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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 2013
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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Vienna, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Stopped by here last summer. The building was small but the volunteers were helpful and informative. Three generations of our family still talk about what a cool place this was. Allow 30 - 90 minutes to see.

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Port Clinton, Ohio, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

The only negative is I wish the building (Sandusky's old post office) were biggger....As it is, they make good use of every inch of space. You can ride an indoor carrousel and the changing exhibits regarding local history and Cedar Point are fun. If you have the chance, attend one of their lecture presentations!

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Tipp City, Ohio
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

There is a antique carousel to ride, many horses to see and wood carvers working on makeing new horses or restoreing old ones. Nice people run it. Not a big place, an hour will do it.

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Elyria, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

The building houses a real Merry-Go-Round that you can ride plus there are historical notes. Staff welcome you and want to show you the artifacts

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

The operating merry go round inside the building, available to ride year round, and the carving shop are worth the price of admission. The volunteer carvers do amazing work and clearly love their craft. Talk to them during your visit, if you can, and you'll walk away impressed.

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New Jersey
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105 reviews 105 reviews
39 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Heard about the Museum but never knew where it was until I was driving local road towards Port Clinton. The building itself is interesting. It had been a post office and you can see some remains of the former self. The tour given by wonderful volunteers who really love what they do is interesting. Even the ride on the carousel... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013 via mobile

It is a nice place to visit. The museum is very organized and located in an old post office that was remodeled to fit their needs. Go there for story hour.

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Muncie, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

I have loved merry-go-rounds, carousels, horsey rides since I was a small child. At fairs, parks, circuses, carnivals, malls, where ever one can be found, the first place I head to (still!) is to see this attraction. There is something exciting to see all the animals, real and fantastical, going around and around, up and down, dancing to the tiney... More

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Muncie, Indiana
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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

The museum is located in the former downtown post office, which is a nice neo-classical building. Inside is a full operational merry-go-round and an exceptional collection of original, restored, and recreated merry-round animals. The history of merry-go-rounds and what distinguished various "schools" of design is clearly presented. There are activity stations for children to help reinforce key points of the... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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132 reviews 132 reviews
15 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

As at least one other reviewer commented, this place was better than anticipated. Lots of examples of merry-go-round animals from many periods and supporting displays like a working restoration shop. Even the building, a 1927 post office, is pretty cool. Riding the fully operational merry-go-round makes for a stirring finish to the tour but you can stay beyond that and... More

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