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Address: 4089 Iron Works Pkwy, Lexington, KY 40511-8400
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+1 859-233-4303
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The only park of its kind in the world, the Kentucky Horse Park is a...

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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Outstanding equestrian venue

Excellent venue for equestrian sports and events. There are a multutude of events held there throughout the year, including the Rolex Grand Prix and The Road to the Horse.The... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent venue for equestrian sports and events. There are a multutude of events held there throughout the year, including the Rolex Grand Prix and The Road to the Horse.The facility is climate controlled and is very comfortable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was the perfect place to spend the day. There is a lot of history here and the staff were great. The horses are awesome and the facilities are really nice.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spent an afternoon here with my sisters and loved every minute of it. Great museum, show, and a ride with the Clydesdales. Loved seeing all the different breeds of horses.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was a week before "spring" pricing and activities. It is nice they discount the tickets with less to do. We enjoyed the museum. There was a lot to do inside and hands on displays for my kids. We walked to the Big Barn and Winning Horse area. We plan to go back when every thing is open. We ran... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is worth the time to go see. You can also ride your horse in the park. ( I think there is a cost for that) The museum is interesting and it is so worth the time to visit.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I truly wish that I could have given this place a better review. We were looking forward so much to going here. We arrived on a drizzly day in August. It started out very promising. We took pictures of the statue of Secretariat with Ron Turcotte, then walked over to the Man O'War memorial. The rain grew a bit steadier,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited on a cold and windy day so I didn't stay long. I plan to return when the weather is better so I can see everything. The staff were friendly. The horses were great and were well cared for. I got to pet 2 Kentucky Derby winners!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stared event at AAA. I agree. Breeds barn show. Draft horse presentation and more. All shows have bleachers and under overhang. Bathrooms were heated, it was cold and windy. Two museums. Great options at the on-site restaurant.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my third visit to the Kentucky Horse Park and I love it every time I visit. This time it was 19 degrees and very windy. The outdoor activities were restricted in the morning with the horses but we still had a great, interactive time with the horses in the barns. We also spent a lot of time in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent place to visit if you love horses. The personell very good, specially guides that are with the Derby winners. Very nice place,peaceful, welcoming, nice restaurant, good prices, and nice gift shop. Legends to see up close.

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