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Flying Horses Carousel

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Address: Oak Bluffs Ave., Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557
Phone Number: 508 693 9481
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11:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Description: Try your luck at catching the brass ring and winning a free ride on the...
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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Flying Horses Carousel

Fascinating to see such an old carousel still in operation and in great condition. The children on it were obviously delighted, while the parents and grandparents were taking... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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Ellicott City, Maryland
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Fascinating to see such an old carousel still in operation and in great condition. The children on it were obviously delighted, while the parents and grandparents were taking pictures. If you have children, this is a must. If you don't, this is still a must to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I love this place!!! I came here as a child and it's awesome that it is still here so I can bring my kids and enjoy it with them. We weren't lucky enough to get he brass ring but maybe next time!

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Cumberland, Rhode Island
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Not much to say other than, it's a carousel. The horses were well-maintained and looked cool, but they didn't go up and down. The had the "grab the brass ring" thing, which was pretty cool. It's an indoor carousel, so not much in terms of views. $2.50 per ride. Adults riding with a little one are free. The staff was... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We had a fun time going around the carousel while the weather was icky outside. The kids loved getting the rings and they had fun doing so. I don't know if it's the oldest, since we've also been to the Paragon Carousel in Hull, Ma.

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Port Murray, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Flying Horses Carousel is inexpensive and a fun challenge for those with quick hands to grab the rings. For those that just want to enjoy the sounds and feel of an old time carousel ride, it's great too. It's a quick ride so it won't take too much time out of your busy week at the Vineyard. Our sons,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Full disclosure: I have always wanted to ride a carousel with the ring feature CHECK! It was as much fun as I'd imagined, and not as easy as it looked. I collected enough to have a respectable showing. They have rings for riders on both the inner & outer lanes, so no one is denied the fun. Ride costs 2.50,... More 

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Rowayton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We have been coming to the Vineyard for years and brought the kids (and now their children) to the Flying Horses every summer visit. There is something so authentic and fun about the music, the wooden horses, and the arm that dispenses the golden ring...truly a memory-making experience for all ages.

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Atlanta, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

On the National Register of Historic Places, this carousel is a classic that first operated in 1884. Fun for the kids and fun for adults to watch the kids.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I was skeptical but the old carousel is very well maintained. And catching the rings is quite diverting... my daughter loved it!

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Durham, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is a very old carousel in the center of town. Our son had his first ride on the flying horses recently and enjoyed it. There are also a few arcade games and things along with the carousel. Kids will enjoy it. Collect the rings as you ride and you can win a free ride!!! Costs $2.50 per ride.

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Additional Information about Flying Horses Carousel

Address: Oak Bluffs Ave., Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557
Phone Number: 508 693 9481
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Martha's Vineyard  >  Oak Bluffs
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 4:30 pm

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