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$38 Outdoor Activities

Thoroughbred Horse Farm Tour in Kentucky

This 3-hour tour generally includes a walking tour of the ivy-covered grounds of historic Keeneland Race Course, home to the planet’s most expensive horse auctions. Take a peek into the thoroughbred horse lifestyle as you go behind the scenes to explore a thoroughbred farm and visit up close and personal with their famous horses. Take a drive by the famous Calumet Farm where you'll see and hear the history of the farm; home of a breeding and racing dynasty that dominated the sport of kings during the 1940’s, 1950’s and beyond. See where scenes from the major motion pictures Secretariat, Seabiscuit and Dreamer were filmed and then visit the grave site of a very famous race horse. Please note: During race meets in April and October (Wednesday through Sunday), 12:30 pm tours will visit an alternate venue in place of Keeneland.

$38 Outdoor Activities

Lexington Kentucky Horse Farm Half-Day Tour

Our Horse Farm Tour gives its guests a close-up look at the world's premier Thoroughbred horse farms. You can expect to spend approximately 3- hours with your tour guide visiting horse farms, Historic Keeneland Race Course and other attractions in the area. Every tour includes a drive by Calumet, two farms including a walk through one of the region's modern barns, plus a tour of Keeneland Race Course. Tours depart from several area hotels. We offer a complete and comfortable tour with knowledgeable guides. We strive to make your visit to the Horse Capital of the World a part of the great Thoroughbred tradition. We want to leave a lasting impression of this experience by taking you inside the plank fences and down the shady lanes of Central Kentucky. You will see horses after their racing careers are over, in-foal broodmares, weanlings, yearlings and depending upon the time of year, newborn foals. Our tour is unique in that we offer a glimpse into the daily procedures of working farms. You will have an opportunity to walk through the modern barns and you don't even have to clean a stall!  Make sure you bring you camera as there will be plenty of photo opportunities. 

$40 Cultural & Theme Tours

Bluegrass Horse Farm Tour

Departing from Embassy Suites Lexington located at 1801 Newtown Pike in Lexington Kentucky. Board our air-conditioned bus and we will set off on our 2.5 – 3 hour horse farm adventure, while taking in the sights this region has to offer.  This tour features approximately area 3 attractions such as Katierich Farms, Hill ‘n Dale, and a lot more private farms or visit a horse hospital. Shaun the best tour guide hands down will show you an amazing experience. At these amazing locations we will be involved with activities such as feeding horses peppermints and seeing the babies such as the nicest American Pharoah foals. Many of the farms we visit have been operated by families for generations and are typically closed to the public. We've developed relationships with these farms and can provide you with a peek at the inner workings of some of the most famous names in the horse breeding industry.

$15 Outdoor Activities

Behind the Scenes Thoroughbred Tour

Each tour starts at our main office which is located at the corner of Paris Pike and Johnston Road. Check in at the front desk and our tour guide will bring our mini bus around to pick you up.   At 9:00am the bus departs from the main office. The first barns you come to are the two largest and original barns on the property and can house up to 300 horses each.  This is where you will likely see the horsemen hot-walking, grooming or bathing their horse. It's all part of the daily activity.  You will then pass two training tracks and then get off of the bus to stand rail-side watching morning workouts.  It is likely an outrider or exercise rider will approach the group so if you've ever wanted to ask them a question, this is your chance! The group spends 20 to 30 minutes rail-side before getting back on the bus to travel to the backside. While on the backside you will see our training gate where horses learn to break from the gate, paddocks where horses spend their afternoons, hay and feed stores and more barns. As often as we can we will walk through Barn 28 and talk with trainer Mike Cameron if he is available. We spend about 30 minutes in the barn talking about the horses we see, how they are identified, what factors make central Kentucky the Horse Capital of the World and a myriad of other racing-related topics. He may even choose to pull a horse out of its stall! There is nothing quite like standing next to a 1,000-pound horse. So if you've ever wanted to have a Q & A session with a horse trainer, this will be your favorite part of the tour. Depending on the time of year, size of the tour group and amount of time left, the next stop may be a short walk through a gate to our neighbor, Mill Iron Farm. They have a swimming pool for horses! Trainers will sometimes choose to send their horses to Mill Iron for a quick swim rather than taking them to the track. As you head back to the main office, notice the plank wood fences that are all around you. Nowhere in the world will you see as much of this iconic fencing as you will in Central Kentucky.

$29.99 Tours & Sightseeing

Lexington Puzzling Adventure

Choose your own start time and embark on your adventure. With your smartphone as your guide, go on a brain-teasing and educational walking tour of your chosen neighborhood. Visit a series of locations and answer the questions or solve puzzles to receive your next instruction.There is no need to race as quickly as possible from start to finish. Part of the fun is enjoying the sights, sounds, and tastes of the tour. Before heading to your next location, you’ll have time to eat, drink, enjoy the sights, and use the bathroom while the game clock is not running. You’re only timed on your travel and puzzles.At the end of your adventure, see your rank based on a combination of your answers to the questions and game clock time.

$149 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Bourbon Trail Tour to Makers Mark, Four Roses, and Barton

Start your journey at 8:30am from the central location in Lexington. Ride in comfort on our customized shuttle bus as you head to North Lime Coffee and Donuts, a locally owned breakfast shop. This shop is famous among the locals and will give you that home town feel with a delicious breakfast to start the day. Your expert guide/driver will provide commentary throughout the day to enhance your experience.Venture into your first distillery of the day, Maker's Mark. Here you will walk the grounds on Kentucky's most iconic distilleries. Next, enjoy a delicious lunch at a local eatery. After eating lunch, Barton 1792 is just a few minutes down the road where we will do a tasting in a unique, one-of-a-kind tasting. The last stop of the day will be at Four Roses distillery awaits you just down the road in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. See the only Spanish-mission style distillery in Kentucky as you taste through award winning products and learn about the newly expanded Distillery. Recap your day and ask any questions you may have.  End your journey with a safe drive back to when your tour began in Lexington.

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