Welcome to Horse Country, where you can live out equestrian adventures, visit Kentucky’s capital, learn about pioneer life and explore the cultural heritage of cities like Lexington and Berea.
Famous for legendary horse farms, historic bourbon distilleries and scenic drives through pastoral landscapes, Kentucky’s Bluegrass Region showcases the natural bounty of our state with charm and genuine Southern hospitality. Lexington, the Horse Capital of the World, offers a vibrant mix of charming neighborhoods, breweries and distilleries, historic sites and farm-to-table cuisine. Here you can visit the childhood home of Mary Todd Lincoln, watch a race at the elegant Keeneland Race Course and interact with nearly 50 breeds of horses at the amazing Kentucky Horse Park.
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Berea, the Folk Arts & Crafts Capital of Kentucky, was recently named among “The Nation’s Top 25 Arts Destinations” by American Style magazine. Visit more than 40 artist studios, and don’t miss the Kentucky Artisan Center, where you can view and purchase art from hundreds of Kentucky makers. This historic college town also hosts world-class festivals and events throughout the year.
Connect with Kentucky’s past in the capital city of Frankfort, touring both the “new” Capitol and “old” Capitol, which is now home to the Kentucky History Center. More history awaits at the Pioneer Playhouse, Kentucky’s oldest outdoor dinner theater; two of Kentucky's original settlements, Fort Boonesborough State Park and Old Fort Harrod State Park; and the 3,000-acre Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, one of the largest Shaker communities in the world.
From beer cheese to bourbon balls, this region is the birthplace of countless Bluegrass classics. And don't forget to wash it all down with another Kentucky original, Ale-8-One soda.
Discover a region where inspiring natural beauty, varied outdoor recreation, rich country music heritage and fascinating folk culture beckons visitors to leave the hustle and bustle behind.×
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ
As the birthplace of bluegrass, this region draws visitors from around the world to the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum. Come hungry, ’cause Owensboro is also the "BBQ Capital of the World."×
Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone
In the heart of Horse Country, bluegrass landscapes melt into vibrant cities like Lexington and Berea, offering legendary horse farms, historic distilleries, handmade art, and genuine Southern hospitality.×
Bourbon, Horses & History
The thrill of the Kentucky Derby. The sizzle of Louisville’s culinary scene. The buzz of the Bourbon Capital of the World®. Iconic Kentucky experiences abound in this diverse region.×
Caves, Lakes & Corvettes
Above and below ground, discover some of Kentucky’s most magnificent natural wonders and full-throttle adventures, from Mammoth Cave National Park to the National Corvette Museum.×
Daniel Boone Country
With its dramatic scenery and unbridled adventure, frontiersman Daniel Boone may have had this ruggedly beautiful region in mind when he said "Heaven must be a Kentucky kind of place."×
Splash into the region that’s home to the “Houseboat Capital of the World,” Lake Cumberland. You’ll also find bucolic farms and vineyards, Civil War history and all the local fried fish you can eat.×
Northern Kentucky River Region
Just across the Ohio River from Cincinnati, the “Top of the South” delights with exciting cities, culinary gems and popular family attractions such as the Ark Encounter and Newport Aquarium.×
Home to Kentucky’s two largest lakes and the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, this scenic region also teems with small-town charm and a thriving arts scene in Paducah.×