254 Paint Lick Road,
Berea, KY 40403-8069
Phone: (859) 986-9323
Fax: (859) 986-9606
The Red Mile is among the nation's prominent harness tracks and the city's oldest racetrack. Established in 1875, it is named after the track's red clay. The complex consists of a Round Barn, Clubhouse, Paddock Park and Tattersalls apart from the racing avenue.
For racing enthusiasts, Calumet Farm is a place of fantasy. This thoroughbred horse farm includes 800 acres of state of the art facilities to breed and train champion horses. For more information, call ahead or check out their website.
Established in 1978, Kentucky Horse Park aims at providing visitors with knowledge regarding horses. Multiple restaurants located on-site offer guests a refreshing break. International Museum of the Horse, American Saddlebred Museum, the memorial and sculpture park gives visitors deeper insight into the history and varieties of horses. Riding on horse-drawn carriages and ponies, make the educational tour around the park an interesting one. The park is also home to the popular Man O War memorial. Screening of equestrian films, horse racing and equestrian shows are regular features at this park. Check the website for varying hours of operation, differing admission prices and further information.
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city, to experience oneness with nature at Red River Gorge. Recognized as a National Archaeological District and a National Natural Landmark, the Red River Gorge encompasses 13,379 acres (5414.28 hectares) of pristine beauty. Portions of this attractions are located within Daniel Boone National Forest. Rock climbing, scenic hikes, fishing, horse riding, bird watching and fun camps, are some of the many enthralling activities at the Red River Gorge.
Formerly known as the Cumberland National Forest, the Daniel Boone National Forest is a forest nestled in the State of Kentucky. Set against the scenic Appalachian Mountains and a part of the Cumberland Plateau, it has ravines and cliffs. Here, visitors can indulge in several activities like camping, fishing, hunting and so forth.