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The Dancing Horses Dinner Theater

5065 State Rd 50, Delavan, WI 53115
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Ranked #2 of 8 attractions in Delavan
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Dinner Theaters
Owner description: Enjoy a day full of experience at Wisconsin’s own Dancing Horses, Animal Gardens. You day begins with The Dancing Horses Theatre presentation of an... more » Owner description: Enjoy a day full of experience at Wisconsin’s own Dancing Horses, Animal Gardens. You day begins with The Dancing Horses Theatre presentation of an enchanting NEW performance that is unparalleled anywhere else. From the moment the show opens until the finale, the audiences of all ages sit spellbound, applauding each equine performer and trainer, exclaiming in wonder, chuckling at the humor and even wiping the occasional tear when a moment of connection touches a heartstring. Get up close with the trainers with our newest park feature: the Backstage Tour. During the tour, you are given a demonstration about liberty-style horse training and then you will be invited into the stables to meet the equine performers. Next, as you exit The Dancing Horses Theatre, you enter the 30-minute Exotic Bird Show which follows. Meeting our Exotic Birds is a delightful treat. This performance features several different species of exotic birds that will amaze you with their incredible abilities and antics. Your experience continues with more, a visit to the Baby Animal Barn. The Baby Animal Barn is filled with both domestic and exotic baby animals that children can hold and feed. Our staff is there to answer any questions you may have about our baby animals. In close proximity is an outside petting zoo and several charming rides children will enjoy.You can then take a walk or ride through our Wildlife Exhibit, a natural-setting zoo where you can see animals, many of which are indigenous to Wisconsin. The exhibit culminates in the Deer Park where you can pet and feed white tail deer. You can experience a tractor-pulled wagon ride though the park, where larger animals are available for viewing. You won’t want to miss the train ride though our Indian Village; complete with teepees, Native American art, and oral history lesson about the area’s indigenous people.With the two stunning performances, The Dancing Horses and the Exotic Bird Show, and our animal attractions, this will be a day you will not soon forget and will want to share with everyone. « less
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Delavan, Wisconsin
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

had a good deal and it was a good time close to home. my favorite was the bird show. A great place for kids but we didn't have kids with us and had a great time.

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Appleton, Wisconsin, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

This was an OK show, the highlight wasn't the horses but the ribbon acrobatic was fabulous and almost made the price of admission worth it. It didn't start off well with poor customer service at the ticket desk, the ticket indicated to arrive 45 min early...definitely no need for that. There were 15 minutes of pre-show which involved an over-priced... More

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West Allis, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

The Dancing Horses In Delavan, WI was unbelievable. There Are So Many Words To Say How Great and Amazing This Show Was! WOW WOW WOW. My husband and I watched that last day of The Christmas Show Oh My Lord Is Was Out of This World. Will Be Going Back Again.

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Chicago IL
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We had a group of 25 with people of all ages and gender and we all enjoyed the bird show, dancing horses show and the backstage show. The animals are lovingly cared for and beautiful? You can see the staffs knowledge and respect for all of the animals. Desiree does a wonderful job with showcasing the horses and her riders.... More

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Rockford, Illinois
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65 reviews 65 reviews
30 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

The show was breathtaking!!! We saw a Saturday afternoon performance and had a wonderful time. We roamed the grounds before the show and saw the animals and the exotic bird show and had a relaxing afternoon. The quality of the performance was more than we expected--it was simply wonderful. The back stage tour was also very informative-- but the crowd... More

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69 reviews 69 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

I was excited to take my grandson to the show, I did not expect the show we experienced. The choreography was beautiful, horses are breathtaking! I was super impressed with the trainer & performers. The costumes are Vegas quality. Very entertaining afternoon. Petting zoo was fun. The goats charmed my grandson, the animals are clean and well cared for. I... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

I took my mom here for her birthday and she loves horses. We both thought the horses were pretty, but the show was a bit "cheesy". A lot of the horse acts were them running around the ring while wearing costumes. There were other times where there were no horses in the ring and we had to watch water spray... More

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20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We took the three grandkids, ages 8, 4 and 3 to this attraction on a Monday. At first, we were the only ones there. Best deal was the family package, but there were extra charges for the rides, food to feed tha aminals and boat and pony rides. We took the train to the "zoo"...Rip off. Over half of the... More

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Orland Park, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We stopped by intending to visit the gardens, buit ended up not stayiong. The place seemed to need a major clean-up, it was VERY expensize to get in considering admission did not include any activities from rides to fed cups (those I can understand, but EVERY ride is an extra $3.00-$6.00) except for the bird show which was starting in... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Let's start with the fact that you still advertise "camel rides" on your website and also with a big display at the entrance to the "park". You can see two rather unhappy looking camels hidden somewhere in the back of the park, but that's about it. Apparently, we visited the park on the one day that the big "dancing horses"... More

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