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Flying Horse Carousel

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Address: 151 Bay St, Watch Hill, Westerly, RI 02891-5746
Phone Number:
+1 401-348-6007

Restored carousel which is a National Historic Landmark.

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Serving Smiles for Close to 100 Years

This is still one of the world's best deals and providing memories of a lifetime. Worth waiting and buying a couple tickets for a couple rides. Always a good prep before going... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Watch Hill, Rhode Island
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Watch Hill, Rhode Island
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86 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is still one of the world's best deals and providing memories of a lifetime. Worth waiting and buying a couple tickets for a couple rides. Always a good prep before going to St. Clare Annex for a post-ride ice cream cone.

Thank Singlethreaded
Connecticut, United States
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have taken our two grand daughters there until they were just too big for the attraction. The carousel is beautiful, very well maintained and the music is just as it should be. A great place to take the children during your stay in Watch Hill.

Thank X9200VOdianneb
Westerly, Rhode Island
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is a genuine antique treasure that can be enjoyed by riders and viewers with equal enthusiasm. My grandson has been riding every summer since he was 2 and recently brought his close friend for a visit to Westerly, RI. He was excited to share his knowledge of the Carousel. At 11 year old, his friend was not sure he... More 

Thank Cheryl H
Beacon, New York
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38 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

The merry-go-round was in a beautiful New England waterfront town. I wish we weren't just passing through and could have checked some other things out. The merry-go-round is the oldest in the country, the horses still suspended by chains so when they go around the horses appear to be flying. Hence, the Flying Horse Carousel. There is a small pamphlet... More 

Thank TheDadofOz
Coventry, Rhode Island
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1,834 reviews
429 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 407 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

a great place for the kids to go on one of the oldest carousels in the country. well taken care of,clean.a small price to pay for history. near the beach. go up the hill and look to your right. now do not stop or our will meet up with bodyguards. a well known female singer has a house here. cost... More 

Thank Barry N
Washington State
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Along the beach in Watch Hill, Rhode Island is a lovely strip of shops, eating bistros and an old children's carousel. It makes the children laugh and grab mom and dad's hands to pull them toward a perfect place of joy. Great sights and sounds in a place of perfect beauty.

Thank msdixiejo
Charlestown, Rhode Island
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59 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Took our grandkids to the Flying Horse Carousel. Brought back memories from when we took our own kids as well as when we were kids. Horses are beautiful and it is a step back in time.

Thank Sudsy1313
Westerly, Rhode Island
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150 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This antique Flying Horse Carousel is always an exciting treat for the young ones. Fun to try to get the rings.

1 Thank kapaugers
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Fantastic historic carousel. The side paintings are very special. And, yes, the children can catch the brass ring too!

Thank N R
Farmington, Connecticut
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

My 3 year old had a blast! He was too nervous to collect the rings but he was all smiles! It was his first time riding alone. The prices were great too!

Thank Jillian V

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