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Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum

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135 Dupree Pl SW, Inside historic Hopelands Gardens., Aiken, SC 29801-4811
+1 803-642-7631
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Located in gardens

This museum is very informative and interesting. There are short film of famous horses . There is... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
betshal
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Aiken, South Carolina
Even for the non-horse person

Amazing collection of information and memorabilia about horse racing. Brought a friend and thought... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Irena4321
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Aiken, South Carolina
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The Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum celebrates the great tradition of racing and Aiken’s vital role in it. Forty Champion Thoroughbreds have trained at the famed Aiken Training Track. The Hall of Fame immortalizes each in the Iselin’s charming, old carriage house. The Hall of Fame features both flat racers and steeplechase horses, from 1942 through the present. Photos, trophies and other memorabilia highlight these outstanding horses.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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135 Dupree Pl SW, Inside historic Hopelands Gardens., Aiken, SC 29801-4811
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

This museum is very informative and interesting. There are short film of famous horses . There is always someone there to answer all your questions.

Thank betshal
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Amazing collection of information and memorabilia about horse racing. Brought a friend and thought they would be bored as no real interest in horses but they were very impressed. It is a self tour so you can spend as much or as little time as...More

Thank Irena4321
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Such a beautiful Hall of Fame to reflect upon the famous Aiken Racing Thoroughbreds. A must see if you are visiting Aiken.

Thank dablystone
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Located within Hopelands Gardens, the Hall of Fame is worth a stop. The museum highlights the horses, stables, and individuals who have contributed to Aiken's role in thoroughbred racing. Admission is free and a visit will probaly take less than an hour.

Thank Eric W
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Really enjoyed this small museum. Racing fans will especially enjoy - lots of facts, figures and memorabilia. My husband is a sports fan, but not a big horsey guy - and he even got into all the history and fun exhibits. The older gal at...More

Thank KLRF1
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

It was great to see the Aiken history of horse racing. Truly a foundation of the area. So many horses from stables in Aiken have won big races, even the Belmont.

Thank 211SteveS211
Reviewed 10 June 2017

I visited the Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame while walking through Hopelands Garden, where it is located. As advertised, it focuses on racing history.

Thank TooOldtoRun
Reviewed 25 April 2017

We were visiting Hopeland Gardens when we happened upon the Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame & Museum. I am so glad that we did because this museum if packed full of history about horse racing. Definitely worth a stop!

Thank AMiller121
Reviewed 15 March 2017

A surprisingly informative and interesting exhibit of Aiken's equine history. A lot more history than you would expect

Thank Mark E
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We found the tour very informative. We were on a short schedule and failed to truly absorb the information available. Yes, I recommend touring this facility. We plan to visit again allowing adequate time to truly absorb the information and history that is available.

Thank Frank D
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