guided Tours/Guide Available
Meeting Facilities
On-site Dining


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TripAdvisor® Traveler Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating Based on 66 reviews
April 23, 2017
The carousel is historic, delightful and beautiful. There are other offerings but for me everything pales in comparison for the carousel. I would recommend going just to see the carousel.
March 20, 2017
Doug S
Glen Echo Park is historic, which means old, and in many ways is showing its age. But the carousel is delightful, a good old-timey classic like they don't make any more. The park is a lovely place...
March 9, 2017
Helena L
Effectively an old 1950s style amusement park, complete with flaking paint, that is being looked after by a he National Parks Service. Sadly the dodgems and carrousel were packed away for the winter...