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Welcome to the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, located in historic Holyoke, Massachusetts, alongside the Heritage Park Visitor's Center, Children's Museum and Volleyball Hall of Fame. Our 1929 merry-go-round and pavilion is the perfect place for family fun, whether you're planning a birthday party, a business social or even dreaming of a special place to get married.

Photography by Norman Halpern

Holyoke Merry-go-round keepsake

Purchase your very own prized keepsake
at the Merry-Go-Round Gift Shop.


merry go round partiesHoliday parties are extra special when held at the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round! There is still time to arrange for a private rental for the gatherings you are planning with family, friends and work colleagues. For more information call 413-538-9838 or e-mail mgrparties@aol.com.

The Happiness Machine
by Jay Ducharme
In 1988, Holyoke, Massachusetts, was a once thriving city coping with recession. Making it worse was the loss of Mountain Park, the city’s beloved amusement park. From these seemingly grim circumstances, a resident named John Hickey decided it was time to turn those circumstances around by saving the park’s vintage merry-go-round and placing it in the heart of the downtown area. Featuring dozens of color photographs, this is the inspiring story of that unprecedented effort which united a community and saved an important part of their history.

Now on sale online or at the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round. $25 including tax + $3.95 for shipping and handling..


Autographed books are on sale
at the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round.


Buy the Book

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Winter/Spring hours:
Saturdays and Sundays,
Noon to 4 p.m.


We’re Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day!
Saturday & Sunday, March 14 & 15: Join us to decorate paper shamrocks to help Holyoke celebrate its great parade!

Saturday, March 21: Celebrate Holyoke’s St. Patrick’s Road Race Day by riding Holyoke’s “Happiness Machine”. If you wear your green, you’ll receive a 1/2 price ride!

Sunday, March 22nd—CLOSED FOR THE GREAT & GRAND HOLYOKE ST. PATRICK’S PARADE! Enjoy the festivities!
Join us for April Easter Activities and Traditions

March 29, Sunday: Special Opening: 11:a.m. for all who will participate in the Holyoke Children's Museum’s Breakfast with the Easter Bunny so that you can extend the family fun! Call the Children's Museum at 413-536-7048 for Breakfast information.

Sunday, March 29: Create a special Easter Card.

Friday, April 3: Open 12 – 4 p.m.

Saturday, April 4: Open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Holyoke Parks and Recreation Department’s 15th Annual Children’s Easter Egg Hunt within Heritage State Park: 10-12. For information, visit www.holyoke.org.
or call 322-5620.

Sunday, April 5: Easter Sunday!
Come visit & take pictures with the Easter Bunny,12 noon -3 p.m.! Wear your Easter finery, or your bunny ears & whiskers and be treated to a 1/2 price ride.

School Vacation: April 21 - 25, open 12 - 4 p.m., Monday, also Patriot’s Day to Friday. Enjoy springtime at Holyoke Heritage State park!.

We welcome camp, school & non-profit groups year round with 1⁄2 price rides. Come discover our park & enjoy a ride or two on your favorite horse!

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Holyoke Merry Go Round 20th Anniversary