Greetings from GTown copy5 Postcard Worthy Backgrounds in Georgetown, KY

  By: Bailey Gilkerson

They say a picture is worth a 1000 words, but did you know your backdrop is worth 900 of them? Not really, but a good background will definitely make your photo postcard worthy! Here are 5 stops in Georgetown that will have you mailing photos to all of your friends and family like the good ole days.  

 South Court Alley

1. Mural Alley
Mural Alley, a.k.a Historic Downtown Georgetown, checks off all must haves for a small Kentucky downtown: historic buildings, a vibrant streetscape flowered with bourbon barrels, welcome signs, American flags, and half a dozen murals. These signature pieces of art frame the history of Georgetown’s past, present, and love of horse. To discover all of Scott County’s murals read Mural, Mural on the Wall


Sunshine Horse

2. Countryside Sunrises & Sunsets
Good lighting is key to a postcard worthy photo and lighting is best during the golden hour; a short period of time shortly after sunrise or before sunset. So, get on out there and explore our countryside filled with rolling hills, stone fences, barn quilts, and frolicking horses. To make it easy you can find picture perfect driving tours here


Steeped in History3. Ward Hall

One of the grandest of its kind, this 12,000 sq ft. villa supported by four 27-foot-high fluted Corinthian columns is definitely an eye-catching backdrop. The inside is just as lavishing with its’ 14-foot-wide halls, double elliptical staircase and furnishing of period pieces. Ward Hall is open for tours April through December. 


Whispering Woods

4. Whispering Woods Riding Stables
Nothing says I’ve been in Georgetown, Kentucky like a selfie on horseback. So, saddle up to capture the perfect shot on a 60 or 90-minute trail ride. Inside tip: Trail guides will help you scope out the perfect spot and take the photo for you. 



5. Man o’ War Memorial at the Kentucky Horse Park
The final resting place of the most famous Thoroughbred of all time, Man O’ War. He is honored with a larger-than-life bronze horse sculpture, fountains, and beautiful landscaping. Located within the Kentucky Horse Park, you will find many additional photo-op locations including: 16 sculptures throughout the park, horses roaming in the pastures, stars of the sport, and dozens of equine breeds. 

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 Author: Bailey Gilkerson

Bailey Gilkerson is the Marketing Director at Georgetown/Scott County Tourism, where she develops marketing campaigns attracting visitors to the Georgetown/Scott County area. In addition to content creation, Bailey host industry professional and media, organizes and executes events, and plans area travel itineraries for visitors and groups.





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