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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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A Vineyard Must

I have been riding this carousel for the past 56 years and it never gets old! I bring all of my... read more

Reviewed 26 December 2017
Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts
Don't Miss the Flying Horses!

I first rode the Flying Horses at age 8 in 1954 and will never forget the thrill of stretching for... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2017
Martha's Vineyard, 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 real horsehair manes and tails.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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33 Lake Avenue, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557
+1 508-693-9481
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Reviewed 26 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!!!!

Thank Car0l0227
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

Thank DMWest
Reviewed 26 November 2017

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

Thank WheatyTweety
Reviewed 1 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.

Thank 780Globetrotter
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.

Thank Lobstah-19
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.

Thank Kristeen B
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

Thank BOS101718
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Its worth taking a look if your in town, is historical, if you like history or merry go rounds than its pretty cool.

Thank Jabby B
Reviewed 14 September 2017

This carousel brings back memories. It's old and fun to ride, even for a grown up person. If you're going to Oak Bluffs, definitely bring your kids or friends to this place for couple minutes of fun !

Thank Nelu T
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Sadly the horses where not opened, another family was looking forward to bringing there 3 yr old, I'm not sure why they don't stay open thru September! Such a shame! Not much else for kids except beach, we have many memories of our kids when...More

Thank KAD56
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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.