Know what's creepier than riding a 136-year-old carousel horse with a real horsehair tail and mane? Jealously watching children ride 136-year-old carousel horses with real horsehair tails and manes! That's right, folks, the country's oldest carousel is for kids only, so step off. Even though we old folks can't ride these ponies, we can still admire them. And wonder about where they got those tails and manes. (Was the horse aware of where his hair was going? Equine Locks of Love?) History buffs and fans of old-timey carnival rides should get a kick out of this thing: these 20 horses aren't rooted to the floor like the fluorescent numbers you can catch at any county fair this summer — they're suspended from a center frame, which means these ponies fly. And that really only makes us want to ride them even more. Blast!
Flying Horse Carousel, 151 Bay St, Westerly, RI | 401.348.6007
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