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“Years of pure enjoyment.”

The Carousel and Shop
Ranked #6 of 11 things to do in Old Lyme
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217 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Years of pure enjoyment.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

Who does not love the sounds and fun of a carousel. What fun my family has enjoyed for so many years. The owners have done a remarkable job maintaining and expanding this lovely attraction. Their ice cream shop is one of the best, service is always great as well. My heart broke when we saw the damages from Hurricane Sandy, but all has been repaired, thank you a million times over. The two gift shops have so many different and much needed items for beach days. We love coming here night after night and the pure joy on our little ones faces is priceless. The look on the adult faces watching their little ones is priceless as well. Come try to win the brass ring, even if you don't you all will still be a winner.

Visited July 2013
2 Thank diddy66
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English first
Quiet Corner, CT
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181 reviews
84 attraction reviews
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“The Perfect End to a Day at the Beach”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2011

We have been enjoying ice cream and carousel rides at The Carousel Shop for years and have always had a wonderful time. The historic carousel (I think it's $2 per ride) is very fun for kids (of all ages) and affords riders a chance to grab the brass ring for a free ride. Friendly staffers make sure you're safe on the horses and answer any/all questions promptly and courteously.

When you finish your ride, the ice cream shop is a wonderful addition to a fun night. Delicious hard and soft ice creams are available from energetic and friendly staff. A favorite of mine: Monster Mash-- vanilla ice cream loaded with M&Ms, malted milk balls, caramel swirl and more! We enjoy sitting on the benches outside the shop and watching the people go by.

There is also a shop attached where you can buy anything from extra sunglasses to toys. All in all, It is the perfect end to a day at the beach.

Visited August 2011
8 Thank KraZ4food
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