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Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Goshen
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Owner description: Housed in a Tudor-style building that was once William Cane's Good Time Stable, this museum honors the sport of harness racing through its history, its heroes and its story today.
Reviewed 4 June 2014

A great place to visit for anyone who enjoys horses, or even sports in general. There are interactive exhibits which are fun for all ages. If you go in the AM you can go out on the balcony and see horses train- it's like being at the baseball hall of fame and watching a live practice at the same time! Oh, and it's free!

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Reviewed 24 January 2014

This museum offers great insight into what was the most popular sport in the nation at one time. A true look at real Americana. If you have a short attention span like me, this is a perfect spot. You can see everything in less than an hour but come away with some knowledge of an important part of America's past. If you are in the area this is a must.

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Reviewed 24 January 2014

I have been the Museum many times. There is no charge, so bring the kids or as many friends and family as you'd like. I suggest a trip in the morning, Monday through Saturday so you can look out the balcony on the second floor and see the horses training at adjacent Historic Track. The Museum is built around a historic old stable, with cobblestone floors and very thick oak stall doors. They even have a faint recording with faint clip clops of hooves to transport you back in time about 100 years. There is a 3D movie and many dynamic exhibits, including dress ups for the kids and a talking horse. On weekends in June and over 4th of July, there is racing at Historic Track right next door.

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Reviewed 24 January 2014

The Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame is a wonderful, hidden gem in Goshen, NY. We have been there for the Hall of Fame Induction ceremonies (usually held around July 4th) a few times and the staff does a great job planning this event. The whole little town of Goshen goes all out on Fourth of July weekend - they decorate their homes and business in tons of fresh flowers and yards and yards of red, white and blue bunting. The racetrack (behind the museum) is literally right in the center of town and the quality of racing is first-rate. The Museum is a must-see for both racing and non-racing fans alike. SOOO much history - very well presented with lots of hands-on exhibits. Oh, and don't forget the gift shop... We'll be going back this summer!!

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Reviewed 20 August 2013

Would def go back for the exhibits. Seemed well organized. And the staff was extremely accommodating. Beautiful building with lots to explore.

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