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The Flying Horses Carousel

15 Oak Bluffs Avenue Oak Bluffs, MA 02557
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  • The Flying Horses Carousel
    Bob A
    5 Jan 08, 2014

    A must to visit on the island. You will see kids and adults riding the oldest working carousel in the USA. A time before ipads and iphones. Everyone will love it.

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    David B
    5 Jan 05, 2014

    The oldest carousel in the US is a special place. Take the kids and have a blast. If you get the brass ring you get to ride for free.

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  • The Flying Horses Carousel
    Curt C
    5 Jan 01, 2014

    It's the oldest carousel in America and possibly the oldest way to keep kids entertained on a rainy day. As a kid I remember the thrill of grabbing the "brass ring" like it was yesterday and encourage others to give their child the same experience.

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  • The Flying Horses Carousel
    Karen T
    5 May 06, 2013

    The Oldest and Awesome place for kids of Course But Great for Adults It brings you back in Time, Cotton Candy and the Brass ring for a free Ride

    Recommended for:Family Travelers
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  • The Flying Horses Carousel
    Mark Mamber
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    4 Sep 07, 2012

    i was told this is the oldest merry go round in the country. I was skeptical, until i looked it up, and sure enough, i found this: "Brought to the Vineyard in 1884, it is the nation's oldest operating platform carousel and a National Historic Landmark."

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    Kelly Lees
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    4 Jul 20, 2012

    The first carousel. Not as fun as the modern carousels! But charming and worth seeing if you find yourself in oak bluffs with young ones in tow.

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  • The Flying Horses Carousel
    Minh Lai
    3 Jul 05, 2012

    Fly Horse Carousel was the first carousel in the US!! It is still operating today on the weekends. But if you come during the weekdays you can catch a glimpse through the window.

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    Nate Moore
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    5 Jul 05, 2012

    We timed it just right - so that the ride was full enough that we could wait and watch for a round or two without waiting too long. It was great fun for everyone, and the brass rings added to the experience. There are some serious regulars, judging from the advance ring grabbing techniques that I saw. Well worth a detour when on the island (and it's cheap entertainment!)

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    Steve LeVine
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    4 Jul 04, 2012

    Spend $2 and ride (yes adults, too!) a landmark- the oldest operating carousel in the country. As you go around you can try and snag a ring (it's pretty easy.). If you happen the get the brass ring, you can stay on for a free ride. Let's face it- if you're around here, you're probably on vacation. What's better than spending $2 to feel like a kid again?

    Recommended for:Family Travelers
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    Katie Pierce
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    5 Jul 04, 2012

    Long line but great place for families. Everyone turns into a kid who rides the Flying Horses Carousel hoping to grab the brass ring!

    Recommended for:Family Travelers
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    Jessica G
    5 Jul 29, 2014

    A must for kids young and old.

    Recommended for:Family Travelers
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    BeachyKeen!
    4 May 03, 2014

    A childhood favorite. Catch the brass ring & follow your destiny.

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    Innovar Homes
    5 Jun 02, 2013

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    Tom & Beth S
    5 May 27, 2013
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    Nally
    3 Jun 26, 2012
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    James W
    5 Mar 14, 2014

    The oldest Carousel in America!

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    Paul L
    5 Jan 03, 2014
    Recommended for:Family Travelers
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  • The Flying Horses Carousel
    Tim
    4 Nov 13, 2013
    Recommended for:History BuffsLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts
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4.5 out of 5
18 members' reviews
207 people visited The Flying Horses Carousel
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    Summer: 10am-10pm daily. Call for off-season hours.
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    +1 508 693 9481

Description

The oldest operating carousel in America, this National Historic Landmark has is the only ones with the old tradition of a brass ring for a rider to attempt to grab as the carousel rotates (if you catch it, you ride for free). The carousel was built in the 1870s and was acquired by the Preservation Trust in 1986. Rides cost just $1.

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