The heart of horse country, central Kentucky is home to rivers, lakes, gardens and nature preserves along with some of the finest thoroughbred horses in the world!

This area is also known for their Artisan Crafts and Folk Art and recently was named one of “The Nation’s Top 25 Arts Destinations” by American Style magazine.  

Below are just a few of this area's top attractions.
 
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Admission to Kentucky Horse Park

Opened in 1978, the Kentucky Horse Park is both a working horse farm and an educational theme park. The Parade of Breeds is held twice daily and showcases common and rare horses from around the world. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of a world renowned Bluegrass horse farm, tour the barns and stables, enjoy a horse drawn carriage ride or go horseback riding on the over 1,200 acres. 

Kentucky Horse Racing

Kentucky Horse Racing

Dinner and Hoe Down at Kentucky Horse Park

After a fun day of exploring the Park including the Show Jumping Hall of Fame, you’ll enjoy traditional Kentucky fare featuring live music and entertainment.

Kentucky Derby Museum

Featuring everything from the birth of a foal all the way till that horse races in and wins the Derby, the Museum which sits on the front steps of historic Churchill Downs, also includes interactive exhibits on being a jockey, what it takes to own a thoroughbred, testing your Derby IQ, mounting a simulated horse and riding a Derby track, along with having fun trying to call a Derby race inside the sound-proof booth.

Louisville Slugger Museum

Louisville Slugger Museum

Louisville Slugger Museum

The World’s Largest Baseball Bat casually marks the entrance to the Louisville Slugger Museum. The museum has interesting ever-changing exhibits; there is a cool factory tour, a fun museum gift shop, the world’s oldest baseball glove and an opportunity to try out your very own Louisville Slugger against a professional pitching machine.  

“Belle of Louisville” Dinner Cruise

America’s last true Mississippi river steamboat, the Belle of Louisville has been cruising the Ohio River for almost 100 years. Enjoy a wonderful meal while marveling at the gorgeous big city skyline from the comfort of their air conditioned and heated ballroom deck. There is a full service bar, dance floor, indoor and outdoor seating and plenty of spectacular photo opportunities.

Belle of St. Louis

Belle of St. Louis

Dinner and Horse Racing at the Red Mile Harness Track

The second oldest harness racing track in the world, racing at Red Mile dates back to 1875 and is as exciting now as it was 137 years ago. Enjoy the races while dining on great home cooking from the Clubhouse buffet.

Kentucky Artisan Center

At this 25,000 square foot Center, you’ll find great artisan exhibits, shopping and dining selections. Choose from handcrafted glass, pottery, woodworking, paper, jewelry, specialty foods, metal crafts, and offerings from local musicians and authors. 

Lunch and Admission to Shaker Village

America’s largest restored Shaker community is complete with over 3,000 acres of preserved farmland, more than 25 miles of rock fences and 34 restored buildings. Costumed interpreters demonstrate life during the mid-19th century while guiding you through the 40 room Centre Family Dwelling complete with extensive collections of original Shaker furniture and artifacts. Skilled craftspeople demonstrate broom making, woodworking, spinning and weaving. There are guided talks about the Shaker beliefs, theology and architecture. Enjoy unforgettable Shaker music performances in the 1820 Meeting House.