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The Dancing Horses Theatre

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Address: 5065 State Road 50, Delavan, WI 53115-4200
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Enjoy a day full of experience at Wisconsin’s own Dancing Horses, Animal...

Enjoy a day full of experience at Wisconsin’s own Dancing Horses, Animal Gardens. You day begins with The Dancing Horses Theatre presentation of an enchanting NEW performance that is unparalleled anywhere else. From the moment the show opens until the finale, the audiences of all ages sit spellbound, applauding each equine performer and trainer, exclaiming in wonder, chuckling at the humor and even wiping the occasional tear when a moment of connection touches a heartstring. Get up close with the trainers with our newest park feature: the Backstage Tour. During the tour, you are given a demonstration about liberty-style horse training and then you will be invited into the stables to meet the equine performers. Next, as you exit The Dancing Horses Theatre, you enter the 30-minute Exotic Bird Show which follows. Meeting our Exotic Birds is a delightful treat. This performance features several different species of exotic birds that will amaze you with their incredible abilities and antics. Your experience continues with more, a visit to the Baby Animal Barn. The Baby Animal Barn is filled with both domestic and exotic baby animals that children can hold and feed. Our staff is there to answer any questions you may have about our baby animals. In close proximity is an outside petting zoo and several charming rides children will enjoy.You can then take a walk or ride through our Wildlife Exhibit, a natural-setting zoo where you can see animals, many of which are indigenous to Wisconsin. The exhibit culminates in the Deer Park where you can pet and feed white tail deer. You can experience a tractor-pulled wagon ride though the park, where larger animals are available for viewing. You won’t want to miss the train ride though our Indian Village; complete with teepees, Native American art, and oral history lesson about the area’s indigenous people.With the two stunning performances, The Dancing Horses and the Exotic Bird Show, and our animal attractions, this will be a day you will not soon forget and will want to share with everyone.

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Virginia Salick

Totally wonderful! Pony rides before the show for the kids and after a great show with costuming, special effects, lighting and sound, acrobatics and even a comedy skit, and... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Totally wonderful! Pony rides before the show for the kids and after a great show with costuming, special effects, lighting and sound, acrobatics and even a comedy skit, and awesome Arabian horses so close to the audience you felt like you were right there, they had an exotic bird show and a "backstage tour" to meet the trainer and pet... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We brought our granddaughter for her 8th birthday. She absolutely loved it. The horses are beautiful and well trained. Their trainers and performers are also top notch. We enjoyed the horses, as well as the exotic bird show and then the backstage tour, where we were able to see many of the horses that performed, and our granddaughter got to... More 

Thank Sherry C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017

Great for horse lovers. Really well cared for horses, that love to put on a show for you. Such skill and grace together. Horse and rider become one. Christmas time is really special. The Christmas show is amazing. Make memories together. You will love it.

Thank Sue K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Awesome show for the whole family! A ticket to the show was my birthday present and I couldn't have asked for anything better. The bird show and petting zoo were also very cool.

Thank Larissa H
Rockford, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Awesome Horse/Theater show. I do not want to say much and ruin it for you. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Kara H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

I found this to be an amazing family outing and an amazing value. The theater was intimate yet large enough to demonstrate some beautiful animals and it is clear that the owners are true animal lovers. If you or your kids love animals this is a must stop when in Lake Geneva

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

We saw their Christmas show. Superb, personally sentimental, and lovingly put together! You're going to see exceptionally beautiful horses, acrobatic and Cirque du Soleil-caliber performances. Get there early so that you can grab a good seat and take advantage of the face painting and pony rides. Sit in the very top row, center because you'll see most everything up close... More 

Thank gypsyrunaway
Waterford, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

This is a must see if you are in the area. We took my daughter who is 6 with her friend and my son who is 8. Everyone loved it!!! Small enough event for everyone to have great seats. Interaction with the staff and horses. It was lovely. We will be back!!!!

Thank AllyWally2013
Racine, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

In the summer of 2016 I took my 4 grand-daughters to see the show. Two of them had seen it several years earlier, so they were really Extra Excited. The dancing horses show was very tastefully done - glitzy without being over the top. The horses were beautiful, and the arena seating allowed everyone to have a great seat. During... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

Just took my 4 year old granddaughter to see the Dancing Horses show. She was enthralled and immediately asked if she could go again. On the plus side, there was personal attention- each child could ride a pony, get a picture taken with pony or pet a horse and meet an entertainer. The sound and lights were very professional. We... More 

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thedancinghorses, General Manager at The Dancing Horses Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you for all your thoughtful comments. We strive to create a family friendly yet entertaining performance for all ages. If you are looking to get into the Holiday spirit this show is just what you need. The audience is amazed at the professionalism - costumes - lighting, glitter and rhinestones of our 90 minute show! More 

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