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The Dancing Horses Theater

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Address: 5065 State Rd 50, Delavan, WI 53115
Phone Number: 262-728-8200
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Enjoy a day full of experience at Wisconsin’s own Dancing Horses...

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.

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Beautiful Horses, Animals and People

This past week my co-worker and I took a tour from McHenry County College to The Dancing Horses Theater for the first time. We had a delicious 3 course catered lunch, watched an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Wonder Lake, Illinois
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Wonder Lake, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This past week my co-worker and I took a tour from McHenry County College to The Dancing Horses Theater for the first time. We had a delicious 3 course catered lunch, watched an Amazing Holiday Horse Show - the horses were Adorable! And the Costumes were Gorgeous! We also got to observe Beautiful Birds in your Entertaining Bird Show, and... More 

Thank Lori_Vee_Eastwood
Carpentersville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

My daughter and I love horses, and were so excited to visit this place. The show was interesting and informative, not too short, great music and lights effects, acrobatics routines, the staff were friendly and knowledgeable, and the price was right (we got tickets on groupon). The barns were very clean, and the horses seemed happy and well cared for.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We bought discount tickets for this not expecting much. We were beyond surprised. The facility is nice but the horses and the talented trainers were amazing. The best part was going backstage to get close to the horses.

Thank Tom B
Geneva, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Great show, really talented performers, human and equine. Children and adults will love this, for those of you who are in the horse world you will really appreciate the well bred horses and their talents. Cross between Cavalia and a broadway show. Property is well maintained and the petting zoo and bird show are worth the visit just for them.

Thank Amy1200
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Such a Wonderful day trip .. Amazing Horses !! Stunning Costumes !! Beautiful Country Setting.. Every Girls DREAM

Thank DeLylla
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

What a great show! Very well produced and stunning! We took my 1y/o and my 2.5y/o & 5y/o nephews, they all loved it and stayed engaged the entire time. The bubbles and fire parts were their favorite. If you sit in the front row on the sides, near the end of the show there's a part where the horses stand... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

I had no idea that this beautiful opportunity existed in my own state. I took my adult daughter and 2 grandchildren on a cloudy day in August and we had an incredible time. We saw an amazing horse show filled with pageantry, lights, music, sparkle and beautiful horses. They kept us entertained, laughing and at times in awe of their... More 

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West bend
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Fun place to visit. Age group of mine was 83,44,9,&10. We all loved it. I'd say about 4-5 hours was spent there. Prices are decent, however you pay for each thing as you do it making it seem like all your doing is spending money all day. I'd like to see the outdoor animals in larger cages,But I feel that... More 

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Lemont, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We had a 1 yr. old and a 4yr. old with us and it kept their attention for 1 1/2 hrs. My daughter , her husband, my husband, and myself attended. Every dance from these beautiful horses told a story. The music was wonderful and the lights were captivating. My husband and I both cried because it brought out the... More 

1 Thank Karen V
Beloit, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is amazing. Anyone will love it from babies to adults!!! I can't tell you how wonderful it was for the grandparents and our three grandchildren, ages 2 through 7. Amazing petting zoo, train ride and foremost, the beautiful dancing horses.

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