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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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Beautiful Carousel and displays

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Syracuse, New York
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Syracuse, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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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Pulaski
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
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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Thank Judy S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

I finally dragged my husband to the Merry-Go-Round Museum in Sandusky, Ohio. To my dismay, he enjoyed the museum so much that he didn't want to leave! The Merry-Go-Round Museum opened in 1990 in the former U.S. Post Office in Sandusky, Ohio. During season, the museum is open seven days a week. Included in the admission price is a ride... More 

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Ballarat, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

I found this interesting to learn about the making and restoring of the horses (and other animals) for merry go rounds. To see the earliest work bench that was brought to America and the tools used in their craft. There is also a working merry go round that you can ride on as well as viewing many different styles of... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

It was a great museum. They had a lot of horses, and other animals that was quite interesting to see.

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