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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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Loved the Horse Park

We stopped by the KY horse park and it was great. We could have spent more time there but were... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2016
RetiredCouple0610
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Champaign, Il
Top Notch Attraction even if your you LOVE Horsed

This State of Kentucky Park is a real gem. Clean and manicured properties with wonderful friendly... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2016
labrador47
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Naples, Fl
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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 17 October 2016

We stopped by the KY horse park and it was great. We could have spent more time there but were traveling through. Please stop and visit this place if you are in the area.

Thank RetiredCouple0610
Reviewed 15 October 2016

This State of Kentucky Park is a real gem. Clean and manicured properties with wonderful friendly staffing and plenty to see and do. The horses are beautiful and cared for better than most people. These privileged creatures come in all sizes, breeds, and colors. It...More

Thank labrador47
Reviewed 14 October 2016

I first visited the Kentucky Horse Park in the mid-80s when it was a relatively new attraction. It was a bustling place with so much to see and do. Since my family was passing through the Lexington area recently, I decided to take my daughter...More

Thank Marcia_Wanderlust
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Not fast paced. Just an uncrowded old Park with some sweet horses. It was a lovely fall afternoon. The grounds are clean, the exhibition horses were fun to watch , but our favorite was the Champions pavilion. The commentator was engaging when she told the...More

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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We hit the park on a very quiet day. There were a few activities going on but we hit in between. There was plenty to see and do. There is a Kids experience barn and a mini horse jump course for kids to burn off...More

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Reviewed 13 October 2016

We enjoyed the museum and seeing information about the horses that have won various races. We liked seeing the triple crown winner statues and monuments. We saw a show and was able to pet one of the horses. We enjoyed walking around the beautiful grounds...More

Thank Ronald C
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Have been there several times, but always enjoy taking new visitors to our lovely KY treasure. The grounds are always beautiful, the horses are incredible to watch.

Thank 6Jane
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We visited the horse park at 3pm. They close at 5 pm, so we had to rush around to see things. However, you could use your ticket to come back the next day if you wanted to. We went to the Hall of Champions where...More

Thank AutumnChastain
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

My husband, daughter and I visited the Kentucky Horse Park and had a fantastic time. What a nice attraction with so much information about horses. The park is beautiful and the exhibits are top rate. We were able to get close to and actually pet...More

Thank Ladyjanis
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Just finished an early morning walk around Kentucky Horse Park. We began at the campground entrance and walked along Iron Horse Pike, then through the entrance and on through the park. We have been here to see the visitors center and. Museum, so we elected...More

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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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