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“Best horse museum in the world”

Kentucky Horse Park
Ranked #3 of 130 things to do in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The only park of its kind in the world, the Kentucky Horse Park is a working horse farm, educational theme park and equine competition facility dedicated to man's relationship with the horse. Set on more than 1,200 acres in the heart of the Kentucky's famous Bluegrass region, the park is THE place to get close to horses! Featuring dozens of breeds of horse at work and at play, the park showcases the horse in daily equine presentations, horse drawn tours, horseback and pony rides, and an array of horse shows and special events throughout the year. The park's International Museum of the Horse, a Smithsonian Affiliate, is the world's largest equestrian museum. Offering both the experienced horseman and novice an opportunity to explore the many facets of humanity's relationship with the horse, the museum is dedicated to all breeds and disciplines of horse and covers some 50-million years of equine history. State-of-the-art technology complements rare artifacts and scholarly research to present a unique, educational, museum experience for all ages. The American Saddlebred Museum, the Showplace for Saddlebreds, celebrates Kentucky's first native breed of horse. The museum features interactive exhibits and a movie. With the park's own tourist activities and the numerous additional horse shows that take place in the equine competition facilities throughout the year, there can be a fair amount of walking involved, depending on visitor interest level. Comfortable shoes and clothing is recommended, appropriate for Kentucky's seasonal weather. Dogs and other pets are permitted on park grounds, as long as they are on a leash or in an approved carrier, although they may not be permitted in some buildings.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Stairs / elevator, Stroller parking, Wheelchair access
Reviewed January 23, 2012

This is a must see if you enjoy racing history. Some of the legendary runners are buried on the grounds. Also the museum itself houses a great collection of memorabilia. Very near Lexington and Keeneland race course.

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Reviewed January 21, 2012

A very unique experience that can only be found in the Bluegrass state. A must for visitors to Lex. Take in one of the live shows and visit the museum. It's a great way to spend a day!

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Reviewed January 20, 2012

The best place to experience and get up close to Horses. world class Museum. See the worlds best competitors in the summer months.

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Reviewed January 20, 2012

I went camping here when i was a child, Great memories. They have a pool, camping area, play area, and yes lots of horses to look at. Great Place for your family to visit.

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Reviewed January 20, 2012

Really fun place to take the family. We went for the World Equine Games and would like to go back to see what it looks like less crowded .

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