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KENTUCKY HORSE PARK, KY

Status: Open year round.
Max reservation window: Sun Jul 12 2015
257 site(s) found

Description

The Kentucky Horse Park is an equine theme park and competition facility celebrating mankinds relationship with the horse. Set on more than 1,200 acres in the heart of Kentucky's famous Bluegrass region, the park is home to approximately 50 different breeds of horses, at work and at play. In addition to regular programs and presentations, the park hosts the most comprehensive schedule of equestrian events in the country.

Geography:

The Kentucky Horse Park is an agency of the Kentucky Commerce Cabinet. The park is home to the National Horse Center, which comprises more than 30 national and regional equine organizations. At the park entrance, visitors are welcomed by the majestic Man o' War Memorial. One of the greatest race horses to ever live, Man o' War symbolizes the courage, strength, and magnificence of all horses. From March 15 through November 15, the park is open seven days a week. Admission includes the International Museum of the Horse--a Smithsonian Affiliate--and the American Saddlebred Museum. The Visitor Information Center provides material detailing the park's attractions and special events.

Recreation:

Steeplechasing, horse shows, carriage driving competitions, polo, art and crafts fairs, and dog shows are some of the many activities which keep the park a lively and ever-changing attraction. See the film "Thou Shalt Fly Without Wings" in the Visitors Center theater for an educational and exciting introduction to the park. Visit the museums, The International Museum of the Horse, the largest of its kind in the world, and The American Saddlebred Museum. The Ferrier Shop blacksmith exhibits his iron-pounding craft. Visitors can see 24 of the park's nearly 50 breeds of horses in the Breeds Barn, watch the twice daily Parade of Breeds March-October, see champion horses in the park's Hall of Champions, and visit the horses that pull the park's tour trolleys in the Draft Horse Barn. Children's pony rides and trail rides on horseback take visitors through the countryside around the park.

Facilities:

One of America's finest resort campgrounds, the Kentucky Horse Park Campground, has 260 campsites with electrical and water hookups, paved pads, fire rings, and picnic tables. A full-service facility, the campground has a grocery store and gift shop, two bathhouses with modern conveniences, laundromats, and two dump stations. Planned recreational activities, lighted tennis and basketball courts, a swimming pool, playgrounds, games of horseshoes and croquet, and square-dancing in the recreation pavilion are just a few of the recreation choices. Several rental facilities including a group pavilion and a lounge are available for group events.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • ATM/ Cash Machine
  • Admin Service, Copying
  • Admin Service, Faxing
  • Art & Museum
  • Basketball Net/Court
  • Bathhouse
  • Bicycle Riding
  • Camping backcountry
  • Camping equestrain group
  • Camping, Primitive
  • Catering
  • Convenience Store
  • Dump Station
  • Emergency Services
  • Fire Rings
  • Gift/Souvenir Shop
  • Grills
  • Grocery stores
  • Group Cooking Facilities
  • Hiking Trail
  • Horse Stalls
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoe Pitching
  • Horseshoes
  • Hot Showers
  • Information Center
  • Interpretive Center
  • Interpretive Display
  • Jogging/Running
  • Laundry
  • Lifeguards (Seasonal)
  • Maintenance Housekeeping
  • Maintenance, Facility
  • Maintenance, Rv/Camper
  • Meeting Space
  • Museum
  • Newspapers
  • Office/Ranger Station
  • Officer/Ranger Station
  • Parking
  • Parking.
  • Pay Telephone
  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicing
  • Playground
  • Ranger Station
  • Recreation Programs
  • Rentail Seasonal concessions
  • Restaurant
  • Restrooms
  • Retail, Drinks
  • Retail, Firewood
  • Retail, Ice
  • Retail, Snacks
  • Retail, Store/Gift Shop
  • Retail, Supplies
  • Seasonal Festivals
  • Shelters
  • Stargazing
  • Sunbathing
  • Swimming - Pool
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Trails Hiking/Walking easy
  • Trails,Equestrain
  • Volleyball
  • Volleyball Net
  • Walking
  • Water Drinking
Within 10 Miles
  • Antiquing
  • Car Rental
  • Churches
  • Dining
  • Historic Sites
  • Hospital
  • Mall
  • Motel
  • Propane
  • Town
  • area attraction
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Airport
  • Boating, Jon (Paddle)
  • Scenic driving routes
  • Sightseeing
  • Winery Tours
Alerts and Important Information
Please note that this campground does not have water between November 16th to March 14th.


Please note:

  • The maximum reservation window is 12 months in advance to the date.
  • New Inventory is made available when the call center opens.
  • There is a 1 night minimum stay during the week at all parks.
  • There is a 2 night minimum stay on peak season weekends at all parks with the exception of the Kentucky Horse Park.
  • The minimum stay on peak season weekends at the Kentucky Horse Park is 1 night.
  • Customers may arrive on a Friday or Saturday and stay a minimum of two nights.
  • Customer service is authorized to fill in any empty spaces caused by the 2-night weekend stay rule.
  • Please note the following:

  • Longer minimum night stays are required at most campgrounds during holiday periods.
  • Parks prohibits the importation firewood by campers from any state outside of Kentucky. This is in an effort to help prevent the introduction of the Emerald Ash Borer into the state. Firewood is available for sale in the state park campgrounds. http://parks.ky.gov/regulations/firewood.htm
  • Kentucky Campground sites can be occupied by a maximum of 8 occupants. Four (4) adults and children 16 and under are included in the base rate. Each additional adult is $5.00 per night will be collected upon arrival at the park.
  • Check-in time is 2:00PM. Check-out time is 12:00 Noon
  • Getting There:

    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    38.15028, -84.52111
    38°9'1"N, 84°31'16"W

    The park is located at Exit 120, Interstate 75, just north of Lexington.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    KENTUCKY HORSE PARK
    4089 Ironworks Parkway
    Lexington   KY  40511

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (859)259-4257