The Kentucky Horse Park is home to our fantastic Lexington museum options. This is the perfect place for people who love horses, but even if you’re not an enthusiast you’ll learn a lot and have a great time doing it.
The International Museum of the Horse (IMH), a Smithsonian Affiliate, examines the role of horses throughout world history, from ancient times to today’s most popular sporting events. In addition to permanent and featured exhibits, the IMH exhibits a collection of equine art from artists around the world.
An 8,000-sf museum wing added to IMH in 2010, The Al-Marah Arabian Horse Galleries focuses on Arabian horses and caters to younger visitors with an interactive multimedia experience. This museum gives visitors a look at writings, films and art that explore the timeline of the Arabian breed in world history.
The American Saddlebred Museum highlights the role Saddlebred horses have played in American history and culture. From a large research library to exhibits and a gift shop, this museum is the world’s best place to learn about American Saddlebreds.
At the Wheeler Museum, visitors can admire a collection of equestrian memorabilia–from antique equipment to trophies, pictures and more. This museum focuses on show jumping horses and competitions.
If you’re a horse enthusiast looking for stellar Lexington museum experience, Plan a trip and immerse yourself in the culture and history of horses around the world.