The picturesque town of Georgetown, Kentucky is often noted for providing “pure small town charm” within Scott County’s country setting of rolling hills. This charming area offers a diverse assortment of things to do for both visitors and locals alike, both indoors and outdoors. From taking in history and art to getting up close and personal with Thoroughbred horses to sampling some of the best bourbon around, Georgetown and the surrounding Scott County is home to a variety of interesting things to do in the Kentucky horse country. Hours/availability may have changed.
1.Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm
The Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm is a farm for retired Thoroughbred horses that encompasses nearly 140 acres. The unique home for horses offers an opportunity for guests to get up close to several Thoroughbreds, including winners of the Kentucky Derby, like War Emblem and Silver Charm, and Breeders’ Cup Champions Amazombie and Alphabet Soup, as well as stakes winners Ide and Game On Dude. The Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm also offers daily public tours for a fee, private tours by appointment, and a visitor center that’s open 10:00am until 4:00pm every day.
1841 Paynes Depot Rd., Georgetown, KY 40324, Phone: 502-863-1775
2.Evans Orchard & Cider Mill, Georgetown, Kentucky
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Almost like an amusement park instead of a farm, the Evans Orchard and Cider Mill is a fifth-generation family-owned and operated farm that spans across more than 175 acres full of family-friendly activities, such as the Barnyard Petting Zoo, tire climbs and swings, the Rat Racers Big Wheel track, and the apple cider slider. Evans Orchard is also the only cider mill found within central Kentucky, offering some of the best fried apple pies and apple cider anywhere in the area. Visitors can also pick their own fruit or flowers during specific parts of the year at the seasonally open orchard.
198 Stone Rd, Georgetown, KY 40324, Phone: 502-863-2255
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3.Things to Do in Georgetown, Kentucky: Ward Hall
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Open the first couple weekends of each month from April until November, Ward Hall in Georgetown, Kentucky is an antebellum plantation mansion built in the Greek Revival style. The main plantation house is twelve thousand square feet in size with Corinthian fluted columns measuring twenty-seven feet high. In fact, Ward Hall is known as Kentucky’s grandest Greek Revival residence and one of the country’s best examples of a classical mid-nineteenth century building. Completed back in 1857 at an expense of $50,000, paid in gold, the mansion is where Sallie Ward hosted lavish balls and amassed a fortune through marrying four different millionaires.
1782 Frankfort Road, Georgetown, KY 40324, Phone: 502-863-5356
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4.Bourbon 30 Spirits Distillery, Georgetown, Kentucky
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A bourbon boutique and craft distiller in the charming town of Georgetown, the Bourbon 30 Spirits Distillery is a place where anyone over twenty-one years old can get their bourbon fix within the state known for the spirit. Nestled within the heart of the downtown district, the Bourbon 30 Spirits Distillery is a unique destination for spirits infused with the history of the area. Visitors can try a bottle tasting, a barrel tasting, or even bottle their own cask strength at the distillery. Along with selling bourbon and offering tastings, Bourbon 30 is also home to local arts and crafts.
130 South Water St, Georgetown, KY 40324, Phone: 502-219-2551
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5.Things to Do in Georgetown, Kentucky: Bi-Water Farm
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Encompassing approximately 185 acres, the Bi-Water Farm and Greenhouse is a family-owned and operated farm featuring farm markets, greenhouses, and a wide array of activities for visitors of all ages, such as a corn maze, the “big monster pirate ship,” the Spooky Farmhouse, paintball, miniature golf, a petting zoo, zip lines, and hay rides. Along with fresh produce grown from the farm and greenhouses, the Bi-Water Farm also offers homemade jellies, jams, and fudge at their farm market. The farm is open to the public during spring, summer, and fall seasons, closed completely between the months of November and March.
877 Cincinnati Rd, Georgetown, KY 40324, Phone: 502-863-3676
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6.Georgetown College, Georgetown, Kentucky
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The Georgetown College is a private liberal arts Christian college in the town of Georgetown, Kentucky. Established back in 1829, the college was the first Baptist college to exist west of the country’s Appalachian Mountains. Georgetown is committed to its students’ future success and academic excellence, best known for excelling in education and pre-medical fields. The college has even produced five Rhodes Scholars since it was chartered, as well as thirty-eight Fulbright Scholars since the year 1989. Visitors can explore the grounds of the campus, watch one of the performing arts shows, and other activities.
400 E College St, Georgetown, KY 40324, Phone: 502-863-8000
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7.Things to Do in Georgetown, Kentucky: Robert Clark Artist
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Robert Clark is a Thoroughbred Racehorse Artist that has opened an art gallery on Main Street of Georgetown, Kentucky. The gallery showcases Clark’s racing and equestrian artwork, as well as hosts workshops within a fine art, upscale studio environment. Robert Clark started out his painting career as a self-taught amateur, but after receiving an art scholarship, became an academically-trained professional artist. This Thoroughbred artist is now an active member of the town’s vibrant art community, collaborating with community groups and local businesses to enrich Georgetown’s cultural experience for both visitors and residents alike in the heart of the “Bluegrass State.”
137 E Main St, Georgetown, KY 40324, Phone: 321-266-1009
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8.Cherry Blossom Golf and Country Club, Georgetown, KY
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The Cherry Blossom Golf and Country Club is conveniently situated only minutes away from Lexington, and about an hour from Cincinnati and Louisville. While the golf course is close to the bustling cities, it feels like a world away out in the idyllic countryside of central Kentucky. Noted as one of the best public golf courses in Kentucky by Golfweek Magazine, Cherry Blossom spans across 178 acres and an eighteen-hole, championship caliber course created by Clyde Johnston, a world-renowned architect of golf courses. The gently rolling bluegrass and scenic Lane’s Run Creek adds to the golf courses’s natural beauty.
150 Clubhouse Dr, Georgetown, KY 40324, Phone: 502-570-9849
8 Best Things to Do in Georgetown, Kentucky
- Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, Photo: vprotastchik/stock.adobe.com
- Evans Orchard & Cider Mill, Georgetown, Kentucky, Photo: Evans Orchard & Cider Mill
- Things to Do in Georgetown, Kentucky: Ward Hall, Photo: Georgetown Ky
- Bourbon 30 Spirits Distillery, Georgetown, Kentucky, Photo: Bourbon 30 Spirits Distillery
- Things to Do in Georgetown, Kentucky: Bi-Water Farm, Photo: Bi-Water Farm
- Georgetown College, Georgetown, Kentucky, Photo: Georgetown College
- Things to Do in Georgetown, Kentucky: Robert Clark Artist, Photo: Robert Clark Artist
- Cherry Blossom Golf and Country Club, Georgetown, KY, Photo: Cherry Blossom Golf and Country Club
- Cover Photo: R. P. Jennings/stock.adobe.com
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