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Keeneland

4201 Versailles Road, Lexington, KY 40510-1690
859-254-3412
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Ranked #1 of 52 attractions in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Horse Tracks
Activities: Horseback riding, Gambling, Viewing foliage, Dining
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Part thoroughbred race course, part sales company and considered one of America's most beautiful tracks, Keeneland is known for its well-designed and... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Kingston, Tennessee
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We have visited Keeneland several times over the past few years, and I have to say, this is one of the best, most exciting experiences that you will ever have. The whole staff is super friendly and always helpful. Beautiful horses, beautiful track and grounds, best way I can think of to spend a sunny spring day!

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Lexington, KY
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I've lived in Lexington for over 30 years now, and try to go to Keeneland at least once a year. The experience is always varied, but certain things stay the same. It is always fun! Here's my advice: buy the $3 program & use it. It tells you where the various food vendors are (Blue Moon BBQ, or Burgoo, later... More

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Lexington, KY
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Keeneland Race Track is one of, if not the, best tracks in the world. Racing in the spring and fall, but open year around. The grounds are wonderful to roam as you please. Located next to Bluegrass Airport.

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Key West
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Even if you do not visit Lexington during the Spring and Fall Race Meets, a visit to Keeneland is a must. The best time is early morning to catch the workouts on the track (which will be resurfaced this summer to return it to dirt from the "poli-track" surface). And don't fail to eat the excellent breakfast in the Backside... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

You come to Lexington and not go to Keeneland? Not a good idea! The whole place is filled with excitement and joy special to itself. I never thought I can like watching horse race, but being there is definitely different, specially if you place a bet.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Really one of the world's lovest race tracks. I'm not big on betting, but love the perfect setting with good food to be found everywhere.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Took my family to experience Keenland and could not believe the composure of the crowd. I do drink myself and enjoy it. Put a few thousand drunks together on a hot day in Kentucky and you will soon realize that this isn't a family place.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Keeneland is not just a place to visit - it's an event to experience! There is nothing like it in the world! The grounds are gorgeous; the clerks are experienced, very helpful and efficient, the food is very good, and the bourbon? Great, of course! Most importantly the horse racing is exciting to watch and the variety of people in... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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53 reviews 53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

You'll not find a better race track in the US with it's wonderfully kept grounds and beautiful atmosphere. While Churchhill Downs has the nostalga, it is Keeneland that one needs to attend.

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Concord, North Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I had never been to a horse race. Keeneland is beautiful in so many ways. The ladies in their beautiful hats and dresses and the gentlemen is their suits were a wonderful sight. I had purchased reserved seats, but sitting on the benches in the sun in the general admission area was perfect. Horse racing is extremely exciting. We didn't... More

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