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Versailles

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Distilleries · Wildlife Areas · Wineries & Vineyards

Popular things to do in Versailles

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Distillery
Woodford Reserve Distillery
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Farm
Sun Valley Farm
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Wildlife Area
Coolmore America - Ashford Stud
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Farm
Pin Oak Stud
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Versailles is a home rule-class city in Woodford County, Kentucky, United States and is located near Lexington. It is part of the Lexington-Fayette Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 8,568 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Woodford County. The city's name is pronounced, not like the French city of the same name.HistoryVersailles was founded on June 23, 1792, on 80acre of land owned by Hezekiah Briscoe, at the time only a child. His guardian, Major Marquis Calmes, named the town after Versailles, France, in honor of General Lafayette, a family friend. In the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky, which became known for its thoroughbred horses and other livestock, the city was officially incorporated on February 13, 1837. It was briefly occupied during the American Civil War by both Confederate and Union forces.EconomyIn the Inner Bluegrass Region, the area is a center for horse breeding and training, for thoroughbred and standardbred racehorses, and saddlebred pleasure horses. Plan the details of your Versailles holiday and any onward adventuring with our easy-to-use United States planning site.

Side trips from Versailles

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Distillery
Buffalo Trace Distillery Frankfort
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Distillery
Maker's Mark Loretto
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Distillery
Castle & Key Distillery Frankfort
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Versailles

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Farm
WinStar Farm
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Farm
Three Chimneys Farm
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Antique Store
Irish Acres Gallery of Antiques
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Winery / Vineyard
Wildside Winery
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Versailles

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Specialty Museum
Nostalgia Station Toy Museum
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Bluegrass Scenic Railroad and Museum
2.9
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Versailles

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Castle
The Castle
4.2
Duration: 2 hours

Wineries in Versailles

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Winery / Vineyard
Castle Hill Winery
2.6
Duration: 2 hours

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