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Merry-Go-Round Museum

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Address: 301 Jackson St, Sandusky, OH 44870-2621
Phone Number: 419 626 6111
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Not just for Kids

We ended up here because the couple we were traveling with really wanted to go. I was not sure but went along. There was so much history and information that we spent over an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Juliann M
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We ended up here because the couple we were traveling with really wanted to go. I was not sure but went along. There was so much history and information that we spent over an hour there. The ride is faster than most merry go rounds. The volunteers were very knowledgeable. The animals were indeed works of art.

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Benton, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good with any weather , especially on rainy days. It is small but has some beautiful pieces and history. You ride the carousel as part of the admission price , it is worth the ride no matter your age it will be the fastest and most fun carousel ride you have ever done.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went about an hout before they were closing. I think it usually costs 9.00/person. We got in for free. Lots of very interesting displays. Mae for a fun way to spend a rainy afternoon.

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

Located in the old post office in downtown Sandusky, the museum's centerpiece is a restored working carousel with a great sounding organ. Included in your admission is a free ride. Surrounding this are numerous carved animals, mostly restored that came form a personal collection , as well as interesting bits of history and photos from the various companies that produced... More 

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Niles, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

the merry go round museum is a delightful way to spend an hour or more. there was even a ride on the merry go round included in the price of admission. there was a section where they were restoring the horses. there were lots of the horses on display. there were pictures of a series of postage showcasing carousel horses... More 

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Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

The speed is the best, it is slightly quicker compare to the one in cedar point, staff is friendly and even gave us suggest on where to go in visiting sandusky

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Elyria, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

very interesting place, lots of history. the day we was there the merry go round was broke down; it needed a belt. someone should of been able to quick fix it; but they didnt.

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Babson Park, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Enjoyed seeing the variety of animals used on carousels and the intricate carvings on them. Visit took less than an hour. Well worth our money, since we went on a day that the tickets were discounted. Fascinating. Enjoyed the carousel ride which is included with admission.

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Temperance, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

If you want to get up close to the old art of merry go rounds with carved wooden horses and other animals come see this Museum. Small but very informative about the history of one of everyone's favorite childhood memory. Sandusky is close to Cedar Point and Put in Bay. Helpful volunteer staff seems to enjoy sharing their knowledge. Ride... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

This was a fun museum to visit. There was so much history of the carousel and the makers of the animals on carousels. Included with the price of admission, each person got a ride on the carousel in the middle of the museum. What fun!

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