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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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Naples, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Wonderful exhibits about racing. Like size horses even can ride a horse(not real) like a jockey. So much history. Beautiful horse paintings. Movie of grand races from the past, Hall of Fame

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Cleveland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Rather chilly staff and early store closure were downers to a visit we had looked forward to, having attended the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington and the Kentucky Derby Museum in Louisville, and being regular visitors to Keeneland. Saw as much of the museum as we could in two hours, enjoying especially the display of a life-size model horse skeleton... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Heard it was a don't miss, but we did. It was hot and we walked from our hotel. It will be on the list for our visit next year.

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Austin, Texas
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225 reviews 225 reviews
45 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We just rolled into town and made this our first stop after lunch at Boca Bistro. This is a great way to start the Saratoga weekend on a Friday afternoon. A very good overview of racing in America and well laid out, easy to navigate. If you are into horse racing there is a lot here that is familiar. Great... More

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Edwardsville, Illinois
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

A very nicely displayed and informative museum. Well worth the minimal admission fee. Even visitors with limited knowledge & interest in horse racing will be pleased. We were one of the few visitors that day as the Saratoga Race Track (across the street) was in full swing. A tremendous amount of information about the horse racing industry beginnings, development, as... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Admission hours are varied and the website is confusing but this place is worth a visit. It is professionally curated and most exhibits have been overhauled within the past 5 years. There are two different kids areas that explain racing to the kids and let them do some interactive activities.

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New York City, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Super modern displays, not crowded and genuinely interesting even for a non horse follower in town for the races as an amusing diversion

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Burlington, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I love the racing museum - lots to learn about the history of the sport. It's family friendly too with a fun little room that the kids can dress up in. I was disappointed the last time we came that the racing simulator was not working. The hall of fame room is impressive with all the silks.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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82 reviews 82 reviews
5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Whether you are or are not a racing fan, the museum is a place to visit. It is full of knowledge of the sport historically and otherwise. It is a "must visit" when you go to Saratoga!

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Middlebury, Connecticut
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94 reviews 94 reviews
32 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is a beautiful building that is well maintained and full of fascinating historical information about horse racing. We are neither horse people nor racing fans but this museum is a gem. A great way to get an education about horse racing in a gorgeous environment. GO!

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