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Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington

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#1 of 10 in Museums in Lexington
Horses from around the world--including some champions and some rare breeds--reside at Kentucky Horse Park. Watch presentations on horses' daily routines, including work and play. Ride along the outskirts of the park with a guide, or hop on a horse-drawn trolley for a narrated scenic tour, where you'll learn about the park's history. The park's International Museum of the Horse is considered the largest and most comprehensive museum in the world dedicated to the relationship between people and horses. Use our Lexington tour itinerary builder website to arrange your visit to Kentucky Horse Park and other attractions in Lexington.
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  • We enjoyed walking around the exterior and reading about some of the great race horses, but were disappointed so much was closed. The weather was cold and rainy so not the best for being outside. We w...  more »
  • Growing up near Lexington the Horse Park has been a frequent trip for me. Numerous school field trips, and my High School prom was even hosted here. A beautiful slice of horse country, and if you're v...  more »
  • In the rather extensive resort you'll find museums, stables, boxes, outdoor area, and numerous outbuildings. A visitor centre with shop. Offered a varied, family-friendly program, a ride on a horse-drawn carriage, a Champions show, parade with various horse breeds, all law is sympathetic and informative. Not only for specially interested in horses a recommendation.
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  • I attended a summer day camp here and highly recommend it! It was incredible and entirely worth the money! They have a theater that they show a movie in, and i do not want to give away the surprise but it is spectacular cinematography. I attended with a friend, and I was taught so much about horses and got to ride my first thoroughbred here. An experience i will always treasure!
  • Mecca for horse lovers. A great place to go even if you don't care for horses. I'm giving 4 stars because it is not world traveler friendly. Signs and staff are English only. No public transportation. If you have car, easy to get to. Events all year. I really like the historic museums.
  • The Kentucky Horse Park was an amazing place to stretch your legs! They have a map of the ground and you are welcome in the barns they have scheduled activities for adults and kids! A must see is the big barn where the oversize horses have stals. You must also check out the Hall of Fame barn as of now they have the oldest Kentucky Derby winner who is 28 and also blind! Make sure to make the 11am or 2p trolley tour! They also have the only Museum in the world that covers several breeds of horses!
  • Kentucky Horse Park is a working horse farm and an educational theme park opened in 1978 in Lexington, Kentucky. It is located off Kentucky State Highway 1973 (Iron Works Pike) and Interstate 75, at Exit 120, in northern Fayette County in the United States. The equestrian facility is a 1,224-acre (4.95 km2) park dedicated to "man's relationship with the horse." Open to the public, the park has a twice daily Horses of the World Show, showcasing both common and rare horses from around the globe. The horses are ridden in authentic costume. Each year the park is host to a number of special events and horse shows.
  • This is an absolutely beautiful facility. I would have to say that it is the nicest all around horse facility that I have ever been to, and that's saying something, because I have been to a lot. Not only are the facilities beautiful, but they are very well thought out to handle large shows and crowds. If I was to have any negative comment, though small, it would be the fact that as a paying show participant, I also had to pay for daily entry into the show grounds.
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