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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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How i know, this is the oldest carousel in the country, waaaittt...whaattt???can you just believe... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Serghei F
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Must do at any age

Never have I ever ridden a carousel like this one. Old fashioned charm and the competitive aspect... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
D1amondqueen
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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 real horsehair manes and tails.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brass ring” (101 reviews)
“free ride” (62 reviews)
“wings” (76 reviews)
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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 yesterday via mobile

How i know, this is the oldest carousel in the country, waaaittt...whaattt???can you just believe that???thats AMAZING!!! Its doesn’t matter how old you’re, you should try it!!!also if you gonna be lucky, you can win the second ride for free(while riding, you can collect some...More

Thank Serghei F
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Never have I ever ridden a carousel like this one. Old fashioned charm and the competitive aspect of finding that one brass ring! You just gotta do it.

Thank D1amondqueen
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Love going here with the kids. They like to see who can get the most rings on the horses. We have been here many times.

Thank andrewwarner12345
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This carousel is a work of art harkenning back to a simpler time. This is certainly part of the reason I have fond memories of my summers on Martha's Vineyard. Go be a kid again and remember what it is like, before the World beat...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Flying Horses is one of my favorite things, period. It's beautiful and affordable, grabbing the rings are great (I was as proud of getting a gold ring at 30 as at 8). A must do in Oak Bluffs.

Thank Htf130
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dont miss this treasure fun for all ages. Grab brass ring to get a free ride. $3 per person but memories are priceless.

Thank geelea
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Note doesn't open until Saturday Memorial Day weekend! That goes for all museums on the island!, except the Camp Meeting Museum was open prior to Memorial Day weekend.

Thank Laura M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This Carousel is a landmark in the town of Oak Bluffs. Gorgeous hand carved horses. This town has awesome shops, great restaurants and cafes. A little bit of everything in this area around the Flyng Horses.

Thank Debbie B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff didnt seem to want to be there. Looked bored and unhappy. On Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, we went with four kids and three adults. The woman running it was sitting on the step at the doors smoking a cigarette and the Carousel was...More

Thank Lori K
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

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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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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