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Merry-Go-Round Museum

301 Jackson St., Sandusky, OH
419 626 6111
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Ranked #2 of 19 attractions in Sandusky
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums, Amusement/ Theme Parks
Traveler Description: Your family will want to visit the Merry-Go-Round Museum, fun, informative, and you get to ride the old carousel! And it goes fast! They actually... more »
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
12 reviews 12 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

It was rainy when we were in Sandusky, so Cedar Point was not an option. I took our kids (age 5,6,9) here, and it was a surprisingly good time! We spent nearly an hour looking at the various animals and carousel memorabilia, and they rode the merry-go-round twice. The carver shared interesting stories about several of their pieces. I definitely... More

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Lorain, Ohio
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The merry-go-round is very old but is preserved very well. You have to purchase a ticket to get on but it's worth it. It has oomph and goes round pretty quickly.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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95 reviews 95 reviews
30 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Who knew?! We were heading out of town, toward the lighthouse, and came upon this charming little museum in the old downtown post office building. The $5 admission includes a token for a ride on the full-sized, historic carousel, which plays that old familiar merry-go-round music from paper music rolls that you can see as you ride. The guides will... More

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Sioux City, Iowa
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We spent 2 hours at this museum on a Sunday afternoon. It was a thrill do enjoy the ambience and authenticity of the carvings and beautiful carrousel. The staff seemed knowledgeable and they were most friendly.

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Wyoming, Michigan, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We are carousel enthusiasts. Therefore another name for any carousel museum is "carousel heaven". Besides the carousel with horses and menagerie animals from different sources and eras to ride, there are many animals from carousels all over North America and Europe that are described in enough detail for us to get an understanding and appreciation of each one. Some defunct... More

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Columbus, Ohio
Top Contributor
180 reviews 180 reviews
73 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Friends, be sure to visit if you're anywhere close. We were looking for fun stuff to do on a long road-trip that passed through the area. I am so glad my wife told me to stop here. They have scores of carousel horses and other animals which you can see in intimate detail. One of the volunteer docents, Shireley, told... More

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Buffalo, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Our family went to the museum, ages ranging from 5-82. We all really enjoyed it, the volunteers walk you through explaining the exhibits, i had no idea there would be so much there to learn. If the little ones get distracted they have posts with pictures of carousel themes with paper & crayons that kids can rub the crayons over... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Got here at 430. They lady would not let us in. She said it takes 45 minutes to go thru the museum. Kids wanted to go on the merry go round. She charged us full price for a 2 minute ride. Even told her we will be back in 30 minutes and still would not let us go in.

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Farmington, Michigan
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74 reviews 74 reviews
32 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Neat building; the old Sandusky post office! Some great exhibits. Admission includes a ride on a 1930's carousel. Nice off-the-beaten-path place to visit if you've never been to this museum. It is a relatively small exhibit space and your visit will last less than an hour.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Love the museum and the loud music that comes from the actual Merry Go Round that you must experience. Be prepared for a fast ride. I prefer the Zebra but all the animals are awesome. And. the craftmanship and artistry of the animals on display is awesome. If you get a chance, visit when the carvers are in action. What... More

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