Kentucky Horsepark Lexington
Where are we going today?
Everyone know's that Lexington is the Horse Capital of the world, so why not spend a day around these beautiful creatures with the family!
Kentucky Horse Park is a place where kids can really get up close with these amazing creatures, as well as learn all about the history of the relationship between horses and Kentucky.
The admission for your ticket includes admission into the very renowned International Museum of the Horse, which is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution (Pretty impressive!) as well as the American Saddlebred Museum, as well as a Horse-Drawn Tour AND equine presentations across the entire day. What a bargain!
There are other shows across the day, which may be an additional charge, but you get to completely immerse yourself in the world of the horse, and learn what it really takes to breed a Thoroughbred!
Make a day of it! Bring a picnic, head to the concession stands, and just enjoy the atmosphere of the Kentucky Horse Park.
Want to hear some of the other activities you can do at the Kentucky Horse Park? Well, it's horses, so why not try some horseback trail rides and pony rides! From March to November you can enjoy a guided 40 minute trail ride, which are completely suitable for first-time riders. Ride along the outskirts of the park and maybe you'll find you have the beginnings of the makings of a champion!
Horseback riding is perfect for those kids over 7, and there are pony rides for those smaller kids between 2 and 12 who want to experience just as much adventure.
Still horsing around?
How much does it cost?
- Adults$10 winter. $16 summer. Horse rides extra
- ChildrenAges 7 to 12: $5 winter. $8 summer. Horse rides extra
- Free Under: 6 years
When can we go?
9am - 5pm.
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays winter: Nov to March.
There are a number of cafes and restaurants in the park that you can choose from - from Kentucky fare to homemade soups, burgers, sandwiches, and snacks.
There are salads on the menu's, so don't worry, there is plenty of healthy food to look forward to! .
Any Top Tips?
Domestic pets are allowed on a leash or in an approved kennel. Pets can go into the gift shop if they are carried. .
Doing our bit
The park is all about horses, and they deeply care for the welfare of the horses. .
Need a little extra help?
Give them a call ahead of time to see what accessibility there is for wheelchairs .
Can I get one of those?
The gift shop is near the Visitor Center and is a great place to pick up some goodies and merchandise! .
Parking is $5 a day and weekly rates are $15. You can leave and re-enter freely. .
What people are saying?
by Dave Lafferty
What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon with the family. Lots of history mixed with beauty. I love the Southern Lights Christmas celebration they have. I recommend going on a week night if you plan on seeing the lights.
by Linda Brown
We stayed at the campground for one night. It was good. The bath house was clean and the store had everything you might need. Only complaint was the water pipes in the campground froze the night we stayed so we could not use water that morning. We are staying again on our way home as well.
by james simpson
Very disappointed in the Horse park camground staff. Grass not mowed/very high, restrooms dirty, toilets not working, took down garbage cans @ camp sites, new trash containers over full at dump site, no hoses at black waste areas. This used to be my favor campground in KY. Who ever took over this campgrounds needs to be replaced......sooooo upset!! Camped there on 5-24-15
by Heather Moreton
The Kentucky Horse park is really a beautiful place with plenty of things for everyone in the family to do! IT's best though if you or someone in your family loves horses - the horsepark will be heaven for them. I always just get a season pass because I go so often!
by Amy DeNegri
Beautiful place to visit and camping. Our sight was spaciius,shady,just peaceful. Highly advise a visit n camp.