Merry-Go-Round Museum
Merry-Go-Round Museum
4.5
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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  • MoonliteMaven
    Frederick, Maryland119 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful Museum
    This is such a special little museum! We went with our kids and some extended family and had a great time. We lucked out that as soon as we got there they were about to run the carousel. Our kids were able to ride, then walk around the museum before enjoying a second ride before leaving. The horses and other menagerie animals are gorgeous and for the price, you really can't beat it. They even turned on one of their band organs so we could hear it. Definitely worth a stop!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written June 20, 2023
  • Cassandra F
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting and Unique Museum
    This was a last minute decision, and it did not disappoint. I was unsure if my seven year old would enjoy it, but they had several interactive things for children. The displays were clear, the information was interesting, and the craftsmanship of the displays was amazing. Admission includes one ride on the beautiful carousel, with the option to purchase more tickets for $1 each. My daughter loved that she was able to buy a button of the horse she rode on the carousel. This was a very fun way to spend 1 to 1.5 hours.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written July 21, 2023
  • Wendy W
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Pleasant Surprise
    I was pleasantly surprised by this museum. It had an amazing collection including exquisite animal figures that were so unique. There were different examples showing the stages of how they are carved from the wood blocks and painted. The docents were also very informative about the history of carousels, and you also get a ride on their carousel as part of your admission. I also liked the Euclid Beach Park memorabilia exhibit.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 10, 2023
  • rbkrisko
    Columbia Station, Ohio4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tremendous Museum for young and old
    We didn't plan on being there for two hours last week, but we were with all to see in this very unique carousel museum with a low entry fee that includes a free ride on the indoor merry-go-round and the ability to see so many different carousel carvings of animals and characters of all kinds. The curators were very informative, and this museum was very enjoyable. We highly recommend visiting this museum inside the old Sandusky post office building! It's ADA accessible and great for people of all ages with ample parking right outside of the building.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written September 23, 2023
  • jpete02
    Lansing, Michigan886 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun museum to stop in for a hour
    Housed in an beautiful art deco building that used to be the post office, there is more here than just a carousel. Probably about 100 rare and beautiful carousel animals on display here and some of the carvings are over 100 years old. Cost about $20 for a family of four to visit. Paid admission includes one ride each on the antique carousel. Takes about an hour to see everything. Only suggestion would be to give the lady that runs things here some help. She had to take admissions, answer questions, run the gift shop, and man the carousel all by herself. She has an encyclopedic knowledge of what is on display here, so she is a great resource. Look for the carved elephant with a basket and ask her about the history of this carousel figure. Museum is located downtown and there is free parking in the lot behind the museum.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written October 18, 2023
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jpete02
Lansing, MI886 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Housed in an beautiful art deco building that used to be the post office, there is more here than just a carousel. Probably about 100 rare and beautiful carousel animals on display here and some of the carvings are over 100 years old.

Cost about $20 for a family of four to visit. Paid admission includes one ride each on the antique carousel. Takes about an hour to see everything.

Only suggestion would be to give the lady that runs things here some help. She had to take admissions, answer questions, run the gift shop, and man the carousel all by herself. She has an encyclopedic knowledge of what is on display here, so she is a great resource.

Look for the carved elephant with a basket and ask her about the history of this carousel figure.

Museum is located downtown and there is free parking in the lot behind the museum.
Written October 18, 2023
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rbkrisko
Columbia Station, OH4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We didn't plan on being there for two hours last week, but we were with all to see in this very unique carousel museum with a low entry fee that includes a free ride on the indoor merry-go-round and the ability to see so many different carousel carvings of animals and characters of all kinds. The curators were very informative, and this museum was very enjoyable. We highly recommend visiting this museum inside the old Sandusky post office building! It's ADA accessible and great for people of all ages with ample parking right outside of the building.
Written September 23, 2023
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Wendy W
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
I was pleasantly surprised by this museum. It had an amazing collection including exquisite animal figures that were so unique. There were different examples showing the stages of how they are carved from the wood blocks and painted. The docents were also very informative about the history of carousels, and you also get a ride on their carousel as part of your admission. I also liked the Euclid Beach Park memorabilia exhibit.
Written August 10, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Cassandra F
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
This was a last minute decision, and it did not disappoint. I was unsure if my seven year old would enjoy it, but they had several interactive things for children. The displays were clear, the information was interesting, and the craftsmanship of the displays was amazing. Admission includes one ride on the beautiful carousel, with the option to purchase more tickets for $1 each. My daughter loved that she was able to buy a button of the horse she rode on the carousel. This was a very fun way to spend 1 to 1.5 hours.
Written July 21, 2023
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MoonliteMaven
Frederick, MD119 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
This is such a special little museum! We went with our kids and some extended family and had a great time. We lucked out that as soon as we got there they were about to run the carousel. Our kids were able to ride, then walk around the museum before enjoying a second ride before leaving. The horses and other menagerie animals are gorgeous and for the price, you really can't beat it. They even turned on one of their band organs so we could hear it. Definitely worth a stop!
Written June 20, 2023
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Robin T
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Beautiful museum with knowledgeable staff. Well priced too. There’s usually a wood carver there too.
Written June 11, 2023
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Andrew L
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Amazing is all I can say!!!!!! If it keeps my kids interested then that schools tell ya something.
Written April 25, 2023
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jaslts_js
Prescott Valley, AZ7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
Fantastic collection of every type of merry-go-round creatures. A ride on the merry-go-round included. Period music from paper rolls. So many exhibits and information about merry-go-rounds including construction, carving, and volumes of history. A must see stop even if you are not a merry-go-round enthusiast.
Written December 2, 2022
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judie1967
Omaha, Nebraska95 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
Worth the visit. Interesting old building. Had a large amount of hors s and animals that were from the early 1900's. Very interesting and informative. Got a ride on the Merry go round with the ticket price.
Written September 27, 2022
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Gina1033
Bowling Green, OH45 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
I took my daughter here years ago and was happy to be able to take my granddaughters.

They enjoyed looking at all the animals and watching the on site carver.
Written August 5, 2022
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