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Flying Horses Carousel

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Flying Horses Carousel

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Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard Audio Tour

Knockabout Travel takes you to Martha's Vineyard, with this self-paced audio tour of the most popular town on the island. Discover the origin story of how Oak Bluffs developed from its humble beginnings as a religious camp into a summer destination for business moguls, celebrities, and US Presidents. On the tour, we discuss the development of the Martha's Vineyard Camp Meeting Association, home to the "campground" and the famed gingerbread cottages. Learn how the area around Ocean Park and Circuit Avenue was developed with tourism in mind, and how that conflicted with the original Methodist campers. Along the route, you will be introduced to some of the finer points and lesser-known history of the town, as well as places to grab lunch or a drink. The tour includes 45 minutes of narration and can be completed at a leisurely pace in about 90 minutes including brief stops at various points of interest. Audio easily streams from an embedded web player - no need to download files!
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Shnoogie wrote a review Nov 2019
193 contributions43 helpful votes
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Flying horses carousel was a good time! We rode the carousel three times and my daughter got the brass ring on one ride so we got a free ride. It is a historical site that has an old school feel. The staff was all younger kids but they were all polite and helpful. They sell some snacks and there is a small arcade attached to the back side of it. It is just a block or so off the ferry, so it is easy to find. Definitely a fun stop if you have young children.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Aprilp2412 wrote a review Oct 2019
Oceanside, California598 contributions245 helpful votes
The Flying Horses would be better if the employees here were more on top of things. We didn't know if you could actually ride them or not. It appeared that you could based on the signage but the gentleman working there spent 20 minutes talking to ladies and ignored the crowed that was standing around waiting to see if we could ride or not. I totally understand talking to customers and explaining the history but you still need to interact with the other 12 people that walked in while you were talking. People ended up wandering around looking at the horses and taking pictures. We did the same. When the large group, including us, were walking out the door someone asked if they could ride and he said yes. So clearly you CAN ride but you need to ask specifically. Otherwise, the horses are old and not in the best shape but still pretty good considering their age. If you like history and/or carousels this is a place you would want to check out.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Shelley wrote a review Oct 2019
New York City, New York6 contributions1 helpful vote
If you love carousel horses, add this location to your list. Fun for children and adults alike! They are in an enclosure and protected from the elements. Plan extra time for parking in high season.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Michael and Ter... F wrote a review Oct 2019
Westerville, Ohio35 contributions19 helpful votes
This carousel experience, complete with brass rings to grab, is a wonderful throwback to amusement parks that existed when we were kids.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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gayles207 wrote a review Oct 2019
Los Angeles, California6 contributions2 helpful votes
Loved hearing that this is the oldest carousel in the nation. The man working took his time to explain its history. Would love to go back again.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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