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Address: 4089 Iron Works Pkwy, Lexington, KY 40511-8400
Phone Number: +1 859-233-4303
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

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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A beatuiful Place!

We had such a wonderful time at Kentucky Horse Park. There is so much to see we were there for 2 days. So many beautiful breeds of horses. The draft horses in the big barn are... read more

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We had such a wonderful time at Kentucky Horse Park. There is so much to see we were there for 2 days. So many beautiful breeds of horses. The draft horses in the big barn are awesome. The museums are great for all ages of horse lovers. The statues and memorials are really beautiful. This is such a nice place... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I spent the summer in Lexington and was always looking for places to walk and explore. The horse park was open for walking on Monday evenings. Admission was free and the staff were very helpful. I was distracted from walking by all the beautiful horses and scenery! They had refreshments and entertainment, too! Great experience and a great way to... More 

Thank hswkej
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fantastic after noon , southern hospitality , beautiful surroundings and a Farm House restraunt tucked away with views of the Bluegrass to die for !

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Coshocton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This review is actually as a result of accompanying a 4-H Saddle Club several years ago. Whether one is a horse owner, or not, the Kentucky Horse Park is a great place to learn about, and actually see, many different breeds of horses and witness many equine related activities. As a horseman, I highly recommend a visit. You will not... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband, toddler, and I stopped here on our way through Kentucky. Spent about 90 minutes. A lot of walking, though we did see a trolley. The best part was being able to see former Kentucky Derby Winners. The kids barn wasn't all that fun, and there just isn't much going on. I'm glad we stopped, but it certainly wasn't... More 

Thank Jordan E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were here about 30 years ago, and things have changed only a little bit. There's a mechanical horse in front of the visitor center, an updated Man o' War memorial, a small restaurant and café. If you love horses they're everywhere, especially for Breyerfest. Maybe I'll be back in another 30 years!

Thank Amanda S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went as soon as they opened and it was not very busy. It is set up so you walk in a circle to watch the shows. We got to see 4 retired race horses at one of the shows. Another show they showed us how to brush a horse and you could try if you wanted to. At another... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A pleasant respite from the hustle and bustle of other interactive attractions. Take a leisurely, self-guided stroll, through the beautiful, historic horse park. On-site museum, stables, horse cemetery and performance arenas nurture your interest in the facilities and legacy that have established this location as the "Horse Capital of the World". Horse back rides are available. Friendly and accommodating staff.... More 

Thank SteveMartin2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had an excellent visit to the horse park. There was just too much to see in that short amount of time we had to spend there. Everyone was very helpful, friendly and courteous. The barns were emasculate and the staff were extremely knowledgeable. I learned so much about horses that I was unaware of. This is an interesting and enjoyable... More 

Thank Donna D
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Despite much anticipaion, I was thouroghly disappointed in my visit. I arrived in the late afternoon and there were very few horses in either the large barn or the species/foreign (?) barn. The museum was good, but I can to see the horses and really on saw half dozen.

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