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Address: Oak Bluffs Ave., Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557
Phone Number: 508 693 9481
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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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Horse carousel

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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in NJ
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204 reviews 204 reviews
86 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
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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28 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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161 attraction reviews
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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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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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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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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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