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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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Sewickley, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews 62 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

This place is indeed a real jewel for those who love Merry-go-rounds or carousels. We were led here by a fellow carousel lover and rider on the Kimberly Carousel at Put in Bay. Housed in a old post office (listed on the National Registry of Historic Places), this museum has some wonderfully carved horses and other merry-go-round animals. We rode... More

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197 reviews 197 reviews
43 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The Merry-Go-Round Museum is located in the old Post Office Building in central Sandusky. It showcases a carousel, which is the big draw for the younger set. For those not interested in riding, there is a large collection of carved carousel animals with information about the artist and the year carved. When we went there was an artist in one... More

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Charleston, WV
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I've been wanting to see this place forever! If you love carousels and history behind them you will love this place! Highly recommended!!!

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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

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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96 reviews 96 reviews
31 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
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184 reviews 184 reviews
73 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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