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National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

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Address: 191 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Phone Number: +1 518-584-0400
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Description: History of Thoroughbred racing is told through a superb collection of...
History of Thoroughbred racing is told through a superb collection of equine art, trophies of past wins, magnificent silks and racing memorabilia.
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Great historical museum

Great spot to actually learn the history of horse racing and Saratoga. It's a really neat place and you will enjoy all the exhibits....

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Great spot to actually learn the history of horse racing and Saratoga. It's a really neat place and you will enjoy all the exhibits....

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A very interesting museum and nicely put together. Although I am not a huge horse racing fan I do enjoy the track occasionally and found the museum a pleasant surprise--well worth going.

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Ocean Pines, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Very professionally presented, and very informative as well as entertaining. For the race fan it's paradise. For the non fan you will come to appreciate the animals, the jockeys and the trainers and their love for the animal and the sport. These are tremendously dedicated folks. It should take you 1 to 2 hours to see it all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The museum is rich in thoroughbred racing history, celebrating it's 65th anniversary this year. The hall of fame section is a fitting tribute to all the tremendous accomplishments of those involved in the sport of kings. We enjoyed the Treasures of the Vault exhibition and the tributes to the past and present Triple Crown winners. Highly recommend a visit as... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Went to the museum the day before I went to the races. Made the races so much more enjoyable. Gives you insight as to what goes on behind the scenes. Also, had an easy to follow history of horse racing in chronological galleries. Reasonably priced for the experience.

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Albany, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Even if you are not a big horse racing fan, this museum is a place you should check out. This museum will help you gain an appreciation of the sport. It will school you on the history of the culture horse racing and will show you why so many people love it. There are some amazing displays and the special... More 

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Kodiak, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

If you're in Saratoga, you probably have an interest in horse racing - and this museum is perfect for you! The building is beautiful, the exhibits and videos are very well done, and even kids will be caught up in the drama and pageantry of racing. Great history of jockeys, horses, and trainers. Enjoyable for all ages.

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A wonderful museum of everything thoroughbred! From the hall of fame to the treasures from some very famous races, if you like horses, this place will bring a tear to your eye. Very impressed with the entire museum. The pedigree generator is wonderful.

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Wilton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

A great way to learn the history of the sport. Beautiful building with great exhibits. Really great value.

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Bend, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

A very interesting and well done museum about racing. The Hall of Fame with all the placques of jockeys, trainers, and horses a treat as well as a video to punch up classic races. An hour minimum.

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