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Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum

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Address: 135 Dupree Pl SW, Aiken, SC 29801-4811
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Aiken' Equine History

A surprisingly informative and interesting exhibit of Aiken's equine history. A lot more history than you would expect

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Mark E
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Aiken, South Carolina
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Aiken, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A surprisingly informative and interesting exhibit of Aiken's equine history. A lot more history than you would expect

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We found the tour very informative. We were on a short schedule and failed to truly absorb the information available. Yes, I recommend touring this facility. We plan to visit again allowing adequate time to truly absorb the information and history that is available.

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Aiken, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We've been in the Hall of Fame exhibit many times over the years. Everyone we've taken there has been very impressed with the number of famous race horses that have been trained here in Aiken.

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Thank cmaccrum
Martinez, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Very nice walking garden set up with Christmas lights. Hot chocolate or tea with cookies is offered. Free visit and shuttle. Parking is limited but you can park in the neighborhood behind the park.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Great place for a little race horse history. Stories and floors of information are fun great for kids.

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Augusta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Decided to spend this beautiful Sunday afternoon in Aiken's Hopelands Gardens. We started at the Thoroughbred Racing Museum which was in the re-purposed Carriage house of the Estate turned Gardens. The Hall of Fame and Museum is a must see event for horse and racing enthusiasts, and a great learning experience for everybody. I also enjoyed the wonderfully restored historic... More 

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Thank mlorahga
Aiken, South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This museum is in a 100+ year old carriage house and stable. It honors the race horses that have trained in Aiken and then gone on the win the Eclipse Award (the most prestigious award in horse racing). Many famous horses have trained in Aiken. See the silks of the various owners, posters that change every time I am there.... More 

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Walterboro
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Very interesting to see the history of Aiken horse racing. Very informative and very well put together. The building is beautiful.

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Thank Chris W
Madison, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Even if you are not a horse person, its worth the stop. Free. Lots of great items to see. They did their homework.

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Simpsonville, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

The Hall of Fame has a bare bones set-up. Most of the displays are plaques profiling the horses that trained in Aiken and went on to win big in racing. I suppose then that someone completely disinterested in horse racing will find little to catch their minds here. Me, I do like to follow the Triple Crown and I was... More 

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