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The Dancing Horses Theatre

#2 of 12 things to do in Delavan Features Animals
5065 State Road 50, Delavan, WI 53115-4200
+1 262-728-8200
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Over priced for a barn of animals

Admission of $10 per person is a joke for what that actually got you (a walk through the barn and... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2015
Tara B
Bloomington, Illinois
Amazing horse show

This is a jewel easily missed. The horse show was amazing and well worth attending. They also have... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2015
Arlene D
Port Clinton, Ohio
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Enjoy a day full of experience at Wisconsin’s own Dancing Horses, Animal Gardens. You day begins with The Dancing Horses Theatre presentation of an enchanting NEW performance that is unparalleled anywhere else. From the moment the show opens until the finale, the audiences of all ages sit spellbound, applauding each equine performer and trainer, exclaiming in wonder, chuckling at the humor and even wiping the occasional tear when a moment of connection touches a heartstring. Get up close with the trainers with our newest park feature: the Backstage Tour. During the tour, you are given a demonstration about liberty-style horse training and then you will be invited into the stables to meet the equine performers. Next, as you exit The Dancing Horses Theatre, you enter the 30-minute Exotic Bird Show which follows. Meeting our Exotic Birds is a delightful treat. This performance features several different species of exotic birds that will amaze you with their incredible abilities and antics. Your experience continues with more, a visit to the Baby Animal Barn. The Baby Animal Barn is filled with both domestic and exotic baby animals that children can hold and feed. Our staff is there to answer any questions you may have about our baby animals. In close proximity is an outside petting zoo and several charming rides children will enjoy.You can then take a walk or ride through our Wildlife Exhibit, a natural-setting zoo where you can see animals, many of which are indigenous to Wisconsin. The exhibit culminates in the Deer Park where you can pet and feed white tail deer. You can experience a tractor-pulled wagon ride though the park, where larger animals are available for viewing. You won’t want to miss the train ride though our Indian Village; complete with teepees, Native American art, and oral history lesson about the area’s indigenous people.With the two stunning performances, The Dancing Horses and the Exotic Bird Show, and our animal attractions, this will be a day you will not soon forget and will want to share with everyone.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
5065 State Road 50, Delavan, WI 53115-4200
+1 262-728-8200
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Reviewed 10 August 2015

Admission of $10 per person is a joke for what that actually got you (a walk through the barn and pasture) and a bird show. They nickel and dime your for each additional activity within the park. The park was a little run down. Nothing...More

Thank Tara B
Reviewed 23 July 2015

This is a jewel easily missed. The horse show was amazing and well worth attending. They also have an interesting bird show and a petting zoo. The horse theater provides dinner prior to the show. The talent of the riders and the trained animals was...More

1  Thank Arlene D
Reviewed 8 July 2015

This is one of my favorite things to do with the Grandkids. I wish I could adopt a few, just to attend! I have visited Animal Gardens and seen the Dancing Horses at least six times. I never tire of the talent. Aside from the...More

1  Thank smihling
Reviewed 3 July 2015

If you love horses of all ages and sizes, this show is for you! It's a show for kids of all ages, and it really is a magical experience. It's not only about the performances, but it's about the love of a family who has...More

1  Thank Bonnie M
Reviewed 25 June 2015

If you know anything about horses, you know the time, hard work, patience, savvy, and care it takes to train them. I was AMAZED at the level of skill that went into the performance, ALL LIVE, happening just a few feet in front of you....More

1  Thank Loris D
Reviewed 22 June 2015

Unless u like to be bored out of ur mind, don't go, this place is not for u, the music isn't great, the timing sucked, the performers looked bored, long intermission

Thank Travelingguy704
Reviewed 21 June 2015

I brought a group from St. Louis, Mo to see your show June 16-19 2015. All 37 were amazed with the Arabian horses, trainers and dinner. The baby barn was fantastic as well as the bird show. Would come back in a heart beat. In...More

1  Thank Paula K
Reviewed 15 June 2015 via mobile

Took the grandaughters. Was expecting it to be a nice diversion and petting zoo. It is so much more. The girls absolutely loved it and are expecting us to take them again this summer. Much to my surprise I thoroughly enjoyed it as well and...More

1  Thank Frank L
Reviewed 12 June 2015

We went for my daughter's 17th birthday and it was just awesome. I was in awe of the beauty of the horses and how well trained they are. The costumes and riders/performers were wonderful too. I would definitely recommend this to anyone, young or old.

Thank krescr7
Reviewed 8 June 2015 via mobile

Took my husband for our anniversary, he has owned several horses over the years. He loved the show but enjoyed the backstage passes I bought too. Not only is this great for couples but for a family too they also have an exotic Bird show...More

1  Thank Christina Z
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8 May 2017|
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Response from Kara H | Reviewed this property |
Yes there sure is. Most seats are ground level. Not far to walk at all.
Cindy H
28 December 2016|
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Response from Hersemann | Reviewed this property |
I do not know the schedule. I can't be exact but as I recall the tickets ran around $29. That price included the bird show, which was also very good, and access to the other animals they have there. The gift shop is small... More
30 August 2016|
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Response from thedancinghorses | Property representative |
Groups of 20 or more have the option of preordering a meal selection for their reserved shows. We do have a concession area. Thank you and enjoy the show.