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National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

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Address: 191 Union Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-3513
Phone Number: +1 518-584-0400
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History of Thoroughbred racing is told through a superb collection of...

History of Thoroughbred racing is told through a superb collection of equine art, trophies of past wins, magnificent silks and racing memorabilia.

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Well done and worth a detour to Saratoga!

This Museum is very well done, and interesting at all levels. Great for the lifelong racing fan or breeder, as well as newcomers to the sport. Stunning, magnificent paintings... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This Museum is very well done, and interesting at all levels. Great for the lifelong racing fan or breeder, as well as newcomers to the sport. Stunning, magnificent paintings, bronzes and sporting art outstandingly displayed. Most of the art is National Gallery quality, and will be of interest to any student of art. Displays are well organized with something for... More 

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New York City
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The museum is a lovely newish building with a beautiful glass room room looking outdoors and an attractive interior room with trophies. Not much to see though.

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Avon, CT
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This was a nice museum unless you've been to Churchill Downs, which leaves this museum in the dust. that said, there is a nice movie and some interesting exhibits.

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Mooloolaba, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

If you are a horse racing fan - do it. The museum is well set out, admission price is more than reasonable, and it is very easy to get around. Also, if you are staying around Broadway in Saratoga Springs, it is a lovely, and not long, walk down either Lincoln Ave or Union St.

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Saddle River NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Special Exhibit, TheSanford legacy is running through Dec 2016, so be sure to see it.The Sanford of Amersterdam, explores their legacy. I have not been hear for at least 20 years, but took my sister to see this lovely town, on our travel. This place was immaculate. I loved the Jerseys of the Jockies and their patterns of distinction. Great... More 

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Stony Brook, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

A comprehensive museum devoted to horses and horse racing. Educational and informative. Varied exhibits of all aspects of horse racing, riders, etc.

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Kinnelon, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Although we are not big racing fans, it seemed that if we wanted to visit a museum in Saratoga Springs, this would be the unique one to visit. The museum contains a variety of items, but the ones I found most interesting were the sculptures of the horses and the videos (video on American Pharaoh in the auditorium, and others... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

If you are a racehorse fan this is the place to go. I could spend hours looking at all the pictures & write ups on horses & jockeys. The appetizers were great & the supper was awesome. Is a totally beautiful place.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

The Museum of Racing was a very sophisticated and polished museum. The trophy rooms were amazing. I loved the history of racing using common paintings and old newspaper articles. The video was good and the Hall of Fame was overwhelming in its vastness. One reviewer mentioned the interactive displays. I have been to the museum at Churchill Downs. It was... More 

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Great sculptures and photos of horses. Interesting info to be read on the history of horse racing. A 15 minute video not to be missed.

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