Top 25 Things To Do In Lexington Kentucky

things to do in Lexington KentuckyHope’s Home Inspection would like to welcome you to Lexington with this list of the top 25 things to do in Lexington Kentucky. Hope you enjoy Lexington to the fullest!

Top 25 Things To Do In Lexington Kentucky

  1. Kentucky Horse Park – A trip to the Kentucky Horse Farm is a must when you visit The Horse Capital of the World. Enjoy seeing 50 breeds of horses, a museum and horse shows.
  2. Keeneland Race Course – Open year round, this horse track is home of thoroughbred races during April through October.
  3. The Red Mile – Established in 1875 this is the oldest racetrack in the country. In the summer you can see the largest saddle bred horse show in the nation.
  4. Mary Todd Lincoln House – This is the childhood home of Abraham Lincoln’s Wife. Enjoy the period and some of her possessions on display.
  5. Lexington Cemetery – The most beautiful cemetery around. Known for it’s beautiful landscaping and gardens.
  6. Legacy Trail Hiking – A beautiful way to enjoy the country.
  7. Ravon Run Nature Sanctuary – established in 1824 this is a beautiful 350-acre park dedicated to preserving the river area.
  8. Jacobson Park and Lakeside Golf Course –This is a recreational use area in Lexington.
  9. Waveland State Historic Site – Take a look at 19th century plantation life as you tour this mansion.
  10. Thoroughbred Park – enjoy the bronze statue of 7 racers nearing the finish line. In the background, live stallions, mares and colts graze in the fields.
  11. McConnell Springs – “the Birthplace of Lexington” . Take a hike through beautiful woods to this natural spring and the campsite of William McConnell.
  12. Lexington Convention Center and Rupp Arena – Enjoy the shops, ballroom and beautiful dining at the Lexington Convention Center.
  13. Aviation Museum of Kentucky – A great aviation museum a small gem of Lexington!
  14. Windy Corner Market – Off the beaten path on the North side of Lexington, you will find Windy Corner Market amid the horse farms in the area. They offer great food made with local ingredients. All around the walls and floor are local products for sale. This is a great place to eat, visit and shop for your friends back home.
  15. Merrick Inn – From cozy fireplaces to a poolside patio in the summer, Merrick Inn offers an American Cuisine with all the Kentucky favorites like steak, fresh fish, port tenderloins and of course, fried chicken.
  16. Ramsey’s Diner – Another local favorite, Ramsey’s offers large portions and serious down home cooking. Everything’s casual and nothing matches but that is all part of the charm!
  17. Ashland – The Henry Clay Estate is a 1st hands look at 19th century life and the beauty of a great estate.
  18. Hunt-Morgan House – this is a look at Kentucky’s home to the first millionaire. A Civil War museum is included on the second floor.
  19. Explorium Lexington’s Children’s Museum – Most kids grew up loving visits to the children’s museum. Now you can share the experience with your own children.  This interactive museum will delight kids of all ages.
  20. The Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill – This is the largest restored shaker village in the world. Come experience the life of a shaker village and go back in time to when things were much simpler.
  21. University of Kentucky – The largest public university in Kentucky.
  22. University of Transylvania – The oldest American college west of the Alleghany Mountains.
  23. Headly-Whitney Museum – A decorative arts museum in the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky.
  24. The Arboretum – A beautiful place to see gorgeous trees and walk through breathtaking gardens.
  25. Whitaker Bank Ballpark – Home of the Lexington Legends.

 

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