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Address: 4083 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511
Phone Number: 859-259-2746
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Explore the history and legends of the American Saddlebred, Kentucky's only...

Explore the history and legends of the American Saddlebred, Kentucky's only native breed, at this museum which includes various exhibits and an award winning multi-image show, "Saddlebred for America."

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Great companion to the Kentucky Horse Park

This is a great exhibit that is a companion to the Kentucky Horse Park. It is located on the right side of the parking lot for the Park. Admission is included in the Park... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Wescosville, Pennsylvania
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Lexington, Kentucky
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

There are so much history in one building. Beautiful displays and exibits year round. Beautiful gift shop with friendly staff.

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Thank JP M
Mount Washington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Showing how the horses were used from the beginning. Very good showing of some different types of horses and some of the equipment used with them.

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Thank Creeker01
Lititz, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Located on the grounds of the Kentucky Horse Park. This museum was filled with interesting and interactive displays that reflect the significant role the Saddlebred played in America's history. There are many hands-on activities and short, informational films about these amazing horses. We left with a new appreciation and understanding of this fine breed.

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Thank CapChaos
Clearwater, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Co-located in the Kentucky Horse Place, it was much weaker than the other museums there. The place can be very noisy, distracting if you are trying to follow the video displays. It recognizes the great contributions of black trainers and showman, but this display is easily overlooked.

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Thank Jim S
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I went one time years ago and would not recommend buying a ticket. Now if you go to the Kentucky Horse Park, you usually get a free ticket. It is still not worth it unless you like Saddlebreds.

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Thank Kelly M
Wescosville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This is a great exhibit that is a companion to the Kentucky Horse Park. It is located on the right side of the parking lot for the Park. Admission is included in the Park ticket. This horse museum is artifact filled tribute to the horse. Take the time to see it after you are done with the Park. You will... More 

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Thank tank1050
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Nice museum, if you like history and horses, but then again if you did not like either, why did you go here? I was here for a special exhibit and it was very nice, although the security people watch you like you are going to steal something, That part I could had done with out, but still, they are just... More 

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Thank Scott F
Lexington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

LOVED the American Saddlebred Museum! It was included as a part of the ticket price to the Kentucky Horse Park which was a nice surprise. I had my two kids with me and they had a ball in the children's section. Tons of interactive things for them to do. They both rode life size rocking horses, answered trivia questions on... More 

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Thank George K
Greenfield, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

A very nice museum. It's worth a visit since it's next to Kentucky horse park. The is something for all ages to see.

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Thank Filson2434
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

This was a cute museum after visiting the Kentucky horse park. Lots of photos, trophies, a film area, and children's exploration room.

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