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National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

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Nice museum

Stopped in on a cold Sunday. The museum has a lot of good horse racing memorabilia. I walked out of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Fantastic Museum

This is a wonderful museum. Very educational even for smaller children. I really enjoyed it. If... read more

Reviewed January 2, 2019
Susan G
Calabasas, California
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History of Thoroughbred racing is told through a superb collection of equine art, trophies of past wins, magnificent silks and racing memorabilia.
191 Union Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-3513
+1 518-584-0400
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in on a cold Sunday. The museum has a lot of good horse racing memorabilia. I walked out of there learning quite a few things. If you like to read everything, it takes about an hour to get through the museum.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 2, 2019

This is a wonderful museum. Very educational even for smaller children. I really enjoyed it. If you love Thoroughbreds,you must go see it.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Susan G
Reviewed November 13, 2018

Saratoga Racetrack is the oldest in the US and all the history is on display and full of memento's of winning horses and many more. There is also a courtyard where the late David Cassidy, all around performer and horsebreeder is remembered by his friends...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Despite knowing that Saratoga is known for it's racing scene, I was not too enthused about visiting this museum. However, the rain forced us to seek an indoor activity. I immediately changed my mind! The building itself is beautiful, and the staff friendly. An added...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RandKNH
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Horse lovers will enjoy this, very interesting - allow enough time as there is a lot to see and read.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018

We are not real horse racing fans but the museum proved enjoyable and interesting for the beginner!!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 23, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. The facility is so well done and truly fulfils its mission to preserve and promote the history of Thoroughbred racing in America and to honor the sport's most accomplished horses,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 21, 2018

I am not a big fan of horse racing but I am a fan of this museum. We read that it takes about 1 to 1.5 hours to see the exhibits but it took about 2 hours and we rushed through because the museum was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Deborah G
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

We learned a lot at this museum. It presents more like an art museum because many of the stories are told through paintings, trophies, and sculptures. The amount of reading is a good balance. You learn a lot but also leave with some back stories...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dananddiana
Reviewed October 17, 2018

Located not far from the Saratoga race track, this little gem of a museum feels like more art gallery than hall of fame, but it has some really cool things in it's collection and a nice gift shop. They offer a BOGO AAA rate. I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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May 12, 2017|
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The date for the induction into the Hall of Fame has moved around in recent years. (I'm on the Voting Panel for the Hall of Fame, so I keep abreast of such things.) It USED to be on the second Friday in August, but this... More
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Response from snowfairy32 | Reviewed this property |
There is a lot of Saratoga history that can be done on foot with a dog if that helps. Congress Park, Saratoga Spa State Park and touring the local streets to look at Victorian homes. You can get self guiding walking tour... More