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National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

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Address: 191 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Phone Number: +1 518-584-0400
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History of Thoroughbred racing is told through a superb collection of...

History of Thoroughbred racing is told through a superb collection of equine art, trophies of past wins, magnificent silks and racing memorabilia.

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Grounds are beautiful this time of year, plenty of information for the racing enthusiast and/or horse lover.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 27, 2015
Deborah L
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Rensselaer, New York, United States
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Rensselaer, New York, United States
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147 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Grounds are beautiful this time of year, plenty of information for the racing enthusiast and/or horse lover.

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Thank Deborah L
Saratoga Springs, New York
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

For those who love throughbred racing this is the epitome of memorabilia. Interesting art, award trophies of silver and other precious metals.

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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55 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Took some girlfriends to the museum and everyone enjoyed the experience. It was a dreary fall day and it seemed like a good thing to do. The displays are interesting and well done. Would think that everyone would find it to be a worthwhile visit.

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Thank Ann3020
Jacksonville
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is definitely a family outing. A lot to do for all members of the family. Well worth the money. A definite place to go to when in Saratoga.

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Thank Melinda N
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123 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I don't quite understand why this isn't a little more popular, especially during racing season. Obviously it is mostly of interest to horse-lovers but there is also a fun mock horse racing ride that would appeal more broadly. The museum has lots of good artifacts/memorabilia and is a thoughtfully designed building. Doesn't need hours of attention.

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Thank Mark H
New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Wonderful experience. Educational and fun!!! Good activities for kids. The staff was so informative and took the time to answer all the questions I had. Great place to visit when you're in Saratoga Springs..

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Thank Willow S
Rayville, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Not only does this museum give a comprehensive look at the history of racing in America, but displays some fantastic artwork (oils and bronzes) depicting the horses, owners, and racing venues. Interactive areas for children as well.

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Thank Debra N
Colchester, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Not an avid horse racing fan, just the major races, but this museum was well laid out and extremely informative, with plenty of interactive exhibits. RACE DAY exhibit was great, explaining odds, etc.

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Thank John D
Saratoga Springs, New York
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72 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Great to rent for special events and parties. Solo visits are fun too if you love the history of horse racing. From the life size starting gait to the Hall of Fame plenty of history and interesting stories. Right across from the main track exit gate. Parking limited for large functions.

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New York
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

This museum is well worth visiting. Plan to spend time there. If you're not a horse lover, you will become one. The lore of the champions is right before you.

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