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National travel award for Kentucky’s ‘home of the horse’

Opened in 2010 at the park, the Al-Marah Arabian Horse Gallery utilizes both interactive technology and historical art and artifacts to teach visitors about the history of the Arabian horse.

Opened in 2010 at the park, the Al-Marah Arabian Horse Gallery utilizes both interactive technology and historical art and artifacts to teach visitors about the history of the Arabian horse.

Travel website TripAdvisor has named the Kentucky Horse Park as the overall winner in the Amusement Parks and Water Parks category in the United States.

The park won in the TripAdvisor’s 2013 Travelers’ Choice awards for attractions, the first year awards have been presented in this category.

The TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Attractions awards recognize the world’s best landmarks, parks, museums, and amusement and water parks, based on millions of valuable reviews and opinions from travelers around the world on TripAdvisor.  TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm that determines rankings based on the quantity, quality and frequency of reviews for any given property.

“We are thrilled to be honored by TripAdvisor as one of the Top 25 Amusement Parks in the United States, and are fully cognizant of the excellent company we are in,” said John Nicholson, executive director of the Kentucky Horse Park.

“We understand and appreciate that it is not only TripAdvisor but also the reviews of our visitors that have afforded us this honor, and we will strive to continue to be worthy of their esteem and recognition.”

The awards honor more than 1200 winners around the world.

The Kentucky Horse Park is the only attraction in its category devoted entirely to the horse.  From meeting retired racing greats at the Hall of Champions, to seeing horses of all types and sizes in the Horses of the World Show, taking a ride with draft horses on the Horse Drawn Tour, or petting mares and foals in the Kids Barn, visitors get a personal experience with horses when visiting the park.

Admission to the park includes three different equine museums.  The International Museum of the Horse explores man’s relationship with the horse throughout history.  The American Saddlebred Museum & Gift Shop, the “Showplace for Saddlebreds,” is the home of Kentucky’s first native breed of horse.  The Wheeler Museum in the United States Hunter Jumper Association headquarters, exhibits memorabilia from the hunter jumper sport and the Show Jumping Hall of Fame.

In addition, the Kentucky Horse Park hosts equine competitions and breed shows, special breeds weekends and community events throughout the many competition and show facilities located on park grounds, most of which are included with park admission.

Reviews from TripAdvisor

More information: www.KyHorsePark.com 

 

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