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Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum

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Very interesting

New to town. Wandered in via Hopeland Gardens. Low key but very interesting about the history of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mystic, Connecticut
About horses and jockeys

Was difficult finding museum. Upstairs history was most rewarding about jockeys. Never knew that... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2018
Raymond K
Travelers Rest, South Carolina
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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 4 weeks ago

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

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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.

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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

Thank dablystone
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Located within Hopelands Gardens, the Hall of Fame is worth a stop. The museum highlights the horses, stables, and individuals who have contributed to Aiken's role in thoroughbred racing. Admission is free and a visit will probaly take less than an hour.

Thank Eric W
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Really enjoyed this small museum. Racing fans will especially enjoy - lots of facts, figures and memorabilia. My husband is a sports fan, but not a big horsey guy - and he even got into all the history and fun exhibits. The older gal at...More

Thank KLRF1
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