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.
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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.