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The PNC Carousel

The PNC Carousel carries on an historic tradition of carousels in Pittsburgh parks. The original Schenley Park Carousel was opened to the public at the corner of Panther Hollow and Greenfield roads in 1913. Both today's carousel and the original showcased a menagerie of animals that symbolize the fellowship and diversity of Pittsburgh.

The PNC Carousel in Schenley Plaza, erected in 2006, is a Victorian-style carousel, built by American craftsmen and generously funded by the PNC Financial Services Group. The PNC Carousel is Schenley Plaza’s feature family attraction. Visitors of all ages and abilities can enjoy its lively colors and old-fashioned pipe organ music.

See a list of PNC Carousel's sponsored animals here. 

Family Season Pass

Ride the carousel without tokens! You and your family can ride all summer long with a Family Season Pass. Purchase your Family Season Pass (valid for two adults and up to four children at one time) by following the link below:

Click here to purchase your Family Season Pass!

2014 Hours of operation

April 14th - May 11th: 12:00pm - 6:00pm
May 11th - August 31st: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
August 31st - October 12th: 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Tokens for rides on the carousel can be purchased at the token machine located by the carousel for $1.25. The carousel is wheelchair accessible. An operator is available for assistance. Riders must be taller than 4 ft. or accompanied by an adult. 

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