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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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Kentucky: Horses are a Must to See

Sue and I picked a weekday (Wednesday, July 6). It was a nice mild summer day. I am newly a senior... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2016
fredels
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
Horse park and Rving

Had a wonderful time here. Lot of things to see. We camped here in our RV. Nice plesent camp ground... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2016
Craig G
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Ruskin fl.
via mobile
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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 26 July 2016

Sue and I picked a weekday (Wednesday, July 6). It was a nice mild summer day. I am newly a senior, and we got a discount from the regular $20/each admission. We began our tour of the Park by taking the Horse drawn trolley, a...More

Thank fredels
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful time here. Lot of things to see. We camped here in our RV. Nice plesent camp ground . Lots of horse barns with statues of some of the great ones. Also train ride That We really liked.

Thank Craig G
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Very clean. Beautiful. Excellent staff. Will have to go back to see the whole park and museum. Well kept grounds. Reasonable parking fee- 5.00.

Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 26 July 2016

If your kids are looking to be able to learn about, pet, and ride horses in Kentucky, the KHP is the place to go! It's very interactive with a nice museum, lots of exhibits, and plenty of horses to pet. The trail ride is very...More

Thank ChristieP
Reviewed 25 July 2016

This place is amazing. Lots of walking so be prepared. Don't skip anything. A small cafeteria is on site. This is our 3rd time visiting and I'm sure we'll be back many more times.

Thank kodiak72
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Our first BreyerFest with a 10 year old and a 6year old. First piece of advice is if you are just visiting and not extremely engrossed in this even, wait until Saturday or even Sunday to visit! We went on Friday and it was crazy,...More

Thank Mendy L
Reviewed 24 July 2016

The park is beauty full graunds are very nice the museum is very interesting horse lovers heaven . Visited with family for oBreyer fest it was funn but ver very hot ! And lots of walking !

Thank Palermo71
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Waaaayyy to much walking 4 handicap & eldery. Was with clients that has MS & we thought it would b a good idea 2 visit but once there we relized it would b 2 hard on her with all the walking so we arranged 4...More

Thank Godsbestmiracle W
Lisa J, Public Relations Manager at Kentucky Horse Park, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2016

We are very sorry that your visit to the park was less than satisfactory. While the park attractions are relatively close to each other, we are a real working horse farm and visiting the park is much like visiting any other outdoor attraction like a...More

Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Visited during Breyerfest. Did not realize that regular shows and performances were cancelled during this event. I feel that I should have been advised at ticket counter.More

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Lisa J, Public Relations Manager at Kentucky Horse Park, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2016

We are so very sorry that you were disappointed during your visit to the park while the BreyerFest event was taking place here, July 22-24. Please know that while the trolley rides were cancelled during the event, as they have been every year for more...More

Reviewed 22 July 2016

a very large complex devoted to horses. It has 3 museums. The museum of The Horse is the best I have every seen on horses. There several live horse breeds with you can walk up to to see. They are accompanied by knowledgeable riders to...More

Thank Wander_guy
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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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