Enjoy one, two, or three nights. Kentucky has a rich transportation history and a variety of transportation attractions; not all of it is of the four legged variety. Enjoy learning about all types of “horsepower”in the Bluegrass state. Your tour could include:
An American Saddlebred Horse Farm
Learn all about show horses (not race horses). Walk through a horse barn, talk with a trainer and step into the arena during a training session. If you're there at the right time (spring and early summer) you can get up close to a foal or two.
The Ark Encounter
This full sized replica of Noah’s Ark is a massive wooden structure (the largest wooden structure in the world - 510 feet long and more than 50 feet tall - before the sail is added. The Ark includes hundreds of different displays on three levels, including mock-ups of animal stalls, recreations of how Noah and his family may have lived, and even an animatronic version of Noah that will answer questions.
Aviation Museum of Kentucky
Located at the Blue Grass Airport in Lexington. includes 12,000 square feet of exhibit space, a library, and an aircraft restoration and repair shop. As a part of its collection, the museum displays both military and civilian aircraft. Detailing aviation history, the museum houses aircraft ranging from restored barnstormers and vintage airliners, to historic warbirds and flyable aircraft from today.
The Dixie Bell
Enjoy a relaxing ride aboard Shaker Village’s 115-passenger riverboat. This one hour narrated cruise takes you through high limestone cliffs and untouched natural beauty. Learn the historical importance of the river to the Shakers and pass under High Bridge, an engineering marvel built in 1877.
Three Chimneys Farm
A farm representative boards your bus for an introduction, then a walking tour of the stallions and stallion division, with a history of the farm and thoroughbred industry. It ends at the monument for Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew. We ask visitors to please remember that this is a working farm and that you will not be permitted to pet the horses.
Kentucky Horse Center
This is Kentucky’s only thoroughbred training complex, and offers a firsthand look at the racing industry. Tours include morning track work outs, the demonstration barn, and a multi-media presentation. There’s also a restaurant and gift center.
Bluegrass Railroad and Museum
Founded in 1976 by some members of the Bluegrass Railroad Club, a model railroad group. View the equipment, and visit the gift shop. Enjoy a seven mile, one and a half hour round trip train excursion through the horse farms of central Kentucky.
Kentucky Derby Museum
Experience the fast paced “Run for the Roses”, while viewing a 360 degree multi-image, audio-visual presentation. Take a tour of Churchill Downs, and visit the “Thoroughbred in Residence”. Make your own Derby hat if your group desires. And, make sure you don’t miss the gift shop.
Kentucky Horse Park
A showcase of museums, galleries, theaters, and working farm exhibits, dedicated to man's relationship with the horse. Watch the harness maker and farrier at work, and visit the grave of the legendary “Man of War”. More than 50 breeds of horses graze upon its lush pastures. Your tour includes a visit to the museum, a movie which runs continuously and a variety of timed events.
A retirement and rescue facility for pensioned (often Kentucky Derby) Thoroughbreds. Over time Old Friends has both mares (including Bonnie's Poker, the dam of 1997 Derby winner Silver Charm), geldings (including Sea Biscuit star Popcorn Delites) and stallions. A favorite by most groups.
Big South Fork Scenic Railroad
Your eight mile trip to Blue Heron Coal takes you into the Daniel Boone National Forest and Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area. This trip is full of spectacular scenic vistas, lush vegetation and mountain streams as it ascends and descends 600 feet from the gorge. After ride enjoy an hour long break at Blue Heron Mining Camp (a National Park interpretive site), before returning to Stearns.
Discover Kentucky horsepower of the four wheel variety. This is Toyota's largest production plant in North America. During the plant tour, a tram carries visitors through the Stamping, Body Weld and Assembly sections of the plant. You can explore the Visitors Center, where interactive exhibits explain Kentucky teamwork and the Toyota production system and philosophies, and visit the gift shop too.
Take a Cruise or a Cruise Meal on a Local River Boat
Belle of Louisville
CQ Princess (private) Yacht
Spirit of Jefferson
Include Unique Meal Functions
The Glitz Restaurant and Irish Acres Gallery of Antiques