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Flying Horse Carousel

Bay Street, Watch Hill, Westerly, RI 02891
401-596-7761
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Ranked #3 of 14 Attractions in Westerly
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Amusement/ Theme Parks, Other
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Owner description: Restored carousel which is a National Historic Landmark.

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Rhode Island
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

With kids or without no visit to Watch Hill is complete until you see the "flying" horses. Each horse has been beautifully restored and highly cared for. For the younger ones as long as your feet don't touch the ground your in, the outer horses allow you an opportunity to grab the famed golden ring offering a free ride for... More

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The first time we brought our oldest daughter to ride the flying horses as a child, she was enchanted -- as were my wife and I. Now decades later, our oldest grandchild was ready for her first ride. What a treat to see her choose her favorite steed and fly the night away in scenic Watch Hill.

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Waterford, Connecticut
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75 reviews 75 reviews
14 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This treasure was built in 1856 and has survived disasters for over 125 years, including the devastating 1938 hurricane! It's even been in three publications! Learn all the wonderful details by getting a pamphlet at the window and read it while your kids ride it as many times as they want. And don't miss the photo opportunity! Most kids want... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I used to take my daughter here each summer, and now I am taking my Grandchildren. It's so much fun to see the kids ride the flying horses and when they graduate from riding an inside horse to an outside horse where they can try and grab the golden rings. It's either the oldest or one of the oldest carousel's... More

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Exeter, Rhode Island
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

It is a classic! Always fun. A childhood memory for life. Go for the brass ring for a free ride. Get some ice cream after. Inexpensive fun!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

So inexpensive, the kids love to go over and over. Good old fashioned fun and you don't wonder where all your money went.

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Lampasas, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

my grandkids worked there. it is the oldest carousel. the hobby horse have real horse tails. great beach. lots to do around

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Been bringing my daughter here since she was little. She's 12 now and still wants to go every year!!

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New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I have such fond memories of this carousel as a child. I've been on it too many times to count and cannot wait to take my kids one day. It's so quintessential and is a MUST if you have kids.

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Wakefield, Rhode Island
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65 reviews 65 reviews
30 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Have been going to the Flying Horses in Watch Hill my whole life, first as a child, then bringing my children, and more recently my grandchildren. Love watching my grandchildren's faces light up as they grab the rings, stack them up on the horse's ears and especially when they grab the brass ring!! It's a special place in my heart... More

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