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The Dancing Horses Theatre

#2 of 12 things to do in Delavan Features Animals
5065 State Road 50, Delavan, WI 53115-4200
+1 262-728-8200
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Very nice and entertaining show and activities

Every young girls dream! Brought out my inner 10 year old, even as a grandma bringing the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Janesville, WI
Dancing horses.

Dancing horses was a fun place to go. I bought the tickets on the spur of the moment and didn't get... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Delavan, Wisconsin
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Enjoy a day full of experience at Wisconsin’s own Dancing Horses, Animal Gardens. You day begins with The Dancing Horses Theatre presentation of an enchanting NEW performance that is unparalleled anywhere else. From the moment the show opens until the finale, the audiences of all ages sit spellbound, applauding each equine performer and trainer, exclaiming in wonder, chuckling at the humor and even wiping the occasional tear when a moment of connection touches a heartstring. Get up close with the trainers with our newest park feature: the Backstage Tour. During the tour, you are given a demonstration about liberty-style horse training and then you will be invited into the stables to meet the equine performers. Next, as you exit The Dancing Horses Theatre, you enter the 30-minute Exotic Bird Show which follows. Meeting our Exotic Birds is a delightful treat. This performance features several different species of exotic birds that will amaze you with their incredible abilities and antics. Your experience continues with more, a visit to the Baby Animal Barn. The Baby Animal Barn is filled with both domestic and exotic baby animals that children can hold and feed. Our staff is there to answer any questions you may have about our baby animals. In close proximity is an outside petting zoo and several charming rides children will enjoy.You can then take a walk or ride through our Wildlife Exhibit, a natural-setting zoo where you can see animals, many of which are indigenous to Wisconsin. The exhibit culminates in the Deer Park where you can pet and feed white tail deer. You can experience a tractor-pulled wagon ride though the park, where larger animals are available for viewing. You won’t want to miss the train ride though our Indian Village; complete with teepees, Native American art, and oral history lesson about the area’s indigenous people.With the two stunning performances, The Dancing Horses and the Exotic Bird Show, and our animal attractions, this will be a day you will not soon forget and will want to share with everyone.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
5065 State Road 50, Delavan, WI 53115-4200
+1 262-728-8200
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every young girls dream! Brought out my inner 10 year old, even as a grandma bringing the granddaughters. Start by purchasing tickets at concession stand, glad we arrived early so we could enjoy the petting zoo and baby barn before the show. My granddaughters love...More

Thank dutchgirl8
thedancinghorses, Director of Sales at The Dancing Horses Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely comments. We pride ourselves in entertaining audiences of all ages. We hope you will return for our Holiday Show starting November 15 - January 7 2018, it is truly a performance not to miss! We will take all your comments...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dancing horses was a fun place to go. I bought the tickets on the spur of the moment and didn't get any deal on the price. I thought it was expensive and would not pay that price again. It was entertaining but I would not...More

Thank keithgay1954
thedancinghorses, Director of Sales at The Dancing Horses Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting us. Sorry you felt it was not worth the price. However, for a full day of entertainment the price is less than most in our area. Thank you for your comment.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed the Dancing horses show which is includes different musical numbers. The theater is intimate so you get to really see the horses. We had kids ages 7-19. You get a lot more other entertainment with your ticket: a bird show (talking parrots and...More

Thank Roger F
thedancinghorses, Director of Sales at The Dancing Horses Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for the kind words. We pride ourselves in providing the best family entertainment in the area. Please return again for our Holiday show, which is spectacular.

Reviewed 7 July 2017

Walked around the little animal yards, cages. Watched the horse show which had some very nice acts with talented trainers / performers / and well trained horses. Only negative of this show was the fact that it didn't start until 25 minutes after it was...More

Thank J D
thedancinghorses, Director of Sales at The Dancing Horses Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We try to adhere to a schedule however, sometime there are unforeseen delays. Sorry for making you wait - this rarely happens. Safety is a concern, we will improve the monitoring of our pony riders in the future. Thanks for your comments.

Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Came here in early March because of a great Groupon deal with backstage passes to meet the horses. There were some things available, like the petting zoo, along with animals to observe, but I didn't come for those things. I came to see the beautiful...More

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Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

. Yeah I just did that lol I was like yeah yeah I just did not want to be top of it but I was already on my grade lol yeah yeah I know just did that but yeah its a okay tho but no...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2017

A one time fun show for the family. More for children than adults. The ticket price includes an exotic bird show which I found more entertaining.

Thank visitor72321
thedancinghorses, Manager at The Dancing Horses Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

We are so glad you enjoyed yourselves! You should join us again when our petting zoo and baby barn are in full swing.

Reviewed 5 May 2017

I had always seen the billboard for this show on I-294 driving through Chicago. This time we acted on it and four of us attended the matinee show on April 23. We went with an open mind after reading reviews on this site. Are we...More

Thank Barbara K
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We took our 2 granddaughters to the show. Be sure to get the complete package, because the horse show, bird show, and back stage tour are all worth it. The best part of the horse show is the small, but close up theater. You can...More

Thank mikestriper
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We were told to come early as soon as doors open, so we did. But the 1 pm show didn't start till 1:20 which means we were waiting for over an hr. And, in that time frame they sell and Upsells everything including Bunnies. Which...More

1  Thank Amee78
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8 May 2017|
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Response from Kara H | Reviewed this property |
Yes there sure is. Most seats are ground level. Not far to walk at all.
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28 December 2016|
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Response from Hersemann | Reviewed this property |
I do not know the schedule. I can't be exact but as I recall the tickets ran around $29. That price included the bird show, which was also very good, and access to the other animals they have there. The gift shop is small... More
30 August 2016|
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Response from thedancinghorses | Property representative |
Groups of 20 or more have the option of preordering a meal selection for their reserved shows. We do have a concession area. Thank you and enjoy the show.