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“I know nothing about horse racing but still enjoyed this museum”

National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame
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Owner description: History of Thoroughbred racing is told through a superb collection of equine art, trophies of past wins, magnificent silks and racing memorabilia.
Reviewed 14 May 2014

I know absolutely nothing about horse racing, except the usual suspects like Secretariat and Willie Shoemaker yet I still enjoyed this museum.

It's mostly sculptures and paintings with a few artifacts such as cups and trophies yet laid out in such a way to be pleasing and enjoyable.

The Hall of Fame part is reminiscent of other Halls-of-Fame with plaques laid out in a chronographical order. The exhibit of racing silks was nice but way to high up to actually be able to see them.

They have a strict no picture rule due to some arcane copyright laws which was a bit of a letdown.

All in all, very enjoyable

Thank fstop666
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

This museum is attractive, and it presents the information in a well-organized manner. I really enjoyed the interactive children's exhibit. The gift shop is very nice. The tour guides are very informative. I enjoyed the visit.

Thank Karen B
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

Great exhibits! Ride a horse (simulator), film on racing from the birth of a foal to racing. Silks exhibition...and one of the most wonderful collections of equine sport art!!!

Thank linda c
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

This museum is fun and informative. A children's area that has life size stuffed horses with brushes to brush them and other hands on materials. For the grown ups the photos and history is great fun. This is a great spot

Thank Rigmarole57
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

What a beautiful museum! It is all so well organized. Even if you don't like racing, this museum is worth your time. You will learn so much. The displays, pictures and trophies tell an interesting story of the history of horse racing in the U.S.

Thank torontothoughts
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