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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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If you love horses, you need to go

The Kentucky horse park is a great way to spend the day. They have several shows that are about 15... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Donna M
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Carmichaels, Pennsylvania
Top Site to See While in Lexington, Kentucky!

Our family spent the entire day at the Kentucky Horse Park. There is something here for everyone... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
DiscTrav77
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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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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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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4089 Iron Works Pkwy, Lexington, KY 40511-8400
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Kentucky horse park is a great way to spend the day. They have several shows that are about 15 minutes give or take. These shows are a nice look at the horses. They have plenty of parking and places to sit during the shows....More

Thank Donna M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our family spent the entire day at the Kentucky Horse Park. There is something here for everyone. The park's employees involve everyone and are very friendly, approachable and informative. They make it a point to let people get up close and touch the horses, ask...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Very very huge complex, the Museum on the history of the horse is amazing and very informative. The restaurant is ok. It was nice to see real live champion horses too. We did not have time to visit everything - you need a couple days...More

Thank Billy I
Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly recommend a visit to the horse park for anyone with an interest in horses and feel that most would enjoy even if they do not love horses

Thank dianned986
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like horses and/or horse racing/shoes, the Kentucky Horse Park is for you. Great family fun, they lots of events you just need to check out the web site. They have a great camp ground next door. From the bluegrass festival in June to...More

Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a amazing place to see past derby winners. They currently have past derby winner Go For Gin and Funny Cide taking residence at the park. They have a lot of interesting facts about where horses came from and information on different horse species. The...More

Thank Vi T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely the best day out in some time. Saw Funny Code, Go For Gin and so many others. Watched the show at Rolex Arena, rode horses and had just a wpnderful day. Kids loved as much as anyone. Definitely worth the ride and they even...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The family came to visit for the 4th of July and we had a wonderful visit at the horse farm. We are planning to go back again very soon.

Thank Consstance P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful place to visit. 8 retired Kentucky Derby horse there and many other horses and activities to engage in during your visit. I hope your visit is as enjoyable as we found.

Thank John N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Currently live in Oregon and went to school at U.K. In 60's. Celebrated mom's 98th birthday and out of town friends from Florida loved visiting the horse park. We took the long way around visiting Midway, Old Frankfurt Pike and came to horse park. Spend...More

Thank Tom b
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safrank1942
12 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.
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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
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jannicmar
8 July 2017|
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Response from Shannon M | Reviewed this property |
You can return the same day without having to pay an additional fee.
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