Hall of Fame & Museum
The American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum celebrates the history of the American Quarter Horse. The moment you approach the museum, you are greeted by the beautiful, larger-than-life bronze statues of history-making American Quarter Horses. Visitors can spend time reflecting outside at the Wall of Honor Plaza, honoring and memorializing the horses and people who've paved the way for the American Quarter Horse. The Wall of Honor welcomes visitors to the Hall of Fame from two unique perspectives. From the east, a light sculpture displays a herd of running American Quarter Horses; from the west, granite bricks preserve and pay tribute to the people and horses meaningful to generous donors.
Joni Hegel Education Gallery
The Joni Hegel Education Gallery houses a variety of interactive exhibits. Take a look at the inner workings of an American Quarter Horse with an X-ray-style exhibit. Decide whether you'd rather be a cowboy or a proper English rider by sitting atop your choice of saddle. In the Experienced Eye Theater, different disciplines of the American Quarter Horse are shown with expert commentary of each event.
This section of the museum is a fun-filled experience for visitors of all ages.
Thanks to the generosity of Margaret Haines, Morrison, Illinois, the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum provides hundreds of collected books for your enjoyment and learning. These books, some of which are rare, span subjects such as the settlement of the western frontier, stories of the cowboys and Indians and the horses they rode. The Reading Room provides a full collection of American Quarter Horse Stud Books and bound copies of The American Quarter Horse Journal, The American Quarter Horse Racing Journal and America's Horse. Please inquire at the front desk about spending time in the Reading Room.
For a Virtual Tour of the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum, click the image below: