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Just a grand old landmark in Oak Bluffs

Touted as the oldest continually operating carousel in the United States, this is definitely... read more

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jer b
Bristol, Connecticut
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Lovely activity

Lovely little activity on the oldest carousel. The children compete for a ring as they going around... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bronx, New York
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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...more
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33 Lake Avenue, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557
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Reviewed today via mobile

Touted as the oldest continually operating carousel in the United States, this is definitely something to do when visiting Martha’s Vineyard, especially with children. There is a brass rings that can be caught as the carousel rotates and this gives you a free ride. Snacks...More

Thank jer b
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely little activity on the oldest carousel. The children compete for a ring as they going around to win for a free ride. Even i got into the fun of it all with my son.

1  Thank annmmar
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It’s over a century old and in regular use. Where else can kids of all ages have fun with an antique for three and a half bucks? It’s neat and everybody should try it!

1  Thank Lawrence T
Reviewed 4 days ago

The younger kids loved riding the horses and trying to catch the rings. Quintessential memories of Martha's Vineyard! It was so fun we returned again and again.

Thank Thistle N
Reviewed 5 days ago

Second time on the island and second time stopping here.. my daughter LOVES the classic carousel and the people working here could not be nicer. A must visit for sure!

Thank Lauren M
Reviewed 6 days ago

All 4 of our kids- aged 11-13 enjoyed trying to catch the brass ring and win a free ride on the carousel. Very crowded after ferry lets off and claw games in the arcade seemed to be unwinable but kids enjoyed it. Staff was very...More

Thank CBMC1234
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a classic game center for a rainy day on the Vineyard but do be sure to get there close to the 10AM opening time - later in the day it can get very loud and overwhelming. The carousel itself has old-school rings!

1  Thank physiciantraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family enjoyed this place very much. There is something special about this historic Carousel Museum/ride. Kids and adults had a blast. Very inexpensive and well worth it.

1  Thank karyn12212018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Both of my kids, 7 year old girl and 12 year old boy, both enjoyed the ride. They said that it was well worth it and that they would do it again.

Thank Arcadia23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brought two toddlers and one caught the brass ring for a free ride! Lots of fun lines were short. Good for the toddlers and adults as well.

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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