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Kentucky Horse Park

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4089 Iron Works Pkwy, Lexington, KY 40511-8400
+1 859-233-4303
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Best way to learn all about horses is here

Easy to find with plenty of parking. We spent half a day here and that wasn't enough. There are... read more

Reviewed yesterday
joyceTL4
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Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania
Wow! Way more than we expected.

We have driven past this many times on our travels and didn't really know what was here. This time... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Chuck B
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Nineveh, Indiana
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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.
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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4089 Iron Works Pkwy, Lexington, KY 40511-8400
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Reviewed yesterday

Easy to find with plenty of parking. We spent half a day here and that wasn't enough. There are shows at specific times - make sure you see them as they are fun. One shows the resident champion horses who came in first - you...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We have driven past this many times on our travels and didn't really know what was here. This time we stopped and tried to take it in. A wonderful 1,200 acre park full of different horse events. If you love horses, you will love this...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

What an amazing place! If you have any interest in horses, I urge you to visit! The grounds are so beautiful & relaxing. The staff are extremely friendly, knowledgeable & accommodating. I was so impressed with the staff's overt love for the horses, knowledge of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful time, the grounds are very well maintained. Sufficient food vendors for a good variety, port-a- potties in various locations. Wonderful vendors in the coliseum and surrounding grounds.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were only using this as a stopover campsite. Great site, very popular with folks. Despite being in high 80s, almost everyone was out and active. Wasn't able to do actual park but will in future. Wish I had rechecked my directions coming in from...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Museum has info on anything related to horses, from beginning of time to present day. Beautiful grounds.

Thank Janet S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a working horse farm and educational theme park. You may or may not see horses. When we were there the mounted police had the horses out doing exercises off site and the draft horses were out in a field for the day. There...More

Thank cheryl h
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The day of our visit to the Park it was raining steadily, so there were not too many other visitors that day. They give you a map of the grounds which lists all the demos and performances/attractions. Everything is timed so that you may see/do...More

Thank Miramar
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the opportunity to watch the horses being exercised on the track! Amazing experience as a lead up to the racing on Oaks and Derby day.

Thank Virginia S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great way to spend a day (or a few hours)! The horse park has two wonderful museums, a Hall of Champions (where you can see past Derby winners and other famous retired horses), a Kids Barn with fun activities for children and teens,...More

Thank Jennifer K
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bekkasawyer
18 May 2018|
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Ken E
29 April 2018|
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Response from Lisa J | Property representative |
Dogs are allowed at the park on a leash or approved kennel, and we ask that owners pick up after them. Dogs are not allowed in the museum, restaurant or Alltech Arena. Dogs and horses go together very well!
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Bcbc1
25 April 2018|
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Response from Lisa J | Property representative |
The Kentucky Horse Park is open daily, 9 am to 5 pm, April 1 through the end of October, and this year through Nov. 4. Please visit the park's website for all information to visit the park. Have a good visit!
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