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The Dancing Horses Theatre

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Address: 5065 State Road 50, Delavan, WI 53115-4200
Phone Number: 12627288200

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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Horse lovers must see

We have a few horses and know how much work these incredible trainers have done. This show was amazing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have a few horses and know how much work these incredible trainers have done. This show was amazing!

Thank Rachel K
McHenry, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our group of friends ranged from 4 yrs old to 70 and each person enjoyed the experience. I would definitely recommend the backstage passes. If you like horses or love animals you must check out this place. You are allowed to talk to the entertainers pet the animals inquire with questions very interactive!!!! Will definitely bring my family and go... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Took a quick vacation before school starts. Used a Chicago fun coupon code to get 25% off. Unfortunately there were only about 50 people at the 7pm show. It had been a really rainy day and forecasts had been for it to be really hot. We lucked out and actually had t burn back to our hotel for jackets. Video... More 

Thank Bridgett N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The show was amazing and you can tell these people actually care about their animals and appreciate them. They have a small zoo, bird exhibit and the bird show was pretty cool. Would recommend getting the back stage tour, it was really neat to see all the horses afterwards. The train ride was perfect for our daughter and then we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Dancing Horse Theater is one of the best shows I have ever seen with trained animals. It is really a hidden treasure, a show that will definitely bring tears to your eyes as you are traveling to another world of fairy tales...

Thank Regina Z
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Passed by this place in our way to locate some Dunkin Donuts coffee down the way. Thought it would be a fun thing for us to do. I was right. It isn't just for kids and even tho my husband was a little less than enthusiastic about going,he was a good sport. Gotta tell ya, he, as well as I... More 

Thank patriciaBF
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are 3 wonderful attractions while visiting this property, and they are appropriate for ALL ages: The Dancing Horses Theater, The Exotic Bird Show, and the Petting Zoo. The entire property is clean and well maintained. The staff is friendly and well-informed. The Dancing Horses show is approximately 2 hours long in an air-conditioned arena. Snacks & drinks may be... More 

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Belvidere, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Brings your childhood and dreams to life. Horses are amazing creatures. Horses have a magical way of reaching you. The show very impressive and very fantastic. The show goes for 2 hours. There is a petting zoo and bird show. Very interesting. This place is for all ages. Age does not mean a thing! Born as a "child", grow as... More 

1 Thank Tab S
thedancinghorses, Public Relations Manager at The Dancing Horses Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you for the heartfelt review. Please return again. Possibly for our Holiday Performance starting in mid November. The arena will be decorated for the season. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Our granddaughters were with us for the weekend and they love horses. The show was over the top fantastic and the women leading it were very warm and welcoming when we met the horses after the show. The Exotic Bird show equally amazing and our granddaughters were once again captivated. Then, we had the Petting Zoo of various animals which... More 

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

Thank you. We are so happy you enjoyed your afternoon with us. Please return for our Holiday Performance. More 

Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Took group of seniors for pettning zoo, dancing horses and bird show and we were very impressed by the entire experience and facility. Very cheerful, clean and very helpful friendly staff too. The wagon ride to Indian town was very informative, and we loved the dancing horses. Couldn't believe what they got horses to do. Didnt know what to expect... More 

1 Thank Diane M
thedancinghorses, Public Relations Manager at The Dancing Horses Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you. We appreciate all the work that group leaders, like you do, to get your groups here. Please come back again. More 

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