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Attractions in Lexington, Kentucky


  • Downtown Arts Center (DAC)
    141 East Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507
    859-225-0370, The DAC is home to three organizations: LexArts, The Ann Tower Gallery, and the Actors Guild of Lexington. The first floor houses LexArts' box office, the black box... more info  map

  • GattiTown
    2524 Nicholasville Road, Lexington, KY 40503
    859-277-2323 , GattiTown is a 30,000 square foot family entertainment center with over 150 video/redemption games, bumper cars and movies. The marketplace buffet includes all you care... more info  map

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Ashland - The Henry Clay Estate
    120 Sycamore Road, Lexington, KY 40502
    859-266-8581, Henry and Lucretia Clay had a home at Ashland from around 1806 until 1852. At its largest, the estate covered up to 600 acres. Hemp, tobacco and grains were grown and... more info  map

  • Benjamin Henry Latrobe's Pope Villa
    326 Grosvenor Avenue, Lexington, KY 40507
    859-253-0362, This historic home of the U.S. Senator was designed by Benjamin Henry Latrobe, the architect for the U.S. Capitol. It is one of the few remaining examples of his work. more info  map

  • Hunt-Morgan House
    201 North Mill Street, Lexington, KYLocated on the Corner of Mill and Second Streets
    The Federal style Hunt-Morgan House has many beautiful architectural features, including the Palladian window with fan and sidelights. There is a collection of early... more info  map

  • Loudoun House
    209 Castlewood Drive, Lexington, KY 40507
    859-254-7024, Take a self-guided tour of the striking Loudoun House. Built in 1852, this incredible house is one of the five remaining A.J.Davis castellated Gothic villas. There are... more info  map

  • Mary Todd Lincoln House
    578 West Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507
    859-233-9999 , Robert Todd moved his family, including the future wife of our 16th president, to this late-Georgian house in 1832. This is the first site in the U.S. dedicated to a... more info  map

Historic Sites & Monuments

  • Boone Station State Historic Site
    240 Gentry Road, Lexington, KY 40502
    859-263-1073 , Daniel Boone (1734-1820), known for his role in the exploring and settling of the Kentucky frontier decided that the settlement of Boonesborough had become far too... more info  map

  • Lexington Cemetery
    833 West Main Street, Lexington, KY 40508
    859-255-5522, This 1849 cemetery has a national reputation as an arboretum. Henry Clay, Gen. John Hunt Morgan, and Coach Adolph Rupp are among the people buried at this site. more info  map

  • McConnell Springs
    416 Rebmann Lane, Lexington, KYLocated Off Old Frankfort Pk Inside New Circle Rd
    859-225-4073, In June 1775, William McConnell and his fellow frontier explorers camped at a natural spring in the wilderness of the Virginia territory known as Kentucky. In honor of a... more info  map

  • Waveland State Historic Site
    225 Waveland Museum Lane, Lexington, KY 40514
    859-272-3611, This beautiful Greek revival home was built in 1847 by Joseph Bryan, a grandnephew of Daniel Boone. Tours of Waveland focus on the Bryan family and life on a... more info  map

Museums & Galleries

  • American Saddlebred Museum
    4083 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511
    Located on the Grounds of the Kentucky Horse Park
    859-259-2746 , The American Saddlebred Museum presents the traditions and heritage of the American Saddlebred Horse through the collection, preservation, and display of artifacts, fine... more info  map

  • Ann Tower Gallery
    141 East Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507
    859-425-1188, The Ann Tower Gallery specializes in the exhibition and sale of contemporary fine art and folk art. more info

  • Art Museum at the University of Kentucky
    Rose Street and Euclid Avenue
    859-257-5716, The museum maintains a growing permanent collection of nearly 4,000 European and American paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs, and decorative arts.... more info

  • Aviation Museum of Kentucky
    4316 Hangar Drive , Lexington, KY 40510
    Located at Blue Grass Airport
    859-231-1219, The Aviation Museum has 12,000 square feet of display area, a fully equipped shop for aviation restoration projects, an office, a library/archive and a gift shop. The... more info  map

  • Explorium of Lexington
    440 West Short Street , Lexington, KY 40507
    859-258-3253 , Explorium offers adventures in fun and learning with nine discovery zones filled with interactive exhibits. Explorium is one of the oldest children's museums in the... more info  map

  • Headley-Whitney Museum
    4435 Old Frankfort Pike , Lexington, KY 40510
    859-255-6653 , The Headley-Whitney Museum exhibits the decorative arts including furniture, metalwork, textiles and ceramics. The permanent collection includes jewelry and bibelots... more info  map

  • Institute 193
    193 North Limestone Street, Lexington, KY 40507
    With the mission to collaborate "with artists, musicians, and writers to produce exhibitions, publications, and projects that document the cultural landscape of the... more info

  • Lexington History Museum
    215 West Main Street , Lexington, KY 40507
    859-254-0530 , Exhibits here include the Athens of the West, In Black & White, The Keeneland Legacy, Antique Typewriters, Lincoln & His Wife's Hometown, and The Education of a Southern... more info  map

  • William S. Webb Museum of Anthropology
    Lafferty Hall - UK Main Campus
    859-257-8208, The William S. Webb Museum of Anthropology acquires and maintains anthropological collections, supports anthropological research, and disseminates anthropological... more info

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Arboretum, The - State Botanical Garden
    500 Alumni Drive , Lexington, KY 40503
    Located Between Nicholasville Rd & Tates Creek
    859-257-6955, The Arboretum is one of the most spectacular gardens in the nation, boasting year-round color and plants. Everyone can enjoy year-round activities. The Arboretum was... more info  map

  • Kentucky Horse Park
    4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511
    859-233-4303 , This park is a perfect way to learn about Kentucky's world of horses. The 1,032-acre park offers something for visitors of all ages and interests. Surrey rides, guided... more info  map

  • Whitaker Bank Ballpark
    207 Legends Lane , Lexington, KY 40505
    859-422-7867 , Home of the Lexington Legends, Whitaker Bank Ballpark is the perfect blend of a classic baseball stadium design and Kentucky inspired architecture. Visitors can enjoy... more info  map

Tours & Cruises

  • Blue Grass Tours
    817 Enterprise Drive , Lexington, KY 40510
    859-252-5744 , Blue Grass Tours provides tours of the Bluegrass Region for individuals, families or groups. In addition, they provide private guide services and tour planning for... more info  map

  • Horse Farm Tours
    3429 Montavesta Road, Lexington, KY 40502
    859-268-2906, Horse Farm Tours gives guests a close-up look at the world's premier Thoroughbred horse farms. You can expect to visit horse farms, Historic Keeneland Race Course and... more info  map

  • Lexington Livery Carriage Company
    171 Saunier Avenue , Lexington, KY 40507
    859-259-0000 , Carriage rides for engagements, proms, birthdays, special occasions, Christmas events, romantic evenings, stagecoach trips, and funerals. Accommodates up to four... more info  map

  • Thoroughbred Center, The
    3380 Paris Pike, Lexington, KY 40511
    859-293-1853, A thoroughbred training facility. On the 1.5 hour guided tour, you will visit the barns, meet a trainer, watch morning workouts at the track, and learn about auctions in... more info  map

Vineyards, Wineries & Breweries

  • Country Boy Brewing
    436 Chair Avenue, Lexington, KY 40508
    859-554-6200, As mentioned in Southern Living, Country Boy Brewing's beers infused with such flavors as pumpkin, jalapeño, mango and coffee. more info

  • Lexington Brewing Company
    401 Cross Street , Lexington, KY 40508
    859-887-3406, Tours and gift shop hours are Monday through Friday at 3 p.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m. Tours can also be arranged by appointment. Reservations are requested for groups of... more info  map

  • Talon Winery & Vineyards
    7086 Tates Creek Road, Lexington, KY 40515
    Located at Historic Fair View Farm
    859-971-3214, Talon Winery and Vineyards features a lush vineyard, inviting tasting room and gift shop located in the original 18th century farmhouse. Entertain a small group in the... more info  map

  • West Sixth Brewing
    501 West 6th Street, Suite 100, Lexington, KY 40508
    Located in the Historic Northside Neighborhood
    859-951-6006, Housed in the former century-old Rainbo Bread Factory, West Sixth Brewing is open Monday through Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., 12:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. Fridays... more info


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