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“Great for the Kids-Pretty good for the adults”

The Dancing Horses Theatre
Ranked #2 of 12 things to do in Delavan
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed 6 August 2013

My twelve year olds loved the show and petting zoo. My wife and I both enjoyed the show but felt it was a little long. Decent but not spectacular family attraction, I rated it four stars instead of three simply because the kids really enjoyed the experience.

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Reviewed 23 July 2013

Our family vacation with ages 5 to 80 thought this was a highlight of the weekend! We watched the dancing horses show, pet all the animals, and sat through the best talking bird show ever! A great time for all. Goats, pigs, lemurs, kittens, everything!

Thank Traveling-Party-of-5
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

The show itself rivals any Vegas show I have seen. My jaw dropped at the precision and presentation of this. You cannot stop clapping and being amazed from syart to finish. Beautiful costumes and lighting and music all serve to highlight the beauty and skill of the horses and there handlers. Do not miss this if you are in the area. I would also recommend going early as they have an amazing zoo with some very exotic animals. Also ee the bird show more amazement. All and all on of the best entertainment values on the market.

Thank LiaTerrier
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Reviewed 13 July 2013

What a fabulous family experience for all ages!! From the baby animal barn, the beautiful talking birds, to the exquisite horses and horsemanship!! This is a great way to spend the afternoon. The small setting gets you up close and personal with all the animals. Getting to hold and touch the baby animals is priceless. Experiencing the dancing horse theater with the special effects is mesmorizing. It's obvious how much love goes into the training and care of these horses and all the other animals. It will warm your heart! Help support this great organization.

Thank lstubble
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Reviewed 11 July 2013

If you are a horse lover like I am, you have to see this show! The horses are amazing and the trainers do a fabulous job with them. The costumes are beautiful and the show is nicely done. My husband says that it reminds him of one step under a Vegas show! (To him that's a compliment!) You have the option of lunch/dinner or just the show. We went just for the show which costs $27.50 per person, but there is a $5 transaction fee if you choose to use a credit card. Your ticket also gives you access to the Bird Show and Animal Gardens petting Zoo, which is really nice also. We felt it was worth the money, especially when you consider the cost of caring for all the animals and maintaining the beautiful grounds,

2  Thank Wendy D
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