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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Great fun, learn lots about horses

Friends told us about this place and we had a great time learning lots about horses. The statues around the place are great. Take the horse drawn trolley ride and get a bit of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Wescosville, Pennsylvania
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Wescosville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Friends told us about this place and we had a great time learning lots about horses. The statues around the place are great. Take the horse drawn trolley ride and get a bit of the narration of the place. Take in the various events. Use the program they give as a guide. Since it is mostly outdoors, try to go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

If you are into horses, then this place is for you. Museums, statues, shops, shows, and even the opportunity to ride a horse for a bit. If you are lucky, you can catch a horse show taking place on the grounds. Visit old horse legends who make their home at the park. We entered when the park opened and left... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

If you want the real Kentucky experience, this is it. Lots of information about horses. The horse drawn trolley ride is a must!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Most of my time at the park was spent at the Rolex Kentucky and Kentucky Reining Cup. However, the park is beautiful and looks like the surrounding horse farms, except you can actually find a place to pull over, park and enjoy the surroundings. Museums were terrific! Great place for families and horse lovers.

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Lexington, Kentucky, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

All type of horses from all around the world, very didactic explanations, and very friendly instructors

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Always a place of peace and joy! We love our trips to the horse park. We were there with our horse group and our horses to do demos at the park for the weekend. Staff was great as always. Place is beautiful and always clean.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Very well kept and friendly staff is always a pleasure here!! Plenty of shade and always a great time!!

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

If you are looking for a place to get a little exercise and meet some horses up close, this is a great place to do it. Friendly staff and a beautiful setting. While the museum and such will appeal to an older crowd, they do have activities for youngsters, too. Be sure to check the calendar before planning a trip... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Beautiful horsepark. Was there for Rolex. The grounds and amenities are outstanding. Be sure to visit the museum and barns.

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Erwin, Tennessee, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

What a beautiful park. The place was immaculate. The horses were amazing. You can get right up to them and pet them. Our kids loved it. So much to do and see there that we didn't have enough time to see it all. We got there too late and didn't realize how big it was. Next time we will get... More 

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