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Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum

#6 of 25 things to do in Aiken Features Animals
135 Dupree Pl SW, Aiken, SC 29801-4811
+1 803-642-7631
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Located within Hopelands Gardens, the Hall of Fame is worth a stop. The museum highlights the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Eric W
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Much better than expected - even for a non-horsey husband!

Really enjoyed this small museum. Racing fans will especially enjoy - lots of facts, figures and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
KLRF1
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Waxhaw, North Carolina
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135 Dupree Pl SW, Aiken, SC 29801-4811
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located within Hopelands Gardens, the Hall of Fame is worth a stop. The museum highlights the horses, stables, and individuals who have contributed to Aiken's role in thoroughbred racing. Admission is free and a visit will probaly take less than an hour.

Thank Eric W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed this small museum. Racing fans will especially enjoy - lots of facts, figures and memorabilia. My husband is a sports fan, but not a big horsey guy - and he even got into all the history and fun exhibits. The older gal at...More

Thank KLRF1
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

It was great to see the Aiken history of horse racing. Truly a foundation of the area. So many horses from stables in Aiken have won big races, even the Belmont.

Thank 211SteveS211
Reviewed 9 June 2017

I visited the Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame while walking through Hopelands Garden, where it is located. As advertised, it focuses on racing history.

Thank TooOldtoRun
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We were visiting Hopeland Gardens when we happened upon the Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame & Museum. I am so glad that we did because this museum if packed full of history about horse racing. Definitely worth a stop!

Thank AMiller121
Reviewed 15 March 2017

A surprisingly informative and interesting exhibit of Aiken's equine history. A lot more history than you would expect

Thank Mark E
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We found the tour very informative. We were on a short schedule and failed to truly absorb the information available. Yes, I recommend touring this facility. We plan to visit again allowing adequate time to truly absorb the information and history that is available.

Thank Frank D
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We've been in the Hall of Fame exhibit many times over the years. Everyone we've taken there has been very impressed with the number of famous race horses that have been trained here in Aiken.

Thank cmaccrum
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Very nice walking garden set up with Christmas lights. Hot chocolate or tea with cookies is offered. Free visit and shuttle. Parking is limited but you can park in the neighborhood behind the park.

Thank Rollbama
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Great place for a little race horse history. Stories and floors of information are fun great for kids.

Thank xananx
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