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Address: 4083 Iron Works Pkwy, Lexington, KY 40511-8483
Phone Number: +1 859-259-2746
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Explore the history and legends of the American Saddlebred, Kentucky's only...

Explore the history and legends of the American Saddlebred, Kentucky's only native breed, at this museum which includes various exhibits and an award winning multi-image show, "Saddlebred for America."

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Superb museum. Everything you want to know about race horses.

This is a well designed and highly informative museum of the horse. The trip is worth it just to see the mechanized galloping horse statue that shows all the fluid movement of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 20, 2016
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Winchester, KY, United States
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Winchester, KY, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

This is a well designed and highly informative museum of the horse. The trip is worth it just to see the mechanized galloping horse statue that shows all the fluid movement of joints in a running horse. The displays are excellent and info very worthwhile. On the grounds of Kentucky Horse Park.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

The museum is very nice. It is a wonderful tribute to the great horses and their owners and trainers. Recommend it highly.

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Marcellus, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

We found this museum to be quite diminutive, but with a fair number of enjoyable attractions and activities for younger children. Perhaps we missed something, but it took us only a short while to go through their facilities. Still, with the free tickets that came with our admission to the Horse Park, it was a worthwhile stop.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016

Great place to take kids, and the adults learn, too. Got a rainy day? Perfect place. There's even a storm shelter at the horse park, so no matter what the weather, you can enjoy the day!

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Saginaw, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016

This is a wonderful museum. You will see how horses were first transported on ships. The many events that they are well known for. There are interactive panels, and a thorough history of the breeding that produced the American Saddlebred. Quite a museum!!

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2015

There are so much history in one building. Beautiful displays and exibits year round. Beautiful gift shop with friendly staff.

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Mount Washington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2015

Showing how the horses were used from the beginning. Very good showing of some different types of horses and some of the equipment used with them.

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Lititz, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2015

Located on the grounds of the Kentucky Horse Park. This museum was filled with interesting and interactive displays that reflect the significant role the Saddlebred played in America's history. There are many hands-on activities and short, informational films about these amazing horses. We left with a new appreciation and understanding of this fine breed.

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Clearwater, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2015

Co-located in the Kentucky Horse Place, it was much weaker than the other museums there. The place can be very noisy, distracting if you are trying to follow the video displays. It recognizes the great contributions of black trainers and showman, but this display is easily overlooked.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2015

I went one time years ago and would not recommend buying a ticket. Now if you go to the Kentucky Horse Park, you usually get a free ticket. It is still not worth it unless you like Saddlebreds.

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