The Hidden Beauty of Lexington, Kentucky

The Hidden Beauty of Lexington, Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky is a well know destination for horse racing enthusiasts. A charming, southern city with beauty at every turn, Lexington is a wonderful location for a biking tour. Bike Tour Vacations offer a weekend tour package known as the Kentucky Ramble which gives you a chance to immerse yourself in the rolling hills of the Bluegrass State and experience the beauty of the Appalachian Mountains. Guests get a chance to enjoy some southern hospitality before going on a biking tour through the area. You’ll get a chance to see the horse farms, distilleries, and miles upon miles of beautiful Bluegrass Country lanes. While spending some time in Lexington, there’s plenty of wonderful things to do and see in the area.

Keeneland
All year round, Keeneland attracts visitors to its historic horseracing arena. The significance and extensive history of these race grounds make it a popular tourist destination even when races are not in session. Keeneland opened in 1936 and has been one of the top attractions in Lexington, Kentucky ever since, with annual races becoming a traditional event. The race grounds also host practice meets for jockeys and horses training for the Kentucky Derby, as well as various horse auctions throughout the year. Be sure to stop in and take in the view of the race track, tour the indoor facility, and check out the sales complex. You can visit Keeneland’s website to check out upcoming events and purchase tickets,

Mary Todd Lincoln House
Another interesting location to check out on our bike vacation tour is the childhood home of Mary Todd Lincoln, the 16th First Lady, and wife to President Abraham Lincoln. The house has been memorialized and preserved, and is now open to inquisitive tourists and history buffs. The Mary Todd Lincoln House is the first historical location restored in the name of a first lady. Their home displays a collection of authentic artifacts from both the Lincoln and Todd families, including portraits, furniture, and various other pieces of décor. Guided tour and interpretive information on the Lincoln and Todd families and their lives are available for those who want to take a deeper look.

Kentucky Horse Park
One of the most well-known working horse farms in the area, the Kentucky Horse Park is a 1000-acre, open plain facility that is sure to be a hit with any equine enthusiast. Visitors of the park get a chance to tour the facilities and horse stables or catch the Horses of the World show, which runs twice daily. A wide variety of rare and exotic horses from all over the world make an appearance, complete with riders dressed in authentic garb. The International Museum of the Horse is also located on campus and is open to the public all year round. The Kentucky Horse Park is a Smithsonian Affiliate and houses a vast collection of authentic horse memorabilia and its interpretive literature. It frequently hosts a wide variety of events, ranging from horse races to concerts to various sporting events. Campgrounds are available on site, and of course, carriage rides, horseback riding, and horseback riding lessons with a trained expert are offered to equine enthusiasts.

These are just a few of the beautiful locations you can visit in Lexington, Kentucky. Bike Tour Vacations offer an excellent weekend tour known as the Kentucky Ramble between September 28th and October 1st. The Kentucky Ramble gives you a chance to take a bike tour through the rolling hills surrounding the Lexington area, stopping to see all the important locations along the way. For more information, contact Bike Tour Vacations at 248-345-6929 or jim@biketourvacations.com.