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Kentucky Horse Park

#2 of 120 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 family fun

We brought 3 granddaughters (7, 10, and 13) here for half a day. We really needed more time to do... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Deborah G
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Normal, Illinois
Great day trip!

Great for horse lovers! We also found a lot of other American history within, not all just about... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Emily P
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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 yesterday

We brought 3 granddaughters (7, 10, and 13) here for half a day. We really needed more time to do the place justice. Nonetheless, we saw the Man O' War exhibit, a show in an arena, enjoyed walking the grounds, ate lunch in the cafe,...More

Thank Deborah G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great for horse lovers! We also found a lot of other American history within, not all just about horses. It was very hot, but lots of shade and indoor museums! Would recommend!

Thank Emily P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Monday is not Crowded and was a great day to visit with 4 kids ages 8 and 11. They liked the trolly ride and learned a bit at each exhibit. The museum was more than they would read, but they enjoyed it. It was about...More

Thank Pam G
Reviewed 2 days ago

We are not necessary into horses but we were in Kentucky, so might as well! Kids had a great time going horseback riding and in the kids barn. I think they were even interested in the International Museum of the Horse. Wow. What a museum....More

Thank MikeDailey
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great experience for all ages. Did not have to be a pro to ride the horses. 1st time beginner was welcomed.

Thank inhisservice4
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is incredible! From the rarest of the rare horses, to the massive draft horses with a pony or two thrown in for balance, they have it all. It is obvious the animals are well cared for, the staff is friendly and helpful. Take...More

Thank kleektours
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My wife and I spent our anniversary here ! Great day verify informative and beautiful grounds! We had a great time small cafe if you get hungry food was okay. Overall if someone in your family likes horses come visit Kentucky horse park.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My kids really enjoyed our visit. They went on a pony ride and played on the great playground before we explored the museums and met former derby winner, Funny Cide. The parade of breeds is cool and you can met the horses after the show.

Thank donaldcK7708BL
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

There are NO words to describe this park. Beautiful, clean, spectacular and just perfect. It took us 2 days to go through the park. The museum was the BEST! A must see!

Thank Kathleen J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The day begins with the most mesmerizing moving sculpture of a horse which greets you at the visitor center. This joins the other exceptional bronze horse sculptures throughout the park. Be sure to experience the Parade of Breeds show , and meet the finest thoroughbreds...More

Thank Debravt
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Wanda C
Is there admission fee to get into the park?
11 June 2017|
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Response from Lisa J | Property representative |
Wanda, the park is an agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet and does charge an admission fee of $20 for adults and $9 for kids 6-12, which is good for two days. It includes all regular daily attractions... More
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Colleen M
Handicap accessibility?
16 May 2017|
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Response from Joy P | Reviewed this property |
The Kentucky Horse Park is handicap accessible. They have handicap parking near the front entrance and from there to the Visitor's Center the sidewalks have ramps. There are no steps inside the Visitor's Center either. The... More
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undinabiker
Are the tickets only available on location, or can they be purchased in advance online?
28 April 2017|
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Response from Lisa J | Property representative |
As a small state-government agency under the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, we do not yet have online ticket sales, so you may purchase tickets at the gate upon arrival. Groups may make reservations in advance... More
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