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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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Our visit to this museum was more than we expected. A tour guide takes you through each horse to explain its creator, history, and more. All the tour guides are volunteers and if... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Dayton, Ohio
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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Our visit to this museum was more than we expected. A tour guide takes you through each horse to explain its creator, history, and more. All the tour guides are volunteers and if you are lucky to be there when the volunteer carver is in, the trip is even more interesting. Hearing how the horses are created or restored is... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Worth every penny!! Have merry go round inside that everyone gets to ride. Staff is knowledgeable and helpful. They are carving horses there for you to watch.

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Port Huron, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This isn't a large attraction, but we thought it was interesting and fun when we were in Sandusky, on a rainy day.

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Chicago, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

A nice, affordable way to spend an hour. Our tour guide was great and made the experience more enjoyable. You get a token to ride the carousel as a family. Beautiful pieces of art. Sweet spot to take the family. Our favorite thing was the drawn map of a theme park that was never built. It was original plans for... More 

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Bridgeport, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Nostalgia and fun times 1000! Greeted warmly, and began our tour of the museum. The most amazing collection of carousal animals I've ever seen in my life! Not just horses, every animal you can think of, plus dragons, elephants, and zebras. All the historical information to go along with each display. HUGE carousal in the center of the museum that... More 

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Indianapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Entry fee for Senior $5 and child $4. Guided tour by knowledgable person. The actual carousel history presented along with rare old carousel animals, Wurlitzer music player, and a ride on a wonderful working carousel. Collectors loan the museum prized rare pieces that are beautiful nostalgia to gaze upon. Actual carvers involved in the restoration process are working in a... More 

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Leesport, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

A lot to see and learn about Merry go rounds. Lots of different animals that are used on them are on display and how they are made, you even get to ride a merry go Round.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This was a neat little place to visit. It doesn't take much time, but there's a lot of craftsmanship to see. When the carousel is running, you can't help but smile and watch.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

What a wonderful place to relive your childhood. We look the guided tour. Our tour guide did an awesome job. It was so nice to find out the history of each piece. To get to ride the merry go round made is feel like kids again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

At first I was not enthusiastic about going but once we got there I was so impressed and learned a lot. I never imagined the time and craft that went into making the horses and other creatures for the Merry-Go-Rounds. What an amazingly beautiful craft. So glad we went! Plus at the end of the tour you get to ride... More 

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