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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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Amazing Facility

The Kentucky Horse Park is worth a visit even for those not obsessed with horses. There is often a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Debra D
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Clinton Township, Michigan
A must see if in Lexington

The whole place is kept in great shape. There is a restaurant and museum. It was fun to see the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
europewithKellynRyan
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Vadnais Heights, Minnesota
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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
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4089 Iron Works Pkwy, Lexington, KY 40511-8400
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Kentucky Horse Park is worth a visit even for those not obsessed with horses. There is often a show of some kind taking place. The museum and the barns featuring different breeds of horses are fascinating.

Thank Debra D
Reviewed 3 days ago

The whole place is kept in great shape. There is a restaurant and museum. It was fun to see the Man o' War exhibit. Before visiting, we knew nothing about horses, but we learned a lot during our visit.

Thank europewithKellynRyan
Reviewed 5 days ago

One day at the wonderful Kentucky Horse Park was not enough! The museums are well done, especially the Al-Marah Arabian Gallery and the American Saddlebred Museum. I thoroughly enjoyed "The Mostest Horse that Ever Was" exhibit commemorating the centennial of the birth of the great...More

Thank Mel S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went in the off season, so most barns were empty. Still, the museums, grounds and Man O War monument made it a wonderful visit. There is a nice gift shop as well.

Thank TravellngTeaDrinker
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very informative museum that tells the history of the horse. Many exhibits, we could have stayed another couple of hours if we weren't pressed for time. Tour of the grounds was nice and we got to see lots of various people feeding, walking, competing and...More

Thank Darin L
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great place! Even if you don't know anything about horses, you'll appreciate the beauty of them and the land around the park. Both young and old will enjoy the park so do plan to spend a good part of your day here in...More

Thank Taletimes
Reviewed 1 week ago

a place where we had always wanted to go exceeded expectations.the grounds and venues were in excellent shape but then you get to the beautiful horses there all of them. and yes there are derby winners but also all the different horses from all over.

Thank larrye57rph
Reviewed 1 week ago

Saw the hunters at the arena. Great facility. Will take the time next time to drive around in a golf cart. Love this place.

Thank KristyMcCullers
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

World class equestrian show grounds and general public attraction. This park offers such a wide range of activities and attractions for people of all ages and interest. I see a decreasing level of support, in terms of the park administration, which is concerning as this...More

Thank lisab4498
Lisa J, Public Relations Manager at Kentucky Horse Park, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello, lisab4498! Thank you for the great rating and review. We always strive to learn how we can improve from our guests and would appreciate any insight you can give us based on your comments. If you don't mind taking a few minutes, would you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like horses you will love this place. You can go down into the park and pet some of the horses they have there. They bring them out and show them in a circular ring building for visitors and tell their stories. Bring your...More

Thank _snoopysnose20042000
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dfreibert
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
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safrank1942
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.
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Thomas B
August 10, 2017|
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Response from Lisa J | Property representative |
Thomas, the park provides one or several trolleys based on the anticipated visitor numbers over the years and based on events. As long as guests are in line, the trolleys continue on multiple circuits until everyone has... More
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