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Oak Bluffs

Flying Horses Carousel

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Try your luck at catching the brass ring and winning a free ride on the oldest working carousel in the U.S., which has been enchanting children and adults for over a hundred years. The 20 hand-carved horses on this official historic landmark have...more
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33 Lake Avenue, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank gayles207
Reviewed 1 week ago

Get off the ferry at Oak Bluffs and walk about a block to the Flying Horses Carousel. This is a must see attraction for the entire family. The full size horses are for adults and children. The antique carousel is beautiful. Get the brass ring...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Cheryl H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful kept up antique carousel, very interesting to see. Wish it was actually running while we were there.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank dhustead
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Carousel was beautiful with the recondition horses. It was stunning. It was interesting watching the riders try to catch the brass ring for a free ride.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Nana2595gb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I rode the ponies and went for the brass ring. This is the oldest working wooden carousel in the US. It is as beautiful today as it was in the '60s. Soo much fun to visit. All ages present. Short lines.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Tetonted1995
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Flying Horses Carousel is an absolutely excellent venue that anyone will truly appreciate! You absolutely cannot visit the Vineyard and leave without going to The Flying Horses Carousel. They are the oldest in the United States and are very proud of that fact! It...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank dandre01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The carousel had been kept in good shape and looks like it did when it was in Coney Island. The kids (big and small) had a great time.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank larry l
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

30 years ago I took my children on Flying Horses and this summer I had the pleasure of introducing my grandson to the tradition. Nothing has changed! It used to be the highlight of our night out and also the Arcade which was across the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank MVfrequentflyer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely carousel. Well informed host. Great history. Was not in operation while we were there. But considering we were a group of 9 retired women, not a problem. We were allowed to get on the carousel. Great stop.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank R1218JYpatriciap
Reviewed September 5, 2019

The carousel here is fun for all ages to try and collect the rings. The arcade itself is mediocre, with Ryan Family Amusements up the street having many more fun and interesting options. However, this is a great spot for younger kids, or those not...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Ginger D
September 4, 2018|
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Response from travelfarbarbie | Reviewed this property |
I’m sorry I’m not sure. Maybe there is info online.
August 28, 2017|
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Response from David K | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure how long in the year they stay open, it is under cover inside a building area. Google it or maybe they have their own website.