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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 #4 of 33 Attractions in Amarillo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Pensacola, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Fantastic facility! Friendly staff. If you love the history of horses you can get it here. Displays of Hall of Famers, trophies, saddles, pictures, etc. Allow one and a half to two hours if you want to read everything.Good gift shop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I'm not a horse person, but I wanted to kill an hour during my business trip and see the sights. It's a small, but nicely furnished museum. There are a couple of educational exhibits for non-horse people like myself, so you can easily spend an hour here. The videos were a bit dated, and could use an update - but... More

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Amarillo, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This small museum on the east end of Amarillo just off I-40 displays a cool historic time line related to the history of the American Quarter Horse. Inexpensive and worth the trip.

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Pilot Point, Texas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

lots of history for American Quarter Horse people, lots of collections and things to see. some horse stuff for kids that is hands on

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Southrn California
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142 reviews 142 reviews
25 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The American Quarter Horse Heritage Center & Museum far surpassed my expectations. As a Quarter Horse owner and lifelong fan of the breed, I expected to enjoy the museum. However, I was not prepared for beautiful buildings, both inside and out, plus the vast collection of historical information and artifacts contained therein. It was fascinating to follow the history and... More

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Texas
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120 reviews 120 reviews
52 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

For the horse lover this place is superb, but I can see it appealing to anyone if you like to learn about history. We only stayed about an hour looking at the artwork & reading the historical information. The gift shop was a typical over-priced museum gift shop but it was neat and arranged nicely. I would not recommend this... More

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Pilot Point, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a must see even if you don't have a horse. The beautiful artwork, wall of Fame and gift shop will be enjoyed by all.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a unique place and I really don't want to come down on it too hard because I don't think it's really aimed at me. If you have any interest in horses and the history of the Quarterhorse then this is probably a magical place. It is certainly a great celebration of that history. But if you're not into... More

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Burleson, Texas
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145 reviews 145 reviews
130 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We spent a couple of hours looking at all the displays. You could easily spend longer. If you are into horses this is a must see.

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Plano, Texas
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278 reviews 278 reviews
106 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Have been here before and it was a nice side trip . They do this place well. Surprised more people do not attend

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