Kentucky Downs conducts its live turf racing meet each September on the only “European-style” race course in North America. The meet is staged in an informal festival setting and features the annual running of the Grade III Kentucky Turf Cup race. Additionally, Kentucky Downs is home to over 600 Vegas-style gaming machines, live music and entertainment, year-round simulcasting, and charity bingo events.
Gallery on the Square
Simpson County Guild Of Artists and Craftsmen, also known as The Gallery On The Square is a non-profit organization formed in 1992. Our mission is to serve our community through promoting arts and arts education and to provide opportunities and support in the arts. We are committed to providing a place where art can be learned, admired and experienced. Our staff, volunteers and board of directors continue to work dilligently to bring quality inspiring and enriching programs to our community.
Old Friends at KY Downs
Old Friends at Kentucky Downs is open all year. Tours are offered daily, beginning at 11 a.m. (After mid-afternoon, you may have to call 270-586-3040 for a tour guide.)
Travelers on nearby I-65 are encouraged to stop in any day. (You’re in Kentucky; why not see some horses?) On bad weather days or major holidays, it’s a good idea to call first.
Eight detailed, realistic murals are painted on a 200 foot long highway retaining wall built along US Highway 31W at I-65 Exit 2, adjacent to the Simpson county Tourism Commission's office and welcome center.
The murals depict scenes from 200 years of Simpson County history. An underlying theme linking the painting is the changing modes of transportation along the "Louisville to Nashville Pike". Horse-drawn carriages, Civil war steeds, train locomotives, mules, farm wagons, automobiles, pickup trucks, school buses, tractor trailers and recreational vehicles - each in turn had a role to play in the development of this major national north-south highway.
Furniture, lamps, pictures, glassware, we have all of your home decorating needs. Come by and check out our shop.we sell, buy, trade and do consignment.
Plan to spend the day (or most of it!) There are antiques, collectibles, gift items, Amish jams, jellies, honey, sorghum, candies. All their candles are made with pure fragrances as is the oil for the oil burners. Going further, you will find great primitives, vintage 45 & 78 records, records for old victrolas. There's a great Gulf Oil sign collection as well as a large variety of tin signs. Kids are not forgotten! There's a kids section, a movie section, consignment sales and jewelry.
We are a gift boutique carrying home decor, women's apparel, unique burlap items, bridal registry & baby registry. Free gift wrap and city wide delivery. Monogramming is available.
All major credit cards accepted.