No trip to Kentucky Horse Country would be complete without exploring the world of horse racing. The first stop on most people's list is, of course, the home of the world famous Kentucky Derby
, Louisville’s Churchill Downs
to the 2016 Derby aren't quite yet sold out, so if you act fast you may still be able to participate in this years Run for the Roses. If you miss your chance this year, you can still immerse yourself in the culture of the Derby at the Kentucky Derby Museum
, where you'll find a remarkable collection of women's hats
worn during the Derby. Admission into the museum includes a tour of the race track itself, where you can all but hear the thundering beat of horse hooves coming down the track towards you.
Another must-see destination for race lovers is the historic Keeneland Race Track
, an important part of Kentucky's Thoroughbred racing and breeding program. Here, you may be lucky enough to watch early morning workouts and mingle with mangers, trainers, jockeys and grooms. At the end of your trip, don't miss a stop at Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm
, where you'll find Kentucky's retired Thoroughbred racers. It's a living history museum of Kentucky's finest animals told through the eyes of the majestic beauties themselves.
There is a reason Kentucky's history is so intertwined with the lives of these four-legged animals. Come see Kentucky's horse country this spring, and experience the unbridled sense of adventure for yourself. 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. Find what speaks to you, and book your room
at one of Kentucky’s finest Bed and Breakfasts today.