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Kentucky Horse Park

#2 of 120 things to do in Lexington Features Animals
4089 Iron Works Pkwy, Lexington, KY 40511-8400
+1 859-233-4303
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Great day out!

We went as soon as they opened and it was not very busy. It is set up so you walk in a circle to... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2016
DeniseWayne
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Wayne
Horse Haven!

A pleasant respite from the hustle and bustle of other interactive attractions. Take a... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2016
SteveMartin2014
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Dayton, Ohio
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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 27 July 2016

We went as soon as they opened and it was not very busy. It is set up so you walk in a circle to watch the shows. We got to see 4 retired race horses at one of the shows. Another show they showed us...More

Thank DeniseWayne
Reviewed 27 July 2016

A pleasant respite from the hustle and bustle of other interactive attractions. Take a leisurely, self-guided stroll, through the beautiful, historic horse park. On-site museum, stables, horse cemetery and performance arenas nurture your interest in the facilities and legacy that have established this location as...More

Thank SteveMartin2014
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Had an excellent visit to the horse park. There was just too much to see in that short amount of time we had to spend there. Everyone was very helpful, friendly and courteous. The barns were emasculate and the staff were extremely knowledgeable. I learned...More

Thank Donna D
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Despite much anticipaion, I was thouroghly disappointed in my visit. I arrived in the late afternoon and there were very few horses in either the large barn or the species/foreign (?) barn. The museum was good, but I can to see the horses and really...More

Thank RockGalSD
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Don't miss the museum (which was a surprise hit), pony rides, petting zoo, and holiday light show, which combine to make a good time for the family!

Thank Eric B
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Sue and I picked a weekday (Wednesday, July 6). It was a nice mild summer day. I am newly a senior, and we got a discount from the regular $20/each admission. We began our tour of the Park by taking the Horse drawn trolley, a...More

Thank fredels
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful time here. Lot of things to see. We camped here in our RV. Nice plesent camp ground . Lots of horse barns with statues of some of the great ones. Also train ride That We really liked.

Thank Craig G
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Very clean. Beautiful. Excellent staff. Will have to go back to see the whole park and museum. Well kept grounds. Reasonable parking fee- 5.00.

Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 25 July 2016

If your kids are looking to be able to learn about, pet, and ride horses in Kentucky, the KHP is the place to go! It's very interactive with a nice museum, lots of exhibits, and plenty of horses to pet. The trail ride is very...More

Thank ChristieP
Reviewed 25 July 2016

This place is amazing. Lots of walking so be prepared. Don't skip anything. A small cafeteria is on site. This is our 3rd time visiting and I'm sure we'll be back many more times.

Thank kodiak72
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Wanda C
Is there admission fee to get into the park?
10 June 2017|
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Response from Lisa J | Property representative |
Wanda, the park is an agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet and does charge an admission fee of $20 for adults and $9 for kids 6-12, which is good for two days. It includes all regular daily attractions... More
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Colleen M
Handicap accessibility?
15 May 2017|
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Response from Joy P | Reviewed this property |
The Kentucky Horse Park is handicap accessible. They have handicap parking near the front entrance and from there to the Visitor's Center the sidewalks have ramps. There are no steps inside the Visitor's Center either. The... More
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undinabiker
Are the tickets only available on location, or can they be purchased in advance online?
27 April 2017|
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Response from Lisa J | Property representative |
As a small state-government agency under the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, we do not yet have online ticket sales, so you may purchase tickets at the gate upon arrival. Groups may make reservations in advance... More
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