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National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

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Fascinating museum about horse racing history

We learned so much from the exhibits at this museum, conveniently located across the street from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pennsylvania, US
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Great tribute to thoroughbred horse racing

This is one of the finest museums of its kind! Rivals the Kentucky Derby Museum in Louisville, KY... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Charleston, South Carolina
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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.
191 Union Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-3513
+1 518-584-0400
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We went in the late afternoon, and beware because it closes at 4:00 pm., a bit early for the average early fall tourist. The particular lady at the front desk (and who did the final "sweep" before closing) was a bit unfriendly. We are not...More

Thank RonnieSEUnitedStates
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We learned so much from the exhibits at this museum, conveniently located across the street from the Racetrack. It’s well designed with many interesting exhibits including photos and Cups awarded to various race winners. There’s a great kids’ area too. On social Saturday during the...More

Thank nylady21
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the finest museums of its kind! Rivals the Kentucky Derby Museum in Louisville, KY. The presentations include everything from the videos of races involving those horses in the HOF, but a racing simulator to experience the feel of riding on a...More

Thank Lpatch
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a 100 person wedding reception here. The museum was open for everyone to roam. The food was spectacular as was the service. Exceptionally clean, well organized and perfectly staffed. I would have never expected the level of service that was shown. Kudos to...More

Thank Worldtravelisme
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not only a great historical museum, the interactive exhibits will inform and educate the casual fan. The place to learn about the sport of racing and what is happening at the racetrack across the street. The many halls have videos to watch as well as...More

Thank Donald G
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

We visited right before the track opened for the season in Saratoga, and were pleasantly surprised by the size of the museum & beautiful exhibits. There was an abundance of interesting artwork, interactive exhibits, a courtyard and a very nice gift shop. The Hall of...More

Thank NYKP123
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Even for people with little knowledge of this industry, this museum was chock full of interesting information. Even my 9 year old horse lover daughter, thought it was fascinating.Gift shop was full of items perfect for horse lovers!

Thank 989beng612
Reviewed 7 August 2018

You can spend all day here! So much to see and read. We thoroughly enjoyed the museum and will probably go back on our next stay in Saratoga.

Thank Michele A
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Very informative and interesting. A lot to see and learn about horses, jockeys, owners, and history of racing.

Thank ssandbob
Reviewed 4 August 2018

When I visited Saratoga, I didn't realize the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame was located here. I'd always assumed it was somewhere in Kentucky. What a pleasant surprise! Fantastic museum for anyone who likes horses, and mind-blowing for a fan of thoroughbred...More

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13 May 2017|
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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
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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