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National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

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Very good interactive exhibits for young or casual fans.

Not only a great historical museum, the interactive exhibits will inform and educate the casual... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Donald G
Exceeded Our Expectations

We visited right before the track opened for the season in Saratoga, and were pleasantly surprised... read more

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History of Thoroughbred racing is told through a superb collection of equine art, trophies of past wins, magnificent silks and racing memorabilia.
191 Union Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-3513
+1 518-584-0400
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Reviewed yesterday

Not only a great historical museum, the interactive exhibits will inform and educate the casual fan. The place to learn about the sport of racing and what is happening at the racetrack across the street. The many halls have videos to watch as well as...More

Thank Donald G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited right before the track opened for the season in Saratoga, and were pleasantly surprised by the size of the museum & beautiful exhibits. There was an abundance of interesting artwork, interactive exhibits, a courtyard and a very nice gift shop. The Hall of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Even for people with little knowledge of this industry, this museum was chock full of interesting information. Even my 9 year old horse lover daughter, thought it was fascinating.Gift shop was full of items perfect for horse lovers!

Thank 989beng612
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can spend all day here! So much to see and read. We thoroughly enjoyed the museum and will probably go back on our next stay in Saratoga.

Thank Michele A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very informative and interesting. A lot to see and learn about horses, jockeys, owners, and history of racing.

Thank ssandbob
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I visited Saratoga, I didn't realize the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame was located here. I'd always assumed it was somewhere in Kentucky. What a pleasant surprise! Fantastic museum for anyone who likes horses, and mind-blowing for a fan of thoroughbred...More

Thank RamblingGal42
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

went to see tom durkin on his 11am tour, a must for EVERYONE!, tom is hilarious, and very informative , so nice to see him again, took the announcer tour twice at the spaaaa while he was announcing.a group of 11 or 12 people on...More

1  Thank zeeguide
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found out Man Of War called Big Red, and this is his 100th Anniversary celebration. Always thought Big Red name was reserved for the great Secretariat. There was info on the Baffert family. Bob Baffert is the trainer for the last two triple crown winners....More

Thank martin e
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the museum on a Tuesday after enjoying a day of Monday racing. The wealth of history and information was impressive. We are history nerds, so we spent well over 2 hours absorbing info. If you have had an interest in horse racing and...More

Thank john-e-boo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love this place. If you like Horse Racing (not harness), this is a must visit when in town for the races

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13 May 2017|
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The date for the induction into the Hall of Fame has moved around in recent years. (I'm on the Voting Panel for the Hall of Fame, so I keep abreast of such things.) It USED to be on the second Friday in August, but this... More
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Response from eileen s | Reviewed this property |
There is a lot of Saratoga history that can be done on foot with a dog if that helps. Congress Park, Saratoga Spa State Park and touring the local streets to look at Victorian homes. You can get self guiding walking tour... More