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American Saddlebred Museum

4083 Iron Works Pkwy, Lexington, KY 40511-8483
+1 859-259-2746
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Superb museum. Everything you want to know about race horses.

This is a well designed and highly informative museum of the horse. The trip is worth it just to... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2016
Daniel F
Winchester, KY, United States

The museum is very nice. It is a wonderful tribute to the great horses and their owners and... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2016
Glenn F
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Explore the history and legends of the American Saddlebred, Kentucky's only native breed, at this museum which includes various exhibits and an award winning multi-image show, "Saddlebred for America." The Museum houses the largest collection of Saddlebred artifacts in the world. Visit us on the grounds of the Kentucky Horse Park!
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good24%
  • Average16%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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4083 Iron Works Pkwy, Lexington, KY 40511-8483
+1 859-259-2746
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

This is a well designed and highly informative museum of the horse. The trip is worth it just to see the mechanized galloping horse statue that shows all the fluid movement of joints in a running horse. The displays are excellent and info very worthwhile....More

1  Thank Daniel F
Reviewed 27 July 2016

The museum is very nice. It is a wonderful tribute to the great horses and their owners and trainers. Recommend it highly.

1  Thank Glenn F
Reviewed 12 July 2016

We found this museum to be quite diminutive, but with a fair number of enjoyable attractions and activities for younger children. Perhaps we missed something, but it took us only a short while to go through their facilities. Still, with the free tickets that came...More

Thank GracieCNY
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Great place to take kids, and the adults learn, too. Got a rainy day? Perfect place. There's even a storm shelter at the horse park, so no matter what the weather, you can enjoy the day!

Thank monicahess
Reviewed 29 May 2016

This is a wonderful museum. You will see how horses were first transported on ships. The many events that they are well known for. There are interactive panels, and a thorough history of the breeding that produced the American Saddlebred. Quite a museum!!

Thank toomanyrestaurants
Reviewed 12 November 2015

There are so much history in one building. Beautiful displays and exibits year round. Beautiful gift shop with friendly staff.

Thank JP M
Reviewed 11 September 2015

Showing how the horses were used from the beginning. Very good showing of some different types of horses and some of the equipment used with them.

Thank Creeker01
Reviewed 5 September 2015

Located on the grounds of the Kentucky Horse Park. This museum was filled with interesting and interactive displays that reflect the significant role the Saddlebred played in America's history. There are many hands-on activities and short, informational films about these amazing horses. We left with...More

1  Thank CapChaos
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Co-located in the Kentucky Horse Place, it was much weaker than the other museums there. The place can be very noisy, distracting if you are trying to follow the video displays. It recognizes the great contributions of black trainers and showman, but this display is...More

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 16 July 2015

I went one time years ago and would not recommend buying a ticket. Now if you go to the Kentucky Horse Park, you usually get a free ticket. It is still not worth it unless you like Saddlebreds.

Thank Kelly M
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17 January 2016|
Response from Creeker01 | Reviewed this property |
WINTER SEASON - Includes Next Day Free November 2, 2015 - March 15, 2016, 9 am to 5 pm (closed on Mondays & Tuesdays, Thanksgiving Eve & Day, Christmas Eve & Day, New Year's Eve & Day). Adult $12.00 Children (6-12) $6.00... More