Merry-Go-Round Museum

Merry-Go-Round Museum, Sandusky: Address, Phone Number, Merry-Go-Round Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Merry-Go-Round Museum
4.5
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Stephanie M
3 contributions
So much fun! Highlight of Sandusky trip
Sep 2020
So much cool history, a really sweet museum with tons of character. Riding on the historic merry-go-round inside was wonderful.
Written September 26, 2020
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chicos257
Cleveland, OH67 contributions
A gem
Sep 2020
This is a gem a must see. I was shocked how fast the carousel goes. The animals on the carousel ride are amazing. If you’re in Sandusky you must stop into this place. If you have kids, they will love you.
Written September 16, 2020
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wemjam
Carleton, MI1,381 contributions
Great little museum to see
Aug 2020 • Couples
Nice little museum. Wanted something to do for a little bit on rainy afternoon while staying in the area and found this place on TA. $6 for adult admission included ride on Merry Go Round. It is small but looking at all the amazing carvings of the different animals was worth it. They are many hand carved animals from the turn of the century. From all over the US, many survived different disasters like hurricans.

Worth the stop if you want something off the beaten path to do for around an hour.

Friendly staff willing to answer questions and provide information. Little gift shop too.
Written August 2, 2020
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P J Avery
New Albany, OH837 contributions
History about the Merry Go Round!
Mar 2020 • Family
Our daughter loves merry-go-rounds. She won’t pass up a chance for her to ride a carousel.

Went on a school day just before all the museums closed temporarily due to COVID 19 outbreak. We had the place to ourselves. The building is an old post office so that added to the historical feeling. The place was full of beautiful art work of different animals that once was a part of the carousel, but restored as much as they could.

The carousel itself was beautiful and well maintained. The ride was definitely longer than most merry go rounds that we have been on.

We were in and out in about a hour. Worth the admission price in my opinion.
Highly recommend this place if you or anyone in your family loves merry go arounds.
Written March 14, 2020
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Gwenn B
Wadsworth, OH118 contributions
Just a Roadtrip
Feb 2020 • Couples
Just a little trip to Sandusky and went to ride a carousel. The carousel goes faster then we expected which made it a lot of fun. The horses are very ornate and in excellent shape. A woodcarver was working on a horse and you got to see a true artist.
Written February 22, 2020
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momof2greatkids108
Amherst, OH93 contributions
A step back in time
Dec 2019
This was a nice visit of the history of merry go rounds and carousels. It's a small museum that will only take you a couple of hours to visit but it's packed with history. The day we visited there wasn't anyone else visiting the museum (a weekday morning visit) but a volunteer that was working in the carving section was very knowledgeable and gave us some nice detailed information. This is a nice treasure to have right here near home. Carousels from all over the world come here to be repaired or refurbished. It's neat to see one of the horses that was on display at the White House for the Christmas season a few years back. There are crayon rubbings spread out throughout the museum that my daughter enjoyed and she was able to get a squished penny as a nice momentum. They also have a nice gift shop. We really enjoyed our ride on the old merry go around which is included in your admission fee.
Written January 9, 2020
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Beth321_13
Sandusky, OH3 contributions
Family friendly
Dec 2019 • Family
Went to see Santa, with my granddaughter, so much fun. Train ride and face painting and kids activities.. We'll be back next year
Written January 7, 2020
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Karin S
2 contributions
Short drive to museum.
Dec 2019 • Family
I took my 2 granddaughters to see the museum. Glad we went very nice pieces from Merry go round's. And working merry go round just a little to fast for my 3yr old . The place is much smaller inside but still had a good time. Just wish the Carver would of been there (he was home sick) there is a nice piece he is working on would of been fun seeing him in action.
Written December 31, 2019
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Mary K
Antioch6 contributions
Childhood revisited!
Aug 2019
What a pleasant surprise. We had a wonderful tour guide and the best ride ever on a vintage Merry Go Round! This is just what I needed in the middle of a long Road Trip and it was purely by accident that I stopped. My companions from England agreed that this was so much fun and very interesting.
Written October 13, 2019
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PollyannaMolly
Broadview Heights, OH9 contributions
A Step Back in Time
Aug 2019 • Couples
As we entered the Merry-Go-Round was just starting up so we were greeted with the Wurlitzer Organ music of the carrousel! It required 3 trips around the circular museum for me to take it all in. The building, being a former post office, is not large, yet so much history and beauty is housed inside. My husband finally sat down and waited for me to finish soaking it all in. I only wish a wood carver had been there, although I will say the young lady working was very knowledgeable and able to answer my questions. I saved my carousel ride, which is included in the admission fee, for the culmination of the visit and I was not disappointed. Well worth the visit. The first picture is my favorite horse on the carousel, second is Stargazer the lead horse on the carousel. You may recognize the 2 horses in the last photo from postage stamps and you can even see the deer that were on display at the White House during the 2014 Christmas season when you visit.
Written September 13, 2019
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