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Address: 541 Main Street, Hyannis, MA 02601
Phone Number: +1 774-361-6306
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Classic and Steampunk arcade games, Antique Carousel, family performances,...

Classic and Steampunk arcade games, Antique Carousel, family performances, summer family fun.

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Great Attraction for the Young-at-Heart of All Ages

Travelers young and not-so-young will enjoy the carousel. Good long ride, it runs fast, and the horses are in good shape. Fun machine in the arcade to make custom tags... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Berkshires, Massachusetts
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Berkshires, Massachusetts
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46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Travelers young and not-so-young will enjoy the carousel. Good long ride, it runs fast, and the horses are in good shape. Fun machine in the arcade to make custom tags. Skee ball is great, and they have a Big Bertha game which is a rare one but a goodie. Worth some time away from the sand and surf to get... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been coming to this arcade for many, many years and were so excited when the new owners took over a couple years back. They've injected love and creativity into the place. It's a real gem for kids and parents --the kids ask to go constantly. Not only do you get to play the games, but you can use the... More 

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Margate, Florida
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138 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

They charge for the parent to stand on the carousel with the child if the child isn't correct height. I bring my grandkids there often to the arcade as I work on main St so they visit me frequently when they come down in the summer. They wanted to ride the carousel and I had to pay for myself as... More 

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Wackenhammer, Owner at Wackenhammer's Clockwork Arcade, responded to this review

I'm sorry you were upset by our policy for adult riders with children under 36". We are doing our best to comply with Massachusetts safety law and the requirements of our insurance company and thank you for your understanding. I would invite you to bring your grandkids back for any of our free amusements in future, including the giant outdoor... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

I love the arcade so much! This place is the highlight of my summer on the cape because when it rains I always have a fun community-based place to hang out in. It's BEAUTIFULLY decorated. They have a carousel, and it's NOT just for kids! :D I felt like a tot again! To be fair, I'm still in high school.... More 

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Thank pristinehalf63
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The carousel is a nice attraction to visit when you bring your young kids with you to stroll Hyannis main street. There is a bounce house combination ticket - but the bounce house is just average. Be warned (and the signs say) that if an adult accompanies a child on the carousel (even to stand next to them) that adult... More 

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

The tokens were 50 cents each (which I am ok with, they can't always be a quarter), but many of the kids games were two tokens and gave out 1 or 2 tickets for kids. It's a cute place, with a nice carousel, but I wish I had spent my money elsewhere

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Wackenhammer, Owner at Wackenhammer's Clockwork Arcade, responded to this review

I'm terribly sorry you didn't get good value at Wackenhammer's. We have discovered that power outages plaguing Hyannis have been resetting our games in unfavorable ways. We're doing our best to reset but apparently we missed some. Hopefully you were able to enjoy some of our free games during your visit. If you have the chance to visit us again,... More 

North Scituate, Rhode Island
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35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

visited in June, prizes aren't great at all when redeeming tickets but fun while playing, my husband & I gave all our tickets to some of the kids there, worth seeing them smile !

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Thank denise c
Wackenhammer, Owner at Wackenhammer's Clockwork Arcade, responded to this review

I'm glad you had fun playing the games, which is what we try to emphasize at Wackenhammer's - and why we go out of our way to stock many of the older and novel games and rides that are hard to find elsewhere. We stock quite a variety of prizes - at the moment we have everything from little parachute... More 

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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Every game is 2 tokens and to $1 gets 2 tokens. Almost every game only produces 3 or 4 tickets. Unfriendly staff and outdated games. Dark and unwelcoming. Cute carousel and giant checkers game though.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Right on Main Street in Hyannis. Carousel goes quite fast, but the kids loved that. Not inexpensive. The bounce house was below average.

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1 Thank Laura C
Wrentham, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This arcade has "Feed Big Bertha", one of the best ticket games I've ever played! It is a great game for all ages, not just little kids.

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