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American Quarter Horse Heritage Center & Museum

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Address: 2601 I-40 East at Quarter Horse Dr, Amarillo, TX
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+1 806 376 5181
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09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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The development of the American Quarter Horse from colonial times to...

The development of the American Quarter Horse from colonial times to present day is traced through interactive exhibits, dramatic video presentations and live demonstrations.

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Great history and interaction for kids

So it was raining buckets when we arrived and I was thankful that we were able to park close enough to run in. The first floor area is perfect for small children to interact and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

So it was raining buckets when we arrived and I was thankful that we were able to park close enough to run in. The first floor area is perfect for small children to interact and touch the various tools and material involved with not only horse racing but with the equine business in general. The second floor has an amazing... More 

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Thank Chris M
Amarillo, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my grandkids to a day of roping, barrel racing, craft activities. Included horses rides, and fun foods. Kids enjoyed it. Museum is interesting for adults but rather boring for 10 and under kids.

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Thank ronblessen
Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

I enjoy horses, but my daughter LOVES horses! Not only does the museum offer excitement to the horse expert, but it has exhibits for children, and a timeline of historical events to give context to each famous racehorse. Additionally, there is an art museum. Very interesting.

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Thank Barbara S
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

At $7 per head it is not worth it but our hotel gave us a brochure with a buy 1, get 1 free coupon. The museum portion is a good primer for those who know little about horses. The extensive hall of fame was way more than I - a person with little horse knowledge - found of interest.

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Thank TheGoBird
Swanton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Very informative about the history and breeding of the American Quarter Horse, if you ever had one or an interest in one then this is the place for you. Finally had to drag my wife away after about 3 hours, she could have spent the day but we were traveling.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

I watched this place being built when we lived in McLean, TX., just a few miles east on Rt. 66. It's dedicated to just Quarter Horses ( The American Breed). It's FASINATING!! 2 floors of beautiful statues, paintings, history & lots of visuals! Kid love it, Adults love it, and you will too. Take your time its expansive. Just ENJOY!!

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Thank Rose T
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

The Hall of Fame and Museum offers the history of America's breed, the American Quarter Horse through artifacts and a world history time-line. The American Quarter Horse is the largest breed registry in the world, with over 8 million horses in their data base. See works of art offered by famous western artists, as well as engage in learning experiences... More 

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Thank sandyaqh
Winchester, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

This is a rather large museum. It is very well laid out. Two floors. I went because I have always been a horse lover. On & off throughout my life, I have been involved with horses. This museum ignited a simmering flame within me! If you even just "like" horses, you gotta go! Admission prices are very reasonable. Clean. Large... More 

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Thank Michael D
Castle Rock, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Beautiful buildings and art. Too bad we didn't have longer to enjoy it. We were only able to see the outside because we arrived after hours, but thoroughly enjoyed what they had to offer outdoors.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We arrived too late to visit the inside but there is lots of info and photo opps outside. We really love horse racing and consequently really enjoyed this place; someday we're getting inside to check it out,

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