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Kentucky Horse Park

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4089 Iron Works Pkwy, Lexington, KY 40511-8400
+1 859-233-4303
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Girlfriend Getaway

Oh my, this place is amazing. You can spend as much or as little time as you please. There are... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
A TripAdvisor Member
via mobile
Good museum about horses

I think this would be better in warmer months but was glad it was open. We spent most of the time... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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. With the park's own tourist activities and the numerous additional horse shows that take place in the equine competition facilities throughout the year, there can be a fair amount of walking involved, depending on visitor interest level. Comfortable shoes and clothing is recommended, appropriate for Kentucky's seasonal weather. Dogs and other pets are permitted on park grounds, as long as they are on a leash or in an approved carrier, although they may not be permitted in some buildings.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
4089 Iron Works Pkwy, Lexington, KY 40511-8400
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Oh my, this place is amazing. You can spend as much or as little time as you please. There are museums and live horses. There is a gift shop and restaurant. I adored seeing Man-O-War's grave. He was spectacular in every way. We went on...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

I think this would be better in warmer months but was glad it was open. We spent most of the time indoors looking at the museum exhibits but there was 2 horses that we saw up close

Thank CJWRhodeIsland
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in town over the Thanksgiving Holiday and took our 6 month old our to see the Southern Lights exhibit. Unfortunately, it was absolutely pouring out that night. We forged ahead because the light show is done by car. We turned on our X-mas...More

Thank Kristine C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was cold day and not many of the buildings were open. But we went to two museums and 4 barns to see the horses. We saw the police horses, Clydesdales and some former Kentucky derby winners (one was a triple crown winner). We brought...More

Thank Tremors C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came to Lexington on our trip down south. Couldn't visit the park during the day but we did visit the southern lights that occurs during this time. Only two other cars were there after Christmas. So no traffic! Nice ride. Wish the inner part was...More

Thank Andrea D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful, well-kept park with interesting displays of thorough bred horses and people involved in the sport. Gift shop is very nice and priced reasonable. Will be back next year!

Thank AnnD4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must see if your in the Lexington area. Even if you are not a horse owner you will enjoy the beauty of the park and the history of horses. We had to leave early to get to Nashville but will be back...More

Thank Robert E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived about 5 pm the Saturday night before Christmas and couldn't get anywhere near the park. The car line ups were absolutely huge. We didn't move even a car length in one and a half hours so did a u turn and went back...More

Thank Deborahjune
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are in the Lexington, Kentucky, area from November 17-December 31, treat yourself and take a drive through the Kentucky Horse Park's Southern Lights. While this celebration is for people of all ages, if you have young kids, then you need to make the...More

Thank AlphaMareWy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I took our 2 children (ages 6 & 3) to the Kentucky Horse Park on Sunday, November 26th and it was honestly the BEST experience! The park wasn't very busy since it was brisk that day and the kids barn wasn't open,...More

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January 12, 2018|
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Response from Steve T | Reviewed this property |
Not that know of.
October 14, 2017|
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Response from Lisa J | Property representative |
Visitors may purchase guided trail or pony ride tickets from the park's concessionaire, but they may not bring in their own horses to ride the grounds due to health and safety concerns. Only participants/competitors... More
August 12, 2017|
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Response from bsranch | Reviewed this property |
There is a horse museum there that is a must to go see! Very interesting for adults and kids alike.