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Lexington or Louisville

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Lexington or Louisville

Hi,we will be travelling from Dover Ohio heading for Springfield IL.

We would like to stay 2 nights en route in either Lexington or Louisville,which would you recommend please?

While we are in the area we would like to visit a horse farm and possibly Churchill Downs as well.

What are your recommended must see's



Lexington, Kentucky
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1. Re: Lexington or Louisville

Louisville doesn't have any horse farms that you can tour, so if you would like to visit one you need to come to Lexington. Keeneland Race Course is located here as well and is open 7 days week for a self-guided tour (or you can go on a horse farm tour that includes Keeneland: www.visitlex.com/idea/horse-farms.php). We also have the Kentucky Horse Park, which is dedicated to man's relationship with the horse and includes demonstrations, museums, etc.

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2. Re: Lexington or Louisville

You may also want to check out Old Friends, a facility for retire thoroughbred race horses located in Georgetown, a few miles north of Lexington.

Enjoy your trip. It's an absolutely beautiful area!


Redlands, California
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3. Re: Lexington or Louisville

Lexington is smaller and more manageable. You can arrange your own farm visits but it would be easier to take one of the van tours listed on the website mentioned above. Oddly enough the Lexington Cemetery is worth a visit and there are several attractive small towns nearby such as Midway and Georgetown. Old Friends does do a really nice tour and its a good cause too.

4. Re: Lexington or Louisville

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