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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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Highly recommend this park. It is so beautiful

Great history here. Museums were very good. Shows were good but I was disappointed in the show of... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2017
Mel A
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Cleveland, Ohio
Premier Equine Facility and Attraction

We've been attending events at the Kentucky Horse Park for over 20 years. During that time, the... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2017
Dennis H
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Charlottesville, VA, United States
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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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4089 Iron Works Pkwy, Lexington, KY 40511-8400
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Reviewed 30 April 2017

Great history here. Museums were very good. Shows were good but I was disappointed in the show of breeds because they were short staffed and only showed 4 breeds. I was expecting more. This was because it was the first day of the Rolex event,...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2017

We've been attending events at the Kentucky Horse Park for over 20 years. During that time, the facilities keep getting better & better, making it a world class facility. A few years ago, it hosted the World Equestrian Games, which were highly successful. In addition...More

Thank Dennis H
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Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Nice place for the Rolex. However free parking is a very long walk. If it rains be prepared for muddy conditions.

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Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

I've lived in the Bluegrass 20+ years and never tire of visiting the Park. Rolex is the star event, a wondrous spectacle of horses leaping over seemingly-impossible creative obstacles and lovely dressage. There are horse-related events throughout the year, held in several venues at the...More

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Reviewed 25 April 2017

We visited last week and spent two days here. We toured everything available including the museums. It was all very interesting and the horse exhibits were awesome. Children will love this place. Adults, young and old also will love it. We took our time and...More

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Reviewed 25 April 2017

Our bartender on the first evening encouraged us to visit the Kentucky Horse Farm. I am so glad he did! It is hard to imagine what this is, exactly, when reading all the reviews and their website. In sum, it is a showcase for the...More

Thank kmmtth
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

I am not a horse person. This was out second time visiting this park. Even though I am in no way interested in horse racing there is alot at the park that is about the interesting aspects of horse that I find very interesting. There...More

Thank David_Tagliaferri
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

Had intentions of camping here for a week but once we got there we realized they didn't have full hook ups. We were so disappointed, so we left to find another campground. However the park is absolutely beautiful and would reconsider staying there even without...More

Thank SheilaR58
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

The Horse Park provides several venues to learn about horses. You can see different breeds in action at a show and go to the museum to take a look back at the greats. It is a pretty and relaxing place... A place to visit more...More

Thank Glenkare
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Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

My 5 year old loved this more than Disney! Relaxed family vacation without the crowds. My kids are horse crazy so this was their ultimate vacation spot. Lots of activities and much to see. Interactive venues with friendly helpful staff. We are already planning our...More

Thank Georgie C
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bekkasawyer
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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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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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