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“ive seen living legend cigar the racehorse andthe great war admirals grave” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kentucky Horse Park

Kentucky Horse Park
4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511
+1 859-233-4303+1 859-233-4303
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Ranked #2 of 55 attractions in Lexington
Activities: Leisure education
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Owner description: The only park of its kind in the world, the Kentucky Horse Park is a working horse farm, educational theme park and equine competition facility dedicated to man's relationship with the horse. Set on more than 1,200 acres in the heart of the Kentucky's famous Bluegrass region, the park is THE place to get close to horses! Featuring dozens of breeds of horse at work and at play, the park showcases the horse in daily equine presentations, horse drawn tours, horseback and pony rides, and an array of horse shows and special events throughout the year. The park's International Museum of the Horse, a Smithsonian Affiliate, is the world's largest equestrian museum. Offering both the experienced horseman and novice an opportunity to explore the many facets of humanity's relationship with the horse, the museum is dedicated to all breeds and disciplines of horse and covers some 50-million years of equine history. State-of-the-art technology complements rare artifacts and scholarly research to present a unique, educational, museum experience for all ages. The American Saddlebred Museum, the Showplace for Saddlebreds, celebrates Kentucky's first native breed of horse. The museum features interactive exhibits and a movie.
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“ive seen living legend cigar the racehorse andthe great war admirals grave”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2010

must see if you love racehorses the great cigar is here looking well and funny cide too. saw war admirals grave, went round on a horse and cart, looked around for a few hours. exceptional value at $15 each. food and drinks available, one stall had real homemade lemonade for $3. this was dream come true for my partner to see these racehorses.

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“Very nice outing - paying extra for the farm tour is also worth it!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2010

We had a nice time at the KY Horse Park. My favorite attraction there was the Hall of Champions, where you can see famous retired racehorses. The breeding show was okay, but the music made it really cheesy. Like the other reviewer, I recommend paying the extra money to take a tour, which gets you up close and personal with famous horses and you learn so much about them! When my family went, we were lucky enough to see a breeding at one of the farms AND a horse race at Keeneland track. Shaun, our tour guide, went above and beyond. So the horse park is nice, but the tour was phenomenal.

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“I loved the Kentucky Horse Park!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2010

I went here last summer during a visit with my sister and we thought the Horse Park was great. As a state employee, I received a discount on our tickets so that was an added bonus. There is SO much to do at the park so it is best to consult their website for a schedule of events and have in mind what you want to do before you go. Their museums are great and the parade of breeds was awesome as well. The best part was the showing of the winning horses that are retired on their property. Everyone should take the time to visit the horse park and see the magnificent and beautifully graceful horses that are there. Well worth the cost!

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“Fun for a walk - bring your dog!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2010

One stop on a long road trip that was well worth the $. Had a picnic lunch (restaurant closed off-season) and brought the dog right through the welcome center and onto the grounds. Dogs are allowed in all the barns and we enjoyed the tour of the breeds together, too. For small dogs (ours is 40lbs), you can hold them in your lap for the trolley tour. Lots of open space with different buildings/markers to peruse and lots of horses to watch roaming about. I don't know much about horses, so this was an exciting adventure. Drove around the grounds a bit, too, to see the polo fields and duck pond. Really appreciated that they allowed and welcomed dogs - even a dog section in the gift shop (can't bring dogs in the shop, but you can buy things for them!) - most horse-lovers I know also love dogs, so the combo makes sense. Would definitely go back and will tell friends.

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“The Horse Park was okay but taking the farm tours was best”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2009

We went in June. Touring the Horse Park was okay but nothing to get that excited about. Our six year old daughter loved petting the horses and the shows we saw were just okay, not great. The best part was paying the extra and taking the horse farm tour where you get to go to several different horse farms along with the horse racing track. We had a great tour guide who drove us to each place. Unfortunately, it rained most of the time but most things you see and do are inside. We really enjoyed seeing how the farms operate and got a great history lesson on how many are successful and what goes on at the farms. It was also really neat to see the horse racing track and tour the facilities. We would have been okay skipping the Horse Park and just taking the horse farm tour. We highly recommend taking this tour and paying the extra money. It is well worth it and a wonderful experience if you enjoy horses.

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