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Flying Horse Carousel

151 Bay St, Watch Hill, Westerly, RI 02891-5746
+1 401-348-6007
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Family Tradition

Been trying to grab the "brass ring" when I was a boy, my daughters and now my grandkids. Just... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Richard S
via mobile
Such a great throwback!

I love watching this carousel in action. I have been in RI for nearly 17 years, so having not grown... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Rhode Island
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Restored carousel which is a National Historic Landmark.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“brass ring” (27 reviews)
151 Bay St, Watch Hill, Westerly, RI 02891-5746
+1 401-348-6007
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Reviewed 2 days 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 5 days ago

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 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Amazing! Built in 1867. Got that...the oldest in the country and unlike any carousel that you've ever seen. Even when it wasn't operating (like yesterday) it was totally cool.

Thank PhilipConnecticut
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

If these don't hit u somewhere viscerally, u weren't raised in USA, and if u weren't, this is what an ascendant usa felt like, innocent but boundless optimism and ambition, struggles we had but we knew we were on the rise. Yes, one little kids...More

Thank wgardellajr
Reviewed 27 April 2017

This is still one of the world's best deals and providing memories of a lifetime. Worth waiting and buying a couple tickets for a couple rides. Always a good prep before going to St. Clare Annex for a post-ride ice cream cone.

Thank Singlethreaded
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We have taken our two grand daughters there until they were just too big for the attraction. The carousel is beautiful, very well maintained and the music is just as it should be. A great place to take the children during your stay in Watch...More

Thank X9200VOdianneb
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is a genuine antique treasure that can be enjoyed by riders and viewers with equal enthusiasm. My grandson has been riding every summer since he was 2 and recently brought his close friend for a visit to Westerly, RI. He was excited to share...More

Thank Cheryl H
Reviewed 12 February 2017

The merry-go-round was in a beautiful New England waterfront town. I wish we weren't just passing through and could have checked some other things out. The merry-go-round is the oldest in the country, the horses still suspended by chains so when they go around the...More

Thank TheDadofOz
Reviewed 15 November 2016

a great place for the kids to go on one of the oldest carousels in the country. well taken care of,clean.a small price to pay for history. near the beach. go up the hill and look to your right. now do not stop or our...More

Thank Barry N
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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 |