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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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Go Early!

This is a classic game center for a rainy day on the Vineyard but do be sure to get there close to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
physiciantraveler
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connecticut
A must do!!

My family enjoyed this place very much. There is something special about this historic Carousel... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
karyn12212018
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Wolcott, Connecticut
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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.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brass ring” (109 reviews)
“free ride” (65 reviews)
“wings” (83 reviews)
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33 Lake Avenue, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557
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+1 508-693-9481
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a classic game center for a rainy day on the Vineyard but do be sure to get there close to the 10AM opening time - later in the day it can get very loud and overwhelming. The carousel itself has old-school rings!

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My family enjoyed this place very much. There is something special about this historic Carousel Museum/ride. Kids and adults had a blast. Very inexpensive and well worth it.

Thank karyn12212018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Both of my kids, 7 year old girl and 12 year old boy, both enjoyed the ride. They said that it was well worth it and that they would do it again.

Thank Arcadia23
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brought two toddlers and one caught the brass ring for a free ride! Lots of fun lines were short. Good for the toddlers and adults as well.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

You have not had the full MV experience if you haven't tried to get the brass ring at this historic carousel! The horses are antiques and are made with just beautiful artistry that you can't find any more. This is fun for all ages, from...More

Thank Jackie M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We see the carousel off the side of the road. We didn't try it however we peaked inside and saw lots of families enjoying their experience. This is apparently one of the oldest Carousels in America.

Thank Nancy L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a quaint old carousel, and it's fairly priced to ride. Riding the carousel is a game, and you collect rings every time you go around, and whoever gets the bronze ring gets a free prize. All in all, a fun place even for...More

1  Thank Elyse B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting with my husband, 9 & 6 year old sons. The boys went on the carousel in the evening after dinner. From the history we read it is the oldest carousel in the country. The ride costs $3.50 per person. The carousel starts going then...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Flying Horses Carousel - what fun! The cost is $3.50 but a reasonable price for the ride - hop on board and be a kid again!

Thank lbene351
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a quaint old carousel. Stepping into it takes you way back into a time long ago. I love getting the rings. My 6 year old son really enjoyed it and so did I.

Thank Sonya C
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reb160
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.
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reb160
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
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