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Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington: Hours, Address, Kentucky Horse Park Reviews: 4.5/5

An awful, traumatic experience...

Apr 2012

Not only would I not recommend this (unless there’s a competition taking place here maybe), but I would warn visitors that they may leave as upset as we did by the harsh treatment of some retired champions by one of their handlers on staff. My horse-loving 11 year-old daughter and I (both experienced riders) were in the crowd watching a presentation which included Cigar, among other greats. She was thrilled to see him after watching many of his races on youtube. The crowd audibly gasped when the female handler, who appeared to despise this horse and FunnyCide (another legend), repeatedly yanked the chain around Cigar’s nose and slapped the chain back in his face. When he would pull away, she appeared to get angrier and would shove her fist into his nose. We were stunned. Several of us followed her at the end of the “show” to Cigar’s stall where she continued to slap him with the chain and punch him with her fist, and with shocked parents and children observing her, she hissed, “Cigar’s a real jerk at feeding time.” Even though we hadn’t yet visited some of the attractions at the park, and hadn’t even visited the gift shop, my daughter simply wanted to get out of there. It was our only bad experience in a spectacular four-day, horse-filled visit to the area.

Written April 2, 2012

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See Kentucky Horse Park!

We spent the day at the Kentucky Horse Park in July 2003 and can't wait to go back...it is truly a fitting place to honor horses of all breeds and help people learn more about these wonderful animals. From the beautiful grounds to the Parade of Breed and the Hall of Champions, and everything in between, this is a great place to see all kinds of horses up close. We also were able to see the exhibit All the Queen's Horses, which contains some priceless horse-related artifacts from Great Britain. And we went on the horse trail ride, which was brief but worth it, and we fell in love with our well-mannered horses.

Plan to spend all day, and you'll still want more.

Written July 7, 2003

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Best Museum and Horse Show in America

Lexington is a great place to spend a week or two weeks. There are many things to see and do there like the Kentucky Horse Park and Museum. It is the best Museum I have ever visited. Also the surrounding areas have many things to see and do like the Old Kentucky Dinner Train in Bardstown. It is close to Lexington and is a real dining experience. A trip to Shaker Village allows you to go back in time and see how the Shakers lived. It is a great treat with a boat ride and excellent dining. You can also spend a night in one of the cottages in the village. A trip to Renfro Valley really set the stage for a wonderful trip and not that far from Lexington. Many museums and other sites too see plus all the fine dining and hotels makes Lexington a great place to visit. I will probably go back and do some of the things I never had time to do on this trip.

Written October 13, 2004

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THE Place For A Horse Lover To Be!

A visit to Lexington, for any horse lover, is not complete without a trip to the Kentucky Horse Park. The Parade of Breeds - a show I believe they do almost every day - was quite amazing. The park has breeds of horses on display that you will be pleased to see in person. The trail rides are also worth a stop to get a relaxing view of the park. My favorites were the movies on horses - they gave me chills, and being able to see true racing legends up close, Cigar, John Henry, etc. The gift shop has great horse and Kentucky gifts - worth a look before you leave. All in all I had a wonderful time at the Kentucky Horse Park.

Written May 4, 2004

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Waste Of Time

Nov 2020

Not really impressed with this park. The wife and I came here in November, not too much happening since it was the off season. We knew ahead of time it was the off season, but wasn't aware it would be a GHOST TOWN inside the park. Nobody told us at the front desk either. Pretty much everything inside the park was closed. We saw 1 horse in 2 hours and we spent like $30 to enter. In my opinion, I truly feel that the Kentucky Horse Park shouldn't be open during the off season. Their basically just stealing money away because there's nothing to due or see.

Written December 14, 2020

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Very Disappointed !!!

Jul 2015 • Family

This past week, my mother brought my two young nieces from NW Ohio to Cincinnati to spend time with their cousin, my daughter. One of my nieces is especially fond of horses, so we thought a daytrip to the Kentucky Horse Park would be an especially fun time.

Upon arrival, my mother bought six admission tickets, plus three horseback rides for her granddaughters. The young lady handed my mother the tickets and said to make sure we fill out the forms before we went to the riding stable. Nothing else was said. My mother put the forms into her purse and we went about visiting the exhibits and museums in the park. Then the issues began....

First, we went to the Farmhouse Cafe for lunch. Very disorganized. We were told to wait in an adjoining room until a table was ready. We were first offered a four top table (for six people??). After half an hour, we were offered to split our party at two separate tables, which was agreeable. However, I was walked to a dirty table by the waitress and told to have a seat (no thanks, I'll wait for you to clean my table before being seated). While wiping our table, she asked what we wanted to drink. (Guess I won't be looking at the menu first.) After being seated, I noticed said waitress doing the same thing to other parties, then putting the dirty dish rag under her arm while taking tables orders. Ugh !! Food was overpriced and average at best.

Secondly, after lunch, the girls decided they were ready to ride their horses. En route to the stable, my mother pulled out the forms to begin completing when she noticed small tickets stapled to the forms with time written “12:15”. This was the first we had seen or knew of a specific ride time. Upon arriving at the stable, we were informed by a stable hand that we needed to go to the front desk and speak with a ticketing representative.

At the visitors center I explained the situation, stating that we were never informed of a time, nor asked if that particular time was convenient for our group. I was informed that the ticketing agent should have told us about the ride time. I advised that while she should have told us, she didn’t. Again I was told, “Sorry, but she should have.” We were then told there were no refunds and we could not get the girls on another ride later in the day as they were all booked. We were then told that due to Breyerfest, the ticketing policies had changed for that day and that must have been where the error was made. But, since the liability forms had the tickets with the stated times, there would be no refund.

Lastly...restrooms. I was the only male in the party and had no complaints about the restrooms. However, upon arrival, my wife and daughter both stated the women's restroom at the Visitor Center was disgusting...trash everywhere and a terrible smell. Upon exiting the park, it was obvious matters had only gotten worse. My mother attempted to take my nieces to the bathroom to which they refused to enter due to the smell. We had to drive across the highway to use the restrooms at the Shell gas station.

Wouldn't recommend anyone spending their money at the Kentucky Horse Park.

Written July 19, 2015

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True rip off. . . . . don't waste your time and money.

Mar 2015 • Couples

When we visited, there were no more than 5 or 6 horses there, not the "Horses of the World" as advertised. The horse show is about 4 of them trotting around a ring. The Derby winners can hardly be seen behind the grid stall doors. This was a total waste of money and time. Suggest spend your time at Old Friends if you want to see horses.

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The Kentucky Horse Park is a one-stop horse attraction.  It is open year-round, and is a great place to visit during the winter months.  There will be less crowds at this time of year, leaving you free to enjoy the experience. Tickets include entrance into the world-renowned International Museum of the Horse, the American Saddlebred Museum, as well as the beautiful grounds. The Kentucky Horse Park is home to more than 40 different breeds of horses, and is a wonderful glimpse into Kentucky's world of horses. Here are just a few things included in your experience at the Kentucky Horse Park this winter:

  • Meet Kentucky's most famous residents at the Hall of Champions. Famous residents include Da Hoss, Funny Cide, and Go for Gin, as well as American Quarter Horse Be A Bono, Standardbred Trotter Mr. Muscleman, and Standardbred Pacers Staying Together, Western Dreamer, and Won The West.
  • Browse the exhibits at International Museum of the Horse, which is dedicated to all breeds of horses and covers more than 50 million years of equine history.
  • Tour the American Saddlebred Museum, the Showplace for Saddlebreds, which offers a glimpse into Kentucky's first native breed of horse.
  • Visit the Man O' War Memorial and take a stroll along the Memorial Walk of Champions
  • Visit Draft horses and other barns on the Walking Barn Tour.
  • Visit the Show Jumping Hall of Fame.
If your travels bring you back to Kentucky during the spring or summer, you may be lucky enough to catch a show or other event at the Kentucky Horse Park, but you'll want to plan ahead for that. When making plans to visit Kentucky, don't forget to make the best lodging choice possible; to stay at a Kentucky Bed and Breakfast.  Whether you prefer to stay in a cozy bed and breakfast, a charming countryside cottage, or a century-old historic inn, there is a Kentucky Bed and Breakfast waiting for you in horse country. Find your favorite Inn, and book your room today.  
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Kentucky Horse Farms & Black Hamlets

The photographs below show you how the cultural landscape looks on the Centerville map.
Study these before or while you do the map assignment.

The big house, barns, wooden fences, and horses.

Horse farm scene with a very large barn.

Look at a close up of
1) the main horse barn on the Kentucky (State) Horse Park,
2) a specialized horse barn for breeding only, a distinctive horse gate
(for more information, search for "types of horse barns" in Google, under Images)
3) surface ponds
-- shown as blue areas on the topographic maps -- are created to provide water for horses in this karst topography.

Karst is a special type of landscape that is formed by the dissolution of soluble rocks such as limestone and dolomite. In the United States, 20 percent of the land surface is karst and 40 percent of the groundwater used for drinking comes from karst aquifers. Natural features of the landscape such as caves and springs are typical of karst regions. Karst landscapes are often spectacular scenic areas. The sinkhole plains and caves of central Kentucky serve as examples.


Compare two specific examples of topographic symbols and actual scenes on the ground:
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Legacy Trail (KY)

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No boring flat rail trail here - NICE!!!

December 2020bikin-mike

I don’t think you’ll get bored on this ride. Lots of curves and hills. Enjoyed the beautiful views of Kentucky Bluegrass Country. Enjoyed the signs about the history of the area, famous jockeys, and the environment around the creek. I parked at Coldstream Park off of Newtown Pike which is about MileMarker 5. MM6 to 7 was along the freeway and quite noisy. MM7 to 11 was beautiful curvy and hilly riding through fields and pastures. Crossed the creek about 5 times. The last mile from 11 to 12 was along the freeway on one side, but on the other side was the picturesque Kentucky Horse Park pastures. Trail stops abruptly at a pasture gate. Not many large trees so I suspect it’s quite warm in the summer.

The section from about MM5 to 2 becomes more urban. After crossing Newtown Pike, had a nice section along the creek to the Lexmark campus. After the YMHA at about MM3 it becomes on-road. Had a nice wide green painted bike lane on 4th St through Transylvania University. Road riding isn’t my thing so I never made made it to the end.

Great pavement the whole way. Nice brick/stone milemarkers and plastic milemarkers every 2/10s. Needs a sign by the water tank to indicate the trail goes right. The left fork goes to Coldstream Park. Needs another sign after crossing the railroad tracks south of the YMHA. Trail goes right. Left is just a short leg to a street.

Fun ride and got educated too. Can’t beat that....Bikin-Mike Dec 2020

A few well placed signs would help

November 2020dmisner_tl

Nice, peaceful, well maintained trail. My only complaint is that there were a handful of spots where riders weren’t given clear directions which way to go.

My husband, boys, and I enjoyed the urban scenery and the horse farms. Very well maintained and populated trail. Our only complaint is that hardly anyone used the courteous term, "passing on your left."

This is the best Kentucky can offer right now

May 2020shoupe

When I first moved to Kentucky, I didn't really like this trail. Compared to others of it's type, it's short, boring, out of the way, and a bit ugly in the way of scenery for most of it's length. But it serves its purpose adequately and is, from what I can tell, a rarity in the area. So it looks really good by comparison.

The pavement is generally well kept, though it is decorated with paintings in a few places (usually in the corners at the bottoms of descents), so cyclists need to watch out.

The path does cross roads and industrial drive ways with an extremely high density in some places, so keep your wits about you.

The southern half largely passes through or along side industrial parks, so you'll spend a lot of time near cars and exposed to wind and sun. The northern half is much prettier and feels more like a multiuse path should: lots of tree cover, nature and farm land and a much quieter experience.

The southern trail head, for all practical purposes, is at the North YMCA. You can find literature that claims it does or will extend into downtown, but if this is the case, it's not practical. Getting to the YMCA by bike is miserable. You have to traverse some of the busier roads in Lexington and the Lexington drivers are the worst towards cyclists I have ever experienced. My wife will only bike Legacy if we drive the mile to it from home.

The trail also lacks access to any sort of attraction other than the horse park. I miss trails that take you places for a coffee/beer stop or a quick lunch. Can't find that here. Not a big complaint, just something I grew accustomed to else where.

The trail does extend past the Iron Works trailhead along side Iron Works Pike for a while, but you're in the sun alongside cars again and the trail dead ends in the middle of nowhere.

Overall, if you want a trail to log miles, this is a passing one, if a bit short. If you are looking for a scenic trip, keep to the north half. The trail is far from the shangri la people view it as. There's just no other workable option for cyclists within a 2 hours drive that's longer than 5 miles.

Very scenic. Great for families.

Very nice bike trail from the Kentucky Horse Park. wasn’t very well marked and we went the wrong way a couple to times. Will do it again and figure out what we did wrong. Some folks told us it went to downtown Lexington but we couldn’t figure out his to get there. Better luck next time! Beautiful country except parts of it run by the interstate and it’s noisy.

Legacy Trail is awesome...and growing

January 2018davefbad

I live an hour away from Lexington in Louisville (which has its own awesome trail at the Parklands if you're in KY anyway), but I drive to Lexington 2-3 times a month just to enjoy the beauty, serenity and pristine trail on the Legacy Trail. It recently has been extended another three miles past the Kentucky Horse park, making for a nice 25 mile round trip from near the YMCA downtown. The rolling hills, restrooms in the middle and lots of horse country, streams, bridges and well maintained paved trails make this is a great ride!! Go for it

Legacy Trail, Lexington, KY

October 2017rtool

Rode this trail on 30 Sep as part of the BourbonCountryBurn bike tour. Rode from KY Horse Park Campground to downtown Lexington. Trail is very well maintained. Has plenty of information markers along it about the surrounding area and it’s history. Takes you to many old restaurants in the Lexington area.

In April 2017 a friend and I took a break from interstate driving to ride the Legacy Trail into Lexington and back to its north end. The trail is good pavement and well marked. We liked the frequent signs telling the history and ecology of the area. Also, artists painted the trail surface in places, so it was fun to see their work. If you have time, ride into Lexington from the south end of the trail, to see the restored houses and enjoy a cup of coffee.

great break from interstate driving

September 2016robinsonfk

Passing through Lexington on I-75, we rode the Legacy trail on Sept 21 starting from the KY Horse Park. Ride on a beautifully constructed and well maintained paved surface along horse farms in the north, gradually becoming more urban as you move south. Very little shade for a hot day, and some sections paralleling noisy I-75, but with many picturesque open vistas. We encountered one short paved detour around a water construction project which was easy to navigate. Near the YMCA at the south end there is a 2.0 Mile trail marker, but the trail apparently ends there for now (it would be nice to add signage indicating the trail end). At the north end, the trail has been recently extended to the NW corner of the Horse Park, but that section is along I-75, even though the view East over the horse pastures is great. The Horse Park is also beautifully maintained and landscaped and worth exploring while there. Convenient campground with showers are available in the Horse Park Campground just East of the Horse Park. This trail is a great break from interstate driving.

Beautiful trail through horse country

August 2016jeanie_west

Smooth, well maintained, beautiful scenery. A great ride.

Challenging and Beautiful

July 2016doitgreen

I just started riding my bicycle again a few months ago and finally decided to ride the legacy trail. I have enjoyed this trail immensely. The scenery is great and the trail is well maintained. I do wish there were a water fountain or two along this trail, however I suppose one can carry their own water with them. I have made this trail a staple to my weekly work outs. (At least weather permitting)

This really is a nice trail. It is obvious this was not a cheap trail to build. It is fully paved and there are several steel bridges that are bike path only. I will enjoy it again next time I am down there. Also, if you enjoy MTB check out Veteran's Park. That is a really funny and flowy MTB trail.

don't think it's 12 miles

May 2016scibek

..according the mile markers that show ~10 @the ky horse park end and ~2 @ the ymca end. not a rail trail either; lots of zigs and zags and rolling hills through rural suburbia, that provided a great workout in a hurry. very smooth surface in great condition had my gear higher for such a breezy sunday in mid-may. light crowd for such nice weather too.

A little chilly today but beautiful out on Legacy. My first visit - I'll be back! Well maintained path. Sculpture and artwork along the path gave it some added interest!

A well maintained trail winding through a beautiful landscape. There was evidence that a lot of money was spent on this trail. It is well paved, the staging area on the north end has ample parking and a maintenance station, and there are murals at regular intervals that are worth stopping to check out.

Everyone on the trail was friendly. Every person I passed said hello.

Hopefully this trail will be connected with more rides in the future.

The trail was only light used considering it was a Saturday morning. The start for us was just south of the Ky Horse park and was a very nice lot with an air pump. We went on into the Horse park camping ground where the trail ended for some drinks then headed back south.
The trail was clean quiet and meandered in and out of the woods and fields.
It ends abruptly on the North side of Lexington and it is not far to downtown if you want to get on the roads.
Very much enjoyed the trail and would recommend it for a quiet and relaxing ride

I'm new to Lexington and I was surprised to find out that there really is only one truly good and safe route to cycle, which is the Legacy. I came from a state that had many great trails to choose from. so I was a little disappointed that this was the only one that had any real distance to it. This trail is a very good route for an avid cyclist, short but good. Smooth pavement, well kept and very scenic. The hills are challenging which is a bonus to push yourself. It's not an easy breezy ride (flat), so it really is a good workout for your legs. I heard they are to expand this trail in the future and I hope that is true and soon. It not only gives cyclists a great route to open up on, but it also gives families with young kids a safe place to ride to have a nice family outing. For the most part everyone on the trail, joggers, pet walkers and cyclists are polite and courteous to others.

This was our first time biking the trail. There is a good mixture flat places and hills. None of the hills are too challenging. This trail is well maintained and the scenery is pleasant. Parking is convenient and there are a few bicycle repair stations along the way. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced rider, this trail has much to offer.

Beautiful Legacy Trail.

April 2015njn2m9

This is a beautiful trail meandering through horse farms. The path crosses Cane Run Creek numerous times over lovely bridges. There are enough gentle hills to make it a good workout. It is not 12 miles, however. The end point will eventually be near the Isaac Murphy Museum, but all that is there currently is a big stone wall saying Legacy Trail. There is no trail there. Access is behind the YMCA

Parking was easy and convenient. Trail was well maintained. We didn't have our bikes with us on this trip, so we only walked about 5 miles beginning at the trail head at the horse park. We will back with our bikes next time, as soon as we get a chance.

Best trail in Kentuxky

November 2014davefbad

i drive from a louisville to lexington each week to enjoy this trail. It is the PERFECT 25 mile ride with a great mix of hills, flat trails, creeks, tress, farm and horse country. There are places to stop along the way and the trail is maintained flawlessly. BEST trail in Kentucky!,

This was my first real attempt at riding a bike. I borrowed a bike and did my best on the hills. It was a challenge, but the scenery kept me going because I could not wait to see what was around the next bend. I went 11 miles that day, and went out and bought my own bike three days later. I think if they expand this trail onto Georgetown and into Downtown Lexington, it will become a favorite trail, since I don't really like road riding due to traffic and road obstacles. One hour away from me, but worth the drive.

Cycling Merit Badge

August 2013julmans1

Our troop went on this ride last weekend August 2013. We had boys from ages 11-14. It was roughly 8 miles from the Kentucky Horse Park to the YMCA.

We stopped once at the parking area in the University of Kentucky stretch. There is actually a maintenance station for bikes but the air hose connector is broken.

We were amazed at how easy it was to go the 8 miles to the YMCA. We divided our boys into two groups. The boys that wanted to go fast and the boys who wanted to go slow.

This was a great ride and we counted the down and back as 2 rides for the Cycling Merit Badge.

It was a lot of fun!!

Right mix of scenary and challenge

November 2012scombs

The Legacy Trail has the right combination of scenary and challenge. It approximately a 12 mile round trip on a paved trail. The trail is very well maintained and their are a number of access points. If you are looking for a good workout, there a several challenging climbs. The trail runs both through city scape and country side. I highly recommend you check out this trail.

It's only two years old so the trail is in great shape and has many extras including native plant landscaping, public artwork,and stone mileage markers. A local bikestore donated stations at each of the three trailheads so you can get air for your tires or do minor repairs if needed. There are seven beautiful bridges and two tunnels one of which goes under interstate 75. If you begin at the Northside Y your first miles are on the edge of town. It's not bad scenery but the best is yet to come. There is one place where you have to cross a road but there is a stoplight and after that it's all trail. The Bluegrass landscape is rolling and there are a few pretty good size hills. Once you get out in the country it is gorgeous. You pass cornfields, horses grazing, old barns, a lake with geese and herons, and cross Cane Run Creek multiple times (hence all the bridges). The trail ends at the Horse Park and is about 9 miles long. However, you can extend your ride by going into the Horse Park where there are miles of roads which are very lightly traveled unless there is a major event going on. You ride through the Campground and come out into the park itself which is simply gorgeous. If you are looking for a fast ride/workout it's probably not the place for you because you need to be considerate of horses and riders and slow down or even stop as need be. There are some places they specifically ban bikes so be careful to avoid those places. We often bike over to get lunch. There's the park restaurant and Wednesday-Sundays the Farmhouse Cafe which has a higher quality of food is open. During horse shows the Paddock Cafe and Rolex stadium are serving. We even stop sometimes at the Campground store to get a fountain drink and candy bar before heading back. The other advantage of the Horse Park is lots of nice bathrooms so you can skip the portajohns on the trail itself. And if a horse show is going on it's great to take a minute and watch the beautiful sight of horses in action. On your way back to the Y you can also take a little detour on the old Coldstream section of the trail passing a dogpark and lake before you dead end at the Embassy Suites at which point you can retrace your path and reconnect with the Legacy Trail.

Jumped on at the Embassy Suites parking lot and rode out to the Horse Park. Definitely the most scenic part of the trail.

Tail ride 6/27/2012

July 2012spanj66

I looked forward to riding this trail after reading press clippings etc. A decent ride with some caveats. We started at the YMCA trail head and the first 3.5 miles was very urban with a plethora of stops and starts and no directional markings. When we reached the heavily traveled Newtown Pike intersection, we were at a loss as to which direction to go. After making a wrong turn, we crossed the busy highway and proceeded to the less urban section of the trail. The Horse Country scenery was fabulous, but the trial ended too quickly. Much to our disppointment, the entire trail was less than 8 miles as opposed to the advertised 12 miles. Hills were rolling and fun, If you want a quick partially scenic ride, check it out.

Legacy Trail May 12, 2012

May 2012abn2nds

We did this ride today starting around 11:30am, easy to find and very well maintained trail. Light traffic along the way, nice views of the rolling landscape and creeks along the way. Some old barns about halfway through the ride were nice to see. The listing shows the trail as 12 miles, we started on the north end at the Horse Farm and went to the south end and returned and we logged only 16.2 miles. I realize there is a little bit of the trail on the other side of the Horse Farm road near the campground, but the sign said .2 miles. We drove from Indianapolis Indiana for the ride and it was a nice one, would be nice if it went all the way into downtown Lexington. We would have ridden into town and eaten at a local restaurant, instead of a fast food place nearby. Some of the hills were challenging for my girlfriend, overall a very nice ride though.

I'm so happy that Kentucky has began noticing the need for bike trails. The Legacy Trail is very nice. I was only able to ride from Coldstream Park to The Kentucky Horse Park and back (about 8 miles round trip). Next time I plan on riding from Coldstream Park to downtown and back. On my ride I crossed many bridges and rode through a tunnel that allows you to cross under I-75. Lots of fields to see. Saw a couple of horses. There are some hills on this section so be prepared. There is a spur you can take over to the entrance of The Kentucky Horse Park campground. It would be great to camp there and ride the entire trail to downtown, have lunch, and then return back to camp. At Coldstream Park and the trailhead by the horse park there are portable toilets. I didn't see any water sources but there could be and I just missed them. From Coldstream you have about a .5 mile ride on a spur that connects to the Legacy Trail. On my way home I noticed another parking area outside of the park that sits on the trail itself. Parking there would allow you to bypass the spur. I look forward to my next trip.

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A treasure to our state and a facility unlike any other in the world since 1978 the Kentucky Horse Parks mission has been to celebrate our relationship with the horse through education exhibition engagement and competition. Ticket prices vary by season and can be found here.


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Kentucky horse park barn map. The Kentucky Horse Park is located at 4089 Iron Works Parkway Lexington KY 40511. Set on more than 1200 acres in the heart of Kentuckys famous Bluegrass region the horse park offers daily programs and presentations as well as one of the most comprehensive schedule of equestrian events in the country. The only park of its kind in the world the Kentucky Horse Park is a working horse farm educational theme park and equine competition facility dedicated to mans relationship with the horse.

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Pick up a guide map when you enter the park which will have the daily schedule posted on it. Kentucky Horse Park has plenty to see and do with special events taking place throughout the day. Owned and operated by the Commonwealth of Kentucky each year we welcome over 500000 visitors from around the world.

Add it to your map. The Kentucky Horse Park is an equine theme park and competition facility celebrating mankinds relationship with the horse. About the Campground.

The Kentucky Three-Day Event is the largest annual equine competition held at the Kentucky Horse Park. Today was the official grand opening of the Kentucky Horse Parks new Kids Barn. Several farms offer set hours for visitors and tour companies like Horse Country Inc lead all-inclusive visits.

Youll meet Thoroughbred legends at the Hall of Champions see interesting breeds at the Parade of Breeds Show or head out for a walking barn tour to meet our police horses see our blacksmith facility and explore a kids barn with stories and activities perfect for. Big Barn - Draft Horses. Kentucky Horse Park 9 mi.

Below is a detailed list of areas that remain closed. Kentucky Horse Park Address. Right now the Park is running a Next Day Free promotion where you get in free the day after paying admission which would be fun for a little weekend trip day trip.


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