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National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame
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Saratoga Racetrack is the oldest in the US and all the history is on display and full of memento's... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
VeerleS35
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Brasschaat, Belgium
A pleasant surprise!

Despite knowing that Saratoga is known for it's racing scene, I was not too enthused about visiting... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
RandKNH
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Concord, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Saratoga Racetrack is the oldest in the US and all the history is on display and full of memento's of winning horses and many more.
There is also a courtyard where the late David Cassidy, all around performer and horsebreeder is remembered by his friends and fans with 2 memorial benches to sit on.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Despite knowing that Saratoga is known for it's racing scene, I was not too enthused about visiting this museum. However, the rain forced us to seek an indoor activity. I immediately changed my mind! The building itself is beautiful, and the staff friendly. An added bonus is that all military, veterans, and their families are admitted free. This is a self guided tour with interesting historical info about horse racing in the US. There is a collection of beautiful paintings and items from the past. Altogether very interesting if you are a racing expert or just along for the ride.

Thank RandKNH
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Horse lovers will enjoy this, very interesting - allow enough time as there is a lot to see and read.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are not real horse racing fans but the museum proved enjoyable and interesting for the beginner!!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. The facility is so well done and truly fulfils its mission to preserve and promote the history of Thoroughbred racing in America and to honor the sport's most accomplished horses, trainers, jockeys and breeders.

Thank C9168CGlindam
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am not a big fan of horse racing but I am a fan of this museum. We read that it takes about 1 to 1.5 hours to see the exhibits but it took about 2 hours and we rushed through because the museum was closing. You will learn about the greatest horses and the history of horse racing in America. It was a crash course in American racing.

Thank Deborah G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We learned a lot at this museum. It presents more like an art museum because many of the stories are told through paintings, trophies, and sculptures. The amount of reading is a good balance. You learn a lot but also leave with some back stories to explore. Don’t miss the exhibit of Tony Leonard photographs.

Thank dananddiana
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located not far from the Saratoga race track, this little gem of a museum feels like more art gallery than hall of fame, but it has some really cool things in it's collection and a nice gift shop.

They offer a BOGO AAA rate. I would recommend figuring about 2 hours for a fan, 4 hours if you are a really dedicated horse racing buff, and about an hour or so for everyone else.

They do have a small parking lot, but my guess is it fills up during the busy season. We were there on a Friday afternoon in October and had the museum to ourselves.

Thank thegreenheron
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Reviewed October 12, 2018

We weren't going to pay to see the museum but it happened to be free the day we stopped by, so we spent some time learning about the history of the races. Not sure it would have been worth paying to enter unless you're really into racing.

Thank colt123
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Reviewed October 8, 2018

We came to Saratoga Springs to visit some friends and we are not big horse-racing fans. We took a track tour the first day and were given free tickets to this museum as part of the tour. We weren't even going to use them, but had a few hours on our last day and went to the museum. We had such an amazing time there! It is a really well-done museum and really gets you interested in the whole world of horse-racing. I was especially interested in the science/bio exhibit which shows how a horse gallops and how their anatomy is so amazingly designed for speed. My friend was captivated by the hall of fame room with all the famous horses/jockeys, etc. listed. Our tour guide was so funny and knowledgeable. I wished we had more hours there - definitely a must when you go to Saratoga Springs!

Thank ellen06804
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