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Vacation Planning assistance
Want to speak to a real, live Lexingtonian? our specialists are trained to assist you in planning your visit to the Horse Capital of the World. We can help design itineraries, or simply guide you in choosing restaurants or attractions. Just call (800) 845-3959 during business hours, and we’ll put you on the right track.

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Pick up some of our most popular maps. The Bluegrass Country driving Tour guides you along the spectacular local byways. The Lexington Walk follows a two-mile route through downtown Lexington and is ideal for history buffs. in addition, we provide urban maps and maps of interest to cyclists.

our new lexington Visitors center

We have a new Lexington visitors Center, designed with you in mind, right in the heart of downtown Lexington. Watch videos about the Bluegrass Region on one of five interactive screens, get your picture taken with a life-size blue horse and check out our bourbon still and other memorabilia. Located in historic victorian square, directly across from Triangle Park, the new visitors Center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. saturday. We are also open on sundays in the summer from noon to 5 p.m. several parking spots are marked for visitors right outside the front door. Come see us at 401 West Main street, and start your visit off with a taste of our southern hospitality.

For history buffs, we offer an economical way to tour four of Lexington’s historic homes. For $20, visitors can purchase one ticket that grants them one admission to Ashland, The Henry Clay estate; the Mary Todd Lincoln House; the Hunt-Morgan House; and Waveland state Historic site. The ticket is valid for one year from the date of purchase.

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Lexington’s comprehensive website, www.visitlex.com, is a great planning tool. Check out the blogs for insider tips and the LexTreks video series for a glimpse of the region’s beauty and attractions. Be sure to visit Lexington’s website often; it is updated frequently to guarantee fresh and accurate information, and includes an extensive calendar of events of interest to visitors.

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Who wouldn’t want to be friends with a blue horse? Join the conversation with Big Lex on Facebook. it is a great way to stay connected to the latest happenings around town. Follow the Lexington Convention and visitors Bureau on Twitter at @Big_Lex_Ky. Thinking of holding a convention in Lexington? The Lexington Convention and visitors Bureau can shave months off your planning by assisting with the details that will make your meeting successful. don’t hesitate to ask us for guidance. our professional staff stands ready to be an active partner in planning your event or convention. The pages of the Lexington Visitor Planning Guide are limited, and there’s much more we’d love to tell you. if you would like more information on specific areas of interest, check out the idea Guide on page 50, or go to www.visitlex.com and click on the idea Guide.

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download the Big Lex City Guide for your smartphone. it’s a quick and easy tool for finding things to see and do around Lexington. or download the Big Lex slide Puzzle app. Nine challenging slide puzzles reveal majestic Lexington landscapes. it’s fun to play, it’s challenging and ... it’s addictive. our popular walking tour map is available as an iPhone/iPad/iPod app with video, audio and photos. search for the LexWalk Audio Tour. All our apps are free!

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There are more than 1,000 Certified Tourism Ambassadors in the bluegrass Region. from hotel staff and taxicab drivers to all kinds of community volunteers, each one has completed extensive training and passed an exam to earn the honor of wearing the CTA pin. Participation in this national certification program helps ensure that our visitors are treated to world-class hospitality. look for people with this special designation … they’re more than happy to share their knowledge. Scan the QR code with your smartphone for more information about lexington.

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Take time to meet and greet Lexington’s beautiful Thoroughbreds
The oohs and aahs of the excited visitors testify to the enduring appeal of a face-to-face meeting with a magnificent Thoroughbred. There’s a mystique about the picturesque farms that begs for exploration, too, and visitors yearn to see what lies beyond the wrought-iron gates and miles of board fence. Area breeders have responded to the growing interest with open arms. Many working horse farms in and around Lexington welcome visitors year round for behind-the-scenes tours of their operations. Racing enthusiasts make up the bulk of the guests, but sightseers and families also are welcome. Though tour guides share facts and figures about the individual farms and the horse industry

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An enormous stallion stands at attention in the center of a pristine, cupola-topped barn. The groom holding the horse’s lead rein caresses the silky neck and murmurs softly, but the animal prances nervously. eyes wide and ears twitching, the chestnut seems to bask in the attention, studying his adoring fans as intently as they study him.

in general, serendipity plays a role in the tours. Guides confess no two tours are the same. Itineraries are fluid and change depending upon the season, what’s happening on the farm and the number of people taking the tours. Animal behavior is capricious as well. On one farm, you might see stallions frolicking in their paddocks; on another you may witness a spindly legged foal chasing a butterfly. Each farm claims its own unique features. Some breed only stallions. Others house brood mares and their offspring. Owners range from Kentucky’s native sons and daughters to international conglomerates and oil-rich sheiks. Still, face time with equine celebrities is the most coveted experience. The greater the wow factor of a farm’s roster of horses, the more tour requests it receives. In the Bluegrass State, fans often want to see Kentucky Derby winners, and some farms openly court high-profile horses and owners. While Thoroughbreds dominate the headlines, other breeds flourish in the Bluegrass. Standardbreds, Saddlebreds, Quarter Horses and Morgans have their fans, too. No matter which farms visitors have on their lists, proper etiquette is required. Fans must call before dropping in and mind their manners while on the property. Visitors are not allowed to touch the animals, but tour guides and grooms are generous with affection and treats. “Our animals are quite spoiled,” admits one guide. “The horses here always come to the fence to see what treats are in store.”

Great equine entertainment
No visit to Lexington is complete without a day at the Kentucky Horse Park, a unique experience of all things equine. The 1,224-acre park features two outstanding museums, the International Museum of the Horse and the American Saddlebred Museum, trail and pony rides, horse-drawn trolleys, a Hall of Champions where you can meet some of the world’s great retired horses, and more than 100 horse shows and equine events annually. “We’re Disneyland for horses,” jokes park Executive Director John Nicholson. “If you come here in the morning, you will not run out of things to do all day. It’s a wonderful day of great equine entertainment.” The park boasts an excellent restaurant called the Bit & Bridle, a gift shop, snack bars and a comfortable, 260-acre RV campground with a pool and tennis courts. In 2010, the Kentucky Horse Park became the first North American venue to host the Alltech® FEI World Equestrian Games™, an event that brought 519,000 people to Lexington, Nicholson says. “It was an historic success that energized the entire region and the entire state and was a great international calling card for Kentucky.” The park built a $45 million indoor arena, a $25 million outdoor arena and added important infrastructure improvements for the event. That made Kentucky Horse Park such a world-class facility that it now hosts the annual Ariat Kentucky Reining Cup event in the spring and is the permanent home of the Alltech® National Horse Show, which for many decades was held in New York’s Madison Square Garden. – Laura Hill

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Horse tour How-tos
• Call ahead. Book your visit ahead of time. Never drop in unannounced. • Timing is everything. Busiest times are April and October, when the races at Keeneland are running, and during Kentucky Derby week. The most popular farms book up weeks in advance, especially during these high-traffic periods. • Expect variation. If you’ve got a special steed you’d like to meet, inquire when booking your tour. Breeders often ship their boarders to Europe or the Southern Hemisphere for racing or breeding there. • Check for special events. Some farms hold open houses or special fan appreciation days throughout the year. Check to see what’s on tap the days you’ll be in town. • Daily van tours. Several companies offer regular, guided group tours. Typically, these take about three hours. See www.visitlex.com for details.

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Lexington’s favorite potent potable is making history – again
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not long after Barry Mcnees and his development partners bought an old tobacco warehouse in a rundown area of Lexington, a local historian asked him if he had plans for the abandoned distilleries that date back to the 1700s.
“And my jaw just dropped,” recalls Mcnees, now the self-proclaimed ambassador of the downtown Distillery District. “I had no idea that the building next door was the first registered distillery in Fayette County.” Since that discovery, the story of Lexington’s rich bourbon heritage has been pouring as freely as the state’s famous barrel-aged whiskey. In its heyday, in the late 19th century, a stretch of Manchester Street along Town Branch Creek housed three major distilleries: old Tarr, the

Lexington Distillery and the James e. Pepper Distillery, at one time the largest in north America. Thanks in part to Col. James e. Pepper, a sort of P.T. Barnum of Bourbon, who advertised in magazines and handed out kitschy ashtrays and wall clocks long before branding was commonplace, bourbon lovers across America were soon tipping their glasses with Lexington’s smooth, corn-based spirit. But Prohibition in the 1920s put a cap on production, and the Pepper distillery was the only one to survive by selling medicinal whiskey. By the early 1970s, the once-bustling district, with its aromatic mash tubs and spacious, light-filled bottling rooms, had shut down. Today, the Distillery District is being transformed into an arts and entertainment corridor, anchored by the Pepper and old Tarr distilleries. “Before Prohibition, just in Lexington there were 28 distilleries,” says Jeff Wiseman, co-owner of Barrel House Distilling Co., which opened in 2008 in the former Pepper barreling house. His

company’s bourbon is currently aging in small barrels and is expected to debut in 2014. “We wanted to bring back that small, artisan distillation.” Less than a mile away, in a former icehouse, is Alltech® Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co., maker of Town Branch bourbon, the first new brand in nearly 100 years. “This is an opportunity to bring back bourbon and a piece of the Bluegrass heritage,” says Alltech® engineering manager Mark Coffman. “We see a really good future for that.” Already, Distillery District visitors can stroll through art galleries, attend concerts and check out the dance studio where local “zombies” practice for the city’s annual, choreographed reenactment of Michael Jackson’s Thriller. A boutique hotel and an open-air market are on the drawing board. “We want to celebrate bourbon, whether it’s through restaurants that focus on this spirit or a bourbon museum,” Mcnees says. “It’s a really intriguing story in history.”

Pulling Out All the hOPs
If all you know about beer is what you’ve read on the side of an ice-cold aluminum can, Lexington has a treat for you. Long known as a center for distilled spirits, the city’s breweries are also garnering an enviable reputation, with beers bearing names from Bourbon Barrel Ale to more whimsically named craft beer newcomers such as Redneck Alt, Snakebite and Deliberation Amber. “Craft beer is beer that is handcrafted on a small scale,” says Ben Self, who opened West Sixth Brewing Co. in April 2012 with friends Brady Barlow, Robin Sither and Joe Kuosman. “We focus on quality of product rather than quantity.” West Sixth, housed in a former commercial bread bakery, produces beer in 15-barrel batches, the equivalent of about 30 kegs, at a time. Currently, there are four different beers – West Sixth IPA, Smithtown Brown, Deliberation Amber and Dead Heat Wheat – which are served in the taproom seven days a week. Another group of beer-passionate friends, Daniel Harrison, Jeff Beagle and Evan Coppage, opened Country Boy Brewing in late 2011. The company now produces 11 beers served daily in its taproom on Chair Street – among them Amos Moses, Cliff Jumper IPA, Brown Chicken/Brown Cow and an intriguing Jalapeno Smoked Porter. The granddaddies of locally produced beers are those brewed by Alltech® Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co. – Kentucky Ale, Kentucky Light and award-winning Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale. The downtown brewery is open to the public for tours and tastings. – Laura Hill

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Use these sample itineraries to help you plan a one- or two-night stay in Lexington. For more information on the attractions and restaurants featured in bold, see the Lexington Attractions, Bluegrass Attractions, Shopping and Dining sections of this guide.

Authentic Bluegrass
if you want to get a taste of local culture, here’s an itinerary that will introduce you to some regional treasures.
Day 1
While in the Horse Capital of the World, be sure to reserve a tour to see some of the area’s legendary horse farms. (see page 60.) visiting a bourbon distillery is also a must. There are four within a half-hour drive: Woodford Reserve, Wild Turkey, four Roses and buffalo Trace, and the new Town branch Distillery is downtown. At least one person in your party should try a Hot Brown sandwich while in town. Dudley’s, deSha’s or The Julep Cup all offer their own versions. if your group would enjoy a drive down to the Kentucky River, Halls on the River serves a great Hot Brown and other local specialties, such as fried banana peppers and beer cheese.

Day 2
The locals flock to Magee’s Bakery (859) 255-9481. Pick up doughnuts before you head to Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill for a tour. You’ll also want to have lunch on-site at the Trustee’s office dining Room. do some shopping at victorian square, a beautifully restored block of victorian buildings. sincerely Yours and Good scents Candles and Bath are Lexington originals (859) 252-7575. Have dinner at nearby Sawyer’s bar and Grill. if you’re here on a Monday, get tickets for WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour, a live show taped here and broadcast worldwide (859) 255-5700. Have a nightcap – and make it bourbon. Bluegrass Tavern boasts more than 178 Kentucky bourbons (859) 389-6664.

Day 3
Honor a Lexington tradition by getting up early for the morning workouts at Keeneland Race Course and have a hearty southern breakfast at the Track kitchen. The keeneland Gift Shop is a great place to pick up a memento of your Kentucky trip. stop at McConnell Springs for a short hike to where early 18th-century explorers camped and decided on the name “Lexington.” Plan your getaway to take in two huge antique shows: the Athens schoolhouse Antique show (859) 255-7309 or The Antique Affaire (859) 296-2429, usually held the first weekend of every month.

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Family Fun
Here’s a great itinerary for travelers with young sightseers.
Day 1
Treat everyone to a free tour at Old kentucky Chocolates, and then head out to the kentucky Horse Park. This 1,200-acre state park thrills all ages, and youngsters will particularly enjoy the interactive exhibits and pony rides. Then take the children to an authentic 1950s drive-in; they’ll get a kick out of the car-side service at the Parkette. end your day with book browsing at Joseph-Beth Booksellers (859) 273-2911.

Day 3
Head to the airport for the Aviation Museum of kentucky, where children can see vintage airplanes and experience a flight simulator. Continue on to the small town of versailles and have lunch at Ricardo’s, located in a renovated train depot (859) 873-3663. if you are here on a weekend, do a short train excursion at the bluegrass Scenic Railroad and Museum.

Day 2
start off the morning downtown with a stroll through Thoroughbred Park. The life-size bronze statues will fascinate the whole family. Then head to the Explorium of lexington, with more than 100 hands-on exhibits designed with young people in mind. Need a restaurant where the kids don’t have to sit still? We have Chuck e. Cheese’s (859) 268-1800, Monkey Joe’s (859) 264-0405 and Gattitown (859) 277-2323.

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Girlfriend Getaway
Take Friday off! This girlfriend getaway includes options for evening entertainment.
Day 1
What’s a girlfriend getaway without a little shopping? Start out at Fayette Mall, the largest in the state, where you’ll find Coach purses and Godiva chocolates and everything else a girl could want! Saul Good (859) 273-4663 is a good choice for dinner, then head over to Lexington Green next door and enjoy a comedy show at Comedy off Broadway (859) 271-5653. Cheapside Bar & Grill, downtown, will be hopping when you get out. They have live music every weekend.

Day 2
Pamper yourself with a massage or spa treatment at The Spa at Griffin Gate. (859) 231-5100. Take a short drive out in the country to Jean Farris Winery and enjoy live music on the patio overlooking the vineyards. Have dinner at the bistro there, or head downtown to deSha’s. From there, you are close to tons of great bar hopping options: The Horse and Barrel (859) 259-3771 and Chase Tap Room (859) 621-5831 are both in the same building as deSha’s. Paulie’s Toasted Barrel (859) 327-3333 is nearby, featuring live music including rock, country and bluegrass with a bourbon lounge upstairs. Top if off with dessert and coffee (or dancing!) at Skybar. (859) 368-7900. The views of the city are lovely.

Day 3
Sleep late. Treat yourself to brunch at Jonathan’s at Gratz Park, located in a lovely historic neighborhood. Before you head out of town, swing by Hamburg, a shopper’s paradise at the intersection of Interstate 75 and Man o’ War. Pick from more than 100 stores from Ann Taylor Loft (859) 263-9821 to Victoria’s Secret (859) 263-9883.

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The city of Lexington is the perfect place to begin your Bluegrass Region adventure. Whether you are here for the horses, our historic sites, family fun or scenic beauty, Lexington delivers! This is just a sampling of things to do and see in the Horse Capital of the World. Be sure to double-check days and hours of operation before making your travel plans.

Alltech’s Lexington Brewing Company
Established in 1794, this new facility features a brew hall viewing area, bottling operations, gift shop and an Irish pub, all open for tours. Limited 401 Cross St. (859) 255-2337 www.kentuckyale.com

American Saddlebred Museum
Located at the Kentucky Horse Park. Showcases Kentucky’s native breed of horse. Open Memorial Day to Labor Day, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closes at 5 p.m. the remainder of the season. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays, November to mid-March. 4083 Iron Works Pkwy. (859) 259-2746 (800) 829-4438 www.americansaddlebredmuseum.org

The Arboretum
Expansive arboretum features a variety of trees, gardens and walking/jogging paths. Open year round, dawn to dusk. Limited 500 Alumni Dr. (859) 257-6955 www.ca.uky.edu/arboretum

The Art Museum at the University of Kentucky
An impressive permanent collection is augmented by special traveling exhibits. Open noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday; noon to 8 p.m. Friday. Free parking on Patterson Street. 116 Singletary Center (859) 257-5716 www.uky.edu/ArtMuseum

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Home of LexArts, the city’s arts and cultural council. Multipurpose arts center with performance spaces, studios, a gallery showcasing the works of central Kentucky artists

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Come meet Kentucky Derby winner, Go for Gin, and other racing legends at our Hall of Champions! The place to get close to horses, the park is a working horse farm/theme park and equine competition facility dedicated to man’s relationship with the horse featuring daily presentations, museums, riding and special events.

4089 Iron Works Pkwy. • Lexington, KY 40511 (800) 678-8813 • www.kyhorsepark.com 67401

In April and October, discover the thrill and excitement of America’s finest Thoroughbred racing at Keeneland. Browse the unique collections at the gift shop year round.
4201 Versailles Rd. 66522 Lexington, KY 40510 (859) 254-3412 www.keeneland.com

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and office space for arts organizations. 161 n. mill st. (859) 255-2951 www.lexarts.org

farmers’ Markets
Fruits and vegetables, herbs, flowers, jams and jellies, honey, Kentucky specialties and more. lexington has numerous colorful markets downtown and at several locations around the city. (859) 608-2655 (859) 278-4846

Hunt-Morgan House
Federal-style house built in 1814 by John wesley Hunt, the first millionaire west of the alleghenies. open april through november. tours given on the hour; call for days and times. limited 201 n. mill st. (859) 233-3290 www.bluegrasstrust.org/ hunt-morgan.html

Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate
Home of famous 19th-century statesman Henry Clay. located on a beautiful, 17-acre wooded estate near downtown. seasonal outdoor café, Ginkgo tree Café. Hours and days of operation vary seasonally. Closed January and February. limited 120 sycamore rd. (859) 266-8581 www.henryclay.org

Grimes Mill Winery
the owners looked to their italian heritage when repurposing this tobacco farm. open for tastings noon to 6 p.m. thursday through sunday. limited 6707 Grimes mill rd. www.grimesmillwinery.com

keeneland Race Course
national Historic landmark. one of the most genteel, beautiful racetracks in the world. live thoroughbred racing april and october. no racing mondays or tuesdays. Grounds open year round from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 4201 Versailles rd. (859) 254-3412 (800) 456-3412 www.keeneland.com

Headley-Whitney Museum
Features a fascinating and diverse collection of decorative arts objects. open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. tuesday through Friday; noon to 5 p.m. saturday and sunday. 4435 old Frankfort Pk. (859) 255-6653 www.headley-whitney.org

Aviation Museum of kentucky
Features restored historic aircraft; aviation artifacts and equipment; interactive displays; gift shop. open year round, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. tuesday through saturday; 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. sunday. Behind Bluegrass airport. 4029 airport rd. (859) 231-1219 www.aviationky.org

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kentucky Horse Park
lexington’s premier attraction, with 1,200 acres showcasing museums, galleries, theaters and exhibits dedicated to all breeds of horses. open year round. Hours and days vary seasonally. 4089 iron works Pkwy. (859) 233-4303 (800) 678-8813 www.kyhorsepark.com

Horse farm Tours
it takes some advance planning, but there are lots of ways to get on some of lexington’s most famous horse farms, from daily van tours to private guides. Call the lexington Visitors Center or go to our website. 401 w. main st. (859) 233-7299 (800) 845-3959 www.visitlex.com

Downtown Arts Center
Contemporary black box theater with rehearsal, meeting and office spaces. Home to alfalfa restaurant and ann tower Gallery. 141 e. main st. (859) 225-0370 www.lexarts.org

Horseback Riding
within easy driving distance of lexington. Call for reservations. Kentucky Horse Park (859) 233-4303; whispering woods in Georgetown (502) 570-9663; Big red riding stables in Harrodsburg (859) 734-3118; Deer run stables near richmond (859) 227-7636; Kenridge Farm near Paris (859) 321-7783; and old Frankfort station (859) 983-6884.

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Explorium of lexington
exhibits on two floors feature nature, anatomy, geography, culture and archaeology. open year round. Closed on mondays except in June and July. 440 w. short st. (859) 258-3253 www.explorium.com

kentucky Theater
lovingly renovated grand movie theater from the Golden age presents new releases, art films and classic movies series. Home to WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour. 214 e. main st. (859) 231-6997 www.kentuckytheater.com

latrobe’s Pope Villa
one of the few remaining examples of the work of Benjamin Henry latrobe, one of the architects of the united states Capitol. 326 Grosvenor ave. (859) 253-0362 www.bluegrasstrust.org

wildcats men’s basketball team. arena viewing window open year round, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. monday through Friday. retail center open year round, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. monday through saturday. sunday hours vary. 430 w. Vine st. (859) 233-4567 www.lexingtoncenter.com

9 a.m. trails close at dusk. Closed thanksgiving and Christmas. 416 rebmann ln. (859) 225-4073 www.mcconnellsprings.org

Old kentucky Chocolates
making candy in the Bluegrass for more than 40 years. Best known for bourbon truffles, chocolates and cherries. tours at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. monday through thursday. 450 southland Dr. (859) 278-4444 (800) 786-0579 www.oldkycandy.com

lexington Cemetery
nationally recognized as one of america’s most beautiful arboretums. listed on the national register of Historic Places. open year round, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 833 w. main st. (859) 255-5522 www.lexcem.org

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lexington Opera House
meticulously restored 1886 opera house hosts Broadway live and Variety live series, as well as concerts and local arts performances. 401 w. short st. (859) 233-4567 www.lexingtonoperahouse.com

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Raven Run nature Sanctuary
this 730-acre nature sanctuary is dedicated to conservation. walking trails are ideal for bird-watching and views of the majestic Kentucky river Palisades. open year round. seasonal hours. limited 5888 Jacks Creek Pk. (859) 272-6105 www.lexingtonky.gov

lexington Center and Rupp Arena
Downtown complex with hotel, retail center, convention halls and rupp arena, home court of the uK

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lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center
Built in the ‘40s as a thriving cultural centerpiece for lexington’s african-american families, the lyric is newly renovated and expanded, and hosts shows and exhibits in its theater, museum and gallery. 300 e. third st. (859) 280-2201 www.lexingtonlyric.com

Red Mile Harness Track
the region’s oldest racetrack, dating to 1875. named for the red soil that covers the 1-mile track. seasonal racing. annual events: Junior league Horse show; Kentucky Futurity. Grounds open year round, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. limited 1200 red mile rd. (859) 255-0752 www.theredmile.com

Touring our candy kitchen is a one-of-a-kind experience. Enjoy free samples of our famous bourbon chocolates, cherries and truffles; all made with 100-proof Jim Beam. Tours: Mon.-Thur. 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Fri. 10 a.m.
66850 450 Southland Dr. Lexington, KY 40503 (859) 278-4444 • (800) 786-0579 www.oldkycandy.com

Mary Todd lincoln House
Childhood home of mary todd, wife of abraham lincoln. the nation’s first shrine to a First lady. opens at 10 a.m. mid-march through november. last tour at 3 p.m. Closed sundays. limited 578 w. main st. (859) 233-9999 www.mtlhouse.org

Talon Winery & Vineyards
set on 300 acres of rolling farmland, lexington’s first winery. lush vineyards, tasting room and gift shop. open seven days a week. limited 7086 tates Creek rd. (859) 971-9797 www.talonwine.com

McConnell Springs
the campsite of the first lexington settlers, this 26-acre nature sanctuary offers an array of historical and environmental treasures. open year round at

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The Thoroughbred Center
Go behind the scenes at this working thoroughbred training facility. open year round. tours at 9 a.m. monday through saturday, april through october. tours at 9 a.m. monday through Friday, november through march. 3380 Paris Pk. (859) 293-1853 www.thethoroughbredcenter.com

Thoroughbred Park
this park, dedicated to the thoroughbred industry, features seven life-size and lifelike bronze horses approaching the finish line. notable jockeys represented: randy romero, Pat Day, Bill shoemaker, Jerry Bailey, Don Brumfield, Chris mcCarron and Craig Perret. always open. Corner of main and midland. 100 midland ave. (800) 845-3959 www.visitlex.com

Calumet Farm

Town branch Distillery
alltech’s new $9.2 million distillery on the edge of the Distillery District is the first to be built in lexington in nearly 100 years. 401 Cross st. (859) 255-2337 www.kentuckyale.com/town-branch

400 w. main st. (859) 233-4567 www.triangleparklexington.org

110 administration Dr. (859) 257-9000 www.uky.edu

Tuska House
Honoring the life and work of american artist John regis tuska: sculptor, potter, collagist and photographer. 147 old Park ave. (859) 533-7704 www.tuskastudio.com

Waveland State Historic Site
outstanding example of Greek revival architecture. Built in 1848 by a grand-nephew of Daniel Boone. open year round. Hours and days of operation vary seasonally. 225 waveland museum ln. (859) 272-3611 parks.ky.gov/parks/historicsites/ waveland/default.aspx

Transylvania university
established in 1780, transylvania is the oldest college west of the allegheny mountains. open year round. Call for tour information. 300 n. Broadway (859) 233-8300 (800) 872-6798 www.transy.edu

uk Singletary Center for the Arts
Hosting performers, artists, musicians and speakers in more than 400 events annually. 405 rose st. (859) 257-1706 www.uky.edu/scfa

Whitaker bank ballpark
state-of-the-art stadium, home to lexington’s minor league professional baseball team, the lexington legends, and a premier outdoor concert venue. 1450 n. Broadway (859) 422-7867 www.lexingtonlegends.com

Triangle Park
this green space is a hub of activity for special events. surf the net with free wi-Fi and enjoy the rushing fountains. outdoor cafe and ice rink open seasonally.

university of kentucky
Founded in 1865, the university of Kentucky is the largest in the state. walking tours available.

Berea/Madison County
(800) 598-5263 or (859) 986-2540 40 miles/South I-75

Berea College Boone tavern College square Kentucky artisan Center old town artisans Village

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Carlisle/Nicholas County
(859) 289-5174, 40 miles/North on US 68

Blue licks state Park Boone Cabin Kentucky Doll & toy museum neal Building museum

Cynthiana/Harrison County
(859) 234-5236, 45 miles/North on US 27

endicott meeting House Cynthiana-Harrison County museum quiet trails nature Preserve

frankfort
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georgetown midway

Danville & Perryville/Boyle County
(800) 755-0076 or (859) 236-7794 45 miles/Southwest on US 27

Centre College Chateau du Vieux Corbeau winery Constitution square Great american Dollhouse museum mcDowell House and apothecary Perryville Battlefield state Historic site Pioneer Playhouse outdoor Dinner theatre

lawrenceburg
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versailles
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nicholasville
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Frankfort/Franklin County
(800) 960-7200 or (502) 875-8687 26 miles/West I-64

Buffalo trace Distillery thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History Kentucky state university liberty Hall Historic site old state Capitol state Capitol

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Georgetown/Scott County
(888) 863-8600 or (502) 863-2547 12 miles/North on I-75

elkhorn Creek evans orchard and Cider mill Georgetown College Georgetown/scott County museum old Friends at Dream Chase Farm toyota motor manufacturing Visitor Center ward Hall Yuko-en

stanford

Harrodsburg/Mercer County
(800) 355-9192 or (859) 734-2364 32 miles/Southwest on US 68

Beaumont inn Dixie Belle riverboat Herrington lake old Fort Harrod state Park shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

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Lancaster/Garrard County

(859) 792-3531, 30 miles/Southwest on US 27

sally Brown nature Preserve tom Dorman state nature Preserve william owsley House
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Lawrenceburg/Anderson County
(502) 517-6362, 23 miles/West on US 62

cynthiana carlisle
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Four roses Distillery lovers leap Vineyards & winery wild turkey Distillery

Nicholasville/Jessamine County

(859) 887-4351, 18 miles/Southwest on US 27

paris
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Camp nelson Civil war Heritage Park Chrisman mill Vineyards & winery High Bridge Historic Park Kentucky river Palisades old Jail House
(859) 987-8744, 17 miles/Northeast on US 68

lexington
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Paris/Bourbon County
Cane ridge meeting House Colville Covered Bridge Duncan tavern Hopewell museum wallis House and arboretum

winchester

(800) 866-3705 or (859) 626-8474, 22 miles/South on I-75

Richmond/Madison County

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acres of land winery eastern Kentucky university Fort Boonesborough state Park Hummel Planetarium and space theater white Hall state Historic site
(606) 365-4547, 45 miles/Southwest on US 27

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Historic l & n Depot and museum william whitley House

Versailles & Midway/Woodford County

(859) 873-5122, 12 miles/West on US 60

Bluegrass scenic railroad and museum equus run Vineyards Historic railroad street irish acres midway College nostalgia station toy & train museum woodford reserve Distillery
(800) 298-9105 or (859) 744-0556, 20 miles/East on I-64

Winchester/Clark County

ale-8-one Bluegrass Heritage museum Civil war Fort at Boonesboro Holly rood Historic Home lower Howard’s Creek nature Preserve

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Bluegrass attractions
The Bluegrass Region encompasses 15 counties in the heart of Kentucky. Take our scenic byways to surrounding communities and discover the birthplace of bourbon, significant Civil War sites, vineyards,world-famous arts and crafts, and stunning natural attractions.

Berea
Kentucky’s Crafts Capital. 40 miles south of Lexington. Berea Tourism: (800) 598-5263 www.berea.com

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Berea College
The first interracial college in the South, noted for its work-study program. Provides free tuition for students largely from Appalachia. 107 Jackson St. (859) 985-3018 www.berea.edu

College Square
Specialty stores and restaurants, including Log House Craft Gallery and Boone Tavern. Store hours vary. Open seven days a week. (859) 986-2540 (800) 598-5263

Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
This 25,000-square-foot facility celebrates the accomplishments of Kentucky’s artisans, both traditional and contemporary. Open daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Exit 77 on I-75. 200 Artisan Way (859) 985-5448 www.kentuckyartisancenter.ky.gov

Old Town Artisans Village
Historic downtown shopping area with the largest concentration of working studios in Berea. Welcome center. Craft shops. (859) 986-2540 (800) 598-5263

Carlisle
40 miles northeast of Lexington. Information: (859) 749-7986 www.carlisle-nicholascounty.org

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Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort
Widely known as the site of the last Revolutionary War battle

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Family-owned and -operated Evans Orchard and Cider Mill is the perfect place for a fun-filled day! Only eight miles from Lexington. • • • • • • • Apple cider slider Wall maze Hay castle Corn maze Tire climb Corn bin play boxes Pick your own apples or pumpkins in the fall!

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You’ll find our Farm Market & Gift Store packed with tasty, locally grown fruits and vegetables, jams and jellies, honey, gifts, toys and homemade treats.

180 Stone St. • Georgetown, KY 40324 (502) 863-2255 • www.evansorchard.com

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in Kentucky. open year round. limited 10299 maysville rd. (859) 289-5507 (800) 443-7008 www.parks.ky.gov

Endicott Meeting House
Housing an active congregation since 1790, this is the oldest church west of the allegheny mountains in continuous use. rt. 4 millersburg rd. (859) 234-5236

McDowell House
Dr. ephraim mcDowell’s home. Fine collection of apothecary ware. open year round, 10 a.m. to noon, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. monday through saturday; 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. sunday. Closed mondays, october through February. limited 125 s. second st. (859) 236-2804 www.mcdowellhouse.com

boone Cabin
the only Daniel Boone cabin still standing in Kentucky. Built by Daniel and rebecca in the spring of 1795. us 68 & KY 36 (859) 289-5720

Quiet Trails nature Preserve
enjoy 165 acres of ridges and ravines bordering the licking river. Five miles of hiking trails and an abundance of flora and fauna. Pugh’s Ferry rd. (859) 588-0003

Perryville battlefield State Historic Site
site of Kentucky’s bloodiest Civil war battle and last chance for the Confederates to take control of Kentucky. annual battle reenactments. open daily, april 1 to october 31. Call for winter hours. 1825 Battlefield rd. (859) 332-8631 www.perryvillebattlefield.org

kentucky Doll and Toy Museum
Dolls and toys spanning the late 19th and early 20th centuries give a glimpse into the history of generations past. thursday through saturday and by appointment. 106 w. main st. (859) 289-3344 www.kydollandtoymuseum.com

danVille
Home of Centre College. 45 miles southwest of lexington. Danville-Boyle County Convention & Visitors Bureau: (800) 755-0076 www.danvillekentucky.com

Chateau du Vieux Corbeau
wines available for tasting and purchase. Gift shop. open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. monday through saturday. 471 stanford ave. (859) 236-1808 www.oldcrowinn.com

Pioneer Playhouse
outdoor dinner theater presents off-Broadway plays. open mid-June through august. Call for schedule. 840 stanford rd. (859) 236-2747 (866) 597-5297 www.pioneerplayhouse.com

neal building Museum
this building houses a restored country store and also serves as a welcome center and arts center. Home to Carlisle-nicholas County tourism and the nicholas County Historical society. 108 w. main (859) 289-4200 (877) 289-4212 www.carlisle-nicholascounty.org

Constitution Square
Kentucky’s oldest courthouse square. open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. saturday. 134 s. second st. (859) 236-7794 www.danvillekentucky.com

frankfort
Kentucky’s state capital. Home of Kentucky state university. 26 miles northwest of lexington. Frankfort tourism: (800) 960-7200 www.visitfrankfort.com

cYntHiana
45 miles north of lexington. information: (859) 234-5236 www.cynthianaky.com

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buffalo Trace Distillery
the oldest continually operating distillery in america. open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. saturday. open sundays seasonally. 113 Great Buffalo trace (502) 696-5926 (800) 654-8471 www.buffalotrace.com

Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum
Historical displays. Books and prints for sale. open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and saturday. 124 s. walnut st. (859) 234-7179 www.cynthianaky.com/ Cynthianamuseum

The Great American Dollhouse Museum
a 6,000-square-foot historic building that houses an extensive miniature village with hundreds of buildings and the Fantasy Forest. open tuesday through saturday. 344 swope Dr. (859) 236-1883 www.thedollhousemuseum.com

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• William Whitley Historic State Site • Historical documents housed in the Lincoln County Courthouse
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Founded in 1780

• Cedar Creek Lake offers 784 acres of champion bass fishing fun • Visit Stanford L&N Railroad Depot, Presbyterian Meeting House & Museum, and Logan’s Fort

www.stanford-lincolncountytourism.com

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kentucky State Capitol
one of the nation’s most beautiful statehouses. elaborate historical murals. open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. monday through Friday. open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. saturdays in summer. limited 700 Capitol ave. (502) 564-3449 www.capitol.ky.gov

liberty Hall Historic Site
liberty Hall and the orlando Brown house trace their histories back to the revolutionary war. tours tuesday through saturday, march through December. Call for times. limited 202 wilkinson st. (502) 227-2560 (888) 516-5101 www.libertyhall.org

Historic Boone tavern, Hotel & restaurant of Berea College

Evans Orchard and Cider Mill
orchard, cider mill and u-pick operation with colorful fall festivals and special events throughout the year. limited 180 stone rd. (502) 863-2255 www.evansorchard.com

1001 Cherry Blossom way (502) 868-3027 (800) 866-4485 www.toyotageorgetown.com

Old State Capitol
Historical exhibits in outstanding Greek revival-style building. open wednesday through saturday from march through november. 300 w. Broadway (502) 564-2301 www.history.ky.gov

Yuko-en on the Elkhorn
six-acre Japanese-style stroll garden. open daily, dawn to dusk. limited 700 Cincinnati Pk. (502) 316-4554 www.yuko-en.com

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Georgetown/Scott County Museum
Video timeline, collection of local artifacts. Closed sunday. 229 e. main st. (502) 863-6201 www.scottcountymuseum.org

HarrodsBurg
First state settlement. 32 miles southwest of lexington. Harrodsburg/mercer County tourist Commission: (800) 355-9192 www.harrodsburgky.com

Thomas D. Clark Center for kentucky History
museum and research library. museum open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. wednesday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and saturday. 100 w. Broadway (502) 564-1792 www.history.ky.gov

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Old friends at Dream Chase farm
Visit with retired racing legends at this one-of-a-kind facility. Daily tours. reservations required. 1841 Paynes Depot rd. (502) 863-1775 www.oldfriendsequine.org

Dixie belle Riverboat
authentic stern-wheeler. Cruises may through october. shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. limited 3501 lexington rd. (859) 734-5411 (800) 734-5611 www.shakervillageky.org

georgetown
Home of Georgetown College. 12 miles north of lexington. Georgetown/scott County tourism: (888) 863-8600 www.georgetownky.com

Toyota Motor Manufacturing
almost 500,000 cars and engines are manufactured annually at toyota. Plant tours. Call for reservations.

Herrington lake
Fishing and recreation. Call Harrodsburg information at (859) 734-2364. (859) 734-2364 (800) 355-9192

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Four Roses Distillery was built in 1910 and features a unique Spanish Mission-style architecture rarely seen in Kentucky, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Distillery tours are given Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sun., 12-3 p.m. on the hour.

1224 Bonds Mill Rd. • Lawrenceburg, KY 40342 (502) 839-2655 • www.fourroses.us 66532

Historic Camp Nelson Civil War Park, First Vineyard, High Bridge, Valley View Ferry, Nicholasville and Wilmore. View us on the free Travel Kentucky app.
200 S. Main St. 66835 Nicholasville, KY 40356 (859) 492-3115 www.destinationjessamine.com

Paris-Bourbon County
Experience Paris, Kentucky, in Bourbon County. Historic treasures, manicured horse farms, unique shopping and more! Just 15 miles northeast of Lexington. It’s worth the drive! Surrounded by hand-laid rock walls stands a quiet reminder of life’s simple gifts. Good food. Comfortable beds. Welcoming stories. Peace and quiet.
3501 Lexington Rd. 67094 Harrodsburg, KY 40330 (800) 734-5611 www.shakervillageky.org

1720 High St. • Paris, KY 40361 66450 (859) 987-8744 • www.parisbourbonky.com

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Old fort Harrod State Park
replica of 1774 fort commemorates the first permanent settlement west of the alleghenies. Costumed interpreters. limited 100 s. College st. (859) 734-3314 www.parks.ky.gov

pictures. open tuesday through saturday. Closed in winter. 656 stanford rd. (859) 792-9639 www.owsleyhouse.org

monday through saturday; noon to 3 p.m. sunday. 1224 Bonds mill rd. (502) 839-3436 www.fourroses.us

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lawrenceBurg
23 miles west of lexington. information: (502) 839-5372 www.visitlawrenceburgandersonco.com

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
america’s largest restored shaker community with 34 buildings. national Historic landmark. Costumed interpreters, exhibits. open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. april through october. Closes at 4:30 p.m. november through march. limited 3501 lexington rd. (859) 734-5411 (800) 734-5611 www.shakervillageky.org

lovers leap Vineyards & Winery
one of the largest wineries in the state, located high on a bluff overlooking the Kentucky river. limited 1180 lanes mill rd. (502) 839-1299 www.loversleapwine.com

four Roses Distillery
Beautiful California mission-style buildings (c.1910). Fall through spring, full tours are given on the hour from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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lancaster
30 miles south of lexington. information: (859) 792-3531 www.garrardcounty.ky.gov

Sally brown nature Preserve
Have a relaxing day bird-watching or hiking down to the Kentucky river. open daily, sunrise to sunset. Bowman’s Bottom rd. (859) 259-9655 www.nature.org/Kentucky

Tom Dorman State nature Preserve
Home to rare plants and spectacular views along the Kentucky river. moderately difficult hiking trails. open daily, sunrise to sunset. Hwy. 1845 (502) 573-2886 www.naturepreserves.ky.gov

William Owsley House
Home of Kentucky’s 16th governor. restored house built in 1804 contains antiques and family shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

kentucky River Palisades
the oldest exposed rock formations in the Commonwealth. View these majestic limestone cliffs along us 27 or us 68. two companies offer tours by boat: Palisades adventures (859) 612-8826 and Dix river adventures (859) 858-8235.

Paris
15 miles northeast of lexington. Paris/Bourbon County tourism: (859) 987-8744 www.parisky.com

Camp nelson, nicholasville

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Wild Turkey Distillery
site of bourbon production for more than a century. open year round. Five tours a day starting at 9 a.m. monday through saturday. tours start at 1 p.m. on sunday. 1417 Versailles rd. (502) 839-2182 www.wildturkeybourbon.com

nicHolasVille
18 miles southwest of lexington. Jessamine County tourism: (859) 887-4351 www.destinationjessamine.com

Cane Ridge Meeting House
Believed to be north america’s largest one-room log structure. Birthplace of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). limited 1655 Cane ridge rd. (859) 987-5350 www.caneridge.org

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Camp nelson Heritage Park
union supply depot, enlistment camp, african-american refugee camp. national Cemetery. tours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. tuesday through saturday. 6614 Danville rd. (859) 881-5716 www.campnelson.org

MidwaY
Home of midway College. 12 miles west of lexington. information: (859) 846-4413 www.meetmeinmidway.com

Duncan Tavern
extensively renovated threestory stone tavern built in 1788. Genealogy library. open april through December. Call for tour times. 323 High st. (859) 987-1788 www.duncantavern.com

Equus Run Vineyards
Vineyard and winery. Picnic areas, gift shop. Guided tours monday through saturday. open year round. Hours vary seasonally. 1280 moores mill rd. (859) 846-9463 (877) 905-2675 www.equusrunvineyards.com

Chrisman Mill Vineyards and Winery
wine tastings. saturday lunch. tours and tuscan dinners by reservation. open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. sunday. 2385 Chrisman mill rd. (859) 881-5007 www.chrismanmill.com

ricHMond
Home to eastern Kentucky university. 22 miles south of lexington. information: (800) 866-3705 www.richmondkytourism.com

Historic Railroad Street
Charming historic district with shopping, music and restaurants. Dining options include Grey Goose, Darlin’ Jean’s, Heirloom and more. limited railroad st. (859) 846-4413

High bridge Historic Park
once the highest railroad bridge in the world. Kentucky river scenic overlook. re-created 1900s dancing pavilion. us 29 at the KY river (859) 885-4500 www.jessamineco.com

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Acres of land Winery
enjoy panoramic views and wine made the Kentucky way. 2285 Barnes mill rd. (859) 328-3000 (866) 714-9463 www.acresoflandwinery.com

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fort boonesborough State Park
replica of 1775 fort. on-site crafts, outdoor recreation. open april through october, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Call for winter hours. 4375 Boonesboro rd. (859) 527-3131 www.parks.ky.gov

stanford
45 miles southwest of lexington. lincoln County tourism: (606) 365-4547 www.stanford-lincolncounty tourism.com

Versailles
12 miles west of lexington. information: (859) 873-5122 www.woodfordcountyinfo.com

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bluegrass Scenic Railroad and Museum
one-hour train excursions. on-site museum. open weekends mid-may through october and for holiday excursions. limited 175 Beasley rd. (859) 873-2476 (800) 755-2476 www.bluegrassrailroad.com

Hummel Planetarium
one of the largest and most sophisticated planetariums in the nation. Call for show times. Kit Carson Dr. (859) 622-1547 www.planetarium.eku.edu

Historic l & n Depot and Museum
Charming, small-town depot houses displays illustrating the railroad’s impact on local history. 1866 Depot st. (606) 365-0207

White Hall State Historic Site
Home of Cassius marcellus Clay. Days and hours vary seasonally. 500 white Hall shrine rd. (859) 623-9178 www.whitehallclermont foundation.org

William Whitley House
the first brick home built west of the allegheny mountains and the site of the first circular racetrack in the nation. limited 625 william whitley rd. (606) 355-2881 www.parks.ky.gov

Irish Acres Gallery of Antiques
Features 32,000 square feet of american and european furniture. unique restaurant. open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. tuesday through saturday. Closed January through mid-march. 4205 Fords mill rd. (859) 873-7235 www.irishacresgallery.com

Visit Kentucky’s capital city, Frankfort! Located 20 miles west of Lexington, we have a vibrant culture and great attractions such as Buffalo Trace Distillery and Kentucky Historical Society.
(800) 960-7200 • www.visitfrankfort.com 66838

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Family Adventure. Authentic History.
Just 15 minutes east of Lexington, Winchester offers something for all ages. Walk in the steps of Daniel Boone, capture the picture-perfect scenery of the rock cliffs lining the Kentucky River, enjoy a round of golf, or explore the area by taking a geocache or cell phone tour. Winchester dates from 1793, nearby Fort Boonesborough pre-dates the American Revolution, and our picturesque downtown is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Visitor’s Center • 2 S. Maple St. • Winchester, KY 40391 (859) 744-0556 • www.TourWinchester.com 66785

nostalgia Station Toy & Train Museum
toys and trains showcased in historic l & n depot. open year round, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. wednesday through saturday. 279 Depot st. (859) 873-2497 www.bgrm.org/nostalgiastation

wincHester
20 miles east of lexington. winchester-Clark County tourism: (800) 298-9105 www.tourwinchester.com

217 s. main st. (859) 745-1358 www.bgheritage.com

Civil War fort at boonesboro
Visit the remnants of the earthen work fortifications built by african-american soldiers. open daily, dawn to dusk. 1250 Ford rd. (859) 744-0556 (800) 298-9105 www.civilwarfortatboonesboro.com

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Ale-8-One bottling Company
this ginger-flavored soft drink, unique to Kentucky, has been bottled in winchester since 1926. tours on Fridays by reservation. 25 Carol rd. (859) 744-3484 www.ale-8-one.com

Woodford Reserve Distillery
only facility in the nation that uses the original scottish pot-still method. national Historic landmark. tours on the hour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. monday through saturday year round. 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. tours sunday, april through December. 7855 mcCracken Pk. (859) 879-1812 www.woodfordreserve.com

lower Howard’s Creek nature Preserve
Guided hikes through the state’s first industrial settlement, which includes mill foundations, dams and races, quarries and settlement-era stone fences. 1945 athens-Boonesboro rd. (859) 744-4888 www.lowerhowardscreek.org

bluegrass Heritage Museum
explore the history of the Bluegrass, from european contact with native americans to the present, in a signature romanesque revival building.

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No need to leave the Bluegrass Region empty-handed. Bourbonflavored chocolates? University of Kentucky sweatshirt? Antiques? Modern art? Whether you prefer shopping at charming boutiques or the largest mall in Kentucky, we’ve got it covered. From handcrafted works by local artisans to nearly every equestrian-themed item imaginable, you can find it here. So put on your walking shoes and prepare to shop to your heart’s content.

Malls and UniqUe shopping areas
Clay Avenue Shops
Unique collection of shops along a charming historical street. Children’s fashions, gifts, fine linens, photography and more. Clay Ave. off E. Main St.

Fayette Mall
Largest mall in Kentucky with more than 160 shops. Anchor stores include Macy’s, Dillard’s, Sears, Dick’s and JCPenney. 3401 Nicholasville Rd. (859) 272-3493 www.shopfayette-mall.com

Greentree Close
Downtown enclave with easy parking. Home to L.V. Harkness, Trillium, Greentree Antiques and Tearoom, and Belle Maison Antiques. 521 W. Short St. (859) 252-9030

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Hamburg
An impressive grouping of major department, discount and retail stores. Acres of shopping at the Man O’ War exit, Exit 108 off I-75. (859) 299-1515 (859) 543-0462 www.hamburgplace.com

The Mall at Lexington Green
Home of Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Artique, Worlds Apart, Whole Foods and more.

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161 Lexington Green Cir. (859) 245-1513 www.themallatlexingtongreen.com

The Shops at lexington Center
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a collection of locally owned and operated boutiques and specialty shops conveniently located downtown next to lexington’s convention center. Food court with free wi-Fi. 410 w. Vine st. (859) 233-4567 www.lexingtoncenter.com

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Artique
extraordinary jewelry and gifts handcrafted in america. the shops at lexington Center (859) 233-1774 the mall at lexington Green (859) 272-8802 www.artiquegallery.com

keeneland Gift Shop
equine specialty items including jewelry and clothing. open year round. Keeneland race Course. 4201 Versailles rd. (859) 288-4236 www.keeneland.com

kentucky Horse Park Gift Shop
wide selection of equine-themed merchandise and art. Breyer model horses. 4089 iron works Pk. (859) 259-4234 www.kyhorsepark.com

Victorian Square
a variety of shops, artists’ studios, restaurants and bars in a renovated block of Victorian buildings. Home to the new lexington Visitors Center. 401 w. main st. (859) 252-7575 www.victoriansquareshoppes.com

failte Irish Import Shop
imported foods, apparel, musical instruments – a little bit of ireland in central Kentucky. 113 s. upper (859) 381-1498 www.failteimports.com

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Woodland Triangle Shops
Discover a variety of specialty shops in this fun and funky neighborhood. maxwell, High & woodland

Gastineau Studio
witness the creation of that signature Kentucky item, the julep cup. 135 n. Broadway (859) 986-9158 www.gastineaustudio.com

kentucky korner
university of Kentucky logowear and memorabilia. the shops at lexington Center (859) 231-8899 Fayette mall (859) 271-0081 www.lexingtoncenter.com

L.V. Harkness
L.V. Harkness is a unique destination in your travels to the heart of horse country. We feature gifts for every occasion and products from world-renowned artisans highlighting Kentucky’s rich equestrian heritage. If your passion is entertaining, take time to peruse our wide selection of tableware and home décor options. Classic elegance awaits at L.V. Harkness.

kentucky Proud Market
specialty foods, regional beverages and handcrafted items, all certified Kentucky Proud. 410 w. Vine st. (859) 455-3342 www.kentuckyproudmarket.com

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531 W. Short St. • Lexington, KY 40507 (859) 225-7474 • www.lvharkness.com 66723 unique university of Kentucky items, Kentucky gift baskets and custom t-shirts made while you wait. 401 w. main st. (859) 475-1408 www.thekentuckystore.com

Savané Silver
one-of-a-kind contemporary jewelry using unusual semiprecious stones, including Kentucky agate. 130 n. Broadway (859) 455-8111

Third Street Stuff and Coffee
Bustling boutique full of colorful, eccentric, fun and creative merchandise. Café/coffee shop on-site. 257 n. limestone st. (859) 255-5301 www.thirdstreetstuff.com

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Visitlex Online Store
shop for all your Big lex swag. t-shirts, posters, bumper stickers and more. (859) 233-7299 store.visitlex.com

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Ann Greely Interiors and Antiques
497 e. main st. (859) 367-0200 www.anngreelyinteriors.com Peggy’s Gifts, Clay avenue shops

belle Maison Antiques
525 w. short st. (859) 252-9030 www.bellemaisonantiques.com

Georgetown Antique Mall
124 & 132 w. main st. Georgetown (502) 863-1891 www.georgetownkyantiquemall.com

Meadowthorpe Antique Mall
1455 leestown rd. (859) 255-2607

Clairebourne Antiques
4648 nicholasville rd. (859) 272-4648

not Just Antiques
1000 e. lexington ave. Danville (859) 239-0088

Glover’s bookery
862 s. Broadway (859) 253-0614 www.gloversbookery.com

Clark Art & Antiques and Weekend Market
801 winchester rd. (859) 361-2147

Greentree Antiques and Tearoom
521 w. short st. (859) 455-9660 www.greentreetearoom.com

Olde Towne Antique Mall
113 w. Green st. Versailles (859) 873-6326 www.oldetowneantiquesky.com

Cowgirl Attic
1535 Delaware ave. (859) 225-3876 www.cowgirlattic.com

Heritage Antique Galleries
238 e. main st. (859) 253-1035 www.heritageantiqueslex.com

Shelley’s limited
765 e. seventh st. (859) 225-7426

Dana kelly Oriental Rugs
829 Chevy Chase Pl. (859) 266-7802

feather Your nest
1496 leestown rd. (859) 381-1505 www.lexantiques.com

Irish Acres Gallery of Antiques
4205 Fords mill rd. nonesuch (859) 873-7235 www.irishacresgallery.com

Thoroughbred Antique Gallery
637 e. main st. (859) 233-9375 www.thoroughbred antiquegallery.com

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Hankering for a Kentucky Hot Brown? Craving some craftbrewed beer? Looking to dine and drink where the locals do? independent restaurants and watering holes abound in downtown Lexington’s trendy Jefferson street Corridor, where visionary restaurateurs with deep roots in this city share a passion for good food and good times.

Take nick Ryan’s Saloon. “i think what we tried to do here was give visitors and locals an option for casual, affordable dining downtown,” says Barb Wathen, who owns Nick Ryan’s with her husband, don Wathen. They named the place after one of Lexington’s prominent 19th-century saloon owners and storekeepers. drawing raves, Barb Wathen says, are “the local Kentucky favorites – the Hot Brown, which is made from my husband’s father’s original restaurant recipe, dating back to the 1940s; a catfish dinner – you think catfish is catfish, but ours is fresh and it really is better; and shrimp and grits. Those are just some of the foods that native Lexingtonians enjoy.” Across the street, the Grey Goose is famous for its stonebaked pizzas and its happening patio. “our patio is the hottest patio in town,” says Jeff Wheeler, general manager. “it’s packed every night. it’s nestled in the cutest little neighborhood and sits under a canopy of a couple big elm trees.” inside, a 160-year-old bar defines the pub atmosphere of what was once a local market. its renovation garnered an award from the Lexington Historical society. “We serve high-level pub food,” Wheeler continues. “Nothing is preprocessed. All our dressings and sauces are made here, and we search for the best ground beef we can find. We can also make a gluten-free pizza, if you call ahead.” Grey Goose proprietor Keith Clark, in partnership with Wheeler, recently opened another venue on Jefferson street, the blue Heron. it features a raw bar, wraparound porch and two fireplaces. on the corner of sixth and Jefferson, you’ll find West Sixth brewing Co., a new local craft brewery and taproom with an ever-changing beer list and a commitment to green practices. They don’t serve food, but you can order in, for instance, from nearby Wagon bones Grill, which is reputed to have the best barbecue in Lexington. other choices include Stella’s kentucky Deli, which caters to the lunch crowd with local, seasonal fare; Wine + Market, a specialty grocery and deli with a large wine selection and free tastings on Friday evenings; and for live music, the historic Green lantern bar. The city’s free COlT Trolley stops at several Jefferson street destinations.

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here are some insider tips on more terrific restaurants from local Certified Tourism Ambassadors. Lexington’s cuisine scene is vast and varied!

If you need someplace casual with great comfort food, try Ramsey’s or Winchell’s.
Sandy Boyken, Lexington Convention Center

When I’m in the mood for steak, I head straight for Malone’s. They have three locations.
Lisa Jackson, Kentucky Horse Park

Sometimes the ambiance is just as important as the food. At Azur, both are fantastic.
Ray Simpson, Hilton Lexington Downtown

When I want to impress out-of-towners, I always think of Merrick Inn. It represents gracious bluegrass hospitality.
Karen Miner, Blue Grass Airport

for a really terrific burger in lexington, I send people to lynagh’s Pub for an O’ Round.
Avery Malone, Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate

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Lexington RestauRants
a la lucie
Delightfully quirky downtown restaurant with Parisian flair. Inventive Continental menu. Specialties: Bourbon Tabascomarinated pork chops, mixed shellfish casserole. Entrees $15 to $30 159 N. Limestone St. (859) 252-5277 www.alalucie.com

Spoon bread, May Day Pie, Hot Browns and burgoo. These are just a few Kentucky favorites you can find in Lexington. But the restaurant scene in Lexington is vibrant and diverse. We have top-notch chefs creating innovative cuisine at dozens of independently owned restaurants. Ethnic restaurants run the gamut from Italian to West African and German to Japanese. The following is just a sampling of the area’s nonchain restaurants. Be sure to call ahead for reservations, particularly on weekends and during racing season.

Alfalfa
This eatery has been doing the veggie thing since the 1970s. Hoppin’ John and buckwheat pancakes are local favorites. Entrees $7 to $20 141 E. Main St. (859) 253-0014 www.alfalfarestaurant.com

Atomic Cafe
Colorful, top-quality Caribbean restaurant. Conch fritters, coconut shrimp and jerk chicken are as lively as the crowd. Large outdoor dining spaces. Entrees $10 to $19 265 N. Limestone St. (859) 254-1969 www.atomiccafeky.com

Azur Restaurant & Patio
Pleasing to the eye and palate. Diverse menu features steaks, seafood, rabbit, veal, duck and more. Entrees $12 to $32 3070 Lakecrest Cir. (859) 296-1007 www.azurrestaurant.com

bella notte
Locally owned Italian trattoria. Enjoy fresh-baked bread, wood-fire grilled meats, seafood and pasta. Entrees $8 to $26 3715 Nicholasville Rd.

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(859) 245-1789 www.bellalexington.com

Dudley’s Restaurant
Now open in the new location, this award-winning restaurant offers an excellent Continental menu and extensive wine list. Elegant dining room, cozy bar and outdoor patio. Entrees $16 to $36 259 W. Short (859) 252-1010 www.dudleysrestaurant.com

Joe Bologna’s
A Lexington institution since the 1970s. The place for sublime pizza and pasta favorites. The setting is a former Jewish temple, a heavenly counterpoint to the sinful breadsticks. Entrees $7 to $17 120 W. Maxwell St. (859) 252-4933 www.joebolognas.com

Bellini’s
Beautifully appointed eatery serving diverse, authentic Italian cuisine. Menu changes seasonally. Entrees $13 to $38 115 W. Main St. (859) 388-9583 www.bellinis.us

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Billy’s Bar-B-Q, Inc.
Lexington’s original purveyor of western Kentucky-style hickory pit barbecue. Choose from pork, beef, mutton or chicken. Be sure and order some “dill”ckles. Entrees $8 to $20 101 Cochran Rd. (859) 269-9593 www.billysbarbq.com

Durango’s
Friendly, bustling and fast. A local favorite for Mexican food. Entrees $7 to $13 2121 Richmond Rd. (859) 268-0723

Jonathan at Gratz Park
Redefined regional cuisine at historic Gratz Park Inn. Try the Sea Scallop Hot Browns for an appetizer. Elegant dining room, intimate bar. Entrees $20 to $34 120 W. Second St. (859) 252-4949 www.jagp.info

Giuseppe’s Ristorante Italiano & Bar
Traditional and nouveau cuisine in a contemporary atmosphere. Try the tiramisu, voted Best Dessert in the Bluegrass. Entrees $17 to $32 4456 Old Nicholasville Rd. (859) 272-4269 www.giuseppeslexington.com

The Julep Cup
Affordable Southern fare in an upscale, horse-themed environment. You can always get a mint julep here. Entrees $18 to $30 111 Woodland Ave. (859) 226-0300 www.thejulepcup.com

Cheapside Bar & Grill
With a Southwestern dining room, Victorian pub and tropical patio, Cheapside has plenty of atmosphere(s). A true downtown hot spot for happy hour. Entrees $6 to $19 131 Cheapside (859) 254-0046 www.cheapsidebarandgrill.com

Greentree Antiques and Tearoom
Luncheon tea at noon Wednesday through Saturday. Other times by appointment. Fine period furnishings for sale. Reservations required. Set menu $20 521 W. Short St. (859) 455-9660 www.greentreetearoom.com

Keeneland Track Kitchen
Eat a hearty country breakfast cafeteria-style alongside jockeys and trainers. Open to the public from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. seven days a week. Eggs cooked to order, grits, biscuits and gravy, and more. Under $7 4201 Versailles Rd. (859) 253-0541 www.keeneland.com

deSha’s Restaurant
Great all-around when everybody’s in the mood for something different. Famous cornbread and a great Hot Brown. View of Triangle Park. Entrees $6 to $33 101 N. Broadway (859) 259-3771 www.deshas.com/lexington

Jean Farris Winery and Bistro
Fine cuisine paired with fine wines. Seasonal menu based on culinary herbs, fruits and vegetables grown on-site. Entrees $19 to $35 6825 Old Richmond Rd. (859) 263-9463 www.jeanfarris.com

Le Deauville
Sharing the name of Lexington’s sister city, this charming restaurant brings authentic French cuisine downtown. Very chic. Entrees $19 to $34 199 N. Limestone St. (859) 246-0999 www.ledeauvilleresto.com

Doodle’s
Gas station turned hip breakfast/ lunch spot. Pigs and Puffs anyone? Entrees $8 to $11 262 N. Limestone St. (859) 317-8438 www.doodlesrestaurant.com

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Popular university watering hole that serves juicy burgers and substantial sandwiches. Entrees $8 to $10 384 Woodland Ave. (859) 255-1292 www.lynaghsirishpub.com

(859) 259-2754 www.beetnik.com

1060 Chinoe (859) 335-8788 www.rossis-restaurant.com

Oasis Mediterranean Restaurant
Middle Eastern fare spiced to perfection. Popular lunch buffet. The Oasis Platter for two is a favorite. Entrees $10 to $18 837 Chevy Chase Pl. (859) 269-6440 www.oasisrestaurant.net

Saul Good
Chicken and waffles, fish tacos, Thai pizza, lettuce wraps ... it’s all good. Second location at Fayette Mall. Entrees $9 to $15 1808 Alysheba Way (859) 317-9200 www.saulgoodpub.com

Malone’s
Casual yet upscale meat lover’s paradise – ask any local. Filet mignon, prime rib, New York strip, ribeye, porterhouse cuts. Entrees $12 to $49 3347 Tates Creek Rd. (859) 335-6500 1920 Pleasant Ridge Dr. (859) 264-8023 3735 Palomar Centre Dr. (859) 977-2620 www.bluegrasshospitality.com

Parkette Drive-In
An honest-to-goodness 1950s drive-in. The place for a doubledecker Kentucky Poor Boy burger and tasty onion rings. Entrees $3 to $15 1230 New Circle Rd. N.E. (859) 254-8723 www.theparkette.com

Sav’s Grill and West African Cuisine
Healthy, delicious food combining the flavors of Africa with traditional Southern favorites. Entrees $7 to $13 304 S. Limestone St. (859) 368-7287 www.savsgrill.com

Marikka’s Restaurant
Authentic German food, from schnitzels to wursts, plus 500 types of beer. Partake in billiards and darts after dinner. Entrees $7 to $14 411 Southland Dr. (859) 275-1925 www.marikkas.com

Pazzo’s Pizza Pub
The calzones are outstanding. Sauces and dough made fresh daily and 38 beers on tap. Right on the edge of UK’s campus. Outdoor patio. Entrees $4 to $21 385 S. Limestone (859) 255-5125 www.pazzospizzapub.com

Sawyer’s
Southern Living considers Jim Sawyer’s burgers among the best. If you’re really hungry, get the chili burger. All entrees under $10 325 W. Main St. (859) 281-6022

Merrick Inn
Prime beef, fresh seafood and fine wines in a classic Williamsburg setting. Southern fare with innovative nightly specials. Entrees $19 to $34 1074 Merrick Dr. (859) 269-5417 www.themerrickinn.com

School
An intriguing and elegant option for Japanese and French cuisine. Katien sushi. Entrees $10 to $28 162 Old Todds Rd. (859) 269-0677 www.schoolrestaurantlex.com

Ramsey’s Diner
Good old-fashioned comfort food: pot roast, meatloaf, chicken and dumplings, and Southern veggie dishes. Hot Brown once voted Best of the Bluegrass. Entrees $8 to $14 496 E. High St. (859) 259-2708 www.ramseysdiners.com

Stella’s Kentucky Deli
Sandwiches, salads, soups and desserts made by hand, in-house, using fresh, seasonal ingredients. All entrees under $9 143 Jefferson St. (859) 255-3354 www.stellaskentuckydeli.com

natasha’s Bistro & Bar
Spacious urban bistro serving New American cuisine. Asian salads, pastas, stir frys, pizza, bison burgers and live entertainment. Entrees $10 to $20 112 Esplanade

Rossi’s
Duck, veal, lamb, chicken, steak, pasta, seafood and a wide variety of salads. Rossi’s does it all – with style. Entrees $12 to $29

Sutton’s
Italian fare with an American flair. Special late-night menu.

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Entrees $8 to $15 110 N. Locust Hill Rd. (859) 268-2068 www.suttonsrestaurant.com

Table 310
Farm-fresh nouvelle cuisine, elegantly presented. Sophisticated minimalist decor. Entrees $17 to $27 310 W. Short St. (859) 309-3901 www.table310.com

Tachibana
Truly authentic Japanese cuisine. Excellent sushi. Try the yellowtail and spider rolls. Entrees $10 and up 785 Newtown Ct. (859) 254-1911

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RegionaL RestauRants
Beaumont Inn
Run by the Dedman family for five generations. Traditional Kentucky cooking in the main dining room includes “yellow-legged” fried chicken, country ham and corn pudding. Entrees $16 to $30 638 Beaumont Inn Dr. Harrodsburg (859) 734-3381 www.beaumontinn.com

decorated. Try the Nonesuch Kiss – a baked meringue filled with jamocha ice cream, hot fudge and almonds. $23 for full-service lunch 4205 Fords Mill Rd. Versailles (859) 873-6956 www.irishacresgallery.com/the-glitz

Tomo Restaurant
A sleek and stylish interior contributes to a memorable dining experience. Great place for sushi lovers. Entrees $16 to $30 848 E. High St. (859) 269-9291

Heirloom
Emphasizing heirloom produce and locally grown ingredients. The ambiance is contemporary and the decor upscale. Entrees $21 to $31 125 Main St. Midway (859) 846-5565

Winchell’s
Down-home restaurant and sports bar. Try the sweet and tangy vinegar slaw. Entrees $10 to $14 348 Southland Dr. (859) 278-9424 www.winchellsrestaurant.com

Boone Tavern
Combine crafts shopping with a generous meal. Signature items: Chicken Flakes in a Bird’s Nest (creamed chicken in a fried-potato basket), delicious spoon bread, Race Day Pie. Entrees $18 to $31 100 Main St. Berea (859) 985-3700 www.boonetavernhotel.com

Holly Hill Inn
On the National Register of Historic Places. Fresh, seasonal ingredients and local produce are at the heart of Chef Ouita’s menu. Prix fixe: $18/$40 426 N. Winter St. Midway (859) 846-4732 www.hollyhillinn.com

Windy Corner Market and Restaurant
Breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week, smack dab in the middle of horse country. Entrees $8 to $18 4595 Bryan Station Rd. (859) 294-9338 www.windycornermarket.com

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The Glitz Restaurant
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Mermaids Bistro
Seafood is queen at this delightfully decorated bistro. Finish with the Beach Fire S’mores at your table. Entrees $15 to $27 9 S. Fourth St. Danville (859) 238-2040 www.mermaidsbistro.com

Serafini
Surprising little capital city restaurant with an Italian inclination. Award-winning wine list. Freshwater Kentucky shrimp when in season. Entrees $16 to $35 243 W. Broadway Frankfort (502) 875-5599 www.serafinifrankfort.com

Entrees $12 to $28 3501 Lexington Rd. Harrodsburg (859) 734-5411 www.shakervillageky.org

Wallace Station
Farmhands and socialites alike are fond of the sandwiches, sides and pastries at this country cafe housed in a small 1900s train depot. Try the ham-and-Brie panini. Entrees $4 to $8 3854 Old Frankfort Pk. Versailles (859) 846-5161 www.wallacestation.com

Sam’s Truck Stop
Take a tip from the locals: Don’t miss this. Hearty country cooking and scrumptious homemade pies. Close to the Kentucky Horse Park. Entrees $6 to $14 1973 Lexington Rd. Georgetown (502) 863-5872 www.samsrest.com

Trustees’ Office at Shaker Village
Traditional specialties in the beautiful simplicity of Shaker Village. Southern crudités are followed by entrees like country ham and fried chicken. Try the Shaker lemon pie.

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(Exit 104 I-75) 5532 Athens-Boonesboro Rd., (859) 263-5241, (800) 937-8376 www.lexingtonkyhotel.net

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2753 Richmond Rd., (859) 269-4999, www.bluegrassextendedstay.com 273 E. new Circle Rd., (859) 299-4162 601 Ad Color dr., (859) 967-1940, (800) 881-9725 www.candlewoodsuites.com

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2381 Buena Vista dr., (859) 299-0302, (877) 424-6423 www.comfortinn.com/hotel-lexington-kentucky-KY078 5531 Athens-Boonesboro Rd., (859) 263-0777, (877) 424-6423 www.comfortinn.com/hotel-lexington-kentucky-KY421 3060 Fieldstone Way, (859) 296-4446, (877) 424-6423 www.comfortsuites.com/hotel-lexington-kentucky-KY025

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Return to the true meaning of Southern hospitality. Where the tradition of quality and elegance exceed your expectations.

Enjoy the service, amenities and look of an upscale hotel at an affordable price when you stay with Clarion®.
1950 Newtown Pike 66371 Lexington, KY 40511 (859) 233-0512 www.clarionhotellex.com

1375 S. Broadway • Lexington, KY 40504 66361 (800) 2-CROWNE • www.crowneplaza.com/campbellhouse

Experience a taste of New Orleans at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton. Each two-room suite includes oversized whirlpool tubs, two HDTVs and much more.

2601 Richmond Rd. • Lexington, KY 40509 66820 (859) 268-0060 • www.lexingtonsuites.doubletree.com

Lexington’s only historic inn exemplifies the Southern grace and charm for which Lexington is known. Located in Lexington’s beautiful historic district, the updated inn has earned its reputation as a timeless, classic boutique inn.
120 W. Second St. 66368 Lexington, KY 40508 (859) 231-1777 www.gratzparkinn.com

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Hotels/Motels
Country inn & suites (Exit 110 I-75)
2297 Executive dr., (859) 299-8844, (800) 456-4000 www.countryinns.com

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3100 Wall St., (859) 224-0460 www.marriott.com/lexkn

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Courtyard lexington north (Exit 115 I-75) 775 newtown Ct., (859) 253-4646, (800) 321-2211 www.marriott.com/LEXnO Courtyard lexington south (Exit 108 I-75)
1951 Pleasant Ridge, (859) 263-9090, (800) 321-2211 www.marriott.com/lexce

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1375 S. Broadway, (859) 255-4281, (800) 227-6963 www.crowneplaza.com/campbellhouse, Advertising partner, p. 48 1500 Versailles Rd., (859) 252-5561

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1987 n. Broadway, (859) 299-1202, (800) 329-7466 www.daysinn.com

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2601 Richmond Rd., (859) 268-0060, (800) 262-3774 lexingtonsuites.doubletree.com, Advertising partner, p. 48 5527 Athens-Boonesboro Rd., (859) 263-5101, (800) 553-2666 www.econolodge.com/hotel-lexington-kentucky-KY056

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3575 Tates Creek Rd., (859) 271-6160, (800) 804-3724 www.extendedstayhotels.com

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2100 Hackney Pl., (859) 977-5870, (800) 228-2800 www.marriott.com/lexnw

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3050 Lake Crest Cir., (859) 224-3338, (800) 228-2800 www.marriott.com/lexsw

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Hilton Lexington/Downtown
Lexington’s landmark hotel offers a unique Kentucky experience. Beautiful equine sculptures and our own Bluegrass hospitality make us the perfect location for your next visit.

369 West Vine St. • Lexington, KY 40507 66358 (859) 231-9000 • www.lexingtondowntown.hilton.com

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visitors to the Lexington area will find a wide array of activities, whether you like golf, antiques or horse farms. For more information on any of these topics, go to www.visitlex.com and click on the Idea Guide, or call us at (800) 845-3959. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • African-American Heritage Agritourism Antiquing the Bluegrass Bed and Breakfasts Bluegrass Region Bourbon distilleries Civil War sites Covered Bridges downtown Lexington Fall Foliage Family Fun Folk Arts and Crafts Free Things to do Golf in the Bluegrass The Great outdoors Heritage Tours Historic Homes and Places Holiday delights Horse Farm Tours The Kentucky derby Kentucky Horse Park The Lexington Walk and Bluegrass Country driving Tour Museums Religious sites Restaurants shopping smartphone Apps sports

Enjoy Lexington’s best right outside our door. Hyatt Regency is adjacent to the Lexington Convention Center and Rupp Arena in the heart of downtown.

401 W. High St. • Lexington, KY 40507 (859) 253-1234 • www.lexington.hyatt.com 66374

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four points by sheraton (Exit 115 I-75) gratz park inn
1938 Stanton Way, (859) 259-1311, (800) 325-3535 www.fourpoints.com/Lexington

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3060 Lake Crest Cir., (859) 223-0088, (800) 426-7866 www.hamptoninn.com

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245 Lexington Green Cir., (859) 271-4000, (800) 445-8667 www.lexingtongreen.hilton.com, Advertising partner, p. 53 369 W. Vine St., (859) 231-9000, (877) 539-1648 www.lexingtondowntownhotel.com, Advertising partner, p. 50

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1780 Sharkey Way, (859) 231-0656, (800) 465-4329 www.hiexpress.com/lexingtonky

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1000 Export St., (859) 389-6800, (800) 465-4329 www.hiexpress.com/lexington

holiday inn express hotel & suites Downtown homewood suites by hilton

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249 Ruccio Way, (859) 223-0880, (800) 225-5466 www.lexington.homewoodsuites.com

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2033 Bryant Rd., (859) 543-0464, (800) 225-5466 www.lexingtonhamburg.homewoodsuites.com

homewood suites by hilton hamburg

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howard Johnson (Exit 110 I-75) 2241 Elkhorn Rd., (859) 293-2202, (800) 221-5801, www.hojo.com hyatt place (Exit 108 I-75) 2001 Bryant Rd., (859) 296-0091, (888) 492-8847 www.hyattplacelexington.com hyatt regency lexington inn on Broadway
401 W. High St., (859) 253-1234, (800) 233-1234 www.lexington.hyatt.com, Advertising partner, p. 50 1301 S. Broadway, (859) 519-2060, www.innonbroadwaylex.com

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knights inn north (Exit 115 I-75)

1935 Stanton Way, (859) 231-0232, (800) 843-5644, www.knightsinn.com

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la Quinta inn (Exit 115 I-75) 1920 Stanton Way, (859) 231-7551, (800) 753-3757, www.lq.com la Quinta inn & suites (Exit 104 I-75) 100 Canebrake dr., (859) 543-1877, (800) 753-3757, www.lq.com
1203 new Circle Rd. n.E., (859) 255-3337 3131 Custer dr., (859) 273-3303, (877) 539-7356 www.lexingtonrelocation.com 507 n. Broadway, (859) 420-2683, www.lyndonhouse.com

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2260 Elkhorn Rd., (859) 293-1431, (800) 466-8356 www.motel6.com 588 n.E. new Circle Rd., (859) 233-3538

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Quality inn northwest (Exit 115 I-75)

750 newtown Ct., (859) 233-0561, (800) 424-6423 www.qualityinn.com/hotel-lexington-kentucky-KY007 2143 n. Broadway, (859) 299-1261, (800) 272-6232 www.ramadainnlexky.com

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ramada Conference Center (Exit 113 I-75) ramada limited (Exit 110 I-75) 2261 Elkhorn Rd., (859) 294-7375, (800) 272-6232 www.ramada.com/hotel/11401 red roof inn north (Exit 113 I-75) red roof inn south

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1980 Haggard Ct., (859) 293-2626, (800) 733-7663, www.redroof.com

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2651 Wilhite dr., (859) 277-9400, (800) 733-7663, www.redroof.com 1080 newtown Pk., (859) 231-6191, (800) 331-3131 www.residenceinn.com/LEXnn

residence inn by marriott north (Exit 115 I-75) residence inn keeneland/Airport residence inn south (Exit 108 I-75)

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3110 Wall St., (859) 296-0460, (800) 331-3131 www.marriott.com/lexke 2688 Pink Pigeon Pkwy., (859) 263-9979, (800) 331-3131 www.marriott.com/LEXRI

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sleep inn (Exit 108 I-75) 1920 Plaudit Pl., (859) 543-8400, (800) 753-3746 www.sleepinn.com/hotel-lexington-kentucky-KY098
1107 Winchester Rd., (859) 252-4401 www.sportsmansmotel.com

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863 S. Broadway, (859) 225-1500, (888) 287-9400 www.marriott.com/lexsh

springhill suites sunset motel

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4020 Georgetown Rd., (859) 254-4765

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super 8 motel (Exit 110 I-75) 2351 Buena Vista dr., (859) 299-6241, (800) 800-8000 www.super8.com swann’s nest at Cygnet farm
3463 Rosalie Rd., (859) 226-0095 www.swannsnest.com

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travelodge (Exit 110 I-75) university inn hotel value place

2221 Elkhorn Rd., (859) 293-0047, (866) 539-0036 www.travelodge.com

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1229 S. Limestone St., (859) 278-6625, (866) 881-9676 www.uinn.biz

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2370 Lake Park Rd., (859) 269-6677 www.valueplace.com

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Pioneer remains a popular tourism attraction in Central Kentucky

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Explorer. frontiersman. Pioneer. All of these words have been used to describe Daniel boone, an iconic figure in American history. The storied folk hero – who was born in 1734 and died in 1820 – still draws interest nearly 200 years after his death. “So many people in this country have heard about Daniel boone ever since they were children – back when there were television series and full-length movies about him,” says kent Masterson brown, a boone historian and president of lexington-based Witnessing History llC.

“daniel made his name in Kentucky from 1773 to 1799, including as a militiaman in the Revolutionary War. The idea of this pioneer adventurer – a man often by himself in the woods – continues to capture and challenge people’s imaginations today.” Brown says visitors to Central Kentucky will be reminded of Boone virtually wherever they travel. “For example, you can drive south of Lexington on u.s. 68 and cross the Kentucky River to see some of the most impressive palisades in the world,” he says. “Palisades are enormous limestone cliff formations that Boone would have encountered often during his Kentucky days. visitors will immediately be transported into daniel Boone’s realm once they gaze upon the palisades.” A drive along u.s. 421 – which cuts through the state from the eastern Kentucky mountains, though Lexington and exits just west of Carrollton – is a journey back in time. This is the original Wilderness Road that Boone hacked out in 1775 to establish Boonesborough, one of the first english-speaking settlements west of the Appalachians. Fort Boonesborough, now a Kentucky state park, is 25 miles south of Lexington, off present-day state Road 627. visitors also can explore Boone station, the

daniel Boone was a legend in his own lifetime, and maybe even more so today.

frontiersman’s home from 1779-1782. The historic site’s 46 acres are home to several reconstructed cabins and a stockade. “Athens has the public gravesites of daniel’s son, israel, along with two of Boone’s brothers, samuel and edward,” Brown says. “Another key attraction is Blue Licks Battlefield in Robertson County, where the last battle of the Revolutionary War occurred.” Because Boone is so closely identified with Kentucky, his remains were brought to Frankfort in 1845, along with those of his wife, Rebecca. They are both buried in Frankfort Cemetery, on a hillside overlooking the state capital. The spirit of daniel Boone remains so popular that Winchester resident steve Caudill makes a living portraying the renowned pioneer. Caudill performs his first-person representation to audiences around the country. “i am 49 years old and dress on stage the way that daniel would have looked in his late 40s in pioneer Kentucky,” says Caudill, who owns and operates daniel Boone of Kentucky. He performs in authentic, handcrafted clothing, such as elk-skin moccasins and a Quaker-style hat. “There is still a fascination to this day about daniel,” Caudill says. “He remains a folk hero most famous for his settlement of what is now Central Kentucky. He was a legend in his own lifetime, and maybe even more so today.”

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SportS & EntErtainmEnt

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Golf
More than 20 distinctive courses await golfers in the Bluegrass Region. Surprisingly affordable, most courses are priced well under $50 for 18 holes. Lexington boasts four championship-caliber courses: Kearney Hills Golf Links, Lakeside Golf Course, The Gay Brewer Jr. Course @ Picadome and Tates Creek Golf Course. For a complete list of courses, go to www.visitlex.com.

As you might expect in a university town, Lexington offers a broad range of activities. Lexington is home to the NCAA men’s basketball champions, the Kentucky Wildcats, so don your blue and white and you’ll fit right in. Make plans for race day, enjoy a pint in an Irish pub, go gallery hopping or find out who’s auditioning for the Met while mingling in the lobby before the opera. For more information on entertainment options during your visit, check the calendar of events at www.visitlex.com, or call us at (800) 845-3959.

Sporting Events
Everyone knows the Bluegrass is famous for horse racing, but you can also satisfy your sports cravings with collegiate football and basketball. April through September, experience America’s favorite pastime with the Lexington Legends baseball team at Whitaker Bank Ballpark. On Sundays year round, watch polo at the Kentucky Horse Park. Each summer, the Bluegrass State Games, one of the longest running amateur sporting events of its kind, attracts more than 15,000 participants.

Sports Bars
Kentuckians appreciate the wide world of sports; that’s why there are so many quality sports bars in town. Have a game in mind that you want to watch while you enjoy a meal or cocktails? Head to Village Host, the lively Winchell’s, Shamrocks or the ever-popular Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar. Two Keys Tavern has been a favorite of the college crowd for generations. Pazzo’s Pizza Pub is another crowd-pleaser.

Performing Arts
For a city its size, Lexington offers a rich variety. The Opera House hosts Broadway productions, the Actors Guild presents innovative plays and Danville’s Norton Center brings in some of the

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nation’s biggest acts. there’s the newly renovated lyric theatre and the brand-new eastern Kentucky university Center for the arts. Check out the lexington Philharmonic, university of Kentucky’s singletary Center for the arts, the lexington Ballet, Kentucky Ballet theater, the lexington opera society and uK opera theatre.

literary
attention bookworms and literary lovers! Be sure to check out poetry readings, visiting authors and more at lexington’s beautiful Carnegie Center for literacy & learning, as well as open mics and workshops at Joseph-Beth Booksellers and Barnes & noble. lexington hosts the Kentucky women writers Conference, the longest-running event of its kind in the nation. looking for a first edition? try the Black swan or Glover’s Bookery.

catch WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour. the show is taped weekly in lexington and features some of the best folk music in the country.

bluegrass and Country & Western
the distinctive american music form popularized by Kentuckian Bill monroe in the 1940s is now known as Bluegrass across the globe. in lexington, red Barn radio tapes live shows at artsPlace fall through spring. in the summer, you can hear live Bluegrass music next door to Collins Bowling alley at the southland Jamboree. Cosmic Charlie’s and al’s Bar book Bluegrass bands, but both offer a very wide variety of other music as well. Grab your hat and boots and head out to austin City saloon in woodhill, lexington’s original country bar. ride a mechanical bull at Cadillac ranch or saddle ridge. longtime southern rocker and country crooner larry redmon has his own place (redmon’s), downstairs at the corner of main and Cheapside. Drive out leestown road to hear Kenny whalen and the travelers play at musicland in a smoke- and alcohol-free environment.

film
Kentucky theater offers offbeat, foreign and classic films in a nostalgic setting. it’s a lexington original, plus the venue serves cookies, fruit drinks and beer. For current releases, go to movies 8 at lexington Green, regal Cinemas at Hamburg, Fayette mall, woodhill movies 10 and the lexington movie tavern. Catch a flick at a bargain price at the Carmike, or do the ’50s thing at the sky-Vue twin Drive-in theatre near winchester.

Rock ’n’ Roll ’n’ More
rupp arena seats up to 23,000 and hosts top country, pop and rock acts throughout the year. For smaller concerts, Buster’s has an energetic atmosphere with a variety of entertainers booked each week. looking for a place to cut a rug? a DJ plays everything from bebop to hip hop at the immensely popular the moon. natasha’s Bistro is a hot spot for live music and theater. tin roof lexington, near the uK campus, offers live music most nights. the Jazz arts Foundation sponsors monthly performances at the central library theatre. if you’re in town on a monday night, try to

festivals
it seems there’s almost always a festival scheduled in the Bluegrass. Favorites include: Festival of the Bluegrass, Berea Craft Festival, smooth Jazz Fest, Danville’s Great american Brass Band Festival, summerFest, Ballet under the stars, mayfest, Picnic with the Pops, woodland arts Fair and Georgetown’s Festival of the Horse.

Visual Arts
the Bluegrass region is packed with colorful art galleries. several you can’t afford to miss include the art museum at uK, artists’ attic, Cross Gate Gallery and ann tower Gallery. the lexington art league holds monthly events at historic loudoun House. several times a year, there’s a citywide Gallery Hop – a walking tour that hits all the artsy downtown hot spots.

ann tower Gallery

TRAnSPORTATIOn & GuIDED TOuRS

TRANsPoRTATioN
Air Transportation
airtran airways (800) 247-8726 allegiant air (702) 505-8888 american airlines (800) 433-7300 Blue Grass airport (859) 425-3114 Delta air lines (800) 221-1212 united express (800) 864-620 us airways (800) 428-4322

Charter Service
above all Charters (859) 312-9592 Blue Grass Charter (800) 755-6956/(859) 233-2152 the Free enterprise system (800) 448-5728 wombles transportation (859) 887-4611

Transportation for the Disabled
wheels (859) 233-3433 Register in advance of arrival. superior Van & mobility (888) 742-8267 Accessible van rentals

buses
Greyhound Bus lines (800) 231-2222/(859) 299-8804 lextran (city bus) (859) 253-4636 Colt Free trolley (859) 253-4636

Guided TouRs
All tour companies can also provide private guides, as well as step-on service to motor coaches.

Car Rental Airport locations

avis (800) 230-4898/(859) 281-1681 enterprise (800) 261-7331/(859) 425-4077 Hertz (800) 654-3131/(859) 254-3496 national (800) 227-7368/(859) 254-8806

Carriage Rides
lexington livery (859) 259-0000

thoroughbred Heritage tours (800) 808-9533/(859) 260-8687 unique Horse Farm tours (800) 678-8813/(859) 233-4303

Custom Tours
Blue Grass tours (859) 252-5744 Destination Bluegrass (888) 970-3339 (859) 806-8245 Kentucky Horse tours (859) 312-1124 the lexington Connection inc. (859) 269-4040 lexington in touch inc. (859) 224-4226 scott Goodlett events (800) 450-6444 (859) 361-3539

Walking Tours
Bleu Plate tours (800) 979-3370 Historic Downtown walking tours (859) 321-5897 lexington walking tours (859) 825-8702

limousines
Blue Grass tours (800) 755-6956/(859) 252-5744 Celebrity limousines (859) 272-1000 Cornett’s limousine airport shuttle (859) 967-6195 Gold shield (800) 205-7330/(859) 255-6388 thoroughbred limousine (859) 273-3690 triple Crown limousines (859) 252-6764

Private Guides
Bill shaw (859) 227-7159 Horses of Kentucky by lois Hill (859) 277-4625 John midbo (859) 278-9488 Karen edelstein (859) 266-5465 suburban woman’s Club (859) 296-4299 unbridled tours (859) 333-8940 (859) 276-4257

Daily Van Tours
Blue Grass tours (859) 252-5744 Dw Guided tours (859) 361-4390 Horse Farm tours inc. (800) 976-1034 (859) 268-2906

Taxicabs
Discount Cab (859) 305-1213 wildcat taxi (859) 231-8294 Yellow Cab (859) 231-8294

GEnERAl InfORMATIOn

GeNeRAL iNFoRMATioN
tiMe Zone
lexington is in the eastern time Zone and observes Daylight saving time seasonally.

eMergencY serVices
all services: 911 Hospital emergency rooms open 24 Hours:

urgent Treatment Clinics
1055 Dove run rd. (859) 269-4668
8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. daily

aVerage teMPerature
the Bluegrass region has four distinct seasons, with a glorious spring and fall, a warm summer and a typically mild winter. Spring 34-74°F Summer 61-86°F Fall 36-79°F Winter 23-54°F

Central baptist Hospital

1498 Boardwalk (859) 254-5520
8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday Closed Sunday

1740 nicholasville rd. (859) 260-6100

Saint Joseph Hospital East
150 richmond rd. (859) 967-5000

3174 Custer Dr. (859) 272-4882
8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday Closed Sunday

traffic
Kentucky law permits right turns on red following a complete stop, unless prohibited by signage. left turns on red are permitted from a one-way street onto a one-way street. Feeder lights help the flow of traffic on some roads; a green arrow indicates appropriate lanes for driving; a yellow X indicates a left turning lane; a red X indicates lanes in use by oncoming traffic. all people traveling in Fayette County are required to wear their seat belts. all children 40 inches tall and under must be restricted in a federally approved restraint seat.

Saint Joseph Hospital
1 st. Joseph Dr. (859) 313-1000

iMPortant PHone nuMBers
AAA blue Grass/kentucky
(800) 568-5222 (859) 233-1111

uk HealthCare/ Good Samaritan

310 s. limestone st. (859) 226-7000

Commerce lexington
(859) 254-4447

university of kentucky Albert b. Chandler Medical Center
1000 s. limestone st. (859) 323-5000

foreign Currency Exchange
(859) 455-5300

Minor eMergencY serVices
lexington Clinic first Choice Walk-In Clinics
Beaumont Centre 3061 Fieldstone way ste. 700 (859) 296-9900
8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday

lexington Visitors Center
(800) 845-3959 (859) 233-7299

liQuor
minimum drinking age is 21. alcoholic beverages may be sold in licensed bars and restaurants from 6 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. monday through saturday, and from 11 a.m. sunday to 2:30 a.m. monday. Package stores may open from 7 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. monday through saturday and 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. on sunday. smoking is not allowed inside public buildings, including restaurants.

lexington-fayette urban County Government
(859) 425-2255

Lexington Herald-Leader
(800) 274-7355

Parks & Recreation
(859) 288-2900

Advertising partner, inside front cover
andover 3099 Helmsdale Pl. (859) 543-1116
8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday

Translation Services
(502) 213-0317

u.S. Customs Service
(859) 425-3111

Calendar of eVents
For more events occurring during your travel dates, check our website: www.visitlex.com, or call the Lexington Convention and Visitors Bureau at (800) 845-3959. Before making travel plans, call the contact number to confirm dates, times and admission prices.

High Hope Steeplechase
May 19 Kentucky Horse Park sanctioned races over brush and timber. (859) 967-9444

Annual Kentucky High School Invitational Rodeo
May 24-26 Kentucky Horse Park the best high school athletes in the region compete over three days. (270) 395-4889

January-February
Keeneland Horse Sales
January 7-11 Keeneland race Course Horses of all ages go on sale. spectators welcome. (800) 456-3412

Central Kentucky Home & Garden Show
April 4-7 lexington Center Jump-start spring with fresh ideas from this annual show. (859) 233-4567

Annual Egyptian Event
June 3-8 Kentucky Horse Park Featuring arabians in performance, halter, dressage and native costume competitions. (859) 231-0771

Kentucky Sport, Boat & Recreation Show
January 31-February 3 rupp arena Daily fishing demonstrations and more. (859) 233-4567

Keeneland Race Course Thoroughbred Racing
April 5-26 spring race meet. no racing on mondays or tuesdays or easter. (800) 456-3412

Festival of the Bluegrass
June 6-9 Kentucky Horse Park annual jamboree featuring the best Bluegrass bands in Kentucky and top national performers. (859) 846-4995

March-April
Kentucky Crafted the Market
March 1-3 lexington Center High-quality art, literature, food, music and film. (502) 564-3757

International Kite and Culture Festival
April 20-21 Georgetown, KY Kite competitions, classes and nonstop cultural entertainment. (502) 863-1575

Great American Brass Band Festival
June 6-9 Danville, KY world-class bands come together in what has been called “the most prominent and unusual music festival in the country.” (859) 236-7794

Boys Sweet Sixteen Tournament
March 6-9 rupp arena Kentucky High school athletic association state basketball tournament. (859) 299-5472

Rolex Three-Day Event
April 25-28 Kentucky Horse Park the only Four-star, three-day equestrian event in the western Hemisphere. (859) 254-8123 (January-april)

Blue Grass Trust Antiques & Garden Show
March 8-10 Kentucky Horse Park Featuring more than 40 distinguished dealers and garden specialists. (859) 253-0362

May-June
Keeneland Race Course Kentucky Derby Simulcast
May 4 Festivities include live music, pony rides, free popcorn. (800) 456-3412

July-August
Fourth of July Festival
July 4 Downtown lexington Fireworks, food, music, dancing, vendors, parade. (859) 258-3010

Lexington St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival
March 16 leprechauns and shamrocks will be spotted along main street. entertainment all day. (859) 278-7349

Mayfest Arts Fair
May 11-12 Gratz Park Celebrating performing, visual and literary arts. (859) 425-2590

Junior League Horse Show
July 8-13 the red mile the nation’s largest outdoor saddlebred horse show. (859) 252-8014

CAlEnDAR Of EVEnTS

Lexington Lions’ Club Bluegrass Fair
July 11-21 masterson station Park Carnival rides, grandstand shows, petting farm, games and shows. (859) 233-1465

Fall Festivals

Mid-September-October 31 From u-pick pumpkins and spooky farmhouses to corn mazes and petting zoos, our orchards have fantastic fall festivals. Bi-water Farm (502) 863-3676 evans orchard (502) 863-2255 Boyd orchards (859) 873-3097

National Horse Show
October 29-November 3 Kentucky Horse Park america’s oldest indoor horse show. (516) 484-1865

November-December
Christmas in the Valley
Mid-November-Mid-December renfro Valley Visit santa’s workshop and enjoy light displays. (800) 765-7464

Keeneland Concours d’Elegance
July 18-21 Keeneland race Course one hundred magnificent automobiles, fashion and art. (859) 422-3329

Anderson County Burgoo Festival
September 27-29 Downtown lawrenceburg lots of burgoo, music, entertainment and vendors of all kinds. (502) 680-0453

Breyerfest
July 18-21 Kentucky Horse Park Discover the world of Breyer model horses. Competitions, clinics and a trade fair. (973) 633-5090

Festival of the Horse
October 3-6 Georgetown, KY exhibits, concessions, parade, carnival, arts and crafts, 5k run. (502) 863-5424

Southern Lights
November 22-December 31 Kentucky Horse Park animated light displays are arranged along a drive-at-your-own-pace, fourmile route through the park. (859) 255-5727

Keeneland Thoroughbred Racing
October 4-26 Keeneland race Course no racing on mondays or tuesdays. (800) 456-3412

AFB Art Fair @ Woodland Park
August 17-18 woodland Park more than 150 artists and crafts people participate in this fresh-air arts fair. (859) 254-7024

Holiday Evenings at Waveland
December 7-8 waveland state Historic site Candlelight tours of the mansion. (859) 272-3611

Perryville Battlefield Commemoration
October 5-6 Perryville, KY Battle re-enactments, living history, parade, food and crafts. (859) 332-8631

Simple Gifts of Christmas
December shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, Harrodsburg Guided tours with costumed interpreters and Christmas music. (800) 734-5611

Bluegrass Classic Dog Show
August 29-September 2 Kentucky Horse Park Four days of all-breed conformation and obedience competition. (859) 299-7184

Kentucky Guild of Artists & Craftsmen Fall Fair
October 12-13 indian Fort theatre, Berea regional artists display their works and wares at this outdoor festival. (859) 986-2540

Holidays at Ashland
December ashland, the Henry Clay estate the house is decked out in grand style with a different historical theme each year. special candlelight tours. (859) 266-8581

September-October
Roots and Heritage Festival
September Downtown lexington a month-long celebration commemorating african-american culture. (859) 420-5696

Bourbon Chase

Keeneland September Yearling Sales
Begins September 9 Keeneland sales Pavilion this sale attracts buyers from all over the world. spectators welcome. (800) 456-3412

October 18-19 an overnight relay adventure. teams of runners cover 200 miles of scenic byways along the Kentucky Bourbon trail, finishing in downtown lexington. (502) 641-2595

IncrEDIBLE Food Show

October 26 lexington Center Celebrity chefs and delicious Kentucky Proud products. (859) 233-4567

ATTRACTIOnS InDEx

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acres of land winery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 ale-8-one Bottling Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 alltech’s lexington Brewing Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 american saddlebred museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 the arboretum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 the art museum at the university of Kentucky . . . . . . . . . 17 artsPlace. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 ashland, the Henry Clay estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 aviation museum of Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Berea College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Blue licks Battlefield state resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Bluegrass Heritage museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Bluegrass scenic railroad and museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Boone Cabin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Buffalo trace Distillery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Camp nelson Heritage Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Cane ridge meeting House. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Chateau du Vieux Corbeau . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Chrisman mill Vineyards and winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Civil war Fort at Boonesboro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 College square . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Constitution square . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Cynthiana-Harrison County museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Dixie Belle riverboat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Downtown arts Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Duncan tavern. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 endicott meeting House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 equus run Vineyards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 evans orchard and Cider mill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 explorium of lexington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Farmers’ markets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Fort Boonesborough state Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Four roses Distillery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Georgetown/scott County museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 the Great american Dollhouse museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Grimes mill winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Headley-whitney museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Herrington lake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 High Bridge Historic Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Historic l & n Depot and museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Historic railroad street . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Horse Farm tours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Horseback riding. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Hummel Planetarium. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Hunt-morgan House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 irish acres Gallery of antiques. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Keeneland race Course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Kentucky artisan Center at Berea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Kentucky Doll and toy museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Kentucky Horse Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Kentucky river Palisades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Kentucky state Capitol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Kentucky theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 latrobe’s Pope Villa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 lexington Cemetery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 lexington Center and rupp arena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 lexington opera House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 liberty Hall Historic site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 lovers leap Vineyards & winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 lower Howard’s Creek nature Preserve . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 lyric theatre and Cultural arts Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 mary todd lincoln House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 mcConnell springs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 mcDowell House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 neal Building museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 nostalgia station toy & train museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 old Fort Harrod state Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 old Friends at Dream Chase Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 old Kentucky Chocolates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 old state Capitol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 old town artisans Village . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Perryville Battlefield state Historic site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Pioneer Playhouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 quiet trails nature Preserve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 raven run nature sanctuary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 red mile Harness track . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 sally Brown nature Preserve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 shaker Village of Pleasant Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 talon winery & Vineyards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History. . . . . . . . . . 29 the thoroughbred Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 thoroughbred Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 tom Dorman state nature Preserve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 toyota motor manufacturing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 transylvania university . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 triangle Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 tuska House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 uK singletary Center for the arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 university of Kentucky. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 waveland state Historic site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 whitaker Bank Ballpark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 white Hall state Historic site. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 wild turkey Distillery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 william owsley House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 william whitley House. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 woodford reserve Distillery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Yuko-en on the elkhorn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

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america’s Best Value inn Baymont inn & suites Best western lexington Conference Center Bluegrass extended stay Bryan station inn (859) 299-4162 Candlewood suites (859) 967-1940 Catalina motel (859) 299-6281 Clarion Hotel (859) 233-0512 Comfort inn (859) 299-0302 Comfort inn south (859) 263-0777 Comfort suites Beaumont Center

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