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Georgetown, Kentucky’s Horse Headquarters

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With its enviable location on I-75 and I-64, Georgetown, Kentucky’s Horse Headquarters, is an appealing and convenient homebase for exploring central Kentucky.

With nineteen name brand hotels conveniently located immediately off Georgetown exits, including the recently added Sleep Inn & Mainstays, Home2 Suites and Towneplace by Marriott. Georgetown’s location puts groups within a scenic country drive of major Kentucky attractions, from legendary bourbon distilleries and mega must-see sights to historical and hands-on experiences.

Groups to Georgetown find the added convenience and variety of dozens of restaurants located near hotels, including local favorites, Cattleman’s Roadhouse and Wilshire’s where you get a real taste of Kentucky along with popular chain restaurants. For on-you-own dining, our beautiful downtown has 12 local eateries and sweetshops, all within a few miles of the majority of our hotels.

Supersized Good Times

A quick 30-minute drive on I-75 North takes guests to Ark Encounter in Williamstown, where the story of Noah comes to life. The ark is massive, built to Biblical specifications right down to the last cubit and recounts the life and times of the Old Testament’s most well-known shipbuilder through three decks of exhibits.

Back in Georgetown, Kentucky Horse Park also offers epic-size fun with its Big Barn and stall-side chats; Parade of Breeds Show and chance to see horses getting bathed, groomed and trained at the Breeds Barn; and four museums dedicated to the history of the horse going back to ancient times; specific horse breeds; interactive equine experiences and more.

Special Sights

Several unique assets distinguish Georgetown, including the beautifully preserved Victorian-era downtown district bustling with locally owned restaurants and boutiques, galleries and historic sites, each an invitation to dip in, grab a bite, shop a sale, find an artwork or step into the past.

Meet a hundred or so of the fastest and friskiest retirees you’ll ever encounter at Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm. Meet 1997 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Winner, Silver Charm, and Georgetown’s spokes-horse, author, and fan favorite, Little Silver Charm. Guided tours give you a chance to get up close and personal with these stars of the turf as they live out their glory days.

The Greek Revival-style Ward Hall, one of Kentucky’s grandest homes and recognized as one of America’s great architectural masterpieces, once gave refuge to beauty and fashion icon, Sallie Ward, known as the “Belle of Louisville” and famous for raising eyebrows. The 12,000 square foot villa was built for $50,000 (which was paid in gold) and completed in 1857.

Blanketing the county surrounding Georgetown is a patchwork of farms with homegrown produce, fresh-cut flowers, horses and horsemanship experiences. Many of them are family-owned and operated and Kentucky Proud members, like Evans Orchard and Cider Mill, which offers homemade cider and fudge samplings, group hayride tours and an opportunity to sink your teeth into its famous fried apple pies.

So, what are you waiting for? Get your groups ready to enjoy Georgetown, Kentucky!