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Flying Horses Carousel

33 Lake Avenue, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557
+1 508-693-9481
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Flying Horses Merry-go-Round

The Flying Horses is America's first carousel. It is maintained in excellent condition and retains... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
orienttrader
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Edgartown, Massachusetts
One and All, its so much fun!

Who does not love a ride on the carousel ? Young or old , its the most fun to step inside the... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
Denise G
,
Woods Hole, Massachusetts
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Try your luck at catching the brass ring and winning a free ride on the oldest working carousel in the U.S., which has been enchanting children and adults for over a hundred years. The 20 hand-carved horses on this official historic landmark have...more
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33 Lake Avenue, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557
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+1 508-693-9481
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Flying Horses is America's first carousel. It is maintained in excellent condition and retains the traditional ring grabbing, music and the adoration of children of all ages.

Thank orienttrader
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Who does not love a ride on the carousel ? Young or old , its the most fun to step inside the Flying Horses Carousel In Oak Bluffs and take a ride! The piped organ music with the colorful carousel will make anyones heart sing!...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

My daughter loves to go to this carousel. It's an old one and the kids go around and grab the Rings and whoever gets the gold ring gets to go on another ride. You can buy popcorn and they have a small arcade and it's...More

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Reviewed 27 December 2017

I have been riding this carousel for the past 56 years and it never gets old! I bring all of my gust here for this memorable experience and they always feel like kids again after the ride! Ding, ding!!!!

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Reviewed 28 November 2017

I first rode the Flying Horses at age 8 in 1954 and will never forget the thrill of stretching for the gold ring. Generations of Island kids and summer kids alike have had that experience. Now owned by the Preservation Trust this merry go round...More

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Reviewed 27 November 2017

Great time trying to grab the rings on the Flying Horse. Fun little carousel with great charm. Good for all ages !

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Reviewed 2 November 2017

No line, cheap admission, 2-3 minute ride! Just do it! Fun for young and old. Don’t forget to try and grab the rings as you go around. The person with the gold ring gets another ride for free.

1  Thank 780Globetrotter
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

Yes it is old..but that is the charm of it. Trying to get the most rings and then the special ring...Kids love and so did the adults. Worth going on and very affordable.

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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Quaint and like stepping back in time - a nice thing for kids old and young to do. Just another special place on Martha's Vineyard.

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Reviewed 20 September 2017

I take my daughter back every year for a ride on the carousel! She could spend all day on it. So much fun and something she always looks forward to and always want to invite friends so they can experience it too! A must site...More

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reb160
28 August 2017|
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Response from David K | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure how long in the year they stay open, it is under cover inside a building area. Google it or maybe they have their own website.
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reb160
28 August 2017|
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Response from miss34sammy23 | Reviewed this property |
While I was here, locals who work on the island say that a lot of people start to leave in September. There are permanent residents that still live on the island year round. But most people are gone in September. I assume... More
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Vinny W
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Response from Priscilla F | Reviewed this property |
I don't think there is a weight limit. It specifically runs for children, But a small child usually has an adult with them.
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