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Address: 4089 Iron Works Pkwy, Lexington, KY 40511-8400
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+1 859-233-4303
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The only park of its kind in the world, the Kentucky Horse Park is a...

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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Always a stop while in Lexington! Beautiful setting. You can horseback ride, take in a show, and learn a lot about the Famous Race Horses.

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Highland, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Always a stop while in Lexington! Beautiful setting. You can horseback ride, take in a show, and learn a lot about the Famous Race Horses.

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Really enjoyed the park and the horses there were beautiful and we learned a lot. You can even go horse back riding there

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great time for the whole family! Beautiful countryside and facility! Love to see the horses and you learn a lot about them!

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Harrodsburg, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went to see Southern Light, it had been several years since I had been there and the same displays form the 90's. lights were missing

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place! I always find time to stop here when I visit the beautiful state of Kentucky!! As someone who has been around horses my whole life, I highly recommend this place for the equestrian lover. Between the horses and museum you can spend hours here!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 place!

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Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 great college town.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 of parked in the front row ! Cool ! She was not mistaken, the placed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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