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Flying Horses Carousel

Oak Bluffs Ave., Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557
+1 508-693-9481
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The Oldest Carousel in America is a Classic Treasure!

One of the most idyllic places in the nation is Martha's Vineyard and one of the best places to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Los Angeles, California
A classic experience

The children won't appreciate the historical significance of this place, but they will love trying... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Try your luck at catching the brass ring and winning a free ride on the oldest working carousel in the U.S., which has been enchanting children and adults for over a hundred years. The 20 hand-carved horses on this official historic landmark have real horsehair manes and tails.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Oak Bluffs Ave., Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557
+1 508-693-9481
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Reviewed 4 days ago

One of the most idyllic places in the nation is Martha's Vineyard and one of the best places to spend time on the island is in Oak Bluffs. Moments are so carefree and sweet in this corner of the island especially with Flying Horses Carousel....More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The children won't appreciate the historical significance of this place, but they will love trying to capture the rings. Nice, cheap fun.

Thank harizhuang
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Keep in mind, this was a thrilling ride back in the early 1900's. It's authentic and a fun ride for all ages, and it even has the coveted brass ring to try to grab on the way around for a free ride . A don't...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited the Flying Horses today and it was amazing. The children-age range 6-18, enjoyed the Carousel. It was very clean and well managed.

Thank vacaycraycray
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely venue for all ages. Take a ride, catch the brass ring and get another free ride. A lot of fun for everyone.

Thank VacaCouple2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must do when you come to MV It's a blast for all ages! Just make sure you grab the rings! I got most of them and won a free ride where my husband could laugh and take pictures at my expense! Have fun!!! 🎉😁

Thank LaurenSanderson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We can't come to the island without a stop to the flying horses. The brass rings really make it. Be sure to check their hours in the off season before going.

Thank sam0256
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During a recent visit to Martha's Vineyard, my husband and I stopped by to see this very old and historical carousel. It appears to be in good shape and is still thrilling the little ones with it's horses, music and spinning motion!

Thank Maui2014NMR
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fun for all! Grab those rings! Felt like a kid! We ride it every time we come to MV! It's a must see/do!

Thank ati1984
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Its great that as an adult you can still go on. It's a ride that I recommend if you still want to fell like kide, Never to old to fell the magic!

Thank roco7
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Can I get close to the barn of the¨flying horses¨on a mobility scooter? How many steps up to watch my great-grandchildren ride? I´m obviously walking down memory lane. Mass, doughnuts, and flying horses were my Sunday morning for years
25 June 2017|
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Response from LaurenSanderson | Reviewed this property |
I think there's only 3 steps or so up to it then it's a flat surface. I'm not sure if it's wheelchair accessible but you probably could call 508-693-9481 that's the number under the MV preservation site. Hope you have fun :)
Does anyone know what time of year the carousel opens?
20 April 2017|
Response from Linda m | Reviewed this property |
The Carousel usually opens weekends around Easter, and then full time beginning Memorial Day.
Is the Flying Horses open in early April? Wondering when the season opens...
21 November 2016|
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Response from Lucia G | Reviewed this property |
don't know. sorry.