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National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

191 Union Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-3513
+1 518-584-0400
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Relaxing visit.

Fun, slow paced visit. Ideal on a Tuesday in the summer when the track is dark. Sufficient... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2018
James K
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New York City, New York
Horse Racing HOF

Went here with a friend. It was a good time and filled with a lot of racing history from winners... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2018
Mitchell M
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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.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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191 Union Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-3513
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+1 518-584-0400
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

Fun, slow paced visit. Ideal on a Tuesday in the summer when the track is dark. Sufficient parking. Worth a visit for the avid horse enthusiast.

Thank James K
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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Went here with a friend. It was a good time and filled with a lot of racing history from winners trophies, plates. Lots of history and even includes the history of woman in racing. They have a race simulator which I tried for an extra...More

Thank Mitchell M
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Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

I recently visited with a friend who loves equine sports, while we were on a trip to nearby Albany. I'll admit I was extremely unsure about what to expect, but I found this museum extremely interesting and fun. It features extraordinary art representing the history...More

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Reviewed 20 November 2017

The new displays for 2017 are incredible. The photos and film from long ago are priceless. We'll be back on our next visit.

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

My exposure to horse racing has been a few hours on TV when the Kentucky Derby or one of the other triple crown races is televised and reading the book Seabiscuit. You learn a lot more in this place, so I was happy to spend...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Although we are not big racing fans, we completely enjoyed this stop to learn more on this historic race course and about racing in general. Worth the stop. Took about 1 1/2 to complete.

Thank Diana R
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

I know almost nothing about horse racing, but found this museum informative and fun. I learned a lot about the sport that I did not know. Well worth the time.

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Reviewed 7 October 2017

If you come to the races and are a fan of the thoroughbred sport you MUST visit the hall of fame. The museum is filled with the best history of our sport. The exhibits are well done and the interactive ones are fun. Honestly I...More

Thank Staci H
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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Went to tour Saratoga Race Track was disappointed to find it was closed and didn't offer tours (wrong information on TripAdvisor). We went to museum and was very impressed, it was free admission on this day. Being from the Horse Capital and avid thoroughbred fan...More

Thank Roger H
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Great museum to explore what Saratoga racing is all about. You get to hear and see; trophies, jockey silks, races, etc. Definitely worth a visit!

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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
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