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Merry-Go-Round Museum

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Address: 301 Jackson St., Sandusky, OH
Phone Number: 419 626 6111
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Wonderful place to visit

I took the kids here while I was staying at a nearby waterpark. I think I loved it more then they did! Wonder place lots of history and beautiful carrsell animals. And the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Cortney B
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Newport, Michigan
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Newport, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I took the kids here while I was staying at a nearby waterpark. I think I loved it more then they did! Wonder place lots of history and beautiful carrsell animals. And the employees were very friendly and engaging. A definate must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We visited with our 8 and 12 year olds after checking out of a water park. The museum is essentially one room, but we arrived in time for a guided tour and wound up spending about an hour there. Their collection includes primarily American pieces with a few British pieces sprinkled in. The tour included a ride on a carousel,... More 

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Shelby Township, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Took the kids here on the way home from a waterpark stay. There was a man carving a carousel horse out of wood. Very interesting to know how a carousel horse comes to life. Merry Go Round ride was fun and just to see the different types of carousel animals was very interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

A nice rotating collection of real, historic carved carousel horses from many different carvers. Admission includes a ride on a small carousel. No, this is not the largest museum of its type in the US. No the ride is not a a huge 3 row carousel. For the people whining that it wasn';;t worth it, if you don't want to... More 

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Hinckley, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

What a great little place! Fantastic art! Yes they are art pieces. Wide variety of animals! Well worth the visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We visited the museum with our two daughters, ages 8 & 4. We knew we would have time in the afternoon before our waterpark check-in so we planned our visit accordingly. There are many beautiful pieces of art here. The sheer beauty of the animals captivated the kids and the history was very interesting for my husband and me. Your... More 

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Orinda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I have a carousel horse that I bought 20 years ago. I desided to restore my horse. My wife and I had to go to Dayton on business . We went to Sandusky to visit the museum and get some information about my horse. I met the museum Director and a volunteer by the name of Ed.he gave me tips... More 

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Clyde, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The Merry -Go -Rounds Museum ! is a attraction that is not in a Huge Building,but it dies not have to be.This gives you a Huge world insight of how the Marry - Go -Round,began & History of the Child inside all of us.Sometimes they have someone there craveing away makeing ,a Handsome horse ! they answer all the things... More 

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West Carrollton City, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This place was so neat! Brings out the little kid in you for sure. The carousel animals were beautiful and reading the history of each on was really interesting.

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Sylvania, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This is a nice part of history restored in these carousels in the museum. A must see if in the Sandusky area.

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