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Bourbon & Bluegrass Tour: Double the pleasure, double the fun with this Bluegrass tour! Take a trip that includes a visit to two renowned bourbon distilleries and one signature thoroughbred horse farm. Rather see more horse farms? Then switch it up and visit two signature thoroughbred farms and one distillery. Either combination is sure to be a good time for all!

Horses, Hooch & History Tour: Experience the sights, smells, and tastes of Central Kentucky! A Bluegrass Tours Professional Guide will take you for a private horse farm tour at one of the area's signature Thoroughbred horse farms, then take you to learn the time-honored process of making fine bourbon, as you tour one of our famous local distilleries, and receive a complementary tasting. A delicious lunch of local fare will be provided during the tour.

  • This tour lasts approximately 5 hours
  • $95 per person
  • Includes a "Kentucky Proud" lunch
  • 10:00AM - 3:00PM
  • Call 859-252-5744 for a reservation

Daily Horse Farm Tour: Indulge yourself in the incredible beauty of the bluegrass on this 3-hour tour which includes a behind-the-scenes walking tour at historic Keeneland Racecourse and a signature Thoroughbred horse farm. Our well-versed guides will roll out the red carpet as your travel through picturesque horse farm country and historical downtown Lexington.

  • This tour lasts approximately 3 hours
  • $35 per person
  • 9:00AM and 1:30PM Pick up times
  • Call 859-252-5744 for reservations

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Hagyard Equine Medical Institute is one of the oldest and largest equine veterinary practices in the world. Founded in 1876, the institute offers a staff with qualifications unparalleled by any single non-university veterinary group in the equine industry, and Hagyard veterinarians have dedicated themselves to the health and well-being of the horse for more than 130 years.

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Kentucky Horse Park

The Kentucky Horse Park's 1,200-acre equine theme park is home to more than 35 different breeds of horses that perform in live equine presentations, pull trolleys, teach students, represent their breeds, entertain tourists, welcome a friendly pet, and shine for the camera when it comes to photos with visitors.

Visit the Kentucky Horse Park's museums for a comprehensive look at horse history and culture around the world-there's nothing like it! Celebrate history's greatest horses at the memorials and statues located around the park.

The International Museum of the Horse (IMH), a Smithsonian Affiliate, examines the role of horses throughout world history, from ancient times to today's most popular sporting events. In addition to permanent and featured exhibits, the IMH exhibits a collection of equine art from artists around the world.

The American Saddlebred Museum highlights the role Saddlebred horses have played in American history and culture. From a large research library to exhibits and a gift shop, this museum is the world's best place to learn about American Saddlebreds.

At the Wheeler Museum, visitors can admire a collection of equestrian memorabilia-from antique equipment to trophies, pictures and more. This museum focuses on show jumping horses and competitions.

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Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farms

The "living history museum of racehorses" is home to many once-celebrated champions, who are now enjoying a dignified retirement. Tour Old Friends and get up close and personal with victors of the Kentucky Derby, Santa Anita Handicap, and Breeders' Cup, including Silver Charm, Game On Dude, and Alphabet Soup.

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The Thoroughbred Center is a Thoroughbred Training facility, owned by the Keeneland Association, located in the heart of the Bluegrass. The tour offers a behind-the-scene look at the care and training of Thoroughbreds like no other. You will get to watch, at rail side, morning workouts, and see up close the horses trackside, in the paddocks and in the barns. In addition you will get to visit with a horse owner/trainer who will answer all your questions about Thoroughbred racing!

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Take a break out of your day to visit the renowned Keeneland Racetrack and Sales Company. In addition to seasonal racing, Keeneland is the world's largest Thoroughbred auction house taking pride in a history of selling more champions and stakes winners than any other sales company.

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Wineries & Breweries

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Though Kentucky's Bourbon industry receives most of the hype, Kentucky has also played a key role in the history of wine in the US. Kentucky was the home to the first commercial vineyard in the country! In addition to our wine history, Kentucky also offers more than a dozen Kentucky breweries.

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Kentucky Ale Tour (Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co.)

At Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Company, in downtown Lexington, better known as Kentucky Ale, they have been brewing award-winning beers since 2000. Their family of beers includes Kentucky Ale, Kentucky Light, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout and the renowned Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale.

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Old Kentucky Chocolates has been making candy in the Bluegrass for more than 40 years and is best known for its delicious Bourbon Chocolates and Bourbon Cherries, both made with 100-proof Jim Beam Kentucky Bourbon. Take a tour of their facilities and learn how the candy is made. Don't forget to try your free sample while you are there!

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Kentucky is noted for its bourbon, so take this opportunity to take the legendary, self-guided, Kentucky Bourbon Trail through the heart of bourbon country. Stop in on some of the state's signature distilleries, including Maker's Mark, Jim Beam, and Woodford Reserve. Experience the bourbon making process, view the facilities, and stick around for an after-tour bourbon tasting.

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