During your stay at Eighth Pole Inn there are a multitude of tours, trips to take and places to take in. Here is a listing of our top tourism resources, plus a few of our favorite area attractions.
Keeneland is unique in that it is both a Thoroughbred racetrack and an auction company unmatched in the quality of its horses, the diversity of its clientele, its state-of-the-art facilities and its client amenities. International horsemen gather annually for its spring and fall race meetings, which offer world-class racing in one of sports’ most beautiful settings.
Set on over 1,200 acres in the famous Bluegrass Region, The Kentucky Horse Park is Kentucky’s largest state-owned tourist attraction, and is an agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts & Heritage Cabinet. The park is dedicated to sharing Kentucky’s love of the horse with the world and hosts more than one million visitors and 15,000 competition horses in 200 special events and horse shows annually.
Explore the rich tradition and proud history of “America’s Official Native Spirit” on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail tour, featuring six signature distilleries nestled amongst the most beautiful scenery the Bluegrass has to offer. Discover the art and science of the Master Distiller, savor the distinct, mellow flavor, and see how Kentucky’s perfect natural mix of weather and pure limestone water produces the classic taste and deep amber color.
Kentucky’s network of wineries offer a unique experience to everyone, from those who enjoy an occasional glass to the knowledgeable connoisseur. Home to the first commercial vineyard in the United States and once producer of more than half the nation’s grape and wine output, Kentucky is now reclaiming its heritage and rebuilding a wine industry ready to take its place among the world’s best.
Central Kentucky’s premiere sports, entertainment and convention complex, The Lexington Center is located in the heart of downtown Lexington, within walking distance of two convention hotels, as well as a host of upscale restaurants, nightclubs, galleries and more. Nearby are wonderful parks, historic homes, boutiques and antique shops.
This 3,000-acre National Historic Landmark Inn is America’s largest restored Shaker community. Located near Pleasant Hill, Kentucky, its authentic identity creates genuine feelings of belonging through meaningful connections to history, a refreshing closeness to nature, and simple moments of peace.