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Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum

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Closed Now: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Very interesting place

Had a chance to visit the racing hall of fame when in Hopeland gardens. A lot of horse racing... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Aiken, South Carolina
Great fun to visit

Lovely docent was very informative. Helpful with other Aiken attractions as well. The museum is... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2018
Hinsdale, Illinois
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The Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum celebrates the great tradition of racing and Aiken’s vital role in it. Forty Champion Thoroughbreds have trained at the famed Aiken Training Track. The Hall of Fame immortalizes each in the...more
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135 Dupree Pl SW, Inside historic Hopelands Gardens., Aiken, SC 29801-4811
+1 803-642-7631
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a chance to visit the racing hall of fame when in Hopeland gardens. A lot of horse racing history and plenty to see and do. A fun stop.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 17 November 2018

Lovely docent was very informative. Helpful with other Aiken attractions as well. The museum is very well done. Great spot for all ages and in all weather.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 16 October 2018

New to town. Wandered in via Hopeland Gardens. Low key but very interesting about the history of horse racing locally.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 22 September 2018

Was difficult finding museum. Upstairs history was most rewarding about jockeys. Never knew that in early history of the Derby there was a jockey that won two back-to-back Derby's and was afro-american. And there has not been one since. Very enlightening.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Raymond K
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Took the granddaughter, teenage daughter and wife. A little hard to find. No signs leading the way. Went there as a quick road trip to surprise the granddaughter. She loved it. The rest of us thought it was interesting.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank William D
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

The Hall of Fame first of all was very difficult to find- when we finally realized where to park, and how to get in- there was a middle aged man sitting at a table with a laptop. My husband and I walked in and he...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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AikenTbredHOF, Manager at Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

I want to apologize for your experience at the Hall of Fame. Our docent should have greeted you as soon as you walked in the door. I will use your experience in upcoming customer service trainings in an effort to make sure this does not...More

Reviewed 4 March 2018

A piece of history with locals running it. Great historic photos and so well run and clean. Right at the gardens. The cottage across from it is a vision of Christmas in the olden days. Charming.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

This museum is very informative and interesting. There are short film of famous horses . There is always someone there to answer all your questions.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank betshal
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Amazing collection of information and memorabilia about horse racing. Brought a friend and thought they would be bored as no real interest in horses but they were very impressed. It is a self tour so you can spend as much or as little time as...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Irena4321
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Such a beautiful Hall of Fame to reflect upon the famous Aiken Racing Thoroughbreds. A must see if you are visiting Aiken.

Date of experience: December 2016
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