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Flying Horse Carousel

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Address: 151 Bay St, Watch Hill, Westerly, RI 02891-5746
Phone Number:
+1 401-348-6007

Restored carousel which is a National Historic Landmark.

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Nastalgia for kids of all ages and their parents!.

This is a genuine antique treasure that can be enjoyed by riders and viewers with equal enthusiasm. My grandson has been riding every summer since he was 2 and recently brought... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Cheryl H
Westerly, Rhode Island
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Westerly, Rhode Island
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a genuine antique treasure that can be enjoyed by riders and viewers with equal enthusiasm. My grandson has been riding every summer since he was 2 and recently brought his close friend for a visit to Westerly, RI. He was excited to share his knowledge of the Carousel. At 11 year old, his friend was not sure he... More 

Thank Cheryl H
Beacon, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

The merry-go-round was in a beautiful New England waterfront town. I wish we weren't just passing through and could have checked some other things out. The merry-go-round is the oldest in the country, the horses still suspended by chains so when they go around the horses appear to be flying. Hence, the Flying Horse Carousel. There is a small pamphlet... More 

Thank TheDadofOz
Coventry, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 402 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

a great place for the kids to go on one of the oldest carousels in the country. well taken care of,clean.a small price to pay for history. near the beach. go up the hill and look to your right. now do not stop or our will meet up with bodyguards. a well known female singer has a house here. cost... More 

Thank Barry N
Washington State
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Along the beach in Watch Hill, Rhode Island is a lovely strip of shops, eating bistros and an old children's carousel. It makes the children laugh and grab mom and dad's hands to pull them toward a perfect place of joy. Great sights and sounds in a place of perfect beauty.

Thank msdixiejo
Charlestown, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Took our grandkids to the Flying Horse Carousel. Brought back memories from when we took our own kids as well as when we were kids. Horses are beautiful and it is a step back in time.

Thank Sudsy1313
Westerly, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

This antique Flying Horse Carousel is always an exciting treat for the young ones. Fun to try to get the rings.

1 Thank kapaugers
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Fantastic historic carousel. The side paintings are very special. And, yes, the children can catch the brass ring too!

Thank N R
Farmington, Connecticut
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

My 3 year old had a blast! He was too nervous to collect the rings but he was all smiles! It was his first time riding alone. The prices were great too!

Thank Jillian V
Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Built in 1876 by Charles W. Dare this Looff carousel is the oldest running flying horse design in the country. Abandoned in 1879 by a traveling carnival this attraction has been a mainstay of Watch Hill ever since. This carousel originally powered by a horse pulling the flying horses around the circle also had a hand powered organ. The local... More 

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14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

The kids(7 and 9) really enjoyed this old fashioned carousel. The rings were the best. Very cheap and in a beautiful location.

Thank Michelle H

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