Dangler Swings


Hours of Operation

  • Monday

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Tuesday

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Wednesday

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Thursday

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Friday

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Saturday

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Sunday

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Exhibit Details


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About the Dangler Swings

Fritz Kreis, a leading German manufacturer of amusement park rides, built this swing in 1920 as a one-off project. Before the Dangler Swings were acquired by Jim Conklin, this ride was the largest of its kind in Europe.

The Dangler Swings evolved from the mechanical carousels popular during the 1870s, with the ride’s center pole turned by a 7-horsepower electric motor. Conklin donated the Dangler Swings to Heritage Park in 1984 and the newly restored ride was featured at the 1988 Calgary Stampede midway. It was permanently installed at Heritage Park in 1989.

amusement park swings in motion

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1900 Heritage Dr. S.W. Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2V 2X3

Email: info@heritagepark.ca
Phone: 403.268.8500

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