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Flying Horse Carousel

151 Bay St, Watch Hill, Westerly, RI 02891-5746
+1 401-348-6007
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Teeny, Tiny Raggedy Carousel

I go out of the country searching for a wonderful carousels. What a huge disappointment to arrive... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Erin K
Weston, CT
via mobile
This is definitely worth a look!!

It was actually more beautiful than I had expected it to be. It is definitely worth it to take a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hickory, North Carolina
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Restored carousel which is a National Historic Landmark.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“free ride” (22 reviews)
“brass ring” (29 reviews)
151 Bay St, Watch Hill, Westerly, RI 02891-5746
+1 401-348-6007
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

old style flying horses going round with the music. Too bad there is an age and weight limit! I would have loved to ride.

Thank rubbani2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our children grew up looking forward to the return of the flying horses each summer in Watch Hill. The horses are a work of art. The children love the challenge of reaching for the rings as the carousel spins around; children who are old enough...More

Thank Lois P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Flying Horse Carousel is a wonderful piece of Watch Hill history. It is not overly fancy or beautiful for that matter but the fact it's been here so long and all the generations of kids it's brought happiness to is awe inspiring In itself....More

Thank KBD87
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We thought we'd be able to ride the carousel but it is only for small children! It may be historical but it was not fancy or showy like many merry go rounds! The horses are low to the ground and pretty. Not the typical brightly...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Been trying to grab the "brass ring" when I was a boy, my daughters and now my grandkids. Just gotta be under 5 foot and less than 100 pounds to take a $1.50 ride on the historic relic.

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 16 July 2017

I love watching this carousel in action. I have been in RI for nearly 17 years, so having not grown up here, I never had the chance to ride it myself And, my kids were and are too old. But, this quaint staple of yesterday...More

Thank DaveEB310
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Must see this old classic carousel. It brings charm to such a beautiful sea side town. It will only hold children so adults can only enjoy watching the kids, but the ice cream store is only a few stores down the street so grab a...More

Thank Nancy M
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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 |