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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 33 Attractions in Amarillo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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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.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

so much history and great things in here loved seeing the all the displays and such, i am huge racehorse enthusist so i enjoyed beign here

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Newton, Kansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Not a horse lover but found it very interesting and I was in awe at the building itself. The displays were very well presented.

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AMARILLO
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This facility is a true tribute to the American Quarter Horse. It has pictures and statues of famous horses and people associated with the breed. A first class place with very friendly people. There are even interactive exhibits for children to enjoy. They have special events for the whole family to educate people and let kids interact with live animals.... More

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Clovis, New Mexico
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9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Very concise history on these horses. It's probably best for real enthusiasts and not for the smaller kids as the history boards are just filled with facts that will make your head spin. It'll be a once only trip for us but this history is what made Amarillo and Texas so colorful so in that respect it deserves to be... More

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Tucumcari
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We enjoyed spending time in the museum and plan to go back. Learned a lot on the history of the quarterhorse.

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Wattsburg, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

As you might guess, you will benefit most from a visit to this spot if you are really into Quarter Horses. There's obviously a lot of money in the Quarter Horse enthusiast ranks. Donations to build this were substantial and The Quarter Horse Association is right next door which may have provided the bulk of the funding. They've got 4... More

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Amarillo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Every year this show gets better and better! It is almost indescribable the talent that is displayed in the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame and Museum in Amarillo, Texas! Jack Sorenson, Edgar Sotelo, newbie - Joshua Sorenson and the amazing Tyler Crow! Go see this before it is over. Plan on seeing it next year! You will be entertained... More

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

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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13 helpful votes 13 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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