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.
Prepare to be blown away as you explore the life-sized reconstruction of Noah’s Ark. Built according to the dimensions given in the Bible, Ark Encounter is a jaw-dropping structure spanning 510 feet long, 85 feet wide, and 51 feet high. Learn about Noah, the flood, The original Ark and all the animals aboard as you venture through the massive life-size recreation guaranteed to amaze.
Kentucky Horse Park
Opened in 1978, the Kentucky Horse Park is both a working horse farm and an educational park. 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 Derby Museum
The Kentucky Derby Museum is one of the premiere attractions in the Louisville region, celebrating the tradition, history, hospitality and pride of the world-renowned event that is the Kentucky Derby. The Museum features interactive exhibits, simulated Derby racing, and showcases past derby champions.
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
America’s last true Mississippi river steamboat, the Belle of Louisville has been cruising the Ohio River for over 100 years. Enjoy a wonderful meal while marveling at the big city skyline. There is a full service bar, dance floor, indoor and outdoor seating and plenty of spectacular photo opportunities.
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.
The state-of-the-art Creation Museum allows you to venture through biblical history, stunning exhibits, botanical gardens, planetarium, zoo, zip line adventure course, and much more. This 75,000-square-foot facility has welcomed millions of guests since opening in Petersburg, Kentucky.
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.
America’s largest restored Shaker community is complete with over 3,000 acres of farmland and 34 buildings. Costumed interpreters demonstrate life during the mid-19th century through broom making, woodworking, spinning and weaving. While guided tours tell of Shaker beliefs, theology and architecture.
Louisville City Tour
You’ll tour Old Louisville, home to the largest restored Victorian Mansion district in America, along with explore antique shops, art galleries, great restaurants, coffee houses and bourbon lounges.
Highlights shown above are just a few of this area's top attractions.
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