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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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Amazing Attraction, A Must See

Kentucky Horse Park is an amazing place. This was our second time there. My nine year old grandson... read more

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Kathy N
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Jackson
Great Place for a Family Day!

The Horse Park offers many great opportunities to not only see beautiful horses but to learn about... read more

Reviewed yesterday
martharubletipton
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Taylorsville, Kentucky
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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 yesterday

Kentucky Horse Park is an amazing place. This was our second time there. My nine year old grandson loved it. The grounds are beautiful. It has a kids barn where kids can interact. We saw horse grooming. They have a variety of horse breeds. They...More

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Reviewed yesterday

The Horse Park offers many great opportunities to not only see beautiful horses but to learn about all things equine. It is a lovely place to spend a day with family. From pony rides to thoroughbred champions if you like horses this is the place...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This place is beyone amazing. If you love horses, you must go here. Staff is wonderful and accommodating. Grounds are pristine. Gift shop very reasonable. The campgrounds are just the best there is. Clean, quiet, beautiful. One of my favorite places in the world.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a self guided tour through a very large horse park / farm. We loved meeting the horses. We were actually able to feed carrots to a retired thoroughbred. Wonderful experience. We would definitely recommend this. Looking forward to going back sometime soon! The...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I spent a day at the Kentucky Horse Park. We hghly reccommend a visit. You may want to set aside most of the day to visit everything there.

1  Thank VA-Short-Term
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent place to visit if you have any interest in horses at all. The featured programs were very informative. All the staff welcomed us, and we could tell how much they loved the horses. Highly recommend for visitors of any age.

1  Thank Fareastern89
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a definite must for any horse lover. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful, the horses are beautiful, and the grounds are absolutely pristine. I would live here if I could. They have a nice little restaurant called the bit and bridle...More

1  Thank Ayla S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very large and well maintained campground next to the horse park. Camp store, great showers, water at sites (very high pressure), playground, pool. Good location for seeing the sights in Lexington.

Thank Deborah O
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in during a Spring break college tour for a teenager that rides. There is so much to do and see here, could spend much more time than we did. One afternoon was not enough. Saw several past champions including Funny Cide in their pastures...More

1  Thank I9156XEscotts
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in while passing thru Lexington on vacation. Lots to see and do at the park. The museum was very informative. We were only in there 1 hour but could have easily spent 1 1/2 hours more. Saw the demonstrations for horse breeds and...More

Thank Dave H
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stidhamloto L
15 April 2018|
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Response from Taletimes | Reviewed this property |
I didn’t see any when I was there but I believe there is an option for riding. It may be seasonal so it would be best to contact them directly.
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psfaranda
10 April 2018|
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Response from minutello5 | Reviewed this property |
I can't answer that. I didn't see any. But, maybe now they do.
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Mike M
15 March 2018|
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Response from Lisa J | Property representative |
You should be able to use your yellow ticket through April.
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