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Flying Horses Carousel

Closed Now: 11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Open today: 11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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This is the nations oldest platform merry-go-round. It is called the Flying Horses Carousel. If you... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Virg4422
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Kelowna, Canada
Great piece of history

A must see, of course. The carousel is a great piece of history and cheap enough. My only... read more

Reviewed October 12, 2018
jnoble37
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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...more
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33 Lake Avenue, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

This is the nations oldest platform merry-go-round. It is called the Flying Horses Carousel. If you take a ride on it, try to grab the brass ring.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Virg4422
Reviewed October 21, 2018

Went in September, the website indicates the Carousel is open September 9-October 8: daily 11am-4:30pm, but the local information desk said it was only open at weekends, you can vaguely see the carousel through the windows, but as it was dark, so you could only...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 12, 2018

A must see, of course. The carousel is a great piece of history and cheap enough. My only complaint is the people operating it seemed less than enthused to be there. It was the 'last day of the season' I think, so maybe they were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 11, 2018

Fun to see and ride on for young and old. If you cannot ride a horse you can sit in a gilded chair. Grab the brass ring for a free ride. Oldest carousel in the northeast.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 10, 2018

It was great to take my daughter to the place I'd been at her age. It was every bit as wonderful! Where else can you actually grab for rings?

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 6, 2018

You have to be pretty bored to think this is special and it can get pricey to put the family on more than one ride. Yes, it is history for the area but...

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

Had to ask for directions to this historic carrousel. I live where the carrousel museum exists. To be inable to see this one was a huge let-down. Building was dark. Carrousel is in a corner, with no window, so view is very limited.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

We were told that the Flying Horse is the oldest in the country. It did look old but it was very well kept. The people riding it seemed to be enjoying it and their ride time was long. It had the old brass ring grab...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 10, 2018

housed in an unassuming building near the port in oak bluffs is a rare piece of history you will really enjoy seeing - even if you don't hop on for a ride. This is an authentic, still working, 1890's carousel and is awesome to see...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

This antique carousel was a fun stop and catching the rings made it more fun for the older kids. It’s also a bargain at $3.50 per ride, and a chance for a free ride if you catch the brass ring as my son did! It...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Ginger D
September 4, 2018|
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Response from Cruiser153948 | Reviewed this property |
I’m sorry I’m not sure. Maybe there is info online.
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reb160
August 28, 2017|
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Response from David K | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure how long in the year they stay open, it is under cover inside a building area. Google it or maybe they have their own website.
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