The Horse Country Guide to Bourbon County

HORSE COUNTRY TOURS- We want to host you in Horse Country, of course! Bourbon County is home to five touring Horse Country locations, each steeped in history and rich with personality, stories, and success in their own right. Paris, KY – heart of Bourbon County – prides itself on its rich heritage of horses, history & hospitality. We invite you in to experience it personally!

Horse Country touring locations in Bourbon County:

Adena SpringsClaiborne FarmDenali Stud Runnymede Farm Stone Farm

If you want to stay local while in Paris, check out Rosecrest Bed n Breakfast – situated on a farm and as cozy as can be!

FOOD – Paris is quaint indeed – and with that comes a few local restaurants you can’t miss.

Lil’s Coffee House – sure, they’ll make you a killer latte, but don’t miss their quiche or homemade desserts, either, in the Main Street favorite housed in the old J J Newberry’s dime store.

Trackside at the Depot Trackside Restaurant is located in the fully-restored historic 1882 Paris, Kentucky Train Depot.  Trackside celebrates everything that makes Paris great and offers delicious seasonal Kentucky fare. 

Frank’s Donuts This local favorite serves up a delicious rotating menu of donuts – and bonus! It’s wallet-friendly!

OTHER ATTRACTIONS: Right in downtown Paris, you are welcome to pop into Hartfield & Co, the first and only bourbon distillery in Bourbon Co (yes, that’s right!) since 1919. You can pop in for a quick look around, or spend the day as a Distiller – check out their options.

Nearly all of downtown Paris is part of the National Registry of Historic Places – see all the ways you can interact with the history and heritage of Paris & Bourbon County here.

From Paris, you’re only about an hour from downtown Lexington – where you can take in the Kentucky Horse Park; myriad breweries & food joints; Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, and so much more. There are some great antique shops throughout Lexington, as well as a mix of national and local retailers in the bustling mixed-use venue The Summit at Fritz Farm.

Looking for some outdoor adventure? About an hour from Bourbon County is Kentucky’s Red River Gorge, a favorite for hiking and outdoor exploring. Or, check out Boone Creek Outdoor for zip lining fun!