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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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We arrived early and spent most of the day here. Take some time before entering the visitor center... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2016
Longmont, CO
via mobile
Very interesting...everything you ever wanted to know about horses but were afraid to ask!!

The best part was the horse parade at 2:00 pm. Six breeds were shown off in detail and then after... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2016
David M
Arroyo Grande
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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
+1 859-233-4303
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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We arrived early and spent most of the day here. Take some time before entering the visitor center and look at the great statues and learn about the fences. Your entry includes a trolley ride that they do twice a day. Don't worry about being...More

Thank kjohale
Reviewed 10 September 2016

The best part was the horse parade at 2:00 pm. Six breeds were shown off in detail and then after the show there was time to pet the horses and ask the riders questions.

Thank David M
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Great park with lots to do from museums, to horse shows to the grounds. The display of previous champions was so touching and enjoyed seeing these 'senior' horses in person.

Thank Linda T
Reviewed 9 September 2016

My first outing in Lexington was the Horse Park and I stayed all day. I had my two dogs w me and we all enjoyed it. It was a stunning day and we really enjoyed it. They have a free trolley ride for about 15...More

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Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped in to visit park and ended up taking a horseback ride. A lot of fun and worth the trip. Would definitely go again.

Thank TAdvisorRN
Reviewed 8 September 2016

My review will be about the campground. If you like to camp and you're in the area, this is a fabulous campground, shady and beautiful.

Thank CharismaJ2
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Don't miss the Mechanical Horse at the entrance to the guest center. Be sure to push the button on the explanation in front of the exhibit. The grounds were clean and everyone was friendly. The shuttle driver was very helpful and I loved his accent....More

Thank k11622016
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Took our 11 and13 year old to the Kentucky horse park. Went horseback riding. We really enjoyed the champion show. Also loved learning about the different horse breeds. Highly recommend.

Thank Maureen M
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

This park is HUGE and will take up your entire day. The grounds are beautiful, as are the horses. Worth the admission.

Thank Tashbug
Reviewed 5 September 2016

The park is clean and the workers are very friendly. The horses are beautiful and it is so fascinating to hear their stories. Wonderful place to bring a family or just visit with your spouse.

Thank Paul P
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13 August 2017|
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Response from bsranch | Reviewed this property |
There is a horse museum there that is a must to go see! Very interesting for adults and kids alike.
Thomas B
11 August 2017|
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Response from Lisa J | Property representative |
Thomas, the park provides one or several trolleys based on the anticipated visitor numbers over the years and based on events. As long as guests are in line, the trolleys continue on multiple circuits until everyone has... More
8 July 2017|
Response from Shannon M | Reviewed this property |
You can return the same day without having to pay an additional fee.