Best Western Plus Georgetown Corporate Center Hotel
132 Darby Drive, Georgetown, KY 40324-8715
Phone: +1 502-868-0055 | Fax: 502/863-1586 | 67 Rooms
Check Out Time: 11:00 AM | Check In: 3:00 PM | Online Reservations
The Best Western Plus Georgetown Corporate Center Hotel is located off I-75 on exit 126, near exciting area attractions, local shopping, delicious dining and more.
The Best Western Plus Georgetown Corporate Center Hotel offers an unbeatable location and affordable rates - perfect for all types of travelers and vacations.
Just outside this charming hotel in Georgetown, guests will find a variety of things to see and do. Watch a race at the Kentucky Horse Park, Keeneland Horse Race Track or at the Kentucky Derby - just 10 miles from the Best Western Plus Georgetown Corporate Center Hotel, Golf enthusiasts can swing away on emerald fairways, history buffs will love the Georgetown Museum and the Japanese Botanical Gardens and shoppers will enjoy the Factory Stores of America. Georgetown is also home to plenty of annual events, but be sure to try and catch the Rolex 3 Day Event, the Bluegrass State Games and Lexington Legends baseball games.
Guests of this Georgetown, KY hotel will discover that each well-appointed guest rooms and suites at the Best Western Plus Georgetown Corporate Center Hotel comes complete with all the comforts of home, plus cable satellite television and free wireless high-speed Internet access. Other amenities at this hotel in Georgetown include a delicious complimentary full breakfast, an indoor heated swimming pool and hot tub and a 24-hour exercise facility. Pets are also welcome at this hotel near Lexington, Kentucky.
Business guests will also enjoy an on-site full-service business center, meeting and banquet facilities for special events and a close proximity to local businesses, like the Toyota Manufacturing Plant, Johnson Control and Louisville Forge.
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Hotel Amenities & Services
- Exercise facilities
- 100% smoke-free hotel
- Free parking
- Complimentary breakfast
- Indoor pool heated largest indoor heated pool in Georgetown
- Complimentary full breakfast, choice of breads, cereal, fruit, hot eggs, hot breakfast meat, other hot items, freshly prepared oatmeal, fresh squeezed orange juice, and coffee.
- Exercise facilities 24 hour stair climber, treadmill, weightlifter
- Guest laundry washer & dryer
- Ice/vending machines
- Meeting facilities
- Banquet facilities
- Business center with wireless high-speed Internet access and DSL
- Fax services
- Photocopy services
- Catering staff
- Weight lifting equipment
- Stair stepper
- Children's activities gameroom(arcade games and ping pong), indoor heated pool
- Fax machine
- Computer available
- Computer modem hookups
- Conference services
- Equipment rental
- Express check in we preprint the registation and keys
- Express check out
- Late check out up to 2 p.m upon requests
- Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
- Interior corridor
- Complimentary fresh baked cookies and popcorn from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- Complimentary newspaper
- Non-smoking facilities
- High-speed Internet access
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Most Popular Area Attractions
Eastern Kentucky travelers who love horses, find themselves in the right place, in Lexington. This second largest city in the state, appropriately nicknamed the "Horse Capital of the World," is the location of the Kentucky Horse Park. The park is home to the headquarters for the National Horse Center, as well as the American Saddlebred Museum. Learn about the history of the American Saddlebred horse, while viewing the museum's interactive exhibits, filled with the world's largest collection of Saddlebred items.
Take a few moments to watch one of the films in the museum theater, while the kids play in the children's area. Those in need of research information, have access to more than 2,500 volumes in the museum library. Stay close to this wonderful museum and many other Lexington attractions in eastern Kentucky – drive in from nearby Georgetown.
Even though the lively city of Lexington is known as the "Horse Capital of the World," it's not all about horses in the city. Get in touch with Lexington's history and culture, while in town. Enjoy touring some of the historical buildings in the city, including the Hunt-Morgan House, the Mary Todd Lincoln House, the Kentucky Theatre, the Martin Castle and the ArtsPlace building. Explore eastern Kentucky and drive in from nearby Georgetown.
This wonderful classical Beaux Arts style building, built in 1904, was originally home to the city's YMCA. ArtsPlace is currently home to the Center for Old Music in the New World, the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestra, the Lexington Ballet Company and the Lexington Philharmonic Society. Attend one of the several art performances, art exhibitions, dance lessons or art programs, for an enriching cultural experience.
Make time to connect with the rich history of the state of Kentucky, while in Lexington. Visit Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate, to tour this historical mansion, the former home of Henry Clay. Between 1825 and 1829, Clay served as the Secretary of State and the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives for the state of Kentucky. In 1809, he had this historical plantation and mansion built for his residence, where he lived until he died in 1852.
Visit this National Historic Landmark of eastern Kentucky – a short drive from Georgetown – to enjoy a guided tour the 18-room house museum. View the exhibits in the Henry Clay exhibit room, stroll through the formal garden and take your time touring the property outbuildings. Before leaving the museum, step into the Ashland Museum Store to browse the selection of books, souvenirs and memorabilia for a remembrance of your visit.
Local residents and visitors in Lexington, the second largest city in eastern Kentucky, have a wonderful selection of museums to tour. Schedule plenty of time to tour two of the more popular museums, the American Saddlebred Museum and the Aviation Museum of Kentucky. Located on the grounds of the Blue Grass Airport, the Aviation Museum not only showcases the history of Kentucky aviation, but promotes aviation as a respected career choice. It's a short drive from Georgetown.
Stroll through the 20,000 square foot museum to view the collection of aviation photos, documents and artifacts, as you make your way to the aircraft displays. View the U.S. Navy Blue Angels A-4 Skyhawk, the AH-1 Cobra helicopter, the U.S. Navy Grumman F-14B Tomcat and more more vintage aircraft. Before leaving the museum, view the inductees in the Hall of Fame.
The Bluegrass State of Kentucky is known to be home of the largest number of turkeys in the country, as well as home to a variety of distilleries. Barrel House Distilling Co., located in Lexington, is one of many fine state distilleries including, Wild Turkey Distillery, Jim Beam Distillery and Heaven Hill Distilleries. Visit Barrel House from nearby Georgetown.
Barrel House Distilling Co. set up shop in an old barreling house of a former bourbon distillery in eastern Kentucky. This is where they produce Oak Rum, Pure Blue Vodka and Devil John Moonshine. Stop by the distillery for a tour, to learn about the distilling process, as well as the history of Lexington's distilleries. After the tour, visit the Tasting Room to sample their work.
Central Kentucky residents and visitors have welcomed many famous guests in Lexington. The Blue Grass Airport has provided the means for people to travel to and from eastern Kentucky since 1946. Eastern Airlines and Delta Air Lines provided the first commercial flights for passengers. During World War II in 1942, the airport was used by the United States Army as a training facility, before commercial travel services began.
This airport has welcomed special guests including Queen Elizabeth II, Vice President George Bush, Former President Bill Clinton, First Lady Hillary Clinton, Air Force One, Air Force Two and the Concorde, a supersonic passenger jet. Commercial passengers looking for flights to Detroit, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Chicago, Charlotte, Orlando, Dallas/Fort Worth and St. Petersburg can find what they need at the Blue Grass Airport. Drive in from nearby Georgetown.
Shop at the Bluegrass Famers' Market.
Residents and visitors in the lively city of Lexington have access to fresh fruits, vegetables and more, from April through October. Stroll through the Bluegrass Farmers' Market, southeast of Georgetown, to find a variety of 100% locally grown herbs, honey, fruit, eggs, vegetables, jams and even grass-fed beef.
All of the products sold at the market are locally grown and fresh in eastern Kentucky, promoting the efforts of the state's farmers. In addition, each market vendor is a member of the Kentucky Proud program, promoting safe foods native to Kentucky. Market shoppers will also find plants, soaps and flowers.
Enrich your cultural experience during your visit to downtown Lexington. Begin by visiting the Downtown Arts Center, housed in the Embry-Lowenthal Building. Choose one of the 250 seats in the Performance Theater's "Black Box" theater, for an enjoyable theater production. Make the short drive in from Paris or Georgetown.
After the production, satisfy your hunger with a delicious meal at Alfalfa's Restaurant on the first floor of the building. Schedule plenty of time to stroll through the Ann Tower Gallery, located on both the lower and upper floors of the building. While upstairs, check out the latest art in the SKO Art Gallery. Make the most of your time in eastern Kentucky.
Enjoy a day of sunshine, adventure, wholesome fun, and much more during your next visit to Georgetown. Plan a stay in this charming eastern Kentucky city and be sure to explore one of their top attractions – Evans Orchard & Cider Mill. It's just north of Lexington, and east of Georgetown along Paris Road.
Evans Orchard & Cider Mill constantly proves to be a top family destination in all of Kentucky. Head for the Farm Market and pull up a chair at the Sweet Apple Cafe, or check out the Barn Yard, and then explore the Evans Orchard Play Area.
Unleash your children's creativity in downtown Lexington. Plan for hours of hands-on fun at the Explorium of Lexington. This wonderful interactive educational museum, is one of the oldest of its kind in the country. As many as 85,000 people visit this incredible center each year. Drive in and explore from nearby eastern KY cities Paris or Georgetown.
Schedule plenty of time to explore the variety of exhibits, including Passport to the World, Building Better Bodies, Flight Simulator, The Bubble Zone, Wonder Woods, Brain Bike, Science Station X and Natural Wonders. The center also offers art classes and art camps through its Open Art Studio. Plan to attend the museum during one of the year-round special events, for even more fun.
Experience the Festival of the Bluegrass.
Residents and visitors in the lively city of Lexington, in eastern Kentucky, know how to have a great time. For nearly four decades, they have gathered to celebrate bluegrass music at the Festival of the Bluegrass. This lively bluegrass music festival was established by the Cornett family in 1974, the oldest of its kind in the bluegrass region. Initially, the festival was held on a barn wagon at Walnut Hall Farm. You can experience the fun with a short drive in from nearby Georgetown.
The site of the festival moved throughout the years, until its final location at the Kentucky Horse Park. The festival has grown from its humble beginnings to feature live bluegrass music on three stages, as well as music camps for children. While in Lexington, the heart of the bluegrass region, partake in the celebration of Kentucky's bluegrass music.
There's no shortage of impressive and exciting attractions to explore during your next stay in Kentucky. When your travels have you in Georgetown, the charming eastern KY city just north of Lexington, be sure to spend an afternoon touring the noteworthy Georgetown & Scott County Museum.
This not-for-profit organization has been striving to preserve and display the rich and diverse history of Scott County for years. There are several different exhibits to see when you visit this museum – start off in the Parlor, a well-preserved room with loads of artifacts. Also be sure to see the Far Room, the Main Room, and the Basement Room.
With famous alumni like Billy Ray Cyrus, Robert S. James, and Woo Chia-wei, Georgetown College in eastern Kentucky is a must-visit attraction. Established in 1787, Georgetown College is also one of the oldest schools in the entire state. You can find it in downtown Georgetown, just off of Highway 25 along Paris Road.
As you explore campus, be sure to check out Giddings Hall, and the Thomas & King Leadership and Conference Center. Many visitors also enjoy exploring the John L. Hill Chapel, one of the most historic buildings on campus. In sports, the Georgetown Tigers compete in 17 varsity sports within the Mid-South Conference. Check out the Toyota Stadium in the fall for Tigers football games.
Taste the fruit of the Bluegrass Region. Visit the Grimes Mill Winery, a short drive south of Georgetown, to sample their Kentucky grown wines. This family-run winery incorporates their Italian heritage and knowledge, to their wine making process. Their eastern Kentucky vineyard has grown to four acres, since the first grapes were planted in 2003.
The variety of award-winning wines produced at the winery includes white wines, blush wines and red wines. Visit the Tasting Room for a taste of the Pinot Grigio, Bianca, Fantasia, Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Fiore Rosso. The winery also offers wine classes for those seeking more information on the proper storage, food pairings and more.
Develop an appreciation for decorative art in the Bluegrass State. Spend a few hours at the Headley-Whitney Museum, the "Gem of the Bluegrass," located near Georgetown. This wonderful museum was established by George W. Headley in 1968. Stroll past the collection of exquisite hand-made Doll Houses and admire the pieces in the Jewel Room, including the Mask of Bacchus and Fish in Cave.
View the thousands of shells in the Shell Grotto and make your way to the Library, to see Headley's collection of 1,500 volumes, carved narwhal tusks and rhinoceros horns. Visit often to view the variety of exhibitions that rotate throughout the year. The museum also hosts private parties, workshops, weddings and lectures. Enjoy a taste of eastern Kentucky.
As you draw up your travel plans to visit Georgetown out in the eastern region of Kentucky, you'll find a wealth of premier attractions, and can't-miss sites. Whether you're gonna tour Georgetown College, make your own sweet summer drinks at Evans Orchard & Cider Mill, or find peace and tranquility at the Yuko-En on the Elkhorn, Georgetown will not steer you wrong.
One of the destinations you'll certainly want to explore the right in the heart of town – Historic Downtown Georgetown. A vibrant, historic, and charming stretch along Main Street in Georgetown, this historic area is home to, and yields easy access to, an abundance of top destinations. Visit the Scott County Arts & Cultural Welcome Center as just one of the very best stops within this historic area.
During your travels of eastern Kentucky, reconnect with the past by visiting some of Lexington's historical sites. A must-see site is the Hunt-Morgan House, located in downtown's historic antebellum Gratz Park Historic District. This beautiful Federal style house was built in 1814 by John Wesley Hunt, the first millionaire west of the Allegheny Mountain Range. It's a short drive from nearby cities like Paris and Georgetown.
The first Kentucky citizen to be awarded the Nobel Prize, Dr. Thomas Hunt Morgan, was born in the house in 1866. Tour this magnificent home to see the Palladian window above the front door, the 19th century paintings and antique furniture, including original pieces from the family. Tour the Alexander T. Hunt Civil War Museum, located upstairs, to view the collection of Civil War memorabilia.
The Bluegrass Region of Kentucky is home to Lexington, the "Horse Capital of the World." Enjoy exploring this city of horses and the many horse-related attractions. Favorites include the Keeneland Race Course, the American Saddlebred Museum, the Kentucky Horse Park and the International Museum of the Horse. Since opening in 1978, this fine museum, located at the Kentucky Horse Park, has grown from 22,000 square feet of space to 45,000 square feet of space.
Drive in from nearby Georgetown and take your time strolling through the world's most comprehensive collection of exhibits, showcasing horses and their connection to people. Featured exhibits include, Racing in Kentucky, Legacy of the Horse, Draft Horse in America and the Arabian Horse Galleries. Schedule plenty of time to explore the many facets of the Kentucky Horse Park, during your time in eastern Kentucky.
See the races at Keeneland.
Enjoy a night of fun in Lexington, watching live Thoroughbred horse racing. Make your way to the Keeneland Race Course, where exciting racing action has taken place since the course opened in 1936. This incredible race course is located across Interstate 60 from the Blue Grass Airport, southwest of Georgetown. While in town during April or October, head to the track to watch the live races.
Throughout the year, enjoy a self-guided or guided tour of the Keeneland's paddock area to see where the horses are trained, during their morning workout. Kids love the trackside show-and-tell show, the activities and meeting the Keeneland mascot, Buckles. Stroll through the Keeneland Library to view over 15,000 volumes of books, newspapers articles, thousands of photographs and videos. This wonderful eastern Kentucky attraction is also an ideal venue for weddings, events and meetings.
Theater fans in the Lexington area have enjoyed performances in one of the city's landmarks since October 4, 1922. The luxurious and elegant Kentucky Theater was built with comfort in mind for its patrons. During the 1920s, movie-goers had a choice of watching two different first-run, continuous movies each week. By 1927, the Kentucky Theater was the first theater in town to offer Warner Brothers' vitaphone sound films.
Throughout the years, the theater offered a variety of films, including art films, foreign films and classic films. This historic theater features anniversary screenings of films, in addition to current films and concerts. Celebrate a special occasion, by renting the theater for birthday parties, awards programs, weddings and events. While exploring from nearby Georgetown and all across eastern Kentucky, enjoy an evening at the Kentucky Theater.
While touring the vibrant city of Lexington, include plenty of time to tour some of the city's historical homes. The Hunt-Morgan House, Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate and Latrobe's Pope Villa are among the must-see historical estates. Visit Lexington's Aylesford Historic District to see the Pope Villa, designed by Benjamin Henry Labtrobe in 1811. This neoclassical avant-garde estate remains the most preserved of the three residents designed by Latrobe, the first professional architect in the country.
This exquisite home was saved from demolition by the Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation in 1987. Tour this magnificent home to view the circular domed rotunda, curvilinear rooms and detailed architecture, undergoing restoration. This restoration effort ensures that this historical treasure continues to tell its story for generations to come. Enjoy your visit to eastern Kentucky and Georgetown.
Catch plenty of action in Lexington, the state's second-largest city. This "Horse Capital of the World" not only showcases equestrian events, it also hosts a variety of special events, sporting events, concerts and conventions at the Lexington Center. This impressive complex contains the 23,000-seat Rupp Arena, home of the University of Kentucky men's basketball team, as well as the Lexington Opera House, the Lexington Center Museum and Gallery, the Lexington Convention Center. Throughout the year, the 130,000-square-foot convention center hosts a variety of events, trade shows, private parties and meetings.
Explore eastern Kentucky and checl out the Lexington Opera House, which has become the premier facility for ballet productions, family shows, musical performances and Broadway tours. Visit from nearby Georgetown and schedule plenty of time to tour the 10,000-square foot Museum and enjoy shopping at the Shops. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city in beautiful Triangle Park, featuring waterfalls, green space and tables.
Since 1938, the vibrant city of Lexington has provided educational entertainment for the children of the city. The invaluable Lexington Children's Theatre, not far south of Georgetown, is home to wonderful theatre productions. Throughout the years, the theatre has showcased a variety of family productions, including Noah's Flood, The Snow Queen, and Little Women. It's the premier children's theatre in eastern Kentucky.
In addition to theatre productions, the Lexington Children's Theatre also offers year-round workshops and classes, for those interested in learning about the behind-the-scenes action of the theatre. Children and adults interested in performing onstage are also given the opportunity to audition for the theatre's Discovery Shows, held throughout the year. Whether attending a workshop, theatre performance or special event, be sure to include a visit to this wonderful Lexington theatre.
The historical city of Lexington has roots dating back to 1775, several years before Kentucky became a state. In 1782, the town was officially established and by 1820, it was one of the largest of all the towns located west of the Allegheny Mountain Range. These historical facts on the development of this fine city, are on display throughout the Lexington History Center. Visit from nearby Paris or Georgetown.
Make your way to downtown Lexington to visit this wonderful center, housed in the former Fayette County Courthouse. Schedule plenty of time to tour the Kentucky Renaissance Pharmacy Museum, the Isaac Scott Hathaway Museum, the Lexington Public Safety Museum and the Lexington History Museum. These fine museums provide a wealth of information on the rich history of Lexington, in the Bluegrass Region of eastern Kentucky.
Slow down the pace in the wonderful city of Lexington, with a visit to the Lexington National Cemetery. This 170-acre public and national cemetery, established in 1849, remains one of eastern Kentucky's landmark attractions. Take your time strolling the picturesque grounds past more than 66,000 interments. Many visitors from across the country and across the world, visit this beautiful cemetery to re-trace their heritage. Make the short drive in from nearby Georgetown.
While in the Main Flower Garden area of the cemetery, take a moment to view the living Memorial Arbor. The western area of the cemetery is home to the granite and marble Lexington Mausoleum, along with a reflecting pool and fountain. The Mausoleum features several hundred crypts, columbarium niches and a chapel for memorial services and meditation. If visiting during Easter or Memorial Day, attend the special holiday event held at the cemetery.
Enrich your cultural experiences during your visit to Lexington. Make your way downtown for an enjoyable afternoon at the Lexington Opera House. This historic opera house, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was built in 1886 and opened to the public in 1887. This magnificent opera house features many luxurious details including, red velvet curtains, hand-carved walnut door frames and a French crystal chandelier. It's an easy drive from Georgetown.
This opulent theatre was one of the country's most well-designed and well-equipped theaters of its time. Notable theatre performers, including Ethel Barrymore, George M. Cohan, W.C. Fields and Will Rogers performed on stage through 1926, the date of the last live performance. Once the live performances were done, the theatre began playing movies. While in downtown Lexington, make your way to the Lexington Center for an enjoyable day of ballet, music, a broadway theatre production or family show at this historic eastern Kentucky landmark.
While visiting Lexington, plan to spend quality time together. Visit the Living Arts & Science Center, in downtown Lexington, for a day of fun, educational learning. This wonderful center is located in the 7,000 square foot Kinkead House, an antebellum mansion built in 1847. The center grounds include an outdoor pavilion, a waterfall, beautiful gardens and art. You'll find all of this fun a short drive from nearby Paris and Georgetown.
Take your time exploring the hands-on Discovery science exhibits or partake in the workshops, classes or programs. Stroll through the art exhibits to view the local and regional art. Schedule to attend one of the free art activities, field trips or events, including the Family Fun Day and MayFest. Stay close to the many fine attractions in Lexington and throughout eastern Kentucky.
Reconnect with the rich history of Lexington by visiting one of the finest Gothic Revival style mansions in eastern Kentucky. The Loudoun House was built in 1851 for John Wesley Hunt's son, Francis Key Hunt and his wife Julia Warfield, on fifty acres of land near Georgetown. This beautiful mansion was designed by Alexander Jackson Davis, a famous architect from New York.
Visit Castlewood Park for a tour of the mansion to see the diamond-paned windows, towers, vaults and additional architectural features. After touring this incredible mansion, schedule time to also tour the Hunt-Morgan House, built by John W. Hunt.
Step back in time while in the "Horse Capital of the World," with a visit to one of Lexington's cultural icons. The Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center, located in downtown Lexington, was the place to be, from 1948 to 1963. This historical center started out as a movie theater and quickly became the place for all entertainment. This wonderful center hosted a variety of events including, fashion shows, vaudeville theatre acts, concerts, pageants and live Jazz, R&B and Soul music.
Throughout the years, theatre patrons listened to Count Basie, Ray Charles, B.B. King, Mercer Ellington, Wynonie Harris and Bill Brown perform on stage. Visit from nearby Paris or Georgetown and Enjoy a night out on the town by attending a ballet performance, music performance, viewing an art exhibit or watching a film at the center. Enjoy your time traveling in eastern Kentucky.
The lively city of Lexington is not only home to the well-known Kentucky Horse Park, but it is also home to the University of Kentucky. While touring the campus of this fine university, the largest in Kentucky, make time to visit the Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural Center. Established in 1987, this wonderful center provides educational programs and support for students to help prepare them for global citizenry. Drive in from nearby Georgetown and explore.
Students have the opportunity to participate in the year-round programs, workshops, dance performances, theater performances, lectures, film screenings and concerts. Throughout the years, the center has hosted several well-known African American speakers and activists, including Muhammad Ali, Bishop Desmond Tutu, Spike Lee and Maya Angelou. After a fun day on campus, enjoy your travels in eastern Kentucky.
Reconnect with the history of Lexington during your visit to eastern Kentucky by touring some of the historical landmarks of the city. The Hunt-Morgan House, Latrobe's Pope Villa and the Mary Todd Lincoln House are among some of the must-see landmarks. This historical late Georgian home in downtown Lexington was the childhood residence of the wife of Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth United States President. When the doors of this home museum opened to the public in 1977, it became the first home museum in the country to honor a First Lady. Visit from nearby Paris or Georgetown.
This beautiful 1806 home was originally built as a inn until Robert S. Todd purchased the home in 1832. Mary Todd Lincoln lived in the home from her birth in 1818 until 1839, when she moved to Springfield, Illinois. The rest of the Todd family lived in the house until Robert Todd died in 1849. Tour this magnificent fourteen room home to see the family photographs and original furniture. At the end of the tour, visit the Museum Store to browse the selection of books and educational items.
Take a break while visiting the "Horse Capital of the World," by enjoying the natural greenspace of the city. Schedule time to explore McConnell Springs, a National Registered Historic Site, located near Georgetown. This beautiful area of eastern Kentucky was discovered by William McConnell in 1775, when he found a natural spring at the campsite with his fellow frontier men.
Throughout the years, the park location was the site of a variety of facilities, including a distillery, a mill, a gunpowder factory and dairy farm. Stroll through this lush park to see portions of the original foundations, along with the bubbling natural springs, wetlands and the locust grove. Local children enjoy field trips to the park and exploring its natural beauty.
Few states across the grand ol' USA are as enamored with the equine like Kentucky. From the many different ranches and farms where horses are bred and raised, to the famous races and monuments, Kentucky and horse go together like peas and rice.
On your next visit to the Bluegrass State, be sure to head east and check out the Old Friends Farm. Found in Georgetown, just north of Lexington, the Old Friends Farm is one of the premier thoroughbred retirement farms in the state. When races horses are beyond their racing prime, they can rest easy across wide open pastures. Tours of Old Friends Farm are by appointment only.
Chocolate lovers in the lively city of Lexington know where to go to satisfy their sweet tooth. They visit Old Kentucky Chocolates, south of downtown Lexington, to sink their teeth into some of the best chocolate in the Bluegrass region of eastern Kentucky. Delicious chocolate choices include Bourbon Chocolates, Kentucky Derby Mints, Bourbon Cherries, Old Fashioned Pulled Creams, Chocolate Thoroughbreds, Toffee, Chocolate Covered Potato Chips and No-Sugar Added Chocolates.
Tour the candy kitchen for a behind-the-scenes look at how the chocolates are made and be sure to taste a free sample. Stroll through the gift shop to browse the wonderful selection of candy and take home your favorite. Gift baskets, Jim Beam Bourbon fruit cakes, Jim Beam pecan cakes and custom corporate gifts are also available. All of tasty fun of Old Kentucky Chocolates is a short drive away from Georgetown.
Take a break from traveling Interstate 75, south of Lexington, to enjoy time outdoors in the Bluegrass Region. Visit the Raven Run Nature Sanctuary, encompassing 734 acres of land in eastern Kentucky. This wonderful sanctuary preserves the beautiful Kentucky River Palisades region along the Kentucky River. This region is home to forests of blue ash, yellow poplars and tulip trees, plants, great blue herons, kingfishers and endangered peregrine falcons.
Before beginning your exploration of the sanctuary, check in with the Nature Center to view the displays and hands-on exhibits, becoming familiar with the area. After time in the Nature Center, lace up your comfortable shoes for hiking along the ten miles of trails, to experience the beauty of the sanctuary. Visit from nearby Paris or Georgetown.
What better way to celebrate your visit to Lexington, the "Horse Capital of the World," than by a day at the races. Visit the Red Mile Harness Track, located northwest of downtown Lexington, to watch the excitement of harness horse racing. When the signature one-mile, red clay oval track at Red Mile opened in 1875 for the Great Fall Trots, it became the world's second oldest track. Visit from nearby Paris or Georgetown.
Before the races begin, tour the beautiful historic Round Barn, listed on the National Register of Historic Places or consider having your next private party or event in the barn. Additional event space is also available in the Clubhouse and Clubhouse Bar. If live racing isn't on the schedule during your visit, watch the exciting action of televised simulcast racing. Make the most of your time in eastern Kentucky.
Taste the award-winning results from vines in the rolling hills of eastern Kentucky. Travel south of downtown Lexington to the Talon Winery & Vineyards. The lush five-acre vineyards produce quality wine ranging from white to dry red. The wine choices include Chardonnay, Bluegrass Blush, Sweet Evening Breeze, Coyote Red, Syrah, Monarch, Afterglow, Berry de Vine and Chocolate Strawberry. Check it out with a drive in from nearby Georgetown.
Schedule plenty of time for a self-guided tour of this fabulous winery on partake in a group tour, to learn about the wine making process. After the tour, sample the wine in the historical tasting house. The gift shop not only features a wide variety of wine, but also gifts and Kentucky Proud food. The Barrel Barn, Moondancde Gazebo, Monarch Pavilion, Private Tasting Room and the Homestead Tasting Room are ideal for private parties, events and gatherings.
Take time to unwind in Lexington, the "Horse Capital of the World." Visit the campus of the University of Kentucky, located south of downtown Lexington, to stroll through the two-mile path of the wonderful 100-acre Arboretum. Established in 1991, this eastern Kentucky Arboretum provides environmental education for the entire community and features a variety of plants, gardens and greenspace.
View the Rose Garden, Herb Garden, Perennial Garden, Fragrance Garden, the Ground Cover Display, the Home Fruit and Nut Plantings, Historic Trees and Wetland. Visit from nearby Georgetown and see the fish pond, gazebo, fountains and Children's Garden – just a few of the features of the Arboretum. While on-site, visit the Dorotha Smith Oatts Visitor Center to view the exhibits and displays or partake in one of the special events.
Connect with the cultural opportunities available in Lexington, the "Horse Capital of the World." Tour the University of Kentucky to see The Art Museum, located on campus. Tour this fine museum to view the current exhibitions, collections and displays of art. Schedule your visit during one of the many events hosted at the museum throughout the year, for a wonderful day at the museum.
The museum's permanent collections include American Impressionism, Regional Art, Photography, Ethnographic Art, Decorative Art, Abstract Expressionism, Italian Baroque, Outdoor Sculpture, Modern and Contemporary, Old Masters and Sculpture. It total, the museum showcases over 4,500 objects, prints, drawings, paintings, photographs and sculptures. The Art Museum at UK is a short drive from Paris and Georgetown.
While spending time in downtown Lexington, get acquainted with some of the important individuals in the equestrian industry. Make your way to Thoroughbred Park to view the twelve bronze horse statues, designed by sculptor Gwen Readon, and view the plaques honoring those who dedicated their lives to the sport of horse racing. Enjoy the serene beauty of the park, landscaped with flowers and water fountains. It's a short drive in from nearby Georgetown.
The park's location pays homage to the racing days of the early 1780s, when straightaway races were held on the streets of Lexington. This unique 2.75-acre park features The Winner's Circle, The Track, The Knoll, Lexington Grove and The Meadow. Be sure to bring your camera to capture the statue of Lexington, one of the most revered champions of Thoroughbred racing. Schedule plenty of time to stroll through the entire park. Whether staying in eastern Kentucky overnight or for a few days, enjoy a visit to the Thoroughbred Center.
Plan a trip into Kentucky, and head for the eastern Region. You'll want to explore Town Branch Bourbon, a key part of the Lexington Brewing and Distilling Company, which also brews Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale. Town Branch is named for the body of water that runs under Lexington that has long been used in the production of Kentucky bourbon.
Tours are available every day and reservations are only requested for groups of 15 or more. Hourly tours run Monday through Saturday, 10am-5pm and Sundays noon-5pm – with 4pm tours being the last each day. Cost is $7 per person and includes four tasting tickets. Town Branch is an easy and scenic drive from nearby Georgetown.
Across Kentucky, you can find a wide world of impressive landmarks, many of which are industry standards – from the horse racing to the bourbon production, there's a lot of industry in the Bluegrass State. In Georgetown, just north of Lexington, be sure to visit another important site – the Toyota Motor Manufacturing plant.
Across the 1,300 acres where the TMMK is located, you'll find a variety of impressive sites. Many people enjoy a tour of the TMMK Visitor Center. This is the largest Toyota plant outside of Japan, and it employs around 7,000 Kentuckians. After you complete the TMMK Visitor Center Tour, embark on the equally impressive Plant Tour.
Aspiring students in the city of Lexington have two wonderful options for achieving a higher education. The University of Kentucky and Transylvania University both offer a wide variety of choices for a fine education. Transylvania University, located four blocks from downtown Lexington, became the first college located west of the Allegheny Mountains, when it was established in 1780. This fine eastern Kentucky private university is derived from the Latin meaning, "across the woods."
Several influential leaders of the United States have graduated from Transylvania University, including two Vice Presidents of the United States and two U.S. Supreme Court Justices. More than 1,100 students choose one of thirty-six different majors in pursuit of a liberal arts education. Enjoy touring the beautiful 48-acre campus to see the Old Morrison building built in 1833, a National Historic Landmark. Visit Transylvania University from nearby Georgetown.
Make the most of your time in the vibrant city of Lexington by exploring the outdoors. Choose from more than 100 city parks for a wonderful day outside. Triangle Park is one of the many green spaces located throughout the city. Stroll through park's lush landscaped grounds, while listening to the beautiful 360-foot waterfall and admiring the Honey Locust trees. You'll find an ease of access from nearby Georgetown.
Whether you bring your favorite book to read while relaxing under the shade, watching a movie on The Lawn or listening to live music, Triangle Park is the place to be. During the winter, the park hosts ice skating at the Unified Trust Company Ice Rink. Rent a pair of skates for a fun evening on The Lawn. Stop by the Main Cross Cafe for a tasty snack or lunch. Rest comfortably during your eastern Kentucky travels.
While exploring downtown Lexington, schedule time to learn about one of the local artists and art educators. American Artist John Regis Tuska was a Professor of Art at the University of Kentucky, for thirty years. Schedule an appointment to tour Tuska House, John Tuska's former residence and art studio, to better understand his work as an artist. The Tuska House is a short drive away from nearby Paris and Georgetown.
Stroll through the art studio to view the three hundred works of art, in the permanent collection. Pieces include ceramics, sculptures and paintings. While in town, make your way to the University of Kentucky to view the collection of Tuska's materials, videos, prints and slides from his tenure at the University. Enjoy your time exploring Eastern Kentucky.
Enjoy attending a variety of cultural events in the lively city of Lexington, on the University of Kentucky campus. The UK Singletary Center for the Arts is the place to be to partake in one of several educational and cultural events scheduled throughout the year. Named after Otis A. Singletary, the eight President of the University of Kentucky, this fine center has hosted several hundred performances in the Recital Hall and Concert Hall since opening in 1979.
More than 3.7 million people have attended an event in this wonderful eastern Kentucky cultural center. The center is affiliated with the College of Fine Arts and the University's School of Music, and is a short drive from Georgetown. Those seeking a wonderful venue for a private event, concert or performance, should consider renting the Concert Hall or Recital Hall. Whether at the center for the latest performance in the Signature Series or just touring the center, enjoy your time on campus.
The Bluegrass region of eastern Kentucky is home to the wonderful city of Lexington, also known as Wildcats Country. The University of Kentucky, a land-grant university, was established in 1865 as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky. This public university is home to more than 28,000 students, making it the largest in Kentucky. Students pursue undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees from sixteen colleges.
The University's athletics programs have produced several national championships throughout the years in men's basketball, gymnastics, cross country and cheerleading. While touring the campus, be sure to view Memorial Hall, The Art Museum at the University of Kentucky and Memorial Coliseum. Enjoy your time learning about this fine Eastern Kentucky University with a drive in from nearby Georgetown.
Kentucky's roots date back to 1775, when American pioneer and frontiersman Daniel Boone first explored and settled the area. Daniel Boone surveyed 2,000 acres of land, located south of downtown Georgetown, for his nephew Daniel Boone Bryan. Once Bryan died, his son Joseph Bryan, Sr. demolished the original stone home to build the Greek Revival style Waveland Mansion. The estate was owned by a few different families throughout the years, until 1971 when it was established as the Waveland State Historic Site.
Make your way to this beautiful 10-acre site to view the mansion and grounds to see what life was like on a plantation in the 1840s. In addition to the mansion, enjoy a guided tour of the brick servants quarters, the smokehouse, the ice house and the barn. While on the grounds, take a break for a picnic lunch on the lawn, while the kids play on the playground. Before leaving, browse the selection of items in the Gift Shop. Enjoy spending time at this wonderful historical site during your eastern Kentucky travels.
Spend quality time with friends and family on your next visit to Lexington and eastern Kentucky. Make your way to Whitaker Bank Ballpark for a fun day of baseball. This wonderful stadium has been home of the Lexington Legends minor baseball team, since it opened in 2001. Join more than 6,900 fellow fans to cheer on the Legends.
Fans thirsty for a beer and up-close action, make their way to the "Budweiser Stables" area along the first base line to watch the game from the picnic tables. The "Kentucky Ale Taproom" restaurant also provides delicious food for patrons. Kids love playing on the playground, obstacle course and bouncer located near the third base line. Have fun during your eastern Kentucky travels, with a great day at the ballpark – a short drive from nearby Paris and Georgetown.
Enjoy the peace, tranquility, and overall ambiance of the Yuko-En on the Elkhorn – the official Kentucky-Japan Friendship Garden. Make your way into Georgetown, the charming city found just north of Lexington, and you'll find Yuko-En on the Elkhorn along Broadway Street and Payne Avenue.
Operated by the Scott Education and Community Foundation, Yuko-En on the Elkhorn is open year round, and hosts nearly 50,000 annual visitors. This impressive friendship garden was built in 2000, and features some highlights like the Zen Garden, Tahara Snow Lantern, and the Elkhorn Viewing Hut.
More Area Attractions & Services
- 2 mile(s) from Cincinnati Bengals Camp, sports training facility (football)
- 2 mile(s) from Georgetown Museum
- 2 mile(s) from Japanese Gardens, botanical garden
- 5 mile(s) from Kentucky Horse Park
- 0.5 mile(s) from Factory Stores of America, shopping
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