Merry Go Round Museum

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After reading Carousel Tides I really wanted to go to the Merry Go Round Museum in Sandusky.

The museum has a collection of hand carved carousel animals from the late 1800 and early 1900s.

Horses

Cats

Dogs

Birds

Donkey!

Cows

There is also a workshop where carvers restore the animals in the collection and animals from private collections.

They have some of the animals from the stamps.

Three of their deer were at the White House for Christmas 2014.

There is a working carousel in the middle of the room that you can ride.  All the animals are restored from other carousels.  I wanted to ride the ostrich but he was high up and didn’t have stirrups.

Merry Go Round Museum Sandusky OH

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Admission $6 which includes one carousel ride