We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 191 Union Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-3513
Phone Number:
+1 518-584-0400
Website
Description:

History of Thoroughbred racing is told through a superb collection of...

History of Thoroughbred racing is told through a superb collection of equine art, trophies of past wins, magnificent silks and racing memorabilia.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 187 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 122
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Just perfect!

If you're a horse person, you will love this place, You can find out your Thoroughbred's info if you have his tattoo number or sire/dam. So interesting, clean, nicely presented... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 December 2016
crickerpicker
,
NY
Add Photo Write a Review

187 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 185: English reviews
NY
Level Contributor
267 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 276 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

If you're a horse person, you will love this place, You can find out your Thoroughbred's info if you have his tattoo number or sire/dam. So interesting, clean, nicely presented. I could spend a whole day there. Nice gift shop, too

Helpful?
Thank crickerpicker
Level Contributor
55 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Great Museum for Racing fans to visit. Zenyatta, named horse of the year 2010, won 19 of 20 career starts, most with Mike Smith, a jockey I like.

Helpful?
Thank Raimund C
Level Contributor
53 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

If you are a fan of this sport you will definitely enjoy this museum. However if you are on the other side, it might not be an exciting museum tour for you. I still think that it is worth it to visit this museum of you are in Saratoga Springs. Also, do not expect to spend long museum hours. It... More 

Helpful?
Thank hazalcanisag
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

This Museum is very well done, and interesting at all levels. Great for the lifelong racing fan or breeder, as well as newcomers to the sport. Stunning, magnificent paintings, bronzes and sporting art outstandingly displayed. Most of the art is National Gallery quality, and will be of interest to any student of art. Displays are well organized with something for... More 

Helpful?
Thank VA_walker36
New York City
Level Contributor
22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The museum is a lovely newish building with a beautiful glass room room looking outdoors and an attractive interior room with trophies. Not much to see though.

Helpful?
Thank nannyj1231
Avon, CT
Level Contributor
133 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This was a nice museum unless you've been to Churchill Downs, which leaves this museum in the dust. that said, there is a nice movie and some interesting exhibits.

Helpful?
Thank Walter11_22
Mooloolaba, Australia
Level Contributor
17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

If you are a horse racing fan - do it. The museum is well set out, admission price is more than reasonable, and it is very easy to get around. Also, if you are staying around Broadway in Saratoga Springs, it is a lovely, and not long, walk down either Lincoln Ave or Union St.

Helpful?
Thank SunshineStatesman
Saddle River NJ
Level Contributor
332 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Special Exhibit, TheSanford legacy is running through Dec 2016, so be sure to see it.The Sanford of Amersterdam, explores their legacy. I have not been hear for at least 20 years, but took my sister to see this lovely town, on our travel. This place was immaculate. I loved the Jerseys of the Jockies and their patterns of distinction. Great... More 

Helpful?
Thank fitterSaddleRiverNJ
Stony Brook, New York
Level Contributor
119 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

A comprehensive museum devoted to horses and horse racing. Educational and informative. Varied exhibits of all aspects of horse racing, riders, etc.

Helpful?
Thank ITCountM
Kinnelon, New Jersey
Level Contributor
190 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Although we are not big racing fans, it seemed that if we wanted to visit a museum in Saratoga Springs, this would be the unique one to visit. The museum contains a variety of items, but the ones I found most interesting were the sculptures of the horses and the videos (video on American Pharaoh in the auditorium, and others... More 

Helpful?
Thank seek-scenic

Travellers who viewed National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame also viewed

 
Saratoga Springs, NY
 

Been to National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question
Niskayuna, NY
over a year ago
Ballston Lake, New York
Ballston Lake, New York

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?