Carousels mirror the planetary bodies, moving in noble circles and playing host to strange creatures with tiny hands and huge eyes. Explore the whimsical inner space of childhood with today’s Groupon: for $5, you get a 10-ride carousel punch card at Coral Ridge Mall in Coralville (a $10 value).
Featuring a menagerie of handcrafted fantasy animals, Coral Ridge’s turn-of-the-century reproduction carousel glitters at the heart of this shopping, dining, and entertainment destination. A team of mall-housed elves put 100 hours into hand finishing each animal, chariot, and paddy wagon atop the rotating platform. Ride mammal-saddle aboard a racing cheetah, stately horse, or friendly elephant. A charming light show emanates from the ride’s mirrored panels and hundreds of pinpoint ceiling lights, and a lighted ribbon rests atop the carousel’s crown, acting as a beacon to hordes of children and friendly manticores. Nestled among department stores, an edible food court, the Iowa Children’s Museum, and much more, the 10-ride carousel punch card stands ready to punctuate days of happy diversion.
1451 Coral Ridge Ave.
Coralville, Iowa 52241