At the turn of the century, Silver Beach Amusement Park was a full-scale amusement park on the Michigan Shore. Featuring roller coasters, dance & concert halls, and tugboat service to Chicago, it was a crown jewel of the southern Michigan shore. After closing in the ‘70s, parts of the park were sold off. But in 2010, a new carousel was built and painted in the traditional fashion. Hand-carved and hand-painted, made without nails in the traditional style, the Silver Beach Carousel is a loving tribute to history that you can ride today.