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The Dancing Horses Theatre

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5065 State Road 50, Delavan, WI 53115-4200
+1 262-728-8200
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PHENOMENAL!!!! Made me cry (happy tears).

Everything was AWESOME!!!! Got to meet the owner and her daughter too. I can't wait to go back. So... read more

Reviewed yesterday
wwwjenshaw32
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Janesville, Wisconsin
via mobile
don't expect much from the meal

Came here for the bird and horse shows, which were OK. Meal was included. I was with a bus tour... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
MACON51
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Dallas, GA
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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.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“horse show” (61 reviews)
“backstage tour” (19 reviews)
“petting zoo” (69 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
5065 State Road 50, Delavan, WI 53115-4200
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Everything was AWESOME!!!! Got to meet the owner and her daughter too. I can't wait to go back. So worth seeing. The staff and interns are GREAT! A magical show. Wish I'd known of it much sooner. My last Grandma would've loved it. I felt...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Came here for the bird and horse shows, which were OK. Meal was included. I was with a bus tour group. The food was not very good, and it was served on paper plates, plastic cups and plastic forks. Start with low expectations, especially for...More

Thank MACON51
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Reviewed 6 days ago

7 of us went, spouse, dad, mom,2 kids and sister.Had great time and the show was very entertaining and the horses were beautiful. Exotic bird show was very educational and the birds were very well trained. Both buildings for the horse and bird show were...More

Thank Patricia Z
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This show was very nice with the most beautiful horses I've ever seen! I did, however think it was a bit pricey to get in, and the beverages were WAY too expensive! Won't be back unless I can find groupon tickets, or some other kind...More

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Reviewed April 24, 2018

My husband, son and I went to the Dancing Horses Theatre this past Saturday and loved it! The ticket included not only the horse show, but also the exotic bird show. Both were amazing. Also, during the summer months I think it includes the petting...More

2  Thank mcgovern2209
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Reviewed February 26, 2018

This show was way more than we expected. Our grandkids ages 21/2 and 5 years old were thrilled. We could not believe how well the performers were able to interact with these animals. I highly recommend this to folks of all ages. The bird show...More

3  Thank Rinisi
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Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

Cute show. Affectionate trainers. Best for young kids. Bird show is cute too. Winter does not allow seeing all the animals on this facility.

1  Thank Kimberly B
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Reviewed February 13, 2018

Visited the Dancing Horses Theatre for the first time and thoroughly enjoyed it. The horses are wonderful to watch and the trainers do a first rate job. The music that accompanies the show was so appropriate and fun. First class all the way.

Thank Sandy J
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Reviewed January 7, 2018

This was our third visit to the Dancing Horses Theater. We invited another couple to join us for this visit. The theater presents a Christmas themed show during the holiday season. This show was a hit for the four of us. Our guests were first...More

Thank dickr805
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Reviewed November 29, 2017

Everything was first class -- the horses, the acrobatic and athletic rider/trainers, the interns, the lighting, the staging, the bird show, the back stage tour.....and the amazing costumes!! The costumes were truly spectacular. We saw the holiday show, full of glitter, sparkle, and poinsettias. There...More

1  Thank illinois travelere
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map102017
May 8, 2017|
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Response from thedancinghorses | Property representative |
The Theatre is very wheelchair friendly. First row of seats around the performance area is on the ground floor. Other rows are just 2 steps up. All seating is comfortable and close-up.
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Cindy H
December 27, 2016|
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Response from Hersemann | Reviewed this property |
I do not know the schedule. I can't be exact but as I recall the tickets ran around $29. That price included the bird show, which was also very good, and access to the other animals they have there. The gift shop is small... More
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