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.

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1. Lexington Art League at Loudoun House

4.19 MILES

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…

2. Bluegrass Distillers

4.68 MILES

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…

3. 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…

4. Ashland

5.72 MILES

Part historic home and part public park with storybook gardens, Ashland was the Italianate estate of famed statesman and great compromiser Henry Clay …

6. Barrel House Distilling Co

6.09 MILES

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…

7. 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…

8. Headley-Whitney Museum

10.38 MILES

The museum houses a 1940s Hollywood jewelry designer's remarkable collection of stones, trinkets and dollhouses. Don't miss the Shell Grotto, an old…