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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. 

2015 Season and Family Pass

The PNC Carousel opens for the 2015 season on April 11th. You and your family can ride the carousel without tokens all season 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

Riding the carousel

  • Tokens for rides on the carousel can be purchased at the token machine located by the carousel for $1.25. 
  • The carousel is intended for our younger park users. If you're over 18 and would like to ride the carousel, we ask that you use one of the many stationary animals.
  • The carousel is wheelchair accessible.
  • An operator is available for assistance.
  • Riders must be taller than 4 feet or accompanied by an adult. 

2015 Carousel Passes

Ride the Victorian-style PNC Carousel throughout the 2015 season with a Family Season Pass. Purchase your pass here.

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