An Allan Herschell Model 268 Classic Metal Carousel in its original position.
In 1995, the carousel was refurbished including painting the horses, changing the lighting, adding a ticket booth and adding a wheelchair ramp for the chariot.
Also added were 12 portraits and landscapes on the outer rim. The portraits are of local/regional celebrities, including Robert F. Koenig, Jane Addams, Chief Winneshiek, Tutty Baker, Dr. W.W. Krape, and General Smith D. Atkins. The landmark paintings are those of the old Stephenson county Courthouse, Brown’s Mill, a farm scene, Freeport High School, First Presbyterian Church and Krape Park waterfall.
According to the park's website, the carousel gives 50,000 rides per year (at 50˘ a ticket) so it has given over 2 million rides since 1959.