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Flying Horse Carousel

151 Bay St, Watch Hill, Westerly, RI 02891-5746
+1 401-348-6007
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Restored carousel which is a National Historic Landmark.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“free ride” (24 reviews)
“brass ring” (31 reviews)
“wings” (22 reviews)
151 Bay St, Watch Hill, Westerly, RI 02891-5746
+1 401-348-6007
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Didn't even know of this attraction until walking to the lighthouse. Unique and old amusement ride that can be observed and appreciated in minutes.

Thank DT-PEI
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My fiancé is from westerly. We went back with her sister in law to recreate a photo taken of the two of them in front of the Carousel 55 years ago. The fun is still there. Worth the visit.

Thank chagresjim
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a historic "flying horse" carousel. Great fun for kids. The horses are elevated over the ground unlike other carousels where the horse is attacked to a platform. Kids pull on rings and whoever gets the brass ring gets a prize (it used to...More

Thank Justin A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The oldest continuously operating carousel in the US, this is a landmark. The antique horses spin out with centrifugal force just right for little ones. The outside horse riders get a shot at grabbing rings and the lucky winner of the brass ring gets a...More

Thank Dana T
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This carousel is the local landmark. It is one of the things in Westerly that my kids grew up with. Who never forget riding a horse by the beach, even if it is a fake one! Beautifully colored horses, fun ride!

Thank burnsie777
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Just happened to be in town and decided to look around and bumped into this. It is a living, working piece of history. If you're looking for safe and new this isn't it. There are some basic safety measures but it's as close to original...More

Thank mrpesce
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Our 4 yr old enjoyed his ride. Fun stop after the beach. Good to note that this is not a carousel parents can ride with their child as their is no bottom floor. The horses are suspended from the top.

Thank amanda g
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

I go out of the country searching for a wonderful carousels. What a huge disappointment to arrive at this teeny tiny decrepitude carousel after all the hype. The horses are so tiny that no one over the age of 10 can possibly set on them....More

Thank Erin K
Reviewed 15 August 2017

It was actually more beautiful than I had expected it to be. It is definitely worth it to take a look, even if you don't have children with you, the child in you can appreciate this carousel. The artwork around the inside is beautiful- I...More

Thank flatfaces
Reviewed 11 August 2017

The carousel has vintage horses that are available to small children. There is a weight limit, so keep that in mind or call ahead if you are uncertain if your child will be able to ride. The cost was $1 per ride which lasts a...More

Thank Shnoogie
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Judy M
3 August 2016|
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Response from Kathy S | Reviewed this property |
I do not believe there is a minimum age, I have seen parents standing along side of the horse to guide the child in the experience when the age is younger.
4 August 2015|
Response from WorkingMyBucketList | Reviewed this property |