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Chincoteague Pony Centre

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Open today: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Day with the Ponies

The ponies are a great attraction for Chincoteague. the history of the ponies on the island are a... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
A great way to get up close

As opposed to many horse places that do not allow you to touch the horses, this one encourages it... read more

Reviewed August 14, 2017
Londonderry, New Hampshire
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Pony rides, Riding lessons, pony day camps and a pony show complete with a gift shoppe with something for everyone round out a chance for everyone to see Chincoteague ponies up close. Come see the Memories of Misty Museum, the pony show, have your...more
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Chicken City Road, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
+1 757-336-2776
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Pony Centre was been a staple for the 30 years that I have been vacationing in CHincoteague. There was a lovely gift shop, lots of tame ponies for the babies to pet, and short pony rides for the older children. There wer also pony...More

11  Thank bronxempress
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful conversation with Nancy, she is very knowledgeable and friendly. Great gift shop. Out front is Chinco and Bailey, Chinco is a Chincoteague pony and you can pet him! Wonderful up close experience with a tamed pony. Recommend chatting with Nancy, she's wonderful.

1  Thank Liz H
Reviewed July 9, 2018

The ponies are a great attraction for Chincoteague. the history of the ponies on the island are a great story. My kids loved the exhibits and seeing the ponies out on the island. We even witnessed the round up.

1  Thank Marcie0413
Reviewed June 12, 2018

Since the Allen Family no longer runs the Pony Centre it's not the same. Good for a quick look and thats about it. Its no longer a destination. My family and I would go for 2 weeks at a time for 4 years! My son...More

3  Thank bnitzberg
Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

This place is under new ownership and do not currently do pony rides or riding lessons. They have one pony.

11  Thank Amy G
Reviewed October 29, 2017

AMAZING!! The pony rides were priced nicely. There is a show and museum but we didn't do them, not enough time left in our schedule. They had 2 foals too that had been born on July 4th this year, they were awfully cute. You were...More

Thank janelle h
Reviewed October 9, 2017

do NOT go after labor day!!!!!! ponies are put out to pasture on a farm somewhere none there!!! just a gift shop which closes end of sept!!!!

Thank bruced255
Reviewed September 10, 2017

The museum is not publicized; I knew about it from reading about it on Tripadvisor. Although the artifacts don't look too new, there's a lot on the real Misty of Chincoteague. I particularly enjoyed reading the family tree! My kids and I got a kick...More

Reviewed August 14, 2017

As opposed to many horse places that do not allow you to touch the horses, this one encourages it. They had two foals and they were adorable and so soft! My girls were thrilled and could've stayed all day. The offered pony rides (under 100lbs)...More

Thank mikelizaboo
Reviewed July 31, 2017

Like many people visiting Chincoteague, I have horse obsessed child. A visit to the pony center was high on our to do list and it did not disappoint. We were there the week before the pony swim. First, there are ponies in the small paddocks...More

2  Thank 301traveler
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October 16, 2016|
Response from Amberlee16 | Reviewed this property |
They usually open in late May,
July 7, 2016|
Response from deckchair58 | Reviewed this property |
I am not certain but I am sure the Chincoteague Island Tourist office will be able to help. Sorry for the delay in answering. Very busy at work. Hope you have a great time.