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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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Came here in early March because of a great Groupon deal with backstage passes to meet the horses... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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. Yeah I just did that lol I was like yeah yeah I just did not want to be top of it but I was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lake Geneva, 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.
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  • Very good22%
  • 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 1 week ago 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

Thank Tigerman777
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Totally wonderful! Pony rides before the show for the kids and after a great show with costuming, special effects, lighting and sound, acrobatics and even a comedy skit, and awesome Arabian horses so close to the audience you felt like you were right there, they...More

Thank Virginia S
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We brought our granddaughter for her 8th birthday. She absolutely loved it. The horses are beautiful and well trained. Their trainers and performers are also top notch. We enjoyed the horses, as well as the exotic bird show and then the backstage tour, where we...More

1  Thank Sherry C
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Great for horse lovers. Really well cared for horses, that love to put on a show for you. Such skill and grace together. Horse and rider become one. Christmas time is really special. The Christmas show is amazing. Make memories together. You will love it.

Thank Sue K
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Awesome show for the whole family! A ticket to the show was my birthday present and I couldn't have asked for anything better. The bird show and petting zoo were also very cool.

Thank Larissa H
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What is the seating arrangements? Is there accommodations for seniors with limited mobility?
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.
Cindy H
Do you have any Special shows in Spring 2017 ? My sister made me a gift sign for a Girl's Day to go here and I am looking forward to it. What are the cost of tickets for 2 adults? Is the gift shop reasonable?
27 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
is the meal included on the admission price?
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.