Most farms are closed to the public, but you can see working racehorses up close here, with tours of the stables, practice tracks and paddocks.
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.
Just 1.5 miles east of downtown, Ashland is part historic home of one of Kentucky's favorite sons and part public park; this was the Italianate estate of famed statesman and great compromiser Henry Clay (1777–1852).
A micro-distiller set in the barrel house of the now defunct Pepper Distillery. It bottles two moonshines (one aged in bourbon barrels), vodka and oak rum. Tours run every 30 minutes. The adjacent Elkhorn Lodge – co…
This modest 1806 house has articles from the first lady's childhood and her years as Abe's wife, including original White House pieces. Tours hourly on the hour; last at 3pm.
Houses a 1940s Hollywood jewelry designer's remarkable collection of stones, trinkets and doll houses, as well as the only shell house in the Midwest.