“Sharing its love of horses with the world”
The Kentucky Horse Park is Kentucky’s largest state-owned tourist attraction, and is an agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts & Heritage Cabinet. Also the largest attraction in Central Kentucky, the park is dedicated to sharing Kentucky’s love of the horse with the world. Based in Lexington, the park hosted more than one million visitors and 15,000 competition horses in 200 special events and horse shows in 2011. The only park of its kind in the world, the Kentucky Horse Park is a working horse farm, educational theme park, equine competition facility, and equine office park dedicated to man’s relationship with the horse. The park is set on more than 1,200 acres in the heart of Kentucky’s famous Bluegrass Region.
Took the boys through the multiple museums and displays at the park. Though the entry fee is a bit steep - the place is huge and there is a whole lot to do on the grounds (which are gorgeous). We watched the international pavilion show which had horses from various countries in their traditional dress. That, the stables and the main history of the horse museum were the highlights! We had a great day!
I literally drove 13 hours (from Minnesota) to get to the Kentucky Horse Park! It was the road trip of a lifetime and so worth it. The museums are extremely informative and fun, as well as hands on. The gift shop is adorable and I loved meeting the champion horses in the barn. Watching top notch competitions and performers was just the icing on the cake!! Plan to spend the entire day here.
I agree. It was $52 for 3 adults and 1 child. Museum was great but wanted to go horseback riding. It was cancelled due to the storms. This park was recommend to me by a co-worker, her daughter rides here. Very clean, people kind.
Absolutely loved this place!!! Lots to do and good learning experience for the kids!! Everyone was friendly and very beautiful grounds!!!!
Great place to take kids of all ages. There is a ton to look at and the grounds are huge! Compared to other places, the price was well worth it.
Even non horse people should enjoy. The museums include the use if the horse they history, and you can spend HOURS inside. The outdoor grounds are gorgeous, the performances are nice, and rotate performers. Trail ride for three is about 100$. Admission varies. Prepare for a multiple mile walk to take in the entire park. If in the area- you can visit Man 'O War's grave, statue and story. Also just before the admission pay stand, is a bronze of Secretariat. Also, near Secretariat's bronze is a sign explaining the stone fencing you see all over the area. Horse farm tours usually include the new Calumet, and visiting the grave of Alydar. Farm tours are about 30$ each. Horse people, this is a bucket list item. Non horse people usually find it entertaining enough.
Wished we had more time here. Affordable trail rides, cool museum with computer horse game, and a variety of horses from around the world. Lots of competitions happen here. Over 1200 acres of land.
Was just passing by but decided to pony up (hehe pun intended) the $5 parking and $20 admission. Would have been well worth it if I made a day of the two museums and multiple shows but I just did the International Museum of the Horse, which was actually kinda huge. Very pretty grounds as well!
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