Enjoy 3 Sensational Days in Georgetown, Kentucky
If you’re looking for not just a taste of Kentucky, but a full-on smorgasbord of flavor, color and culture, make a reservation to visit Georgetown in Scott County. From Kentucky Derby champions and museums commemorating the horse to restaurants celebrating the Bluegrass State’s culinary diversity, independently owned shops and outdoor adventure, Kentucky’s Horse Headquarters serves up an immersive experience.
Meet the oldest living Kentucky Derby winner, Silver Charm, on a tour of Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm. Feed carrots to him and fellow racing rock stars, now living their best life at this equine living history museum.
Drink in Mother Nature’s handiwork on a scenic kayaking adventure on Elkhorn Creek, one of the state’s most beautiful streams. You’ll even pass Historical Weisenberger Mill, established in 1865 and famous for its flour, grits and cornmeal.
The International Museum of the Horse. The American Saddlebred Museum. Al-Marah Arabian Horse Galleries. The Wheeler Museum. Each celebrates a different aspect of the relationship between horse and human, and are located at Kentucky Horse Park – along with live equine presentations and stall-side chats, too.
Known for its pristine Victorian storefronts and picturesque streetscape, Historic Downtown Georgetown is irresistible with dozens of locally owned boutiques, sweet shops and restaurants like Fava’s, dishing up homestyle goodness since 1910, and farm-to-fork seasonal kitchen and craft bar Local Feed, located near the spot Elijah Craig first distilled bourbon.
Like a scandal? (We do, too!) Ward Hall revels in the telling of the brazenness of saucy Sallie Ward, who lived for a time at this Greek Revival-style mansion – among the finest of its kind in the United States – and famously dropped her drawers before Boston’s blue bloods.
Let your inner cowpoke loose on the backcountry trails at Whispering Woods Riding Stable. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife as you splash along creeks babbling through the countryside. Relish a challenge? Mountain bikers love the limestone rocks, rooty sections and hidden meadows of Georgetown’s Skullbuster Trails.
At Georgetown’s Kentucky Proud farms, snip a bouquet at Lavender in Bloom, learn how food travels from farm to plate at Elmwood Stock or play at AutumnFest at Bi-Water Farm. Sip cider while munching barbecue and fried apple pies at the Sweet Apple Cafe & Bakery at Evans Orchard & Cider Mill, then take on the jumping pillows, tire climb and mega slide tubes.
Plan Your Trip
With its central Kentucky location at the crossroads of I-75 and I-64, Georgetown is the ideal homebase to explore the region. Plan your getaway today at www.georgetownky.com!