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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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Love the Horses and History

I had lived in KY for years and hadn't been here. Visited with a friend and was pleasantly... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2017
ShelbyJeanG
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Charleston, South Carolina
Taking a weekend RV trip

Of course weather was rainy but we had a great weekend. We had a great spot and since it was early... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2017
Stephanie D
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Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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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: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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4089 Iron Works Pkwy, Lexington, KY 40511-8400
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+1 859-233-4303
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

I had lived in KY for years and hadn't been here. Visited with a friend and was pleasantly surprised by all the things available to see and do. We watched a horse show, were able to walk around and see the horses and grounds. Beautiful...More

Thank ShelbyJeanG
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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Of course weather was rainy but we had a great weekend. We had a great spot and since it was early in the year there wasn't very many campers.

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Reviewed 31 December 2016

Great place even if you ate not a horse fan. So much to see and do. Beautiful farm with a very free duly staff. Hotels close by and right off the I-64 and I- 75. Worth the trip. Been there many times. Lexington is a...More

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Reviewed 27 December 2016

At the wife's behest we headed over to KHP and was advised by the lovely gate attendant that " You picked a bad day, there is not much going on ?" Still got charged for entry (parking fee) but got a Horse Magazine and could...More

Thank Skeney57
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Reviewed 23 December 2016

Lots of Horse Activities to see, museum, gift shop and restaurant is worth a visit. It is a very educational hands on place to take your kids. If you want to see Kentucky's best, you must visit.

Thank Sherry M
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Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Wonderful and fun holiday celebration. The animals, lights, trains, gifts.... fun and affordable if you don't buy anything. Purchasing things can get a bit pricey. The petting zoo was free though so that was awesome! You pay for a picture with Santa but it goes...More

Thank TropEcoNursery
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Reviewed 17 December 2016

Kentucky is all about horses and this is the place to learn about them. This is a working horse farm and educational theme park for all ages focusing on man's relationship with the horse. The International Museum of the Horse is a Smithsonian Affiliate.

Thank Dick H
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Reviewed 14 December 2016

The Horse Park has grown over the years and it is now a premier attraction in the Bluegrass. There are many events held here throughout the year which are well worth attending. The tour gives many chances to see and touch all breeds of horses...More

Thank the1drjazz
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Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Beautiful country. Beautiful land. A very nice family friendly place to go and learn about horses. Different breeds,type of work that they do,different disciplines, etc. Has different things and activities for children to participate in. Will return every year. A MUST SEE PLACE TO VISIT!

Thank Sabastianflour1
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Reviewed 10 December 2016

We didn't have enough time to thoroughly check it out but we'll be back in the spring! What an incredible place!

Thank Michelle W
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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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