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The Carousel and Shop

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Address: Sound View Beach, Old Lyme, CT
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Great carousel, great ice cream!

My wife and sister-in-law travel to and ride on old carousels for a hobby, so we decided to try this one in Old Lyme. They said the carousel was excellent, with nicely carved... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2014
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New Haven, Connecticut
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New Haven, Connecticut
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47 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My wife and sister-in-law travel to and ride on old carousels for a hobby, so we decided to try this one in Old Lyme. They said the carousel was excellent, with nicely carved animals and authentic music, plus it had the rings to grab as you rode around, which add to the fun. At $1.50 a ride it's a bargain!... More 

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Old Lyme, Connecticut, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Don't go out of your way, but if you are desperate for a carousel ride I guess this may fill the bill. Nothing special. The kids enjoyed the ice cream. O

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

Who does not love the sounds and fun of a carousel. What fun my family has enjoyed for so many years. The owners have done a remarkable job maintaining and expanding this lovely attraction. Their ice cream shop is one of the best, service is always great as well. My heart broke when we saw the damages from Hurricane Sandy,... More 

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Quiet Corner, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2011

We have been enjoying ice cream and carousel rides at The Carousel Shop for years and have always had a wonderful time. The historic carousel (I think it's $2 per ride) is very fun for kids (of all ages) and affords riders a chance to grab the brass ring for a free ride. Friendly staffers make sure you're safe on... More 

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