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Families will love:

  • Small town charm
  • Bluegrass Region's array of attractions
  • Horse Capital of the World

With over 500 horse farms, Lexington, Kentucky is known as the "Horse Capital of the World," and is the best place for horse lovers to visit. The renowned Kentucky Horse Park features equestrian events, horse shows, exhibits and films your family will love. You and the kids can also take a tour of the American Saddlebrook Museum -- a breed of horses that is native to ... more
With over 500 horse farms, Lexington, Kentucky is known as the "Horse Capital of the World," and is the best place for horse lovers to visit. The renowned Kentucky Horse Park features equestrian events, horse shows, exhibits and films your family will love. You and the kids can also take a tour of the American Saddlebrook Museum -- a breed of horses that is native to Kentucky. For the adrenaline-seeking family, watch the races at Keeneland Race Track.

There's more to Lexington, Kentucky for families than horses, though. For the outdoor, adventurist family, the city has much to to offer, such as hiking and biking through forests, through meadows and near gentle creeks. Have a little history buff? Walk through the past and view historic landmarks day or night, such as the Mary Todd Lincoln House and Ashland, the 18-room mansion of famed Henry Clay.

To have a more localized experience, families can visit local parks like Jacobson Park. There, kids can play on the Creative Playground, fish in the lake or rent a pedal boat. In summer months you can catch a Lexington Legends baseball game at Whitaker Bank Ballpark. Too cold for baseball? Check out the Lexington Ice Center.

Written by Shnieka L. Johnson less

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