3 Reasons to Visit Versailles, KY

The beautiful city of Versailles, Kentucky draws visitors in by the millions. The blended charm of the mid-west and southern hospitality are hard to resist. If this alone isn't enough, the endless green rolling hills of horse country will please your eye for sure. Versailles, Kentucky is located near Lexington, making the University of Kentucky facilities well within its reach. Versailles also has several of its own treasures that visitors will adore.

The Woodford Reserve Distillery
7855 McCracken Parkway
Versailles, KY 40383
(859)-879-1812

One possible reason for the friendliness people encounter when they visit Kentucky is the air quality. Some claim it is about 40 proof. The state of Kentucky is one of the largest producers of bourbon in the world and the Woodford Reserve Distillery proudly boasts of being the country's oldest. Whether or not you are a bourbon drinker, you should enjoy the tour. For more than two hours you'll be taken back through the history of bourbon and its contribution to the state's economy. If you're not interested in bourbon, the grounds of the distillery will surly capture your interest. Woodford sits against the back drop of the green rolling hills that make Kentucky famous. You'll also notice several horses living happily on the grounds as well. The Woodford Reserve also raises thoroughbred race horses which visitors are allowed to view. A stay in a Versailles inn will allow visitors to experience the Woodford Reserve Distillery as well as the many other wonderful sites in the area.

Irish Acres Gallery of Antiques
4205 Ford's Mill Rd.
Versailles, KY 40383
www.irishacresgallery.com

For antique lovers, BBonline recommends a trip through the Irish Acres Gallery of Antiques. You may want to make a full day for the trip as the gallery features over 32,000 square feet of fine American and European pieces. Room after room is beautifully laid out before you, displaying furniture, dolls, linens, clothing, crystal, china, glassware, rugs and other decorative accessories. The Irish Acres Gallery suits all price ranges. They have items for as little as 3 dollars or fine quality, rare merchandise soaring into the tens-of-thousands of dollars. Whether you're in the mood for buying or browsing, the Irish Acres Gallery of Antiques is the perfect place to spend a day. A stay in a Versailles bed and breakfast can add the finishing touches to a long day of antique shopping.

The Three Chimneys Farm
1981 Old Frankfort Pike
Versailles, KY 40383
(859) 873-7053

The State of Kentucky is world-renowned for its contribution to horse racing. The Three Chimneys farm in Versailles, Kentucky is an exquisite place full of natural beauty that provides a great learning opportunity. Visitors will be taken through the farm's history and learn about the many famous champions they have helped to create. Although petting the horses is not allowed, visitors are allowed to get quite close for some wonderful photo opportunities. The farm is known for practicing safe and responsible breeding and offers sanctuary to retired horses after their racing days are done.