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The Flying Horse Carousel claims to be the oldest amusement ride in the US. It was believed to be built around 1876 for a traveling circus by New York?s Charles W. Dare Company. It is still in operation until today in Watch Hill, Rhode Island, although, only children below 12 are allowed to ride.

Aside from its age, another notable thing about the Flying Horse Carousel is its construction. It is the oldest of all the carousels in its kind, where the horses are suspended with the help of chains and not supported by a wooden platform. The horses? mane and tails are also made of real horsehair, and are equipped by genuine leather saddles.

The Flying Horse Carousel is now located at Westerly, Rhode Island.
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