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American Quarter Horse Heritage Center & Museum

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Address: 2601 I-40 East at Quarter Horse Dr, Amarillo, TX
Phone Number: 888-209-8322, 806-376-5181
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The development of the American Quarter Horse from colonial times to...

The development of the American Quarter Horse from colonial times to present day is traced through interactive exhibits, dramatic video presentations and live demonstrations.

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Quarterhorse Heaven

Excellent museum honoring the American Quarterhorse. Outdoor arena lends itself to interesting demonstrations for those uninitiated to the horse. Love it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Evecat
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Lexington, OK
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Lexington, OK
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent museum honoring the American Quarterhorse. Outdoor arena lends itself to interesting demonstrations for those uninitiated to the horse. Love it.

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Thank Evecat
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Loved this place, but I have owned quarter horses. For children there are good educational exhibits. Nice gift shop. Worthwhile stop forus.

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Thank Brenda M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum pays homage to the old boys and girls that developed the racing end of the AQHA. The backyard horse people that world wide support the AQHA are given little recognition. There is so much more about the AQHA that is missing from the museum than is there. A movie is included with admission but the theatre was closed... More 

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Thank Bill B
Georgia
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99 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Main level was awesome & would have earned a "5" rating. Excellent information about horses & their care with some hands on items. Upstairs definitely showed the political slant of the owners/operators. The sad thing is that it took away from the displays. We have passed through Amarillo numerous times for the past 20 years & this was our first... More 

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Thank A B T
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

I liked the bottom level more than the top level: there were a lot of fun attractions downstairs. Upstairs is a bit tedious, too many things to read in my opinion. However, it was a really nice place, worth a stop!

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Thank Casey K
Amarillo, TX
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The American Quarter Horse Headquarters and Museum provides a very pleasant way to spend an afternoon. If you know what a quarter horse is, no explanation is necessary. If you don't, you will soon find out here. The quarter horse (so named because it is among the fastest creatures on earth for a quarter-mile) is the legendary mount of cowboys... More 

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Thank gwandeleanorf
Austin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

If you are wanting to learn about the history of the American Quarter Horse, this is the place to go. It is a beautiful place filled with lots of pictures and history of the American Quarter Horse and a very professional and informative staff to assist you. A great place to take the entire family.

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Thank Dean D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

Great history and well done. Good price for entry and friendly staff. Horse enthusiasts must visit..worth your time.

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Thank Doralee S
Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

The quarter horse is an important part of the American west and these exhibits will inform both the novices--with horse facts, and the aficionados--with equine geneology.

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Thank RioMountainMike
Pawhuska, Oklahoma
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102 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

If you are western horse oriented, then this is the place for you to go. Beautiful facility with excellent staff and exhibit.

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