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Big Dipper Ice Cream

Big Dipper Ice Cream Helena is the first franchise from Missoula’s successful location. Lindsay Lechman and her staff make all their own homemade ice cream on location in the historic Power Block building in downtown Helena. Big Dipper is the premier place in Helena for good ice cream and good fun. Open seven days a week until late.

The Great Northern Carousel

The Great Northern Carousel is a modern hand built menagerie carousel reminiscent of the splendid, turn-of-the-century carousels.

A most magical venue for any age!

Most of the 37 animals and one chariot were hand-carved by Ed Roth of Long Beach, California and hand painted by Bette Largent of Spokane, Washington. Todd Goings built the mechanism in Marion, Ohio and also built the spinning tub for the carousel.  And, local artist Mary Harris created the original glass artwork depicting Helena area landmarks and scenery on the Carousel rounding boards.

Besides the traditional horses, frogs and rabbits, there are native Montana wildlife such as an antelope, a grizzly bear, a bobcat and even a cutthroat trout! Connected to the 40’ carousel is an ice cream parlor and snack bar. Plus, there is a party room to rent for any occasion imaginable such as birthdays, anniversaries or even hosting fund-raisers.

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