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Experience why Kentucky's Bluegrass Horse Country is world famous! This 3-hour family-owned thoroughbred heritage horse farm tour offers a fun and informative tour that will provide you with a unique experience and take you through the heart and soul of Kentucky’s beautiful Bluegrass Horse Country. This is an interactive tour were you will get to touch and pet some horses.
Experience some of the world's most famous thoroughbred farms and equine related facilities. Our tour focuses on getting out and going into barns, talking to the groomsmen and feeding the horses peppermints. We go to private horse farms only. On this tour your small-group will see some world-renowned Bluegrass horse farms up close and personal with plenty of interacting with these beautiful and elegant animals. Enjoy roughly 2 1/2-3 hours with us, so we can show you our city and the inner workings of some of the most famous names in the horse breeding industry.
The Thoroughbred Center's Behind the Scenes Tour offers an exclusive look at the training and stabling of thoroughbred race horses. Encompassing over 230 acres of prime Kentucky Bluegrass, this unique horse farm has the ability to accommodate over 1,100 horses. During morning training hours you will get to see horses up close while they workout on the track as well as walk through a barn where horses are stabled. Come see for yourself why trainers say The Thoroughbred Center is one of the best places in the world to train a horse. Minimum numbers are required to run this tour.
Discover historic Ashland, the famous estate of "The Great Compromiser," Henry Clay. Representing Kentucky in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, as well as his tenure as Secretary of State under President John Quincy Adams, Henry Clay played a pivotal role in United States politics and history for close to half a century.Enjoy a guided one-hour tour of the rebuilt mansion.Tour this historic estate on a family-friendly excursion located close to downtown Lexington; guarantee admission to this popular site by booking ahead.Visitors 5 years and older must wear masks. Visitors must remain 6 feet from other parties.
The Pepper family brand of whiskey is an iconic Kentucky whiskey brand initially produced during the American Revolution and continued through 1958. The family built and operated two main distilleries: the site that today hosts the Woodford Reserve Distillery and later, the James E. Pepper Distillery. In the late 1950s the bourbon industry hit hard times, and both the brand and distillery in Lexington were abandoned for over half a century.In 2008 the brand was relaunched by whiskey entrepreneur Amir Peay. To initiate the relaunch of the brand, partnerships with existing distilleries were formed. Today the whiskey sold under the 1776 line of whiskeys was distilled years ago in collaboration with the historic Lawrenceburg Distillery in Indiana.Following those 50 years of neglect, a multi-year construction effort was launched to rebuild and restore the the site and in December 2017, the distillery once again began distilling whiskey.
Walk in the footsteps of the men, women, and children who were enslaved at Ashland on this indoor/outdoor tour. Learn how historians use traces of evidence to uncover their stories. Listen to the voices of those who resisted bondage and honor the memory of those who were forced to labor at Ashland.This tour contains difficult information including discussions of sexual exploitation and other forms of violence. Parental discretion is advised.Visitors 5 years and older must wear masks and remain 6 feet from other parties.Indoor/Outdoor Walking Tour