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The Carousel and Shop

Sound View Beach, Old Lyme, CT
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Nice souvenirs

Always have to stop in the carousel shop when visiting the area whether for something that was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Michelle S
via mobile
Life's best moments....

Nothing is better than visiting the Carousel with the grand-babies. Watching them with pure delight... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2017
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4 weeks ago
“Nice souvenirs ”
6 Jul 2017
“Great Local Carousel and Ice Cream”
Sound View Beach, Old Lyme, CT
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always have to stop in the carousel shop when visiting the area whether for something that was forgotten or for a souvenir. We've been picking up a fish or two to add to the growing school of fish on our sunroom wall----brightly painted metal fish....More

Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Nothing is better than visiting the Carousel with the grand-babies. Watching them with pure delight as they enjoy riding the Carousel and reaching for the brass ring. Next it's waiting patiently in line to get their favorite ice cream at the Carousel Shop. Some shopping...More

Thank diddy66
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

This is a nice wooden carousel-horses and seats. You can try to catch the brass ring. $1.50 a ride. This is not an ornate museum quality carousel but a nice authentic nearly 100 year old piece of equipment. You must be under 150 pounds to...More

Thank BillP1123
Reviewed 8 July 2016

This is an Allan Herschell carousel built it 1925. It was designed to be portable, capable of being transported about the countryside for carnivals and events. The bodies of the horses are carved from wood, with the heads and limbs being fabricated from aluminum. Not...More

1  Thank Charlotte S. J
Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

From 7pm-9pm each night, a magical carousel opens in Old Lyme. Is it a new, fancy machine? No, but it's full of beach memories, the smiles of kids, and free rides for brass ring catchers! We've been visiting the carousel and getting ice cream for...More

Thank KraZ4food
Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

This is not an antique carousel manufactured by a known company. It is a small, carved wooden horse affair with a pleasant enough ride for small children,( evening only!!), with an ice cream and beach sundries store adjacent, in a typical beach side enclave. If...More

2  Thank Carol S
Reviewed 21 April 2015 via mobile

Not just a lot of tourist crap. I bought a very nice raincoat for a very nice price. Staff was friendly and helpful.

1  Thank patrick p
Reviewed 20 August 2014

My wife and sister-in-law travel to and ride on old carousels for a hobby, so we decided to try this one in Old Lyme. They said the carousel was excellent, with nicely carved animals and authentic music, plus it had the rings to grab as...More

3  Thank Providence_RITom
Reviewed 29 November 2013

Don't go out of your way, but if you are desperate for a carousel ride I guess this may fill the bill. Nothing special. The kids enjoyed the ice cream. O

1  Thank Terry K
Reviewed 10 July 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...More

2  Thank diddy66
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