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Kentucky Horse Park

4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511
+1 859-233-4303+1 859-233-4303
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Ranked #2 of 55 attractions in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: The only park of its kind in the world, the Kentucky Horse Park is a working horse farm, educational theme park and equine competition facility... more » Owner description: The only park of its kind in the world, the Kentucky Horse Park is a working horse farm, educational theme park and equine competition facility dedicated to man's relationship with the horse. Set on more than 1,200 acres in the heart of the Kentucky's famous Bluegrass region, the park is THE place to get close to horses! Featuring dozens of breeds of horse at work and at play, the park showcases the horse in daily equine presentations, horse drawn tours, horseback and pony rides, and an array of horse shows and special events throughout the year. The park's International Museum of the Horse, a Smithsonian Affiliate, is the world's largest equestrian museum. Offering both the experienced horseman and novice an opportunity to explore the many facets of humanity's relationship with the horse, the museum is dedicated to all breeds and disciplines of horse and covers some 50-million years of equine history. State-of-the-art technology complements rare artifacts and scholarly research to present a unique, educational, museum experience for all ages. The American Saddlebred Museum, the Showplace for Saddlebreds, celebrates Kentucky's first native breed of horse. The museum features interactive exhibits and a movie. « less
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Baltimore, Maryland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

We visited on a Sunday morning and stayed until mid afternoon but we did not see everything. If we are in the area again we will return to the KHP. The cashier in the visitor's center gave us great advice for pacing our experience so that we could see shows and take a horseback ride. The grounds are beautiful and... More

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Maxton, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Well worth a visit. I'm not that familiar with horse racing, but was in the area visiting family. I was amazed at these size of these thoroughbred horses. The museum has a lot of information on previous winners, and there is a tour of the stable area.

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Columbus, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We had a nice visit to Kentucky Horse Park with my family. It's a perfect place to take your kids if they like horses! Our kids are still toddlers, but they had nice play ground and trolly ride for the kids and they enjoyed it. Will visit again in the future before they turn 6 years old! (6 and under... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Our daughter is completely obsessed with horses, so we included the KHP on our recent vacation itinerary. We got there in time to have lunch in the snack bar, but the line was so long and moved so slowly that we all agreed to order something portable, whether we wanted that item or not, in order to be able to... More

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Oxford
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

We are not a "horse family." We don't own horses, show or ride them. So, this was just an ok experience. We liked seeing the horses up close and getting to ride them for the first time. But it a large park with not too much for younger ones. If you don't particularly care about horses, I wouldn't bother. The... More

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Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

We camped at the Kentucky Horse Park just after Labor Day weekend. I only wish more RV campgrounds were as clean and spacious and peaceful as this one. The cost was $54 for 2 nights (W and E...no full hook-ups). Not only was it the nicest campground we stayed at in our 5+ week trip, but it was also the... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Every time I visit the Horse Park I am more amazed with the price, the facilities, and the people. We have visited the Park more than 20 times for events, shows, camping and just to walk around. This is home to Champions. From the youngest riders to the World Class Rolex show to Kentucky Derby winners, every level and every... More

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Syracuse, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Especially liked the Hall of Champions where they showed a clip of "The Race" that made each horse famous-- then they brought out that horse. This is the retirement home of many racehorses. They also have a little horse show highlighting different breeds of horses. The grounds are beautifully kept. We had a nice lunch at the Farmhouse Restaurant at... More

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McHenry, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

We thought we could just cruise through this park and see the horses real quick before we started the 2nd leg of a road trip. We didn't want to leave! You could easily spend a day or two here. It was so neat to see the Champion horses, and all of the horse shows we had time to see were... More

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Sewell, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

The price of admission to this huge complex is reasonable. The grounds are immaculate. There are many opportunities to see horses up-close and ask questions about the various breeds on display. The indoor exhibits are interesting and very well-presented. I especially enjoyed the Hall of Champions, where retired champion racehorses are brought one-by-one into a small covered grandstand, where the... More

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