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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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very interesting historical museum.reasonable price for admission

loved interactive areas for children. All the stories about Saratoga & racing were explained. We did not dislike anything. we enjoyed the gift shop. The Museum is across the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

loved interactive areas for children. All the stories about Saratoga & racing were explained. We did not dislike anything. we enjoyed the gift shop. The Museum is across the street from the Saratoga Race Track

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The movie was just a number of disjointed old movie clips without explanation; I didn't know what I was looking at. Later there was some narration. I thought it would be a current film file about the history of horse racing, which would have been informative. It showcases a lot of trophies and photos with some informative things to read.... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I enjoyed this not too big museum focused on the history and practice of American Thorobred Horse Racing. Displays are well done, easy to understand, not drab and dated. If you want to know more about this declining pastime, spend a couple of hours and you will enjoy it.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

There were some great exhibits here, such as beautiful examples of the silks, a graphic about thoroughbred lineage, and some nice details about jockeys. However we were very disappointed by how shallow the information was across the board. There were no cultural analyses, no treatment of any of the current or past issues, like doping and the fact that the... More 

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We don't even know horses - but it was a fun walk through about all the famous Thoroughbreds. Plenty of room to walk around. Interesting exhibits. We live in town and bring all our visitors. Never a disappointment.

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Little Rhody, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Nice art and history, even if you're not a horse fan. This museum is a small and intimate place almost everyone will enjoy.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

My wife and I visited this museum for 90 mins. and loved every minute of it! We came away with a thorough overview of horse racing in America over the past 200 years. The are a dozen galleries featuring paintings, sculptures, trophies and memorabilia. The Hall of Fame arena has bronze plaques for each horse, jockey, owner and trainer member.... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is a small museum showcasing many different aspects of the horse racing in the area. very friendly staff, you can even rent the space out to host parties. Many different things to look at and learn about the local racing area.

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Philadelphia, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

If you like horses, or horse racing, or art, or racing history, or anything to do with any of the above, a visit to the racing museum is a great adventure. My favorites are the room full of different racing silks and the displays of gorgeous trophies. There is lots to see here. Plus it's a great escape from a... More 

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Weston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Our quick stop at the National Museum of Racing was enjoyable. The kids loved the special kids room and the race horse simulator (yes.... a simulated horse). Lots of information for the horse lover and the curious.

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Address: 191 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Phone Number: +1 518-584-0400
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Saratoga Springs

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