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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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Cute and fun

My 6 and 8 year old loved this old horse carousel! It was a nice long ride! The employees were... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2016
Kristin E
via mobile
Hold onto your horse but grab those rings!

My two granddaughters, 10 and 4 loved this antique carousel. Grabbing a brass ring proved too... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2016
Annapolis, Maryland
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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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“free ride” (62 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 16:30
33 Lake Avenue, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557
+1 508-693-9481
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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

My 6 and 8 year old loved this old horse carousel! It was a nice long ride! The employees were sooooo super friendly with the kids! Great time!

Thank Kristin E
Reviewed 24 August 2016

My two granddaughters, 10 and 4 loved this antique carousel. Grabbing a brass ring proved too difficult for the 4-year-old who used my arm to get her rings. It goes a bit fast and the ride is just long enough. The excitement of maybe getting...More

Thank Charbun
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Ride the carousel and grab the brass ring. You'll love riding the colorful horses on America's oldest running carousel. Listen to the wonderful music and grab the brass ring for your free ride.

Thank Nomisnek
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Nice change of pace carousel for the kids. In addition to a traditional carousel ride, kids can try and capture rings. Should the child capture the brass ring, they get a free ride. Adults can ride this as well. I was luck enough to get...More

Thank TheDadofOz
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Fun for children and adults alike! See if you can grab the bass ring and win a free ride! If you don't do anything else on Martha's Vineyard, do this! Brings out the kid in everyone.

Thank Kay M
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Very competitive between all my teenagers to get the most rings! They were skeptical at first but once it started the competition was on!

Thank M1chtopher
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

It was a pretty neat attraction probably best from about 4-12 yrs old. A novelty with old style horses and ring feeders to collect while on the ride. Kids definitely enjoyed. Can take the younger kids on as well. A bit crowded and quite warm...More

Thank cameron b
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

My daughter loves it here, we've been coming every year for about 10 years. She likes to catch the golden ring. We always bring a friend an it's usually a hit with them too

Thank Lynnette C
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

This is a great stop in the small town of Oak Bluffs. Hop on a horse and reach for a brass ring! Kids of all ages can't help but thrill in trying to collect as many rings as possible before the ride ends.

Thank Peepsluv
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Don't miss this beautiful piece of the past on your trip to Oak Bluffs! It's $3 per person and if you grab the brass ring you get a free ride. No bathrooms

Thank Keribee
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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.
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
Vinny W
4 August 2017|
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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.