10 Things to Do in Midway That You Shouldn't Miss

February 17, 2018 Margarita Chappel

Midway is a home rule-class city in Woodford County, Kentucky, in the United States. Its population was 1,620 at the time of the year 2000 U.S. census. It is part of the Lexington-Fayette Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Restaurants in Midway

1. Keeneland

4201 Versailles Rd, Lexington, KY 40510-9648 +1 859-254-3412
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5 based on 2 reviews

Keeneland

Part thoroughbred race course, part sales company and considered one of America's most beautiful tracks, Keeneland is known for its well-designed and meticulous landscaping. The grounds consist of the paddock, a prep area where visitors can view horses up-close just before the race and a combination of dirt and turf race tracks.

Reviewed By coopervanning - Elkton, Maryland

Look if your visiting Lexington during racing season I'm sure your heading here anyway. If your in Lexington by chance and never heard of Keeneland then slip on over for top notch racing or just a look at the race course. Watch the horses train for free in the morning. Stop by the backside kitchen for a great breakfast with owners and trainers elbow to elbow.

2. Woodford Reserve Distillery

7855 McCracken Pike, Versailles, KY 40383-9781 +1 859-879-1812
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Woodford Reserve Distillery

Bourbon distillery

Reviewed By MAP7022 - Plymouth, Minnesota

Servicemen, servicewomen and vets--bring your ID or proof of service and take a terrific tour of a beautiful and historic distillery for free. Learn how bourbon is made, inhale the "angel's share" and learn how to taste whiskey. Thank you Woodford Reserve for honoring those who have served and are serving our country.

3. Equus Run Vineyard & Winery

1280 Moores Mill Rd, Midway, KY 40347-9764 +1 859-846-9463
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4 based on 124 reviews

Equus Run Vineyard & Winery

Our winery is nestled on 38 acres surrounded by the meandering South Elkhorn Creek and scenic horse farms. We are open year round with numerous events such as local music, dinner theatre, open houses, and outdoor concerts. Wedding and party rental of renovated tobacco barns is available. Wine tastings and tours daily.

Reviewed By nwoodo - Versailles KY

Beautiful location in the bluegrass. 4 of us had a great tour of the winery with Samantha (you rocked!) and a tasting as well. Samantha answered many questions we had about the different wine choices and her suggestions were spot on. We will definitely be back!

4. Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm

1841 Paynes Depot Rd, Georgetown, KY 40324-9138 +1 502-863-1775
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5 based on 380 reviews

Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm

Horse Racing's Living History Museum! At Old Friends, the non-profit Thoroughbred Retirement Center in Georgetown, KY, the horses may not be racing anymore, but they are winners everyday. Founded in 2003 by former Boston Globe film critic Michael Blowen, Old Friends cares for more than 135 horses across three states, many of them stallions whose racing and breeding careers came to an end. A "Rural Hall of Fame", the farm welcomes visitors to get up close and personal with such stars of the turf as Breeders' Cup Champion Gulch, Belmont Stakes winner Sarava, millionaire gelding Arson Squad, and many more. Hear their stories, meet them in person...Er..Horse. Our guests come to visit a few ex-racehorses, they leave having been touched by the heart of a Thoroughbred hero. Tours are daily at 10:00, 1:00 & 3:00 with a reservation.

Reviewed By Betsi B - Weatherford, Texas

What a great tour seeing retired horses plus minis. Owner Michael joined us for colorful commentary. Loved the guide, loved the horses, super fun getting to feed carrots. Even saw a new resident stallion unloaded and being acclimated to his new forever home. Highly recommend.

5. Central Kentucky Tours

Harrodsburg, KY
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5 based on 79 reviews

Central Kentucky Tours

Central Kentucky Tours, An Official Sponsor Of The Kentucky Bourbon Trail - Exploring the heart of the Bluegrass! We are a private tour company that offers bourbon tours, horse farm tours and other custom tours to showcase the best of Central Kentucky. We are located in Mercer County, Kentucky and often partner with local hotels in Lexington and Central Kentucky to offer tours to their guests. We offer pick locations in Lexington Ky and Harrodsburg as well as custom tour pick up locations.

Reviewed By Chris H - Danville, Kentucky

Visited three distilleries in one day and back to Lexington hotel in time for a nap before dinner! well organized outing by Bruce made sure we hit the high points in a timely manner, next time hopefully the distilleries will be more active and not...MoreThanks for your review Distilleries let their employees enjoy the holidays as well. Limited activity during those times. Come back and see us again Bruce

6. Downtown Midway Kentucky

Shops on the Main Street in Midway, Midway, KY
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4 based on 47 reviews

Downtown Midway Kentucky

Reviewed By doublemdoublet - Clifton, Virginia

The village is a Movie Set! Merry Christmas, movie house! Merry Christmas, Emporium! Merry Christmas, you wonderful old Building and Loan! Be your own George Bailey, running through and experiencing what a little town Midway is. Great shopping, restaurants and architecture. I just needed to see someone famous.

7. UnBridled Horse Tours

Midway, KY 40347-0614
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5 based on 19 reviews

UnBridled Horse Tours

They organize custom tours to the bluegrass region

Reviewed By equinefan - Davie,Florida

I contacted Martha Martin because I wanted to see specific horses at farms that were not open to the public. I knew what I wanted and simply emailed Martha and she made all the arrangements. It was perfect. Since Martha is an "insider" and knows the Thoroughbred industry, she was a wealth of information. She drove us to the farms and I got to get up close to horses that I had watched win races. It was a great fan experience.
Unbridled Horse Tours are not standardized tours. Martha can set up a custom made experience. Just let her know what you are interested in and she will do the rest.
I am already making a list of what I want to see the next time I go to Lexington. I can't wait to go back!

8. Kentucky Horse Park

4089 Iron Works Pkwy, Lexington, KY 40511-8400 +1 859-233-4303
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Kentucky Horse Park

The only park of its kind in the world, the Kentucky Horse Park is a working horse farm, educational theme park and equine competition facility dedicated to man's relationship with the horse. Set on more than 1,200 acres in the heart of the Kentucky's famous Bluegrass region, the park is THE place to get close to horses! Featuring dozens of breeds of horse at work and at play, the park showcases the horse in daily equine presentations, horse drawn tours, horseback and pony rides, and an array of horse shows and special events throughout the year. The park's International Museum of the Horse, a Smithsonian Affiliate, is the world's largest equestrian museum. Offering both the experienced horseman and novice an opportunity to explore the many facets of humanity's relationship with the horse, the museum is dedicated to all breeds and disciplines of horse and covers some 50-million years of equine history. State-of-the-art technology complements rare artifacts and scholarly research to present a unique, educational, museum experience for all ages. The American Saddlebred Museum, the Showplace for Saddlebreds, celebrates Kentucky's first native breed of horse. The museum features interactive exhibits and a movie. With the park's own tourist activities and the numerous additional horse shows that take place in the equine competition facilities throughout the year, there can be a fair amount of walking involved, depending on visitor interest level. Comfortable shoes and clothing is recommended, appropriate for Kentucky's seasonal weather. Dogs and other pets are permitted on park grounds, as long as they are on a leash or in an approved carrier, although they may not be permitted in some buildings.

Reviewed By Alice G - Manhasset, New York, United States

My UK student has this place on his lists of things we could do while we visited. It is a short drive out of Lexington to the horse park. We walked the very extensive grounds to see all the horse monuments and to go to the different barns to see all the horses. The museum was excellent and told the history and evolution of horses. It was very interesting and the exhibits were wonderfully laid out. It was especially fun to get up close and personal with the horses they had at the barns. We had a nice conversation with a groomer and a mounted police officer who was getting ready to go out on his horse. There was even a barn especially for children with dips!and and hand on exhibits for school age kids. It was a very special afternoon.

126 E Main St, Midway, KY 40347-5024 +1 859-846-9963
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5 based on 16 reviews

Damselfly Gallery

A small eclectic gallery that specializes in Kentucky art and craft. Located in downtown historic Midway, the gallery provides something of interest to everyone. We are surrounded by casual and fine dining and shops that offer fun shopping. We hope that we see you soon.

Reviewed By Millie C - Huntingtown

Midway, KY is an real quaint town that is worth the time to stop and walk through. The Damselfly Gallery is filled with so many wonderful treasures. All made from very talented local artists. The owners are a very charming husband and wife who themselves are artists. No matter what your budget is there is something for everyone. Prices are reasonable, owners fantastic. Can't wait to visit that way again. I just can't say enough about the shop.

10. WinStar Farm

3001 Pisgah Pike, Versailles, KY 40383-9765 +1 859-873-1717
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4.5 based on 40 reviews

WinStar Farm

Come and visit WinStar Farm in Versailles, Kentucky, a top force in the Thoroughbred breeding and racing industry. See the stallions of our all-star roster, including 2x Breeders’ Cup Classic winner and Horse of the Year Tiznow, Kentucky Derby runner-up and Triple Crown Sire Pioneer of the Nile, Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver, and many other champions! Guests will be able walk through our state-of-the-art stallion barn and get a glimpse of the day to day life of each of our stallions. The total package. This two hour tour allows guests to first see the stallions of our all-star roster and walk through our state-of- the-art stallion barn to get a glimpse of the day to day life of each of our stallions. Climb aboard our brand new electric shuttle and see all the beauty the rest of the farm has to offer. Driving tour includes foaling barn and broodmare barns as well as some of the historic sites on the farm

Reviewed By mlm26 - indiana

We were at Winstar yesterday. We greatly enjoyed our tour. While scheduled for 1 hour, our tour was nearly 1 1/2 hours. Our tour guide, Bethany, was excellent. She patiently answered all of our questions. She allowed everybody to get all of the photos of the horses they wanted.

Winstar is a very impressive operation. It was amazing to learn of all the facilities they have available.

Most of all, getting to see the beautiful horses was worth the cost. We were especially thrilled to watch Pioneer of the Nile, American Pharoah's father, running in the pasture. There are so many horses there with amazing personalities. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there.

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