Cass County

Riverside Park – Dentzel Carousel

Logansport, Indiana is home to one of the oldest merry-go-rounds in the state of Indiana. The carousel is over 100 years old and is one of only two all-wood, hand-carved marry-go-rounds still in good working condition. The carousel was made by Gustav A. Dentzel, a German craftsman, who became the United States main carousel maker after moving here in 1860. The merry-go-round is located in Riverside City Park just off the Eel River.

France Park

Another great place to visit in Cass County is France Park, a spring fed limestone quarry surrounded by rocky bluffs that offers a plethora of recreational activities. This 520-acre park offers scuba diving, a beach for swimming, fishing, and 13 multi-use trails, accessible from five trailheads. The interconnected trails are for walking, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing. Winter activities include ice fishing and skating. Other natural features include the Paw Paw Creek waterfall, a Prairie Observation Tower, and a segment of what was once the Wabash & Erie Canal. For further information on the park, visit their website at or call 574-753-2928.