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Museum Has Exceptional Year




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SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. -  The Tennessee Walking Horse Museum had another exceptional year in 2008 with 11,467 guests enjoying the Lynchburg, Tennessee location.

A joint venture of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ and Exhibitors’ Association and the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration, the museum is open year round and chronicles the history of the breed as well as showcasing the industry’s premier event, The Celebration.

“Averaging nearly 1,000 visitors per month is very inspiring,” stated Celebration CEO Dr. Doyle Meadows.  “People from all over the country, and world for that matter, want to learn about this magnificent animal while others have an opportunity to re-live great memories through the different exhibits.”

Downtown Lynchburg has a wealth of antique, gift, and other shops along with restaurants and local businesses.  Two of the major tourist attractions in Lynchburg, Jack Daniels Distillery and Miss Mary Bobo’s, are located right off the square.

Exhibits include static displays chronicling the history of the breed, the care and maintenance of the animal, past World Grand Champions, the history of The Celebration, as well as tributes to a featured trainer and breeder.

The Tennessee Walking Horse Museum is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.  The museum is closed for lunch from 12 – 1 p.m.  Best of all, there is no charge for admission.  The Tennessee Walking Horse Museum is located on the historic public square in downtown Lynchburg.


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