Winter in Lexington is all about making memories that are affordable for you and yours, but will be cherished for seasons to come! Check out our latest guide to affordable family-friendly activities you may all enjoy this winter. 


Horse Capital of the World


Put your layers on and witness the majestic mornings at Keeneland Race Course when the horses take to the track for their morning workout. After enjoying the morning views head over to the Keeneland Track Kitchen to warm up with a southern breakfast. 

Kentucky Horse Park

During the winter season, the horses at the Kentucky Horse Park spend most of the winter season turned out to their paddocks but take turns visiting Park guests during Stall-Side Chats. Guests can visit the International Museum of the Horse, American Saddlebred Museum, or Wrigley Media Theater to see the short film, Rein of Nobility. Admission: 5 & under are free. 6-12 $8. 

See Horses

From the warmth of your own vehicle, take a drive through the countryside around Lexington. In February you will begin to see baby horses! Check out our driving tours of the Bluegrass backroads:

Thoroughbred Park

Bundle up and check out these life-size horse statues that seem to fascinate all visitors! These bronze statues make for the perfect photo location. The park is located on the corner of Midland and Main Street. 



Boone Creek Creamery

This local creamery offers a FREE, quick tour to witness (and taste) how Kentucky Proud, artisan cheese is created. 

Explorium of Lexington

"Hands-on fun" is the philosophy at this children's museum. Nine galleries feature engaging exhibits about nature, the human heart, world geography and culture, archaeology and Lexington history. Ages 12 months to 12 years. Admission: $10 (ages 2 & older).

Joseph-Beth Booksellers

Joseph-Beth Kids, located on the lower level, is a store within a store. There’s a large selection of books and education materials, with a seating area for those who want to read on the spot. 

Lexington Public Library

With six branches, there will be a library close by and they offer an astonishing number of activities designed for even the youngest amongst us. 

Lexington Visitors Center

Explore, learn about Lexington and window shop in Historic Courthouse Square at the Lexington Visitors Center.

Living Arts & Science Center

The Living Arts & Science Center hosts activities that include hands-on, interactive instruction in arts and science. Check out their programming while you are visiting and maybe you will be in Lexington during one of their free admission days. Admission to LASC includes their Planetarium. Admission: Under 3: Free. 3 & up: $5.