Kentucky Horse Park
Lonely Planet review for Kentucky Horse Park
An educational theme park and equestrian sports center sits on 1200 acres just north of Lexington. Horses representing 50 different breeds live in the park and participate in special live shows. Also included, the international Museum of the Horse has neat dioramas of the horse through history, from the tiny prehistoric 'eohippus' to the pony express mail carriers. Seasonal horseback riding costs $22. The adjacent American Saddlebred Museum focuses on America's first registered horse breed – for hard-core enthusiasts only.