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Merry-Go-Round Museum

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Address: 301 Jackson St, Sandusky, OH 44870-2621
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+1 419-626-6111

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Found completely by surprise.

This place is a gem in the rough. We found it by mistake & it was the highlight of our road trip. If you like museums GO its as simple as that. The pieces on display are simply... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Luke M
Peninsula, Ohio
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Peninsula, Ohio
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a gem in the rough. We found it by mistake & it was the highlight of our road trip. If you like museums GO its as simple as that. The pieces on display are simply beautiful & well worth the donation entrance fee. Remember to be patient with the staff/volunteers theirs usually only one at a time... More 

Thank Luke M
Cleveland, Ohio
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Enjoyed the museum and found it very informative. Surprised to see a working merry-go-round inside. Good for kids.

Thank fatherat744
Toledo, Ohio
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

My youngest loves Merry-Go-Rounds, so I thought this would be a slam dunk. DUD! Not only was is a waste of time, but because there was a psychic reading club there, my kids only got to ride the big Merry-Go-Round once. Not a good experience at all, and we'll not be returning!

Thank jeremy_neller
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55 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We did a quick stop and spent about 30mins visiting this museum. The staff is very knowledgeable and very friendly. $24 for two adults and three kids and many more money spent at the souvenir shop.

Thank expatWorld
Wyoming, Michigan, United States
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142 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We came here with the National Carousel Association convention back in September. This was our second visit. And it certainly won't be our last! Seeing a wide variety of carousel animals along with some information on them was fabulous. Each one is such a special work of art. I really liked the theme this year that included some of the... More 

Thank Bertram S
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

small museum, has a merry go round inside, got to see someone restoring a horse from a merry go round

Thank Dawne H
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

My wife read a review on this and thought it would be nice to see it. Glad we did. There have a lot there and you can learn some good history. You get a ride on an old Merry-Go-Round and if you time it right, you will get to see people carving out new pieces (horses mostly). A good place... More 

Thank Terry C
United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

I love carousels. I find they bring out the kid in you and re create childhood memories with family. I took my mother and my three teenage children and everyone enjoyed the tour and being able to ride the large carousel. It actually went pretty fast. I would visit again. Well worth the minimum amount aid and it was perfect... More 

Thank SHIPY2010
Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We ended up here because the couple we were traveling with really wanted to go. I was not sure but went along. There was so much history and information that we spent over an hour there. The ride is faster than most merry go rounds. The volunteers were very knowledgeable. The animals were indeed works of art.

Thank Juliann M
Benton, Arkansas
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25 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Good with any weather , especially on rainy days. It is small but has some beautiful pieces and history. You ride the carousel as part of the admission price , it is worth the ride no matter your age it will be the fastest and most fun carousel ride you have ever done.


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