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Happy Fourth of July

by Margaret, Horse Blogger

HORSES, HORSES Happy Fourth of July from Sneaky. His registered name isOn Second Thought. Sneaky is a Morgan gelding and a resident in the Breeds Barn at the Kentucky Horse Park.

In the eastern United ...


Carriages and Arabians

by Margaret, Horse Blogger

HORSES, HORSES Two fine equine events are on this weekend at the Kentucky Horse Park. Both of these events are included with general Horse Park admission.

The Carriage Association of America is ...


Tank the Fell Pony

by Margaret, Horse Blogger

HORSES, HORSES This handsome black horse is actually a pony. Tank isa Fell Pony and a member of the Breeds Barn at the Kentucky Horse Park.

Bred as pack ponies that could carry 250 pounds, Fell Ponies ...


Triple Crown Winner?

by Margaret, Horse Blogger

HORSES, HORSES Is this the year that Thoroughbred racing will finally have anotherTriple Crown winner? While several horses have won both of the Triple Crown's first twolegs (the Kentucky Derby and ...


Donuts of Lexington

by Mindy, Cuisine Blogger

National Donut Day is just around the corner, Friday June 5th. Never fear, I am here to help you plan for this joyous occasion and give you the details on some of the best local donut holes.  ...


Bluegrass Region

Listed in National Geographic Traveler's "50 Best Places of a Lifetime", Kentucky's famed Bluegrass Region is not to be missed. Lexington, Horse Capital of the World, is at the heart of this region of rare beauty, but the region is dotted with charming small towns to explore.

Whether your interests are Civil War sites, historic homes, Bourbon distilleries, folk arts and crafts, hiking, bird watching, antiques, horse farms, museums, art galleries or memorable dining, the Bluegrass has a wealth of attractions to discover.

For a listing of attractions on the outskirts of Lexington and Fayette County, see Things To Do>Regional.

For the Bluegrass Region website, click here.


Click here for an 11 inch by 17 inch map of the Bluegrass Region with a sampling of attractions. (This is a large PDF file: 2.63 MB.)

15 counties make up the Bluegrass Region:

Anderson (Lawrenceburg) (502) 839-5372
Bourbon (Paris) (859) 987-8744
Boyle (Danville) (859) 236-7794
Clark (Winchester) (859) 744-0556
Fayette (Lexington) (859) 233-7299
Franklin (Frankfort) (502) 875-8687
Garrard (Lancaster)
(859) 792-3531
Harrison (Cynthiana) (859) 234-7179
Jessamine (Nicholasville) (859) 492-3115
Lincoln (Stanford) (606) 365-4547
Madison (Richmond/Berea) (859) 626-8474
Mercer (Harrodsburg)
(859) 734-2364
Nicholas (Carlisle) (859) 749-7986
Scott (Georgetown) (502) 863-2547
Woodford (Versailles/Midway) (859) 873-5122