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Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Goshen
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Owner description: Housed in a Tudor-style building that was once William Cane's Good Time Stable, this museum honors the sport of harness racing through its history, its heroes and its story today.
Reviewed December 11, 2012

No food unless you have it catered in. So food is as good as the caterer you supply. Very nice place for an affair.

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Reviewed September 18, 2012

been here like 5 million times and always enjoy going back , love the 4d ride/movie and the birthday parties are always original and fun

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Reviewed June 11, 2012

I love harness racing, so I couldn't pass up an opportunity to visit the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame. It's not too far off the I-87 and certainly worth the detour. First of all, the location is lovely. It has a historic charm and is well cared for. The staff is incredibly friendly and gave us a very warm welcome. The museum isn't very big, but contains many wonderful displays that are a great way to learn more about Standardbreds and harness racing. My travel companion knows next to nothing about harness racing, but she enjoyed the visit nonetheless. I'd say that this is a must for any horse lover... Definitely worth dropping by when you're in the area.

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Reviewed April 29, 2012

Everyone loves horses, and a trip to the harness racing museum when you are in Goshen is a treat for all, young & old. The museum is sin the middle of the town of Goshen that is a small town with cute shops. Right next to the museum is the Goshen harbess racing track, a non "betting" race track that has harness racing during the summer months (check the schedule!). The track is "old school" and so neat to see....a Fair track. The museum is very detailed with artifacts and original items from when the Standardbred horse and harness racing began. There are a few hands on activities inside, as well as a small area for children to enjoy. Take your time and you can spend a couple hours in there. Harness racing is still alive & well, and the museum will show visitors why it continues to be popular sport to watch

1  Thank JerseyHorseLover
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Reviewed September 12, 2011

While motorcycling through upstate New York on a lovely sunny day, and in need of a break, we happened to notice a small sign saying that admission charges were being waived that day at something called the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame. Why not?
Entering the lovely building, we were presented with a series of beautiful exhibits, films, and interactive displays. Lovely painting of 19th century horses and drivers adorned the walls.
Neither me nor my wife are particular harness racing fans (although I admit to dim memories of standing by the rail of Yonkers Raceway in the late '60's).
But like they often say, no experience is needed. It was educational and accessible to those without any background whatsoever, but I could tell that for the serious afficianado the details of horse bloodlines, equipment changes, and historical tracks would have provided a wonderful few hours of exploration.
Situated in historic and lovely Goshen NY, it turned out to be a lovely way to spend some interesting time.

1  Thank GaryfromChevyChase
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