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National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

191 Union Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-3513
+1 518-584-0400
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An Education on Horses and the Places They Race

My exposure to horse racing has been a few hours on TV when the Kentucky Derby or one of the other... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
South Windsor, Connecticut
Awesome education

Although we are not big racing fans, we completely enjoyed this stop to learn more on this historic... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Diana R
Hopedale, MA
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History of Thoroughbred racing is told through a superb collection of equine art, trophies of past wins, magnificent silks and racing memorabilia.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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191 Union Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-3513
+1 518-584-0400
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My exposure to horse racing has been a few hours on TV when the Kentucky Derby or one of the other triple crown races is televised and reading the book Seabiscuit. You learn a lot more in this place, so I was happy to spend...More

Thank Calhu
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Although we are not big racing fans, we completely enjoyed this stop to learn more on this historic race course and about racing in general. Worth the stop. Took about 1 1/2 to complete.

Thank Diana R
Reviewed 11 October 2017

I know almost nothing about horse racing, but found this museum informative and fun. I learned a lot about the sport that I did not know. Well worth the time.

Thank karmen1955
Reviewed 7 October 2017

If you come to the races and are a fan of the thoroughbred sport you MUST visit the hall of fame. The museum is filled with the best history of our sport. The exhibits are well done and the interactive ones are fun. Honestly I...More

Thank Staci H
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Went to tour Saratoga Race Track was disappointed to find it was closed and didn't offer tours (wrong information on TripAdvisor). We went to museum and was very impressed, it was free admission on this day. Being from the Horse Capital and avid thoroughbred fan...More

Thank Roger H
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Great museum to explore what Saratoga racing is all about. You get to hear and see; trophies, jockey silks, races, etc. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank sweetpetitemom
Reviewed 1 September 2017

I was a returning visitor to the museum in August 2017. It houses lots of interesting racing memorabilia, historical artwork and exhibits. I particularly enjoyed seeing a genuine Triple Crown trophy! Experience the racehorse simulator and walk through a starting gate in the museum. It...More

1  Thank mllelambeau
Reviewed 31 August 2017

I wasn't expecting to spend over 2 hours here, but there are many interesting displays and interactive exhibits. There is even a children's area that looked really cute. Yes, there are a lot of trophies and horse art work to look at, but also a...More

Thank sklnurse2
Reviewed 30 August 2017

This is a great little museum. If you're new to racing you'll get an education, including how to bet. There are tributes to some of the great horses like Man o War and Secretariat. The children will enjoy the hands-on exhibits too.Our boys loved dressing...More

Thank Muriel M
Reviewed 29 August 2017

My family spent at least 3 hours here on our first visit. It is amazing! So much history and so much to learn!

Thank Angelac1313
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13 May 2017|
Response from | Reviewed this property |
The date for the induction into the Hall of Fame has moved around in recent years. (I'm on the Voting Panel for the Hall of Fame, so I keep abreast of such things.) It USED to be on the second Friday in August, but this... More
20 August 2015|
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Response from gstansbury | Reviewed this property |
Racing Season •Daily 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. September 8 through December: •Wednesday - Sunday: 10 am to 4 pm •Closed Monday and Tuesday Winter Hours •Closed January and February March through July: •Wednesday... More
14 July 2015|
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Response from eileen s | Reviewed this property |
There is a lot of Saratoga history that can be done on foot with a dog if that helps. Congress Park, Saratoga Spa State Park and touring the local streets to look at Victorian homes. You can get self guiding walking tour... More