Detroit Zoo opening new carousel to public

ROYAL OAK (AP) -- The Detroit Zoo is opening its new carousel to the public.

The carousel at the zoo in the Detroit suburb of Royal Oak officially opened Wednesday, but some people got rides earlier in the week.

The carousel features 33 hand-carved and hand-painted figures, including horses, birds, frogs, insects, snakes, fish, seahorses and dinosaurs. It was custom-designed and manufactured for the Detroit Zoo by The Carousel Works in Mansfield, Ohio.

It will be open daily April through October. Rides cost $2.

Published: Thu, Sep 29, 2011