Lexington attractions

Farm in Lexington

Thoroughbred Center

The company that owns the famed Keeneland track also owns this farm where you can see working racehorses up close during 90-minute tours of the stables, practice tracks and paddocks.
Park in Lexington

Kentucky Horse Park

This 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.
Distillery in Lexington

Bluegrass Distillers

Arguably the best of Lexington’s micro-distillers, it uses blue corn instead of standard corn to make its bourbon, which you’ll learn about from the super-friendly staff. Tours with tastings are conducted every hour…
Historic Building in Lexington


Part historic home and part public park with storybook gardens, Ashland was the Italianate estate of famed statesman and great compromiser Henry Clay (1777–1852), one of Kentucky's favorite sons.
Distillery in Lexington

Barrel House Distilling Co

A micro-distiller set in the barrel house of the now-defunct Pepper Distillery. It bottles bourbon, two moonshines (one aged in bourbon barrels), vodka and oak rum. Tours with tastings run every hour on the hour; th…
Gallery in Lexington

Lexington Art League at Loudoun House

Art and architecture buffs won't want to miss this edgy, contemporary visual arts gallery housed in a freestanding American Gothic Revival mansion in the NoLi neighborhood, one of only five such structures left in t…
Museum in Lexington

Headley-Whitney Museum

The museum houses a 1940s Hollywood jewelry designer's remarkable collection of stones, trinkets and dollhouses. Don't miss the Shell Grotto, an old garage transformed by thousands of shells glued throughout its int…
Historic Building in Lexington

Mary Todd-Lincoln House

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 are held hourly on the hour; the last one is at 3pm.
Distillery in Lexington

Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co

It isn’t the most exciting or atmospheric facility around, but it does sport a handy dual setup where you can see both a distillery and a brewery in action. At the tour’s end, cash in your four tokens for tastes of …