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Flying Horses Carousel

Oak Bluffs Ave., Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557
508 693 9481
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Ranked #3 of 9 Activities in Oak Bluffs
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Rowayton, Connecticut
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89 reviews 89 reviews
24 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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328 reviews 328 reviews
89 attraction reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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St. Catharines, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We have been to Oak Bluffs twice now and both times we have stopped by this wonderful carousel. On the second visit, we had the whole family on the trip. All of us had a great time riding on this vintage carousel. Some of us enjoyed it even more than others, as my son's friend managed to catch the "Brass"... More

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Cary, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Came back to visit with my grandchildren, brought back great memories of taking my own children when they were young. Worth the short boat ride from Falmouth!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is a must see and experience when you come to Oak Bluffs. This antique piece of yesterday is the classic metaphor for life. Cliche?--not to me. The ancient feel of the whole experience links one to yesterday and still creates excitment and joy in kids of all ages. The thrill of the brass ring and grabbing multiple rings if... More

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london
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63 reviews 63 reviews
12 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We didn't know about this on our day trip to the Vineyard. It was one of the locals that pointed it out to us. We took our 16 month old grand daughter on the ride and she loved it. You can also buy a children's book about the carousel there too. A recommend.

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The Deep South
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92 reviews 92 reviews
8 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The beautifully crafted horses in this indoor carousel will remind older people of amusements of their past and likely amaze younger people, who will have the experience of trying to grab the brass ring while riding on these works of art. Don't miss it!

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Oil City, PA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This is a really old carousel with a neat twist. Once the ride starts, they extend an arm that has rings in it. As riders go by, they can pick rings from the arm and the last rider to successfully pick gets a special ring and a free ride. We had as much fun collecting rings and riding as the... More

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