LEAVENWORTH, Kan. — The C.W. Parker Carousel Museum highlights the life and legacy of Charles Wallace Parker of Abilene, Kansas.
He loved all things amusement and ended up buying a used carousel in 1892.
After repairing the ride, making sure to add personal flare, C.W. Parker started up his factory building carousels and other amusement rides.
His name became known far and wide due to his business and tech-savvy.
Only 16 of Parker's carousels are known to be in operation today — two of them at the museum.
When you visit, you can explore some of the artifacts that came from Parker's factory and explore his love for amusement by taking a ride on a carousel.