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Merry-Go-Round Museum

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Address: 301 Jackson St., Sandusky, OH
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+1 419-626-6111

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Very interesting and good value

Enjoyed the museum and found it very informative. Surprised to see a working merry-go-round inside. Good for kids.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Cleveland, Ohio
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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed the museum and found it very informative. Surprised to see a working merry-go-round inside. Good for kids.

Thank fatherat744
Toledo, Ohio
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

My youngest loves Merry-Go-Rounds, so I thought this would be a slam dunk. DUD! Not only was is a waste of time, but because there was a psychic reading club there, my kids only got to ride the big Merry-Go-Round once. Not a good experience at all, and we'll not be returning!

Thank jeremy_neller
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We did a quick stop and spent about 30mins visiting this museum. The staff is very knowledgeable and very friendly. $24 for two adults and three kids and many more money spent at the souvenir shop.

Thank expatWorld
Wyoming, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

We came here with the National Carousel Association convention back in September. This was our second visit. And it certainly won't be our last! Seeing a wide variety of carousel animals along with some information on them was fabulous. Each one is such a special work of art. I really liked the theme this year that included some of the... More 

Thank Bertram S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

small museum, has a merry go round inside, got to see someone restoring a horse from a merry go round

Thank Dawne H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

My wife read a review on this and thought it would be nice to see it. Glad we did. There have a lot there and you can learn some good history. You get a ride on an old Merry-Go-Round and if you time it right, you will get to see people carving out new pieces (horses mostly). A good place... More 

Thank Terry C
United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

I love carousels. I find they bring out the kid in you and re create childhood memories with family. I took my mother and my three teenage children and everyone enjoyed the tour and being able to ride the large carousel. It actually went pretty fast. I would visit again. Well worth the minimum amount aid and it was perfect... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We ended up here because the couple we were traveling with really wanted to go. I was not sure but went along. There was so much history and information that we spent over an hour there. The ride is faster than most merry go rounds. The volunteers were very knowledgeable. The animals were indeed works of art.

Thank Juliann M
Benton, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Good with any weather , especially on rainy days. It is small but has some beautiful pieces and history. You ride the carousel as part of the admission price , it is worth the ride no matter your age it will be the fastest and most fun carousel ride you have ever done.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

We went about an hout before they were closing. I think it usually costs 9.00/person. We got in for free. Lots of very interesting displays. Mae for a fun way to spend a rainy afternoon.

Thank sherry g

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