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Flying Horse Carousel

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151 Bay St, Watch Hill, Westerly, RI 02891-5746
+1 401-348-6007
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Restored carousel which is a National Historic Landmark.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brass ring” (31 reviews)
“wings” (23 reviews)
151 Bay St, Watch Hill, Westerly, RI 02891-5746
+1 401-348-6007
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Reviewed December 22, 2017 via mobile

The best place to take your young children to experience the best of times. Have your child watch a ride before you choose to ride as only the outside horses are able to reach for the rings. See the kids put their collection of rings...More

Thank barryn338
Reviewed November 29, 2017

many people, myself included, head to Watch Hill for many reason not the least of which is watching the kids and their joy on this Carousel from another century--literally. The horse I rode as a kid is still there...still seemingly untouched...and that was 60 years...More

Thank Geo H
Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

These are flying horses, dating from the Civil War era. Note they swing out, not up and down, so kids need to be old enough to hold themselves securely on the horses. Rudimentary seat strap does little to secure the riders. Lots of kiddy fun,...More

Thank michaelkU4551EN
Reviewed September 23, 2017

Didn't even know of this attraction until walking to the lighthouse. Unique and old amusement ride that can be observed and appreciated in minutes.

Thank DT-PEI
Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

My fiancé is from westerly. We went back with her sister in law to recreate a photo taken of the two of them in front of the Carousel 55 years ago. The fun is still there. Worth the visit.

Thank chagresjim
Reviewed September 16, 2017

This is a historic "flying horse" carousel. Great fun for kids. The horses are elevated over the ground unlike other carousels where the horse is attacked to a platform. Kids pull on rings and whoever gets the brass ring gets a prize (it used to...More

Thank Justin A
Reviewed September 15, 2017

The oldest continuously operating carousel in the US, this is a landmark. The antique horses spin out with centrifugal force just right for little ones. The outside horse riders get a shot at grabbing rings and the lucky winner of the brass ring gets a...More

Thank Dana T
Reviewed September 14, 2017

This carousel is the local landmark. It is one of the things in Westerly that my kids grew up with. Who never forget riding a horse by the beach, even if it is a fake one! Beautifully colored horses, fun ride!

Thank burnsie777
Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

Just happened to be in town and decided to look around and bumped into this. It is a living, working piece of history. If you're looking for safe and new this isn't it. There are some basic safety measures but it's as close to original...More

Thank mrpesce
Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

Our 4 yr old enjoyed his ride. Fun stop after the beach. Good to note that this is not a carousel parents can ride with their child as their is no bottom floor. The horses are suspended from the top.

Thank amanda g
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Judy M
August 2, 2016|
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Response from Kathy S | Reviewed this property |
I do not believe there is a minimum age, I have seen parents standing along side of the horse to guide the child in the experience when the age is younger.
August 3, 2015|
Response from WorkingMyBucketList | Reviewed this property |