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


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.