Thursday, August 19, 2010

Goshen, New York; Harness Racing Hall of Fame and Museum

If you want to take a trip back to the 19th century and its genteel world of harness racing, Goshen is the place to go. It's a pretty old town just off Route 17 in the Catskills. It's all the place where harness racing started in America.

Thus, it was a natural place for the Hall of Fame to go. Better yet, it's free.

There are a couple of floors of exhibits in the building. The highlight is a 3-D ride that takes visitors on a simulated trip around a track in a race. It's nicely done. There are also opportunities to pose for pictures and participate in interactive exhibits. Oh, there's the usual material by Hall of Fame standards. Who knew Hambletonian was an actual horse?

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