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Fun in Central Kentucky

Lexington Farmer's Market

Lexington is a historic city noted for its horse farms. It is located in a region of low, rolling hills known as the Bluegrass. Among the activities to enjoy are a day at the Horse Park, (riding, carriages, movie, museum, parade of breeds, gift shop, etc.); visits to historic homes; seeing the local basketball museum and the Children's Museum; or an afternoon at the races (Red Mile and Keeneland). A few local web sites will get you started on your activities.

Lexington Tourist Information

Ashland, home of Henry Clay

Kentucky Horse Park

The Red Mile (a harness racing track)

Keeneland Racing (thoroughbred horses)

Churchill Downs and the Derby

WLEX Television Web Site in Lexington

WTVQ Television Web Site in Lexington

From Lexington, take a drive north toward Georgetown.  The Kentucky Horse Park, where thousands enjoy bluegrass scenery and horse-related entertainment each year, is located between Lexington and Georgetown.  Georgetown is the site of a large Toyota manufacturing plant, and is the home of an active local art association. 

Louisville is most famous for being home of the Kentucky Derby with its weeklong festival but it also has much more to offer. The Kentucky Center for the Arts (with music, art, and dance)is located near an attractive plaza overlooking the Ohio River (bring a camera!) Some other possibilities: Cruise the Ohio River on the Belle of Louisville or the Spirit of Jefferson. View priceless art and shop for unique souvenirs at the Speed Art Museum. Go to the heart of historic Louisville where over 600 artists show their work at the St. James Court Art Festival on October 6-8, 2000. Try out the many restaurants. (Skip the mint juleps - while they are "traditional", the iced tea is more refreshing and delicious!)

Information About Louisville

Kentucky Center for the Arts

St. James Court Art Show

Speed Art Museum

Louisville Zoo

Plaza near Ohio River in Louisville

On Interstate 64, half way between Lexington and Louisville lies Frankfort, Kentucky's state capitol. Located on the Kentucky River, the city opens its public buildings to visitors. Tour the present day Capitol building, majestic in its stone architecture (somewhat resembling our national capitol) or visit the historic old Capitol. The Kentucky History Center with its extensive museum was recently built. Small shops, some catering to the interests of tourists, line Broadway street nearby.