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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 #7 of 32 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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Amarillo, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This is a good place if you like hoarse and people history. It was ok. The gift shop was overpriced. Like $60 for a picture frame that cost like $10 to make.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

It was on my must see list but was a bit of a disappointment. A great deal of time and space was spent on AQHA the organization and people behind it instead of the actual horses that provided the foundation. I really expected more genealogy from the past up to the present but it wasn't there.

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Amarillo
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Kids would have a hard time staying tamed in this place. Just a bunch of history and reading. Din't mind it myself, but wouldn't bring rowdy kids in there. Great history information though!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

great historical representation of evolution of organization. Would not miss it if you are into horses

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Bakersfield, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I wish we had more time as we were travelling through with horses. Lots of information to read. Fascinating if you own a Quarter Horse and know its breeding.

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Amarillo, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

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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20 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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4 attraction reviews
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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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