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Our Neighbors

Whether you're a local or a tourist, there's always something new to discover in the area of the Headley-Whitney museum. Renowned distilleries, local restaurants, and legendary horse farms dot the landscape. Our staff is always happy to provide recommendations for local attractions when you visit the museum. In the meantime, take a look at our neighbors while you plan your visit.  

Horse Farms

Darby Dan

3225 Old Frankfort Pike, Lexington, KY 40510

Darby Dan Farm is one of just two horse breeding farms in the world to both breed and own the Derby winners on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.


3530 Old Frankfort Pike, Lexington, KY 40510

From planning matings and raising youngstock, to training & horse racing at the highest levels, pursuit of excellence is the foundation of everything we do.

Three Chimneys

1981 Old Frankfort Pike, Versailles, KY 40383

Three Chimneys Farm is an American Thoroughbred race horse breeding farm in Midway, Kentucky established in 1972 by Mr. & Mrs. Robert N. Clay. Widely known as one of the world's preeminent horse farms, Three Chimneys has been home to a number of famous horses including U.S. Triple Crown champion Seattle Slew, U.S. Filly Triple Crown champion Chris Evert, as well as Silver Charm, Chief's Crown, Genuine Risk, Point Given, Slew o' Gold, Capote, Smarty Jones, and Big Brown.

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Holly Hill Inn

426 North Winter Street, Midway, KY 40347

A warm welcome awaits you at the Holly Hill Inn, a charming fine dining restaurant in the heart of Kentucky's Bluegrass horse country. Holly Hill Inn is owned by Ouita Michel, who has been honored with several nominations as Best Chef Southeast and Outstanding Restaurateur by the James Beard Foundation. Michel and her husband, Chris, have welcomed guests from all over the world to their historic restaurant since 2001.


125 East Main Street, Midway, KY 40347

Cozy, modern restaurant for French-inspired fine dining, with a large wine list & outdoor seating.

Wallace Station

3854 Old Frankfort Pike, Versailles, KY 40383

Wallace Station Deli is a popular restaurant located on the Bourbon Trail, in the heart of the scenic Bluegrass Region, outside of Lexington and Midway, Kentucky. Wallace Station features outdoor seating during warmer months and some of the best sandwiches in central Kentucky. 

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Town Branch

401 Cross Street, Lexington, KY 40508

Town Branch derives its name from the stream along which Lexington was founded. Honoring the rich distilling history of the area, Town Branch® Bourbon is revitalizing Lexington's bourbon scene. 

Woodford Reserve

7855 McCracken Pike, Versailles, KY 40383

One of Kentucky’s oldest and smallest distilleries, the present day Woodford Reserve Distillery is built on history, sitting on Kentucky’s oldest distilling site where Elijah Pepper began crafting whiskey in 1812. It was on these same hallowed grounds that years later Master Distiller James Christopher Crow perfected his whiskey-making methods, which today have become common practice, including the implementation of sour mash into fermentation.

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