Download GPX file for this article
38.150556-84.683056Full screen dynamic map

From Wikivoyage
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Midway is a small city in the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky in the northern section of Woodford County half way between the cities of Lexington and Frankfort. It is home to Midway University, historically a small women's college which became fully coeducational in 2016.


Midway Historic District

Midway was the first town built by a railroad company in Kentucky, established by the Lexington and Ohio Railroad (L&O). It sits "midway" between Frankfort and Lexington.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

  • I-64 connects Midway with Lexington to the east and Louisville to the west.
    • From Louisville: Take US I-64 East to KY-341 (Exit 65). Turn right on to KY-341. Then a slight right on US-421 N / US-62 W. Turn left on US-62 / Midway Road. Turn left on East Main Street.
    • From Lexington: From Bluegrass Airport, Lexington Turn left at the light to exit the airport onto Man O' War Blvd 2. Turn right at the next light onto Versailles Road/US 60 3. Take the second exit right onto New Circle Road (North/West) 4. Once on New Circle take your second exit (Leestown Rd/US 421) 5. Turn left at the end of the exit ramp onto Leestown Rd 6. Follow this road for approximately 13 miles (there will be a highway sign directing left to Midway) Turn left on US-62. Turn Left on East Main Street.
  • From Cincinnati: Take US I-75 South. Merge onto US I-64 (Exit 118). Take US I-64 West to KY-341 (Exit 65). Turn right on to KY-341. Then a slight right on US-421 N / US-62 W. Turn left on US-62 / Midway Road. Turn left on East Main Street.
  • US 60 parallels I-64 most of its route through Kentucky.

By plane[edit]

Visitors can fly into the closer. smaller Blue Grass Airport (LEX IATA) [1], in Lexington, or flying into larger airports further away. Louisville International Airport (SDF IATA) [2] and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG IATA) [3] are further away from Midway, but are served by more airlines than Blue Grass Airport.

Get around[edit]

Map of Midway (Kentucky)


  • Horse Farms – The Midway area has well-known horse farms including Parrish Hill Farm (birthplace of Derby Winner Charismatic), Airdrie Stud, Waterford Farm and Three Chimneys.
  • Gravesite of Joseph Bryan Martin, first to train and ride famous racehorse Man o’ War, 258 W Stephens St (Section M)


  • Cell Phone Walking Tour, +1 859-592-9171. Get the walking tour map at City Hall then use your cell phone to hear information about stops by entering the appropriate audio stop number on your cell phone or enter zero to advance to the next stop.
  • Equus Run Vineyards, 1280 Moores Mill Road, +1 859 846-9463. Open daily year-round except on July 4, Thansgiving, Christmas, New's Years Day. Apr-Oct: M-Sa 11AM-7PM, Su 1-5PM; Nov-Mar: M-Sa 11AM-5PM, Su 1-5PM; guided tours M-Th 1:30PM, F Sa 1:30PM and 4PM. Take a self-guided tour or book a private showing and tasting of the winery. tours complimentary, tasting $5.


Main Street Railroad Historic District is the main business and shopping area of the city with shops in quaint restored buildings.





Go next[edit]

Big cities[edit]

  • Lexington is known as the Horse Capital of the World, and is home to hundreds of horse farms, Keenland Racetrack, and the Kentucky Horse Park. Lexington is also heavily influenced by the University of Kentucky, the state's flagship university.
  • Louisville is Kentucky's largest city and is famous for—among other things—the Kentucky Derby and the Louisville Slugger Museum.
  • Cincinnati, Ohio
Routes through Midway
LouisvilleFrankfort  W  E  LexingtonCharleston

This city travel guide to Midway is an outline and needs more content. It has a template, but there is not enough information present. Please plunge forward and help it grow!