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Address: 4201 Versailles Road, Lexington, KY 40510-1690
Phone Number: 859-254-3412
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Activities: Horseback riding, Gambling, Viewing foliage, Dining
Description: Part thoroughbred race course, part sales company and considered one of...
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.
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The tour was exceptional. The grounds are beautiful. We got to see several jockeys training their horses. Several stopped to let you take photos of them and their horses.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

The tour was exceptional. The grounds are beautiful. We got to see several jockeys training their horses. Several stopped to let you take photos of them and their horses.

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Alexandria, VA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Of all the horse tracks I've visited, Keeneland is by far the pretties. Lovely staff, beautiful grounds and a marvelous gift store. You must go if in Lexington during the meet season

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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I took my dad on a road trip to Lexington, Ky. in early October for his birthday. I had made reservations at one of the tracks restaurants on the bottom level, close to the start/finish line. It was during the fall stakes week. The grounds are very beautiful. It is modeled after the European racetracks. The food was very good... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I have been to Keeneland on several occasions and always find it a beautiful and exciting experience! Even for those who do not bet there is so much to see, beautiful flowers, happy crowds, and most of all magnificent horses. I would definitely recommend this. Also, the food (Burgoo, corned beef sandwiches etc.) is wonderful!

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Houston, Texas
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We came to Keeneland in the morning to see if we could catch any horses in training, which we did on the back track. We then stopped in the track kitchen for some breakfast, which was inexpensive, enormous and delicous. The ladies who served us in the track kitchen were also extremely nice and we enjoyed our time there very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Like no other race track in the world! Beautiful horses ! Beautiful location! If you are visiti g lexington in april or october this is a mhst see.

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Lexington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I grew up in the thoroughbred business and feel like I grew up here... A great sport, good food and good times. Fun during the off season to watch the horse sales. Sunday morning at the track kitchen is good.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Keeneland is something everyone should experience. Every time I've been there I never get tired of the beautiful track setting, the amazing horses, and the excitement of the races. Springtime racing is awesome, even if your horse doesn't win. Parking is easy and you can tailgate if you wait. The best days to avoid the crowds are through the week...weekends... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Keeneland is the place to be! Dressed up or dress down but get yourself to Keeneland in April. FUN to be had by all. Where else can you have a beer, buy a hot dog or barbecue sandwich, watch the horses run, place a bet and people watch.

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Darien, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

If you are looking for great place to watch horse racing this is a place you must put on your list. It is step back in time but not grandure. Beautiful grounds, building and track. In the spring it is the precursor to the Kentucky Derby. In the Fall just a wonderful place to spend the day. This is coming... More 

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