Kentucky Horse Park
The only theme park in the world dedicated to man’s relationship with the horse, the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington covers 1,200 acres in Kentucky’s famous Bluegrass country. A visit to the Park begins with a film show in the visitor’s centre, followed by exploring the vast and comprehensive International Museum of the Horse. Guests can also wander through a self-guided farm tour watching the farrier at work and admiring the tack shop, before attending a half-hour parade in the show ring, which highlights the characteristics of some of the park’s 40 different breeds of horses. In the Hall of Champions, legendary thoroughbreds are presented for viewing and visitors can also enjoy a carriage or horseback ride around the park’s extensive show facilities. The presentations are held only between March and October.
Address: 4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington
Telephone: (859) 233 4303
Opening times: Daily 9am to 5pm (15 March to 31 October); Wednesday to Sunday 9am to 5pm (1 November to 14 March)
Admission: 15 March 28 May and 16 - 31 October :$16 (adults), $8 (children); 29 May to 19 September and 11 - 15 October: $21 (adults), $11 (children). 1 November to 14 March: $9 (adults); $6 (childre) Free for children under 6 years old