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Lakeside Carousel and Looff's Lions - OU08FF

 At 5 cents per ride, you could stay all day

Hidden by  Bon Echo

N 43° 12.216' W 79° 15.961' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: Canada
 Cache Type: Virtual
 Size: No container
 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 28 August 2015
 Date Created: 28 August 2015
 Last Modified: 12 July 2017
 Waypoint: OU08FF


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{{not_found}} 0 x Did Not Find
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Cache Attributes

Quick Cache Kid Friendly Historic Site Limited Hours Listed on OCNA Only 

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Description   EN   

This OpenCaching North America Virtual Cache will have you riding on a lion – really!

The coordinates for this virtual cache will bring you to the Lakeside Park Carousel, a well-known and much-loved tourist attraction in Port Dalhousie (St Catherines), Ontario

The Lakeside Carousel is a Charles I.D. Looff original, carved between 1898 and 1905 in Brooklyn, New York. Relocated in 1921, the carousel came to St. Catharines. It was purchased for the amusement park flourishing in Port Dalhousie, which had 58 attractions. In those days, more than a quarter million people annually, crossed the lake in steamships to visit Port Dalhousie on weekends.
The Lakeside Park Carousel is one of approximately 350 antique hand carved carousels still operating in North America - only nine of which are in Canada - and is considered fairly unique in size. The original Looff lion on the Lakeside Park Carousel is one of five existing Looff lions in all of North America and it is the only one that has its head turned to watch onlookers as it circles by. The second lion on the Carousel was carved in 2004 by the Friends of the Carousel to replace the original lion that was stolen in the 70s. Source:, accessed 28 August 2015

Logging Requirements

To log this cache, you must post a photo of you AND/OR your GPS-enabled device with one Looff’s Lions in the image. Although only one of the lions is an original carving, either lion will do (it is not easy to distinguish between the original and the replacement). You don’t have to ride the carousel (although you are encouraged to). Any Found It logs without the required photo will be deleted.
Current hours:
May 16 - June 28 (Saturday and Sundays 10:00 am - 8:00 pm)
June 29 - September 7 (Daily 10:00 am - 8:00 pm)
September 12 - October 11 (Saturday and Sundays 10:00 am - 8:00 pm)
Also open Victoria Monday and Thanksgiving Day Monday (10 am – 8pm)

If you arrive and find the carousel is closed, you may log a find if you post a photo(s)  in your “Found It” log which clearly shows you or your GPSr in front of the closed Lakeside Carousel building (it should be obvious in the photo that the carousel building is closed).

port dalhousie carousel lion (1)

port dalhousie carousel lion (2)


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1 15 October 2016 Mr.Yuck Found it

First Opencaching find in the Province of Ontario, or in Canada, for that matter. Missed the closing by 5 days! As a matter of fact, I believe it was my 3rd time in the park, and I've never seen it open. Looks very nice, thanks for the pics on the cache page. Love the fact that rides are 5 cents. Pic of my fat arse in front of the obviously closed Carousel attached. Thanks for the cache, and your continued support of the site!
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