WOODFORD COUNTY KY ATTRACTIONS
Equus Run Vineyards
This vineyard takes advantage of the rich fertile soil of the Kentucky Bluegrass region, an area steeped in tradition. Formerly a tobacco and cattle farm that gave way to what is now Equus Run Vineyards. Established in January 1998 with the combined efforts of friends and family, it has become one of Woodford Counties more popular place for events, dining, tours and of course wine.
Set in a medieval-style castle on scenic grounds featuring landscaped gardens, this stately B&B with a grand hall is 4.6 miles from the Blue Grass Airport and makes a great place to have guests stay on special occasions. The 10 regal rooms and suites provide free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Suites, some with 4-poster beds, add sitting rooms, most of which are in turrets.
Jack Jouett House Historic Site
This rural homestead includes a 1780’s frontier stone cabin, used as a kitchen by the Jouetts. The 1797 Federal-style brick cottage features a formal parlor, dining room and three bedrooms. Period furnishings complement the rooms.
Kentucky River Fishing – Lock 4
The Kentucky river is a great place to take your family fishing. The river, around lock 4 in Frankfort is great for largemouth and spotted bass as well as sauger and skipjack.
Red River Gorge
The Cumberland Ranger District of the Daniel Boone National Forest is split into two main recreational areas. The Red River Gorge is world renown for the rock climbing and rappelling opportunities, and is one of the top destinations for these activities in the country. There are plenty of trail opportunities in the area too, as well as some great sites to camp or rent a cabin.
Keeneland is a great place to visit, especially in the Spring. You can walk around the grounds, to see the horses working out, the jockeys saddling up, the flowers and the great anticipation for the Kentucky Derby. Keeneland was established in 1826 with the assistance of Captain Willa Villey, whose grandson later built Stonewall Farms into a thoroughbred breeding icon in Kentucky.
Lexington Legacy Trail
The Legacy Trail runs north and south through Lexington among green spaces, neighborhoods and parks. The trail joins Kentucky Horse Park and the Lexington YMCA but there are plans to extend it south beyond the YMCA to the memorial art garden.
The Lexington Philharmonic, founded in 1961, is the only professional orchestral organization in central Kentucky. LexPhil presents approximately 100 concerts and educational programs each year, including Season Series concerts, Peanut Butter & Jelly concerts for young audiences, special concerts, community programs and outdoor summer concerts.
Formed in 1898 by William B. Fasig and Edward A. Tipton, Fasig-Tipton Co. is North America’s oldest Thoroughbred auction company. Fasig-Tipton’s has become the premier World breeding stock event.y. Buyers, consignors, and management come from all over the world to purchase the best horses America has to offer.
Beer & Cheese Festival Winchester, KY
With an estimated 12,000 visitors last year for a one-day event, the Beer Cheese Festival is a perfect family based activity to get great food, listen to local music and see amazing arts and crafts for sale. Located in beautiful downtown Winchester, KY.
Horse Racing’s Living History Museum Tours
Old Friends provides a dignified retirement to Thoroughbreds whose racing and breeding careers have come to an end. By promoting these one-time celebrated horses through a campaign of education and tourism, we hope to raise awareness of all equines in need.
Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site
Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site is a 745-acre park near Perryville in Boyle County, Kentucky. An interpretive museum is located near the site where many Confederate soldiers killed in the Battle of Perryville were buried.
Toyota Visitor Center & Tours
The Toyota tour runs on weekdays only and lasts about an hour. The tour is great for all audiences, from friends and families, to class field trips, business outings and more. Simply fill out the form below and we’ll save you a seat on a free Toyota tour.
Opened in 1969, the Louisville Zoo currently exhibits more than 1,500 animals on 134 acres of natural settings representing zoogeographical areas, specific habitat types or special education areas including: Glacier Run, Africa, Islands, New World Exhibits (North, Central and South America), Australian Outback, the HerpAquarium and the Metazoo Education Center. The Zoo’s award-winning Islands, Gorilla Forest
Louisville Slugger Field & Museum
Louisville Slugger Field, home of the Louisville Bats, is one of the most exciting and attractive sites in minor league baseball. The Museum contains more than 8,000 player autographs and a bat vault with over 4,500 different models.
Kentucky Kingdom (formerly known as Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom) is a great medium-sized amusement park in Louisville, Kentucky. The 63-acre (25 ha) park includes a collection of amusement rides and a water park named Hurricane Bay.