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“nice place for horse lovers.”

Kentucky Horse Park
Ranked #2 of 125 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: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Stroller parking, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children
Reviewed June 19, 2012

We visit this facility yearly camping. The museum is very informative and amazing to view all of the trophies from the horse races won from calumet farm. Glad they stayed in KY. The camping facilities are great. Swimming pool, store etc. The american saddle bred museum is in another building. The suthern lights exhibit @ christmas is nice too. Lunch @ the little restaurant on site good food but pricey. Wan o war's grave is here and a nice memorial is there.

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Reviewed June 18, 2012

This is a great place for learning about horses and something you definitely do not want to leave off your agenda when visiting the Bluegrass/Lexington, KY area. You will need to spend 3-4 hours at a minimum to catch all the shows and visit the various museums. They also have a great cafeteria with good food and is not very expensive, especially for families with children.

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Reviewed June 18, 2012

I went ther twice and I could go back again. It is very large and so much to see and do. If you care about horses this is the olace to visit as they have so much to show you. it is kept so very clean and there is trees so there is shade. I took the horse tour from here to go to other horse farms and the driver knew so much ablut the horse industries in Kentucky.

Thank Joymay51
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Reviewed June 13, 2012

worked at the equesestrian games, very pretty, and musem is great

Thank linda d
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Reviewed June 10, 2012

this is a marvelous place to gain an understanding of the horse industry. There's a horse parade, buggy rides, movies & exhibits. At Christmas there is a auto tour of beautiful lights & displays. The Rolex 3 Day event is held annually as well as other special events. Take the whole family.

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