D id you know one of the world’s most accomplished carver of carousel figures resides right here in Garden City? Now you have the chance to see his work up close while helping a great cause at the same time!

Bruce White’s carousel creatures have been featured on rides and in various businesses, and even some homes. If you’ve been to an Applebee’s Restaurant in the last decade or so, or visited the Indianapolis Zoo, you’ve likely seen his work. His hand-carved wood figures are incredibly detailed and each is a priceless work of art.

Today, a special group of artistic painters, millwrights, and electricians, carefully watch over the carousel, keeping the carousel pristine for future generations to enjoy.

To help further the mission of conservation, Bruce and Cindy White donated the carousel to Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo. Riders of the Carousel will be able to collect Proceeds from the carousel support the zoo (did you know the Lee Richardson Zoo  in Garden City is completely free to visit?).

Whether you are visiting Garden City for the first time or the 100th, you’ll want to be sure to include Lee Richardson Zoo and the Conservation Carousel on your bucket list.

During the pandemic, the Carousel operates during the weekend from 2-4 pm and costs $2 per rider.

Conservation Carousel Location
Finney County Convention and Visitors Bureau

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