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Ready to experience the top Lexington attractions for kids and adults alike? Meet legends at the Hall of Champions, see interesting breeds at the Breeds Barn Show, and more!

Jimmy Winkfield

Black Horsemen of the Kentucky Turf

The IMH’s latest exhibit, which opened April 1, celebrates the influential contributions of African Americans to the horse industry in Kentucky.  

Camp with Us

Camp with Us

Our campground offers 260 spacious sites with 50/30/20 amp electric and water. All sites are 55' paved back-ins with fire rings and picnic tables. Two dump stations are provided, as well.



The Kentucky Horse Park is seeking applications for interim (seasonal) positions in many different areas. Please follow the link for more information on how to apply.

Hours & Admission

 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
April 1 - November 3, 2019 

Get your 2019 Annual Pass and Parking Pass here!

Adults • $20     Kids • $10
Seniors • $18    Military • $10

(Kids 6-12, 5 and under FREE)


Plan your visit...

Dedicated to man’s relationship with the horse, the Ken­tucky Horse Park is unlike any other park in the world. While you're here, get in the saddle at our Horseback trail rides, pet one of our Kentucky Derby champions, camp at the Kentucky Horse Park Campground, and visit the Smithsonian affiliated International Museum of the Horse.


Hagyard MidSouth & Team Challenge

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 08:00 AM to Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 05:00 PM
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International Liberty Horse Association Championship

Friday, October 18, 2019 - 12:08 AM to Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 12:17 AM
ILHA is the original and only recognized association for the Liberty discipline
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The Crawl: Tales of the Kentucky Horse Park

Friday, October 18, 2019 - 12:00 PM to Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 08:30 PM
The Crawl: Tales of the Kentucky Horse Park Presented by the International Museum of the Horse Discover both equine and human death, disease, and mystery on a walking tour of Kentucky Horse Park's historical grounds! Guests will have the opportunity to participate in fun and “ghostly” activities, and build your own s’mores
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Vintage Market Days

Friday, October 25, 2019 - 10:00 AM to Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 04:00 PM
Vintage Market Days® is an upscale vintage-inspired market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings and a little more
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Kentucky Horse Park Commission Meeting

Meeting Advisory Lexington, Ky

In Memoriam: Mr. Eugene Carter, Jr.

Article Updated September 25, 2019
It is with heavy hearts that we share with you the passing of Mr

Kentucky Horse Park Unveiled “Ovation and Mane” Theaters

Article Updated August 01, 2019
The Kentucky Horse Park held an official ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday, July 31 at noon to celebrate the renovation of the Park’s signature theaters

Gene Carter, Kentucky Horse Park Employee, Celebrates 93rd Birthday

Article Updated July 16, 2019
Eugene Carter Jr

The Park At a Glance

Kentucky Horse Park

4089 Iron Works Pike
​Lexington, KY 40511


(859) 259-4200
(800) 678-8813

November 6, 2018 – March 31, 2019

Open Wed – Sun, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Closed Mon & Tue

April 1, 2019 – November 5, 2019

Open daily, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time


Thanksgiving Eve & Day
Christmas Eve & Day
New Year’s Eve & Day

General Admission - Includes Next Day Free

November 6, 2018 – March 31, 2019

Adults: $12
Children 6-12: $6

April 1, 2019 – November 4, 2019 (April 25-28, 2019 - Kentucky Three-Day Event ticket required)

Adults: $20
Children 6-12: $9

"Quintessential Kentucky!
If you're looking for a nice day in a park, make it this one. The scenery is gorgeous, and there's something for everyone, whether your a horse-lover or just an outdoor enthusiast. There are iconic landmarks for Secretariat, Man O' War and others. There are museums and traveling exhibits that change all the time. The live shows are fun, and you can even take a ride! It really is one of the most enjoyable places to visit, especially for the authentic Kentucky experience."

– Bethany O.

"This was probably the best place I’ve ever toured. Fantastic exhibits and history. Loved all the statues and being able to interact with the horses. Thank you for making a bucket list item an amazing experience." 

– Megan R.

"This place is one in a million! The people at the horse park could not be kinder! Everyone we encountered was friendly, informative, and genuinely happy to be there speaking with the public. The park is absolutely gorgeous and extremely well kept. It’s amazing to have the opportunity to interact with such phenomenal horses. This is the perfect venue for dog shows and other events!"

– Lindsay F.

"The Kentucky Horse Park is my favorite tourist attraction here in Kentucky. I have a special love for this place since I love horses, but if you know nothing about horses, it is the perfect place to experience them for the first time. There is so much to see and do. You can always catch an event of some kind. This is a great location for families and for local Kentuckians, too. There are both indoor and outdoor attractions. Once you come, you will want to come back again and again to see what is new and to visit your favorite horses."

– Sarah C.

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