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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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London
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

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
3 helpful votes 3 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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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Milford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Nice time, even for a casual Race fan like me... Lots a great exhibits and a nice Hall of Fame with big screen video

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Georgetown, Texas
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126 reviews 126 reviews
5 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

A good trip for anyone who likes horses. Ample parking is available in the rear of the museum. The history of horse racing is displayed in exhibits with emphasis on the Saratoga Track, the oldest in the nation. There are plenty of pictures and memorabilia of horse racing greats: horses, jockeys, owners, and trainers. There is a room dedicated to... More

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

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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