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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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Great place for families

If you like horses, the bluegrass, and nature, you will love this place. There are many events on... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2016
ProfessionalFemale
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Louisville, Kentucky
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I have been to the horse park for several 5ks and work had also had events at the Alltech Arena... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2016
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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 21 August 2016 via mobile

If you like horses, the bluegrass, and nature, you will love this place. There are many events on weekends, weddings, non-profit fundraisers, and just plain touring the place without any other reason. A must see and worth a drive!

Thank ProfessionalFemale
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

I have been to the horse park for several 5ks and work had also had events at the Alltech Arena. The grounds are beautiful for runs. The arena is huge and is great for company venues. I haven't been to just view the horses and...More

Thank Aquarius J
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Always an amazing place to spend the day! We love to hang out with the draft horses in the BIG barn. Today we went to the Hall of Champions to meet one of the handlers there, Mr Gene Carter, he handles the horses in this...More

Thank andreamonroe246
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Parking $5. So many horse show the day I went loved it meant some retired horses and done some shopping.

Thank Terrie H
Reviewed 17 August 2016

A fun place to visit! Great landscape and statues surrounding the grounds, but have to go early as missed a lot of the outdoor horse activities. Tours spread out to much on the time of day, and lengthy, 2 1/2 hours long so didn't stick...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2016

Went for the first time. The property is so beautiful. We were able to watch a show that was very entertaining, learned about champion horses and take a Horse trolley ride. Everything about this place was wonderful.

Thank Terri P
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Worth the stop. Kids barn was a great place for the kids to learn about horses, their care and stable care. Horse drawn trolly took us around the park to show off the highlights of where to stop off. Hall of champions was nice to...More

Thank Mommo1669
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Don't miss going here! The American Saddlebred Museum is wonderful. Interactive exhibits and so fun to see the history! Wonderful facility all around. Horse shows and exhibitions for all ages.

Thank Patricia R
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Went for large group reception. Wonderful facility, didn't get to see everything it had to offer, which is a lot. They were just finishing a show of different kinds of horses when we arrived, so we missed that, but did talk with some of riders...More

Thank ilobbyms
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped at the park during our family vacation. When we arrived I didn't think we would be there long. Over five hours later the park was closing and we still had so many things we had not done yet. We had a great time...More

Thank Chris B
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safrank1942
13 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
11 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
8 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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