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Kentucky Horse Park

#2 of 122 things to do in Lexington Features Animals
4089 Iron Works Pkwy, Lexington, KY 40511-8400
+1 859-233-4303
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Immersion in Everything Horse!

This was our first visit to the park and we went based on other's reviews...while I am not much of... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2016
carnesbear
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Knoxville, TN
Don't think about the heat!

Totally on the spur of the moment we stopped off I 75 for a few hour visit to the park. I was... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2016
Cammy J
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Asheville, North Carolina, 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: 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 12 August 2016

This was our first visit to the park and we went based on other's reviews...while I am not much of a horse lover, I learned to appreciate the horse by the end of the day. The museum is VERY informative and detailed...We saw the Breeds...More

Thank carnesbear
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Totally on the spur of the moment we stopped off I 75 for a few hour visit to the park. I was worried about my kids whining in the 96 degree heat but the entertainment factor is real. The museums are fascinating but we really...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

I love horses so this was right up my alley, but my husband seemed a bit bored but he endured for my sake (to be fair, horses aren't really his thing) ;) There was a hunter/jumper show during our visit, which was a nice added...More

Thank walkerhound
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Visited with our grandson for the first time (after a few visits, including Equestrian Games on our own). First, let it be said clearly, we had a fantastic day! Our nine year old loved it (never rode a horse before). But, as adults, we noticed...More

Thank kswilli
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

It was interesting to see the retired race horses, statues & all kinds of information about these horses. There were competitions going on in the arenas the day we were there. You may want to visit when it is cooler.

Thank Judy_Jackson1955
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Interesting place. The museums were very well laid out and informative. Grounds are easy to walk, but some shuttle carts available. I recommend doing the horse drawn trolley first. You can get a good idea where everything is at. The "Hall of Champions" was very...More

Thank wayne m
Reviewed 9 August 2016

lots to see & do at the Kentucky Horse Park your admission covers 2 days (Pay for 1 Day, next day visit is FREE) Parking is $5 (all day) (have to pay $5 every time you visit) if you love horses, you will get your...More

Thank Buddy T
Reviewed 9 August 2016

The grounds are beautiful and wonderfully maintained. There is so much to see and very educational. Everyone visiting KY should make a point to put this on your itinerary.

Thank sunshinetripper2015
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

I would be surprised if there was a better equestrian venue in the country. The barns are excellent and the schooling rings are super. The Walnut Ring, The Rolex Arena and The Alltec Arena will hold their own against any others in America. The museum...More

Thank Topgun48
Reviewed 8 August 2016

We stopped for a short break driving down the interstate. What a great place. Lots of horses, wonderful staff of employees to tell you everything you ever wanted to know about horses. Best of all you get to pet the horses.

Thank jeffmcvetta
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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
10 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
7 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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