1. Taylor Made Horse Farm

Since its founding in 1976, Taylor Made has raised more Grade I race winners—over 100—than any other sales organisation worldwide and has sold more thoroughbreds at public auction.

2. Riney-B Park

This area is much more than your standard urban park, and it gets its name from the Riney-B Railroad, a local line that ran from the 1890s to the 1930s.

3. Wingswept Farm

Keeping with the equine theme, this reputable American Saddlebred establishment trains, exhibits, and breeds this iconic American stallion.

4. Camp Nelson Heritage National Monumen

Ten minutes south of Nicholasville is the site of a Union Civil War recruiting and training depot, established in 1863.  

5. Tom Dorman State Nature Preserve

For a memorable up-close view of those 220-foot limestone cliffs, you may take a challenging two-mile track that follows the path of a historic stagecoach route.

6. Waveland State Historic Site

In Nicholasville you’ll be a few short minutes from the historic estate of the Joseph Bryan family, dating back to 1845. 

7. Kentucky Equine Adoption Center

On a 72-acre farm on the northern suburbs of Nicholasville, there is the only all-breed equine rescue in the state of Kentucky.

8. Jim Beam Nature Preserve

This 115-acre preserve is located to Tom Dorman State Nature Preserve and contains a mile-long, single looped route.

9. Valley View Ferry

A river ferry that is thought to be the state of Kentucky's longest continually running business is located ten miles outside of Nicholasville, on the very eastern tip of Jessamine County.

10. First Vineyard

Visit the birthplace of the Commonwealth's commercial wine business at this estate perched high above the Kentucky River.