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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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Colorful History

The museum is very nicely laid out with lots to read and see. There is a children's area, but most of the exhibits require reading. I took out of town guests here and after 3... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The museum is very nicely laid out with lots to read and see. There is a children's area, but most of the exhibits require reading. I took out of town guests here and after 3 hours we were just about done and had learned a ton. Great for a rainy or cool/cold day in town. It is walkable from Broadway,... More 

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Well organized exhibits. Nice section on Triple Crown winners. Hall of Fame was impressive. Free admission for active military and immediate family.

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Plattsburgh, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Museum is awe inspiring. The cars were amazing, the history of the cars and the building itself is extraordinary. All the displays where just fabulous. Highly recommend taking the time to go and explore and learn about the auto industry and history of New York

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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you're a race fan you should visit this museum and hall of fame. It doesn't take long to check out all of the exhibits, but there are some interesting pieces.

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Souzas, SP, Brazil
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34 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

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
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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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9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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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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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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