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Kentucky Horse Park

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Address: 4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511
Phone Number: +1 859-233-4303
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Leisure education
Description: The only park of its kind in the world, the Kentucky Horse Park is a...
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. With the park's own tourist activities and the numerous additional horse shows that take place in the equine competition facilities throughout the year, there can be a fair amount of walking involved, depending on visitor interest level. Comfortable shoes and clothing is recommended, appropriate for Kentucky's seasonal weather. Dogs and other pets are permitted on park grounds, as long as they are on a leash or in an approved carrier, although they may not be permitted in some buildings.
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attended the Rolex 3 Day Event. Had an awesome time and loved the grounds. Beautiful and clean venue.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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Grosse Ile, Michigan
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Grosse Ile, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

attended the Rolex 3 Day Event. Had an awesome time and loved the grounds. Beautiful and clean venue.

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Eagle, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

My wife loves horses and the whole horse thing , me nit do much ! Our daughter is in the horse industry and has volunteered here for the Rolex show. We spent the $ and did the private tour , saw 3 shows and were driven around in a golf cart, really had a great time , great shows ,... More 

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

I visited here while attending an equine event at the park and loved the grounds and museum. Whether you are a racing fan or just an equine enthusiast, the history is amazing. A must see is the Man O War statue but don't miss the stride lengths leading up to the statue. Truly impressive. Its worth stopping for a day... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

What a place-equestrian arena with events going on all the time-just a great setting---go visit this place for sure!!!!!!

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Island, Kentucky
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

Actually it's been since 2010 since I've been to the Horse Park but I've been NUMEROUS times in my life my family and I LOVE HORSES! If you love horses, this is the place for you. They're everywhere and there's just so much to do you can see past famous racehorses and show horses, see all kinds of breeds and... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

So much to see and do. Well worth the trip. Everything is so well maintained and both horse people and non-horse people will enjoy the up close experiences offered at the Horse Park.

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Santa Clarita, California
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

This is an amazing place. The museum is spectacular. The grounds are beautiful. Horseback riding was a blast. Short ride but fine. We also stayed at the Horse park campground. That is a beautiful campground. Clean and very large sites. Perfect family place with lots of fun for the whole family. Laundry, tennis, pool and playgrounds.

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Fort Wayne
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

Arrived here on a Thursday. Getting into the place was a mess as card were everywhere going everywhere. Once we got to a parking lot spot we ended up being close to the visitor center. We had plans of going on the Van Tour for 3 hour to the various horse farms in the area. We went inside and they... More 

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Pompton Lakes, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

We paid $5 to park then went to the visitors center and found out we had to pay just to walk around-$16 each...there are trolley tours-they last only 8-10 minutes...pretty much thought this place was a waste of time

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Hudson, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

Everything there was great. Friendly folks and well run. We were in the Patron Plus tent the food was delicious. I would highly recommend. A bucket list must for the horse enthusiast,

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