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Horse Around All Year Round in Georgetown, Kentucky

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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 the Bluegrass State.

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 like the Ark Encounter to historical and hands-on experiences.

Groups to Georgetown find the added convenience and variety of dozens of restaurants located near hotels, including local favorite, 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.

Downtown Georgetown

Where to Horse Around…

As Kentucky’s Horse Headquarters, Georgetown is home to numerous horse-centric attractions.

Make new friends at Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm where you can meet more than a hundred of the fastest and friskiest retirees you’ll ever encounter. 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.

Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm

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.

Two art galleries located in Downtown Georgetown devote themselves to equestrian art: The Hockensmith Fine Art Editions Gallery & Press features photography, paintings, printmaking and sculptures of artists, including premier photographer John Stephen Hockensmith, and the Robert Clark Artist Gallery shows off Clark’s renowned equine paintings and artwork. Additionally, at the Georgetown & Scott County Museum, visitors can see the work of Edward Troye, the most noted painter of horses during the height of American horseracing in the mid-1800s.

How about some Horsepower. . .

All aboard at Toyota Kentucky, America’s first and the world’s largest Toyota manufacturing facility. Each day at the plant, man and machine work together to build ever-improving cars, like the RAV4 Hybrid, Lexus ES 350, and America’s best-selling car for 17 years running – the Camry. Sneak a peek at a mint condition 1988 Camry, the first Camry ever made in the United States at the NEW Toyota Experience Center.

Then, buckle up for a ride around the plant on a complimentary guided, tram-driven tour. The ride through the automotive “theme park” features both human and robotic workers zipping around as cars are being built from the ground up.

A tour of the plant at Toyota Kentucky

So, what are you waiting for? Get your groups ready to come horse around in Georgetown, Kentucky!