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American Quarter Horse Heritage Center & Museum

2601 I-40 East at Quarter Horse Dr, Amarillo, TX
888-209-8322, 806-376-5181
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Ranked #3 of 31 attractions in Amarillo
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Museums
Owner description: The development of the American Quarter Horse from colonial times to present day is traced through interactive exhibits, dramatic video presentations... more » Owner description: The development of the American Quarter Horse from colonial times to present day is traced through interactive exhibits, dramatic video presentations and live demonstrations. « less
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Amarillo, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Just came from there. Not well done. Most of it would be of interest to avid quarter-horse folks who want to see some famous saddle or read about their favorite jockey. There was a "newbies" section, which was the best part, but it was a small part overall. Many pictures and horse-related items on display, but how many saddles or... More

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Midland, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I guess this would be a venue anyone who likes horses should stop and see if anywhere in the area. It is a really nice facility. We only stopped to see the special exhibit about the "Buffalo Soldiers". This exhibit was better than expected.

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Amarillo, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I'm not interested in horses but I found the history, facts and educational section regarding horses interesting. I thought the museum was laid out well and displays were good but I'm not sure if I would go back.

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California, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

They have a short movie explaining the quarter horse that is nicely done. The first floor has a hands-on exhibit explaining "horse" life, how to care for a horse, what veterinarians do for horses, types of horse riding competitions, saddles, and feed. Directed toward children but I still learned something. Upstairs is all about the professional rodeo cowboy - not... More

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Monkton, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

I love horses, but my breed is Arabians. This museum was interesting. If I I knew more about the history of the breed, I would have appreciated it more. There is an especially good educational section about horses and their care in general which would be useful to children.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Nice display of basic horse care and types of riding competitions. Upstairs the displays of highly awarded riders and their gear wasn't that interesting, I liked the Cowboy Museum in Oklahoma much better.

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Woodland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

For people who love horses, especially cow horses, this is a must see. They have beautiful exhibits and much information. There is just something about horses, especially Quarter Horses that 'grab a holt of ya by the heart and soul' and this is a great place to indulge. They have 'hands on' exhibits for kids that are interesting for us... More

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Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

My husband is the horse-lover in our family, but even I enjoyed the exhibits! The live demonstrations are great to watch, too!

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Flatwoods, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The massive foyer was like a chapel.......no one wanted to speak above a whisper! The displays were truly informative and the artwork was phenomenal.

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Fascinating displays, film shows, interactive exhibits for children. Amazing collections of artefacts and memorabilia. Quite emotional if you love Quarter Horses. Very highly recommended.

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