Bluegrass Country

Drive through Bluegrass Country on a sunny day and you'll spy horses grazing in the brilliant-green hills dotted with ponds, poplar trees and handsome estate houses. These once-wild woodlands and meadows have been a center of horse breeding for more than 250 years. The region's natural limestone deposits – you'll see limestone bluffs rise majestically from out of nowhere – are said to produce especially nutritious grass. In spring the pastures bloom with tiny azure buds, hence the 'Bluegrass' name. Steer your wheels to Old Frankfort Pike (aka KY 1681), a byway between Frankfort and Lexington, and experience the landscape in all its glory.

Explore Bluegrass Country

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Top attractions

These are our favorite local haunts, touristy spots, and hidden gems throughout Bluegrass Country.

Top experiences

Whether it’s a guided tour of a historic landmark, private tasting of local delicacies, or an off-road adventure — explore the best experiences in Bluegrass Country.