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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 2013
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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Saratoga Springs, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Great exhibits! Ride a horse (simulator), film on racing from the birth of a foal to racing. Silks exhibition...and one of the most wonderful collections of equine sport art!!!

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Washington, DC.
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

My family visits Saratoga once a year in August, and I always enjoy those morning walks down Union Avenue prior to a day at the races. This museum is a somewhat ideal place to prepare yourself- walking through it - that is, and seeing the familiar silks, etc, and the sound of the radio in the Hall of Fame...it is... More

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Levittown, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

This museum is fun and informative. A children's area that has life size stuffed horses with brushes to brush them and other hands on materials. For the grown ups the photos and history is great fun. This is a great spot

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toronto
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

What a beautiful museum! It is all so well organized. Even if you don't like racing, this museum is worth your time. You will learn so much. The displays, pictures and trophies tell an interesting story of the history of horse racing in the U.S.

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Hazlet, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We are big racing fans, and if you love the history of the sport, or just enjoy a walk into the past you'll love it.

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new york
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18 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

On September 21, 2013 we had the wedding ceremony here.It was fantastic, the staff was great. The guests [ some horse-racing fans] loved the exhibits.Guests who were not horse -racing fans, loved the exhibits. This is a Saratoga must see.Thank you Jennifer and Dan for making the ceremony memorable. Can't wait to see the wedding photos. THANK YOU.

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Madeira Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

The amount of information about the racing industry is amazing. The guides are both knowledgable and interesting. The displays of a starting gate and tote board were helpful in understanding the track. Well worth a visit!

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

This museum gave the history of horse racing & it's right across the street from the Saratoga Racetrack.

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Swampscott, Massachusetts
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

well what can one say? Here it is,all the history and color and drama of the sport of kings. To read the acomplishments of the members of the hall,horses,riders and trainers, is to be really,really moved. If you are a horse racing fan,this is the holy grail. If not,well,this place may make you one. Oh yes,there is the wonderful statue... More

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Montreal
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

This was my second visit to the museum, and I have to admit, it was to escape the crowds at the race track for a bit, but this time I actually looked at the memorabilia and was surprised to see the actual contract that was signed by Seabiscut's owner and Red Pollard, his silk, boots, and the St. Christopher medal... More

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