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“free ride”(27 reviews)
“brass ring”(33 reviews)
“wings”(29 reviews)
Restored carousel which is a National Historic Landmark.
151 Bay St, Watch Hill, Westerly, RI 02891-5746
+1 401-348-6007
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Reviewed 13 December 2018

This carousel is one of the oldest if to the oldest "flying horse" carousel in America. The horses hand from an overhead apparatus by a chain . They do not go up and down, but swing gently outward allowing the children to try to capture...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Paul R
Reviewed 5 September 2018

This is such a wonderful carousel. The kids on the outer horses have the opportunity to grab the brass ring and if a child gets it, he gets a free ride! The horses are beautiful and the kids love it! Unfortunately, our kids are now...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Michele Z
Reviewed 3 September 2018

This is for toddlers and very young school age kids. The horses are very old and delicate. While beautiful, it is a small carousel (especially if you are expecting something similar to Six Flags or Disney's carousel). The line was not too long on a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

I was here as a child in the summers from babyhood until mid teens.....the Merry go round was a staple of my childhood and is still fun......love to watch a new group of kids riding and hoping for the brass ring.....

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank quinnie98
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Good place to stop with the kids for a ride on an historic carousel. There are 2 beaches, refreshments and shops all around the carousel location.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ripicker
Reviewed 26 August 2018

We always stop here when we are in the area for a quick ride. The kids always have fun and the price is reasonable.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Nicholas P
Reviewed 22 August 2018

We took the grandkids down to show them what rides use to be like. It's amazing how much they loved the simple round and round. Reaching for the rings adds enough fun for them to keep coming back.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Nancy G
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

We have come here when the kids were young and it was a tradition to have them ride the flying horses. Our kids are grown but we stopped by and watched the excited riders try to grab the brass rings.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LollysLook
Reviewed 13 August 2018

We took my 3 year old granddaughter who has not been a fan of merry-go-rounds and she loved this! It was not fast and the music was not loud! The kids on the outer horses try to grab the brass ring for a free ride....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mommacil
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Although not that safe for young kids (<4) tha older ones (=/>5) would have a really good time. This is an older carousel with an option of grabbing rings.

Date of experience: July 2018
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14 March 2018|
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Response from burnsie777 | Reviewed this property |
I would have to answer as the other person did. Very little free parking for shops, otherwise paid parking for $10-$20. There is also parking on the off street but watch the signs in some spots you need a permit.
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.