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“Horsin' Around at the Hall of Fame”

Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum
Ranked #6 of 26 things to do in Aiken
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum celebrates the great tradition of racing and Aiken’s vital role in it. Forty Champion Thoroughbreds have trained at the famed Aiken Training Track. The Hall of Fame immortalizes each in the Iselin’s charming, old carriage house. The Hall of Fame features both flat racers and steeplechase horses, from 1942 through the present. Photos, trophies and other memorabilia highlight these outstanding horses.
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Located in a former carriage house and stables on the grounds of Hopelands Gardens since 1977 this museum highlights the accomplishments of local Aiken Training track champion Thoroughbreds (39 of them to be exact). So many racing trophies and silver mint julep cups are exhibited there as well as fascinating old photos, articles and some actual racing silks! Upstairs in the museum are areas that will debute in Fall of 2014 -- a horse racing research library, a children's learning area with blackboards at the perfect reach for small ones to use and a replica of what a horse groom's living quarters looked like back in the day.

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Reviewed 11 April 2014 via mobile

It was interesting, to say the least, to find out the rich history of thoroughbred racing existing in Aiken County. I wish I would've had more than an hour or so to explore. The staff person hand was very knowledgeable and polite.

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Reviewed 9 March 2014

I visited as a part of the Lights Before. Christmas with my children. It was an amazing surprise! I never expected so much information and such knowledgable attendants. This is a must see.

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Reviewed 30 September 2013 via mobile

Beautifully done. Educational exhibits, fun activities for kids. Lots of history. Tour for 30 minutes or hours. Very friendly volunteers will answer questions.

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Reviewed 17 September 2013 via mobile

I have been visiting and enjoying this museum since it opened. If you love horses and horse racing, make sure to take the time to visit. Best of all it is free.

Thank PdSmitty
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