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Flying Horses Carousel

33 Lake Avenue, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557
+1 508-693-9481
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Visit MV, then this is a must

I take my daughter back every year for a ride on the carousel! She could spend all day on it. So... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Boston, Massachusetts

Its worth taking a look if your in town, is historical, if you like history or merry go rounds than... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jabby B
Manchester, New Hampshire
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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.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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33 Lake Avenue, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557
+1 508-693-9481
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I take my daughter back every year for a ride on the carousel! She could spend all day on it. So much fun and something she always looks forward to and always want to invite friends so they can experience it too! A must site...More

Thank BOS101718
Reviewed 6 days ago

Its worth taking a look if your in town, is historical, if you like history or merry go rounds than its pretty cool.

Thank Jabby B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This carousel brings back memories. It's old and fun to ride, even for a grown up person. If you're going to Oak Bluffs, definitely bring your kids or friends to this place for couple minutes of fun !

Thank Nelu T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sadly the horses where not opened, another family was looking forward to bringing there 3 yr old, I'm not sure why they don't stay open thru September! Such a shame! Not much else for kids except beach, we have many memories of our kids when...More

Thank KAD56
Reviewed 1 week ago

this was the first place i wanted to visit but once i went inside it was not what i expected. I guess i was looking for more elegant looking carousel

Thank Darinda P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Caught on island on a rainy day or arriving after beach time. Bring the kids to this classic 1800s carousel. It's a right of passage for little ones visiting the island and parents trying to make the best if a foggy day. Grab an ice...More

Thank Rick P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

you have to visit and ride this amazing piece of history. We rode this every day of our vacation. My 3 year old was in heaven every time (so was I). I caught the brass ring the first day I rode and the last day.

Thank Daniel L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

American oldest carousel The carousel is in Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, very near the Ferry drop off. It is a cute, fun break from the busyness of Martha's Vinyard! Very affordable.

Thank eggleg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had to stop off to check out America's Oldest Carousel established in 1876. At $3/ride, it's reasonable for a piece of nostalgia. As you go around, you can snatch rings from dispensers and stack them on a "nail" above the horses' head to qualify for...More

Thank Dragonguy888
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Brought the Grandsons here. This is quite the treasure. For younger people to see what excitement was before the arcade and video games was fun. Great job saving history as well. Thanks for a fun time.

Thank Boxcar37
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28 August 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.
28 August 2017|
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Response from miss34sammy23 | Reviewed this property |
While I was here, locals who work on the island say that a lot of people start to leave in September. There are permanent residents that still live on the island year round. But most people are gone in September. I assume... More
Vinny W
4 August 2017|
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Response from Priscilla F | Reviewed this property |
I don't think there is a weight limit. It specifically runs for children, But a small child usually has an adult with them.