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Historic Kentucky Town Tours

Within a half hour of the Kentucky Horse Park are several towns and historical sites in Kentucky that date to the state's earliest history. Take a short drive and feast your eyes on some of the most beautiful landscapes in the nation and discover a few locations that show why we're known as the Bluegrass State.

Historic Kentucky Towns Tour - Georgetown/Midway/Versailles

Head north toward Georgetown and stop at Sam's Truck Stop for some home cookin'. You'll step back into the 50s with great food and wonderful pies at very reasonable prices.

In Georgetown you'll want to check out:

Georgetown Convention & Visitor's Bureau
Toyota Motor Manufacturing USA tour
Japanese Gardens at Cardome Center
Fava's of Georgetown
Georgetown College

Don't forget all the antiques. Here are over 80,000 square feet of the finest antiques in Kentucky in shops and malls, many are located right on Main Street!

Head to Midway, Kentucky's first railroad stop. Located half way between Lexington and the Kentucky capital city of Frankfort it was a stop along the Lexington and Ohio Railroad.

Among the historic Kentucky attractions in Midway you'll enjoy:

Eagle's Nest Gallery, 106 E Main St, Midway, KY, (859) 846-4652.
Historic Midway Museum Store
and just outside of town, visit:

Weisenberger Mill
Equus Run Winery

From U.S. 62 head east on Old Frankfort Pike and enjoy the sites:

Wallace Station Restaurant 

Head west on Old Frankfort Pike to U.S. 60, take a left toward Versailles

On your drive, enjoy the pristine landscape of some of the most famous of Kentucky's horse farms. When you reach Versailles, veer downtown off the right and stop to see the Bluegrass Scenic Railroad & Museum.

Get back on U.S. 60/Versailles Road and watch for:

The Kentucky Castle
Keeneland Race Course

You can now continue on to Downtown Lexington via U.S. 60/Versailles Rd.

Immerse yourself in the history of Kentucky with a tour of the most popular historical sites in Kentucky and see what makes us the Bluegrass State!