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National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

191 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
518-584-0400
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Description: 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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Souzas, SP, Brazil
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260 reviews 260 reviews
34 attraction reviews
589 helpful votes 589 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

I am leary of museums but having seen something on CNN´s Wining Post the week before, I made it a point to work a visit to this museum into my schedule. They only open at 1000 which complicated thinsg a bit. Everything is well organized and easy to follow around. There were very few other visitors that day so it... More

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Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

A fun thing to do with the family while visiting the beautiful city of Saratoga Springs. We enjoyed learning about the history of horse racing. Make this part of your get-away when you visit the track or go off-season when it may be quieter.

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is a beautifully organized and presented museum about horseracing. All of the history of the sport is here. There is plenty to engage everyone, with some special features for children. There are several interactive exhibits, such as videos of all of the Triple-Crown winners' races. It is worth the price of admission to see all three races for Secretariat... More

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London
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

You have like horse racing but, if you do, this museum is a must. It is well thought out and expensively produced. It describes the history and development of racing in USA from the beginning, era by era, and adds an enormous amount of background and context on the races, the horses and people involved in the sport. You can... More

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Sutton, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I am not a fan of horse racing but I spent about an hour and a half just browsing through this museum. Really nice exhibits especially the horse surging out of the starting gate. Lots of famous horse information to be heard and seen. Jockeys were holding a fundraiser for injured jockeys the day we were there. They were happy... More

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This Museum is a must for horse racing fans, They have two for one admission with AAA. There is so much history here,plaques ,paintings, pictures. there is a big electric betting tote board, a real starting gate,jockey silks and horse riding simulator. The garden has a statue of Secretariat that you can walk right up to. We went there about... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

If your not a horse owner or jockey, you can get a picture by the Secretariat statue there since the public has no access to the original at Belmont Park paddock. also has a horse simulator to feel like a jockey and you get to dress in silks.

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New York City area
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is a MUST SEE!! I've been here 2x & love it. There is a children's play & learn area so bring the kids. The adults & teens will enjoy the artwork. Incredible paintings! Take the time to learn the history of racing. Best time to visit - before the track opens. The track parking lots get full quickly, so... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Wonderful park in which to walk, sit, and ride old historic Carousel. The whole town of Saratoga Springs is historical.

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Stillwater, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Interesting displays and artifacts about the history of the sport. Kept my attention even though I am only a casual fan.

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