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Horse Capital of the World

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Lexington Convention and Visitors Bureau 301 E. Vine St. Lexington, KY 40507 (800) 845-3959 (859) 233-7299 Website: www.visitlex.com Email: vacation@visitlex.com

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TABLE Of COnTEnTS

6 More Than Just Wine

Got wine? You bet. Visit the area's many wineries for some food, festivities and fun! The pulse of the horse racing industry can be felt at The Thoroughbred Center.

4 Lexington Convention and


Visitors Bureau Ser vices

10 The Making of a Racehorse


14 Itineraries

Consider these suggested ways to spend one or two days in the Lexington area. UKs opera director puts high culture in the mainstream. An authentic taste of the Far East is available at Lexingtons many Japanese restaurants. Statesman Henry Clay made a name for himself in the Bluegrass Region.

36 Arts Ambassador

40 Konnichiwa Lexington

56 A Lexingtonian for the Ages

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Idea Guide Lexington Attractions Bluegrass Region Map Bluegrass Attractions Lexington Area Maps Shopping Dining Accommodations Sports & Entertainment Transportation & Guided Tours General Information Calendar of Events Attractions Index
On the Cover: A youngster enjoys the sunshine in a pasture at Manchester Farm.

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LExINGTON CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU SERVICES


Vacation Planning assistance
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, and well put you on the right track. The Lexington Convention and Visitors Bureau 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. Free off-street parking is available. 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. In addition, we provide urban maps, directional cards and audio tours on CD. For history buffs, we offer an economical way to tour four of Lexingtons 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. Lexingtons comprehensive website, www.visitlex.com, is a great planning tool. Check out the blogs for insider tips and the videos for a glimpse of the regions beauty and attractions. Be sure to visit Lexingtons website often; it is updated frequently to guarantee fresh and accurate information, and includes an extensive calendar of events.

Meet in tHe Bluegrass

Thinking of holding a convention in Lexington? The Bureau can shave months off your planning by assisting with the details that will make your meeting successful. Dont 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 theres much more wed love to tell you. If you would like more information on specific areas of interest, check out the Idea Guide on page 5, or go to www.visitlex.com and click on the Idea Guide.

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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 theyre more than happy to share their knowledge.

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IDEA GUIDE
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 Garden Tours Golf in the Bluegrass The Great Outdoors Heritage Tours Historic Homes and Places Holiday Delights Horse Farm Tours iPhone Apps The Kentucky Derby Kentucky Horse Park The Lexington Walk and Bluegrass Country Driving Tour Museums Religious Sites Restaurants Shopping Sports

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WINE
Area vineyards offer a taste of food, music and fun
By Laura Hill Photography by Jeff Adkins

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If you have dropped by Equus Run Vineyards in Midway recently, you might have met wine-tasting kayakers. Or maybe Harley-Davidson motorcycle buffs enjoying the view of neighboring horse farms. Or maybe even a group of seniors learning the mechanics of wine production.
These days, Lexington area wineries are many things to many people, not just wine aficionados. We feel our wine is a kind of byproduct what we sell is the experience, says Cynthia Bohn, owner and winemaker at Equus Run Vineyards. Kentucky wineries are booming, and have been recognized nationally and internationally. Bohn, an early leader in the alternative agriculture movement in the state, notes that in 2005 there were only 13 wineries in all of Kentucky. As of December 2010, Kentucky boasted 63 wineries, including seven in the Lexington area. The growth is due, in part, to the areas mild climate and mineral-rich soil. That, and the experiences visitors can have at local vineyards, such as tours, tastings, fine dining, music and hands-on wine experiences. When you visit us, you might or might not purchase wine, but you could go fishing, help prune vines, harvest grapes, take a tour its about getting away and having an experience, Bohn says. At Equus Run, visitors can also enjoy concerts and arts events from Memorial Day through October. Americas commercial wine industry was born in Kentucky in 1798, when the Marquis de Lafayettes winemaker, Jean-Jacques Dufour, set out into the new nation to find suitable land for

growing grapes. He arrived at the Athens of the West Lexington and made the acquaintance of Henry Clay. Backed with money from several prominent statesmen, including Clay, Dufour formed the Kentucky Vineyard Society and bought 600 acres on the Kentucky River in whats now Jessamine County. Dufour planted what he called the First Vineyard and, in 1803, his first vintage went to an appreciative Thomas Jefferson. Jean farris Winery and Bistro in Lexington has taken its simple philosophy that wine is a part of life and extended it to food, purveying not just outstanding vintages but outstanding food. We have tried to take Kentucky wine and place it in a cultural context with fine dining, says Jean ODaniel, who owns and runs the winery with her husband, Ben Farris ODaniel. Wine is meant for the table, not just as a beverage by itself. We started the bistro from that simple philosophy. The ODaniels are passionate about local food, sourcing as many ingredients as possible from nearby farmers and growing much of their own vegetables and herbs. At Talon Winery, visitors enjoy tastings in a historic home and can learn the winemaking process from vines to bottle. The vineyard sponsors Jazz on the Porch and a seasonal concert series. Danvilles Chateau de Vieux Corbeau (House of the Old Crow) has an underground wine cellar, tasting room and the Vineyard Room, which hosts receptions, weddings, luncheons, dinners and more, with the vineyards own culinary staff providing food. Food is also a special focus of Acres of Land Winery in Richmond, where a new restaurant offers lunch, dinner and dessert along with majestic views of the winerys farmland. see more online Learn more about our wineries at www.visitlex.com.

BoURBon: AmERiCAS nATiVE SpiRiT


The history of Kentucky is a spirited one, and part of that spirit is bourbon whiskey. In 1964, the United States Congress recognized bourbon as a distinctive product of the United States. And it has a distinctive history as well. Henry Clay, one of Kentuckys most famous statesmen, used to ship barrels of the liquor to his Senate office in Washington, D.C. He referred to this as lubricating the wheels of government. Named for the county (Bourbon) where 18th-century settlers loaded their whiskey to be shipped to market down the Ohio River, today more than 95 percent of the countrys bourbon is produced in Kentucky. Known as Americas only native spirit, bourbon can by federal law only be manufactured in the United States. By law, a whiskey can only be called bourbon if it is made from a mash of at least 51 percent corn and aged for a minimum of two years in new charred oak barrels. Bourbon is also a major tourist draw. The Kentucky Distillers Association estimates that in the last five years, more than 1.5 million visitors have followed the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. At each stop, visitors can learn how whiskey is made, take a tour and even stick around for a tasting. LauraHill

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Racehorse
Go behind the scenes at The Thoroughbred Center
By Cassandra M. Vanhooser Photography by Jeff Adkins

Making of a

A solitary rider leans low over the neck of a black stallion as he f lies around a dirt track etched into the rolling hills of Central Kentucky. Hooves churning, the horse expels his breath in great clouds as he lunges for the finish line in the coolness of a Bluegrass morning.

A small group of tourists stands just off the rail and watches the scene unfold at The Thoroughbred Center, just outside Lexington. As the horse gallops by, the onlookers gasp with pleasure, reveling in the timeless beauty of a horse and rider working together as one.

Visitors get a close look at the horses training during a behind-the-scenes tour of The Thoroughbred Center in Lexington.

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The heartbeat of Lexington can be heard take a tour in the thundering hooves of a racehorse, and On tour days, a small bus leaves the visitors can feel the pulse of the industry at headquarters building at 9 a.m. and winds The Thoroughbred Center. Horses are stabled its way through the farm. In addition to the and trained here year round, but guided tours double track where riders exercise the horses give visitors a feel for the action. in training, visitors can go behind the scenes Were the Horse Capital of the World, and of the horse training facility to see the barns the industry is vital to the regions economic and the people who staff them. health and well-being, says Because we are an Amy Jackson, head of guided operating facility, the tours at The Thoroughbred tour changes every day, THe THOROUgHBReD CeNTeR Center. People want to see Jackson notes. We just 3380 Paris Pike what horse racing is all about, play it by ear and see (859) 293-1853 and we show them. Most whats going on. www.thethoroughbredcenter.com people dont have a clue what Today, grooms move it takes to get a horse from quickly from barn to barn, Tours: 9 a.m. Mon.-Sat. April-Oct.; the barn to the starting gate. feeding and watering their Mon.-Fri., Nov.-March. Owned by the Keeneland charges. In one barn, a $15 adults, $8 children. Association, The Thoroughbred blacksmith shoes a horse, Reservations recommended Center sits on 246 beautifully while its trainer keeps a manicured acres just off Paris watchful eye. In another, Pike in the heart of horse workers muck the stalls country. At peak capacity, its home to more than while the horses are out exercising on the track. 1,000 horses, all stabled in the 32 barns scattered The tour also stops at Barn 28 for a visit with across the property. Clintonville trainer and local talk show host We operate very similar to an apartment Mike Cameron. Though he has schooled complex, Jackson explains. Owners and hundreds of horses over the past 30 years, Tellalittlesecret is his one and only right now. trainers rent the stalls in the barns. We also have I used to be an athlete, the quick-talking 40 paddocks that range from a quarter of an acre Cameron says, but when I quit playing, I noticed to half an acre, and we rent those out, too.

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LExinGTon RETURnS
Lexington has come home. Or, to be more accurate, his bones have. The skeleton of the legendary Civil War-era racehorse and the citys namesake had been housed at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., since his death in 1875. But a 25-year campaign by Bill Cooke, director of the International Museum of the Horse, finally resulted in the return of Lexingtons remains to his birthplace on long-term loan. This was my search for the Holy grail, he says. This horse belongs in Lexington. The museums display of the impressive skeleton is a must-see for Thoroughbred enthusiasts. Not only did Lexington win six of his seven races, he led the American Sires List 16 times, 14 of them consecutively, a record not matched since. Many of the Thoroughbred managers around the area have come in to pay their respects, Cooke says. Lexington was a great runner, but when you top the sire charts for that many years, that shows a level of dominance that is rarely, if ever, seen these days. So many bloodlines that are prominent today originated with Lexington. In addition to investing in a magnificent case for the bones, the museum also secured the rights to reproduce artist edward Troyes painting of the Civil War-era racehorse. The painting helps display Lexington to his best advantage. It really gives you a feel for what he looked like and how impressive he was, Cooke says. Accolades for Lexington continue to mount. To honor his role in Thoroughbred history, the city has named him the Official Horse of the Bluegrass. To learn more about Lexington and other famous racehorses, visit www.imh.org.  CassandraM.Vanhooser

People want to see what horse racing is all about, and we show them. Most people dont have a clue what it takes to get a horse from the barn to the starting gate.
I didnt miss it very much. What I did miss were the butterflies you feel in your stomach right before a big game. Your chest is just hammering. Your heart is in your throat. Thats the feeling I get when those horses break from the gate. This is it, man. This is the big leagues. At the track, outriders chase an errant horse that threw its rider. Another horse and rider stop just in front of the visitors. As cameras flash, the steed tosses its head and dances restlessly. He needs to get more accustomed to people, the jockey explains. As the duo lopes away and disappears into the morning sun, the smiling passengers board the bus, a little wiser for having come nose-to-nose with a Thoroughbred. see more online Learn more about horse racing at www.visitlex.com.

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ITINERARIES
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.

Family Fun
A great itinerary for travelers with young sightseers
Day 1
Treat everyone to a free tour at Old Kentucky Chocolates, 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 them to an authentic 1950s drive-in; theyll get a kick out of the car-side service at the Parkette. End your day with book browsing at Joseph-Beth Booksellers.

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 Ricardos, 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 whole family will be fascinated by the life-size bronze statues. 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 dont have to sit still? We have Chuck E. Cheese (859) 268-1800, Monkey Joes (859) 264-0405 and Gaittitown (859) 277-2323.

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Shopping Smart
Heres a girlfriend getaway that squeezes in as many of Lexingtons best shopping options as possible, with some time to recharge before each destination.

Day 2
The charming Clay Avenue Shops off Main Street sell everything from fine linens to childrens clothing. Get a coffee treat at Starbucks at the corner of East High and South Ashland, (859) 266-8470, and head to nearby Woodland Park. From there, its an easy walk past small boutiques (peek in Black Market) to Ramseys for lunch. Hopefully, you reserved a spot at The Massage Center at Dudleys (859) 231-1782. Dont miss browsing the beautiful clothes at Bella Rose around the corner. Nearby, Joe Bolognas, a local favorite for pizza, is located in a converted church. Salads are on tap, too!

Day 3 Day 1
Arrive in time for lunch and chocolate fondue at Saul Good, off I-75 at Exit 108 (859) 317-9200. Kick-start your shopping at the nearby Talbots Clearance Outlet Store (859) 264-8725. Next, head to the largest mall in the state, fayette Mall. There are lots of options for dinner, from upscale Mexican at Abuelos to a great British pub atmosphere at The Pub Lexington. Tired of walking? Round out the evening with a movie in one of the 14 theaters at Cinemark Fayette Mall (859) 971-0718. Start off with a hearty breakfast at Alfalfas downtown before heading out to the Lansdowne Shops. Need some St. Johns knitwear or a fur coat? Embrys is your spot (859) 269-3390. For resort wear, check out Chicos or the Cotton Patch. Head downtown and treat yourself to tea at the Greentree Tearoom. The tearoom anchors a small enclave of upscale shops: Belle Maison, Trillium, L.V. Harkness and Greentree Antiques. Nearby at The Shops at Lexington Center are more true Kentucky originals: Old Kentucky Chocolates, Parisienne, Sheila Bays Fine Jewelry, the Kentucky Proud Market, Artique and more.

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Authentic Bluegrass
If you want to get a taste of local culture, heres 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 areas legendary horse farms. (See page 60 for a list of operators.) 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. At least one person in your party should try a Hot Brown sandwich while in town. DeShas, Dudleys 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 Magees Bakery (859) 255-9481. Pick up doughnuts before you head to Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill for a tour. Lunch on site at the Trustees Office Dining Room is a must. Do some shopping at Victorian Square, a beautifully restored block of buildings. Sincerely Yours and Good Scents Candles and Bath are all Lexington originals (859) 252-7575. Have dinner at nearby Sawyers Bar and Grill. If youre 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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LExINGTON ATTR ACTIONS


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.

Alltechs Lexington Brewing Co.


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 the American Saddlebred, Kentuckys native breed of horse. open memorial Day to Labor Day, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. open remainder of year, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Closed mondays and Tuesdays, november 1 to midmarch. 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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ArtsPlace
Home of LexArts, the citys arts and cultural council. multipurpose arts center with performance spaces,

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The Lexington Center, Rupp Arena & The Opera House


From Broadway to basketball, Rupp Arena and the historic Lexington Opera House bring the best in entertainment to Central Kentucky. Concerts and sporting events, family shows and national touring productions, these Lexington Center venues attract over a million people annually. For a complete listing of upcoming productions, visit www.lexingtoncenter.com.

studios, a gallery showcasing the works of central Kentucky artists and office space for arts organizations. 161 n. mill St. (859) 255-2951 www.lexarts.org

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 caf, Ginkgo Tree Caf. Hours and days of operation vary seasonally. Closed January and February. Limited 120 Sycamore Rd. (859) 266-8581 www.henryclay.org

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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
Come meet White Prince, our white Thoroughbred, and other rare horses! The place to get close to horses, the park is a working horse farm/theme park and equine competition facility dedicated to mans relationship with the horse featuring daily presentations, museums, riding and special events.

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

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

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

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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

open April through november. Tours given on the hour; call for days and hours. Limited 201 n. mill St. (859) 233-3290 www.bluegrasstrust.org/ hunt-morgan.html

round from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 4201 Versailles Rd. (859) 254-3412 (800) 456-3412 www.keeneland.com

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Joseph-Beth Booksellers
Called north Americas Best Bookstore by Publishers Weekly. 161 Lexington Green Cir. (859) 273-2911 www.josephbeth.com

Kentucky Horse Park


Lexingtons premier attraction. Showcase of museums, galleries, theaters and exhibits dedicated to all breeds of horse on 1,200 acres. open year round. Hours and days vary seasonally. 4089 iron Works pkwy. (859) 233-4303 (800) 678-8813 www.kyhorsepark.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

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

Horse farm Tours


it takes some advance planning, but there are lots of ways to get on some of Lexingtons most famous horse farms, from daily van tours to private guides. For more information, call the Lexington Convention and Visitors Bureau, or visit our website. (859) 233-7299 (800) 845-3959 www.visitlex.com

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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) 2277636; Sugar Creek Resort near nicholasville (859) 885-9359; Kenridge Farm near paris (859) 321-7783; old Frankfort Station (859) 983-6884.

Hunt-Morgan House
Federal-style house built in 1814 by John Wesley Hunt, the first millionaire west of the Alleghenies. Kentucky Horse park

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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

the areas rich history through exhibits and lecture series. Call for days and hours of operation. 215 W. main St. (859) 254-0530 www.lexingtonhistorymuseum.org

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 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

Latrobes 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.popevilla.org

Red Mile Harness Track


The regions 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

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Mary Todd Lincoln House


Childhood home of mary Todd, wife of Abraham Lincoln. The nations 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

Lexington Cemetery
nationally recognized as one of Americas 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

Talon Winery & Vineyards


Set on 300 acres of rolling farmland, Lexingtons 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 9 a.m. Trails close at dusk. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas. 416 Rebmann Ln. (859) 225-4073 www.mcconnellsprings.org

Lexington Center and Rupp Arena


Downtown complex with hotel, retail center, convention halls and Rupp Arena, home court of the UK Wildcats mens 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

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. november through march tours at 9 a.m. monday through Friday. 3380 paris pk. (859) 293-1853 www.thethoroughbredcenter.com

Old Kentucky Chocolates


This company has made candy in the Bluegrass for more than 40 years. Best known for delicious 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

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Thoroughbred Park
This park, dedicated to the Thoroughbred industry, features seven life-size and lifelike bronze horses approaching the finish line. notable jockeys represented:

Lexington History Center


The areas newest attraction is housed in Fayette Countys old courthouse, built in 1900. Explore

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Randy Romero, pat Day, Bill Shoemaker, Jerry Bailey, Don Brumfield, Chris mcCarron and Craig perret. open year round, 24 hours a day. Corner of main and midland. 100 midland Ave. (800) 845-3959 www.visitlex.com

147 old park Ave. (859) 255-1379 www.tuskastudio.com

and days of operation vary seasonally. Limited 225 Waveland museum Ln. (859) 272-3611 www.parks.ky.gov

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


This state-of-the-art stadium is home to Lexingtons minor league professional baseball team, the Lexington Legends, and is a premier outdoor concert venue in central Kentucky. 1450 n. Broadway (859) 422-7867 www.lexingtonlegends.com

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

university of Kentucky
Founded in 1865, the University of Kentucky is the largest in the state. Walking tours available. 110 Administration Dr. (859) 257-3595 www.uky.edu

Tuska House
Honoring the life and work of American artist John Regis Tuska: sculptor, potter, collagist and photographer.

Waveland State Historic Site


outstanding example of Greek Revival architecture. Built in 1848 by a grand-nephew of Daniel Boone. open year round. Hours

In April and October, discover the thrill and excitement of Americas finest Thoroughbred racing at Keeneland. Browse the unique collections at the gift shop year round.
4201 Versailles Rd. 61998 Lexington, KY 40510 (859) 254-3412 www.keeneland.com

Lexingtons premier art museum features European and American paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture and decorative arts, as well as a full schedule of special exhibitions. Hours: Tues.-Sun., Noon to 5 p.m. and Fri., Noon to 8 p.m.

Rose St. & Euclid Ave. Lexington, KY 40506 61514 (859) 257-5716 www.uky.edu/ArtMuseum

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

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Buffalo Trace Distillery Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History Kentucky State University Liberty Hall Historic Site old State Capitol State Capitol

lancaster danville

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

Elkhorn Creek 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 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

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Herrington Lake Sally Brown nature preserve Tom Dorman State nature preserve William owsley House

Lawrenceburg/Anderson County
(502) 517-6362, 23 miles/West on US 62

cynthiana carlisle
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Four Roses Distillery Lovers Leap 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

winchester

Cane Ridge meeting House Colville Covered Bridge Duncan Tavern Hopewell museum Wallis House and Arboretum
(800) 866-3705 or (859) 626-8474, 22 miles/South on I-75

Richmond/Madison County

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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

Stanford/Lincoln County

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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 Howards Creek nature preserve

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

Berea
Kentuckys 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 Kentuckys artisans, both traditional and contemporary. open daily 8 a.m. to 8 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


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battle 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 mcDowells 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, november 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. pughs Ferry Rd. (859) 588-0003

Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site


Site of Kentuckys bloodiest Civil War battle and last chance for the Confederates to take control of Kentucky. Annual battle re-enactments. 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

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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

neal Building Museum


This building houses a restored country store and also serves as a welcome center and arts center, and is 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

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

Constitution Square
Kentuckys 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.parks.ky.gov

frankfort
Kentuckys state capital. Home of Kentucky State University. 26 miles northwest of Lexington. information: (800) 960-7200 www.visitfrankfort.com

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

Buffalo Trace Distillery


The oldest continually operating distillery in America. open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. 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 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. 344 Swope Dr. (859) 236-1883 www.thedollhousemuseum.com

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Kentucky State Capitol


one of the nations 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.kentucky.gov

794 Lemons mill Rd. (502) 868-6300 www.bengalscamp.com

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 College
The first Baptist college founded west of the Allegheny mountains. 400 E. College St. (502) 863-7922 www.georgetowncollege.edu

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

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

Georgetown/Scott County Museum


Video timeline, collection of local artifacts. Closed Sunday. 229 E. main St. (502) 863-6201 www.scottcountymuseum.org

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

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

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

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill


Americas largest restored Shaker community with 34 buildings open to the public. 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

Toyota Motor Manufacturing


Almost 500,000 cars and engines are manufactured annually at Toyota. plant tours. Call for reservations. 1001 Cherry Blossom Way (502) 868-3027 (800) 866-4485 www.toyotageorgetown.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

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

georgetoWn
Home of Georgetown College. 12 miles north of Lexington. Georgetown/Scott County Tourism: (888) 863-8600 www.georgetownky.com

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

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

Sally Brown nature Preserve


Have a relaxing day bird-watching or hike down to the Kentucky River. open daily, sunrise to sunset. Bowmans Bottom Rd. (859) 259-9655 www.nature.org/Kentucky

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Cincinnati Bengals Summer Training Camp


Late July through mid-August.

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Lincoln County
One of the three original Kentucky counties Founded in 1780

A County of Firsts

We turned racing around.


Come see where counter-clockwise horse racing in the United States began, at Sportsmans Hill, located at the William Whitley Historic State Site. The historical documents 61613 housed in the Lincoln County Courthouse date back to 1779, some of which are written on sheepskin. Cedar Creek Lake offers 784 acres of champion bass fishing fun. The Presbyterian Meeting House and Museum have completed repairs and reconstruction of Logans Fort is currently underway. No matter your interests, Lincoln County offers something for everyone. Race on over to the County of Firsts.

First circular horse racetrack in the United States, running counter clockwise est. 1780, Sportsmans Hill @ William Whitley House First home of Captain Abraham Lincolns family in Kentucky Home of Kentuckys first governor, Isaac Shelby Home of Kentuckys first chartered school Home of the first courthouse west of the Alleghenies Home of the first and oldest Main Street in Kentucky, a part of the historic Wilderness Trail Birthplace of naval aviation pioneer, Lieutenant Richard Caswell Saufley

Stanford

County Seat

Ranked 30th in the nation for bass fishing by Field & Stream magazine

Cedar Creek Lake

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Jessamine County Tourism


Step back in time at the Camp Nelson Civil War Park, enjoy our charming and authentically Southern small towns, or gaze up at the spectacular Kentucky River Palisades as you paddle along the Kentucky River BlueWay Trail. Visit Jessamine County, Kentucky, where you can turn history into adventure. Experience 200 years of bourbon history at the worlds most decorated distillery and Whisky Magazines Visitor Attraction of the Year. Complimentary tours available daily.
113 Great Buffalo Trace Frankfort, KY 40601 (800) 654-8471 www.buffalotrace.com
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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

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

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. Limited

William Owsley House


Home of Kentuckys 16th governor. Restored house built in 1804 contains antiques and family pictures. 656 Stanford Rd. (859) 792-2500 www.garrardcounty.ky.gov

Historic Railroad Street


Charming historic district with shopping, music and restaurants. Dining options include Grey Goose, Darlin Jeans, Heirloom and more. Limited (859) 846-4413

Paris
15 miles northeast of Lexington. paris/Bourbon County Tourism: (859) 987-8744 www.parisky.com

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

Cane Ridge Meeting House


Believed to be north Americas largest one-room log structure. Birthplace of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Limited 1655 Cane Ridge Rd. (859) 987-5350 www.caneridge.org

laWrenceBurg
23 miles west of Lexington. information: (502) 839-5372 www.visitlawrenceburg-andersonco.com

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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. monday through Saturday; noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. 1224 Bonds mill Rd. (502) 839-3436 www.fourroses.us

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

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

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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 Saturday. 2385 Chrisman mill Rd. (859) 881-5007 www.chrismanmill.com

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. open Sundays seasonally. 1525 Tyrone Rd. (502) 839-2182 www.wildturkeybourbon.com

ricHMond
Home to Eastern Kentucky University. 22 miles south of Lexington. Richmond Tourism: (800) 866-3705 www.richmondtourism.com

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/tourism/ highbridge.htm

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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

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

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Woodford Reserve Distillery


For more than 100 years, Boone Tavern Hotel and Restaurant has welcomed visitors to Berea, the crafts capital of Kentucky. Relax with us for a weekend getaway or visit our award-winning dining room. Discover the rich history and tradition of Boone Tavern. Our tours are like our bourbon one small batch at a time. Journey unhurried through our century-old stone distillery.

100 Main St. N. Berea, KY 40404 62240 (859) 985-3700 www.boonetavernhotel.com

7855 McCracken Pk. 62062 Versailles, KY 40383 (859) 879-1812 www.woodfordreserve.com

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An unobstructed view of history. Be inspired by the serenity of the Perryville Battlefield, site of the largest Civil War battle waged in Kentucky. In fact, the well-preserved landscape has changed little since October 1862. Visit Perryville and experience the impact of history for yourself.

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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

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

WincHester
20 miles east of Lexington. Winchester-Clark County Tourism: (800) 298-9105 www.tourwinchester.com

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

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Ale-8-One
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.ale8one.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

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

White Hall State Historic Site


Home of Cassius marcellus Clay. Days and hours vary seasonally. 500 White Hall Shrine Rd. (859) 623-9178 www.whitehallclermontfoundation.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. 217 S. main St. (859) 745-1358 www.bgheritage.com

stanford
45 miles southwest of Lexington. Lincoln County Tourism: (606) 365-4547 www.stanford-lincolncountytourism.com

nostalgia Station Toy & Train Museum


Toys and trains showcased in the 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

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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Historic L & n Depot and Museum


Charming small-town depot houses displays illustrating the railroads impact on local history. 1866 Depot St. (606) 365-0207

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

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/ findparks

Lower Howards Creek nature Preserve


Guided hikes through the states first industrial settlement, which includes mill foundations, dams and races, quarries and settlement-era stone fences. 22 manor Dr. (859) 744-4888 www.lowerhowardscreek.org

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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. on the hour.

Home to one of the best contemporary art collections in Kentucky. Visitors welcome.
Ensor Learning Resource Center 61699 400 E. College St. Georgetown, KY 40324 (502) 863-8399 www.georgetowncollege.edu

1224 Bonds Mill Rd. Lawrenceburg, KY 40342 (502) 839-3436 www.fourroses.us 61414

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. Experience Paris, Kentucky, in Bourbon County. Historic treasures, manicured horse farms, unique shopping and more! Just 15 miles northeast of Lexington. Its worth the drive!
720 High St. 61424 Paris, KY 40361 (859) 987-8744 www.parisky.com

Visitors Center 2 S. Maple St. Winchester, KY 40391 (859) 744-0556 www.TourWinchester.com 61458

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GREAT SHOPPING!
Step inside any of our distinctive retailers, and you wont leave the Bluegrass Region empty-handed. From handcrafted works by local artisans and sports memorabilia to nearly every equestrian-themed item imaginable, youll find it here. How about a handcrafted pewter julep cup or wooden Shaker box? Authentic chocolates or bourbon-flavored goodies? A University of Kentucky sweatshirt or teddy bear? Antiques or modern art? Put on your walking shoes, and prepare to shop to your hearts content.

Malls and uniQue sHoPPing areas


SHOPPInG

Clay Avenue Shops


Unique collection of shops along a charming historical street. Childrens 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 macys, Dillards, Sears, Dicks 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

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. 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 Lexingtons convention center. Food court with free Wi-Fi.

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410 W. Vine St. (859) 233-4567 www.lexingtoncenter.com

113 S. Upper (859) 381-1498 www.failteimports.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. 401 W. main St. (859) 252-7575 www.victoriansquareshoppes.com

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

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Kentucky Korner
University of Kentucky logowear and memorabilia. The Shops at Lexington Center (859) 231-8899 Fayette mall (859) 271-0081 www.lexingtoncenter.com/shops/ kykorner.php

Bluegrass sPecialties
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

Glovers Bookery
Antiquarian bookstore specializing in horse books, Kentuckiana and military history. 862 S. Broadway (859) 253-0614 www.gloversbookery.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 Proud Market


Specialty foods, regional beverages and hand crafted items, all certified Kentucky proud. 410 West Vine Street (859) 455-3342 www.kentuckyproudmarket.com

failte Irish Import Shop


imported foods, apparel, musical instruments a little bit of ireland in central Kentucky.

Bluegrass Barkery, Clay Avenue Shops

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Third Street Stuff and Coffee


Bustling boutique full of colorful, eccentric, fun and creative merchandise. Caf 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

Clay Avenue Shops

Georgetown Antique Mall


124 & 132 W. main St. (502) 863-1891 www.georgetownkyantiquemall.com

not Just Antiques


1036 E. Lexington Ave., Danville (859) 239-0088

Belle Maison Antiques


525 W. Short St. (859) 252-9030 www.bellemaisonantiques.com

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

Bluegrass Antique Market


801 Winchester Rd. (859) 258-2105

Shelleys Limited
765 E. Seventh St. (859) 225-7426

Heritage Antique Galleries


238 E. main St. (859) 253-1035 www.heritageantiqueslex.com

ClaireBourne Antiques
4648 nicholasville Rd. (859) 272-4648

Thoroughbred Antique Gallery


637 E. main St. (859) 233-9375 www.thoroughbred antiquegallery.com

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

Irish Acres Gallery of Antiques


4205 Fords mill Rd. (859) 873-7235 www.irishacresgallery.com

Dana Kelly Oriental Rugs


829 Chevy Chase pl. (859) 266-7802

Lenabelle Antiques
732 national Ave. (859) 253-0137

feather Your nest


1496 Leestown Rd. (859) 381-1505

Meadowthorpe Antique Mall


1455 Leestown Rd. (859) 255-2607

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Dr.EverettMcCorvey

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UKs opera director puts high culture in the mainstream
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Lexingtons arts scene includes a surprising array of musicals, operas and choral concerts. The driving force behind much of this activity is Dr. Everett McCorvey: tenor, professor of voice, director of opera and Lexington Opera Society Endowed Chair in Opera Studies at the University of Kentucky College of Fine Arts. And those are just a few of his titles.
Since 1994, McCorvey has grown UKs Opera Theatre program from 40 to more than 125 students from all over the globe and turned a $20,000 loan into an endowment of nearly $5 million. As a kid, opera was not accessible to me. One of the things I want to do is make opera accessible to everybody so they can see that not only opera can be for them, but the arts are for them, McCorvey explains. His productions have graced stages not only in Lexington, but around the world. Ive had many proud moments.

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Among them, taking a cast to record in the Czech Republic, presenting Our Lincoln at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and in 2011, producing Porgy and Bess using revolutionary set technology developed in conjunction with UKs Center for Visualization and Virtual Environments. The fact that weve come from a very small minority population of faculty and students when I came here as a voice teacher in 1991 to the point that we can now double-cast a production of Porgy and Bess (which requires an all-black cast) speaks to the growth and diversity in our program, he says, adding that the new high-definition projection technology makes it possible to create scenery worthy of grand opera on any set or any stage in the world. Lexingtons arts ambassador was also the executive director of the opening and closing ceremonies for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2010, viewed by an audience of approximately 500 million worldwide. Everett has done so much to put a face on the School of Music, says Dr. Vicki McVay, director of the piano program and development chair for the College of Fine Arts School of Music. Everything he does is done with quality, grace, professionalism and kindness. That includes McCorveys Its a Grand Night for Singing! a glitzy, Broadway-style revue that features local talent. Six sellout performances run the first two weekends in June, and the 2012 edition will be grand indeed as

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the show celebrates its 20th anniversary. McCorvey also founded the American Spiritual Ensemble, which performs at home and abroad. His productions are among abundant cultural opportunities at UKs College of Fine Arts. The School of Music alone gives more than 200 performances a year, ranging from symphonic and operatic productions to musical theater and the Singletary Center for the Arts Signature Series, McCorvey says. Theres something going on all the time, McVay concurs. The University of Kentucky is a top-quality arts hub, and many events are free. For a detailed schedule, visit www.uky.edu/ fineArts/Music.

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Check out some of his favorite Lexington hot spots, from restaurants and recreation to his must-see list for out-of-town guests. Breakfast usually finds McCorvey at hannahs on lime a breakfast and lunch bistro featuring traditional Southern fare or Doodles, known for mostly organic comfort food with a conscience. After church on Sundays, he takes the family to lunch at Dudleys on short, a Lexington mainstay. For fine dining, the award-winning Italian and American cuisine of Portofino tops his list. He also recommends locally brewed Kentucky Bourbon ale, a beer thats been aged in bourbon barrels. In addition to the packed calendar of cultural offerings at University of Kentuckys singletary center for the arts, the McCorveys find entertainment at the Kentucky theater on Main Street. We love to go to the Kentucky Theater, and I love being downtown, McCorvey says. You can walk anywhere. Doing the races at Keeneland, touring area horse farms and visiting the Kentucky horse Park, where McCorveys daughter rides and competes, also rank among his favorite activities. The regions historic sights are always on the list for guests, too. His top picks include shaker Village of Pleasant hill, the Underground railroad museum and tour in Maysville, and my Old Kentucky home state Park in Bardstown. Of course, there are also all the sports offerings, McCorvey adds. My wife is a huge basketball and football fan, so we always take people to the games.  CarolCowan

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Lexingtons Japanese restaurants dish up an authentic taste of the Far East

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Youd never guess it, but Lexington is home to many authentic Japanese restaurants. Thats due, in part, to Toyota Motor Manufacturing opening a plant in nearby Georgetown in 1988. The inf lux of Japanese people coming and going over the past 24 years has encouraged many Japanese restaurant owners and sushi chefs to share their exotic cuisine with the community, and visitors are fortunate to be able to sample the delicious fare at a variety of dining spots.

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Yamaguchis Sake & Tapas

The newest addition to Lexingtons Japanese scene, Sake & Tapas specializes in small dishes that pair well with beer, wine or sake. The owners are trying to control the eaterys growth, which is obvious when you stumble upon this hidden gem, with its cozy, relaxed environment and lack of telephone. Being small and staying small is our business strategy, says Hidenori Yamaguchi, who is owner and chef. Unlike other Japanese restaurants in the area, Yamaguchi doesnt serve sushi, choosing instead to introduce locals to real Japanese food such as karaage, kurobuta misoyaki and seafood curry soup. www.sakeandtapas.com eat Seki Restaurant

With only eight tables in the entire restaurant, Seki has a communal vibe, perfectly complemented by the simple menu of fresh sushi. Owner Shan Tao recommends the futomaki, dynamite roll and snow white roll. Make sure to snag a piece of candy from the crowing-chicken jar on your way out. (859) 254-5289 eat Nagasaki Inn Japanese Steak & Sushi

Award-winning and family-owned, Nagasaki Inn offers a wide assortment of Japanese fare, from hibachi to sushi. For a more traditional Japanese dining experience, dine in the garden room. www.thenagasakiinn.com/lexmain.html eat Tachibana Japanese Restaurant

Known for its authentic Japanese fare and sushi chefs, Tachibana the oldest Japanese restaurant in the Bluegrass Region features specialties such as Nabe Mono (Japanese pot dishes cooked at your table), tempura, teriyaki, sushi and a variety of lunch specials that change daily. www.tachibanarestaurant.com

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A delicious dining spot known for its hibachi grill, Yamamoto also boasts a wide assortment of soups, salads, sushi, sashimi, tempura, noodle dishes, and interesting items such as octopus hush puppies and sushi pizza. www.yamamotolexington.com eat School

School is the winner of the Lane Reports Blue Plate Award of Excellence in 2010 and is best known for their Filet with Truffle Sauce. The Old Todds Road eatery is part of one of the biggest trends in the sushi world: Katien sushi, where diners choose various rolls, such as the Honey Bee Roll or the Crunch and Munch Roll, as they pass by on a conveyer belt. We are unique because you can find three different cuisines under one roof, says General Manager Kate Congleton. We specialize not only in Japanese food and sushi, but French food as well. Be sure to check out the Culinary Cocktail Lounge, which boasts more than 40 different bottles of wine and the private karaoke room. School also has outdoor seating. www.schoolrestaurantlex.com

For more than 10 years, Tomo has been serving up sushi and Japanese fare from its Chevy Chase location in Lexington. Known for its inventive sushi try the Pokemon Roll or Crazy Roll and lunch and dinner options such as grilled swordfish teriyaki and Katsu curry. Tomo is a favorite among residents and visitors alike. We have two different menus, explains Cha Tanura, who is the owner of the restaurant. We are mostly fusion style, but we have an authentic menu for our Japanese guests. www.tomolex.com see more online Learn more about our tasty dining options at www.visitlex.com.

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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. Those 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 areas non-chain restaurants. Be sure to call ahead for reservations, particularly on weekends and during racing season.

Alfalfa Restaurant

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 $9.95 to $18.95 265 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 $11.95 to $31.95 3070 Lakecrest Cir. (859) 296-1007 www.azurrestaurant.com

Banana Leaf
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Experiment with delicious south indian dishes like Dosa, idly and Vada. near UK. Entrees $7 to $16

319 S. Limestone (859) 252-9595 www.bananaleaflex.com

101 n. Broadway (859) 259-3771 www.deshas.com/lexington

Set menu $19.95 521 W. Short St. (859) 455-9660

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Bella notte

Locally owned italian trattoria. Enjoy fresh-baked bread, wood-fire grilled meats, seafood and pasta. Entrees $9 to $18 3715 nicholasville Rd. (859) 245-1789 www.bellalexington.com

Dudleys Restaurant

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This award-winning restaurant offers an excellent Continental menu and extensive wine list. Elegant dining room, cozy bar and outdoor patio. Entrees $20 to $40 259 W. Short (859) 252-1010 www.dudleysrestaurant.com

Joe Bolognas

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 $15 120 W. maxwell St. (859) 252-4933 www.joebolognas.com

Bellinis

Beautifully appointed eatery serving diverse, authentic italian cuisine. menu changes seasonally. Entrees $17 to $32 115 W. main St. (859) 388-9583 www.bellinis.us

Durangos

Friendly, bustling and fast. A local favorite for mexican food. Entrees $7 to $15 2121 Richmond Rd. (859) 268-0723

Jonathan at Gratz Park

Billys Bar-B-Q, Inc.

Lexingtons original purveyor of western Kentucky-style hickory pit barbecue. Choose from pork, beef, mutton or chicken. Be sure and order some dillickles. Entrees $10 to $20 101 Cochran Rd. (859) 269-9593 www.billysbarbq.com

Giacomos Deli

The taste and feel of a new York deli with corned beef from the original Carnegie Delicatessen in new York. Entrees $7 to $9 133 n. Limestone (859) 367-0061 www.giacomosdeli.com

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

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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

Giuseppes Ristorante Italiano & Bar

Affordable Southern fare in an upscale, horse-themed environment. You can always get a mint julep here. Entrees $12 to $26 111 Woodland Ave. (859) 226-0300 www.thejulepcup.com

Traditional and nouveau cuisine in a contemporary atmosphere. Try the tiramisu, voted Best Dessert in the Bluegrass. Entrees $17 to $32 4456 nicholasville Rd. (859) 272-4269 www.giuseppeslexington.com

Keeneland Track Kitchen

deShas Restaurant

Great all-around when everybodys in the mood for something different. Famous cornbread and a great Hot Brown. View of Triangle park. Entrees $6 to $33

Greentree Antiques and Tearoom

Luncheon tea at noon Wednesday through Saturday. other times by appointment. Fine period furnishings for sale. Reservations required.

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

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Le Deauville

Sharing the name of Lexingtons sister city, this charming restaurant brings authentic French cuisine downtown. Entrees $19 to $34 199 n. Limestone St. (859) 246-0999 www.ledeauvilleresto.com

Marikkas 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

natashas 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 (859) 259-2754 www.beetnik.com

Lynaghs Irish Pub

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

Merrick Inn

nick Ryans

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

Hungry? Try the beef stout pot pie. For dessert: fried oreos with ice cream. Entrees $13 to $24 157 Jefferson St. (859) 233-7900 www.nickryans.com

Malones

A meat lovers 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

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Oasis Mediterranean Restaurant

This intimate restaurant featuring elegant, upscale cuisine is housed in a charming white building dating back to 1822. The Canard A Lorange is a favorite. Entrees $18 to $34 307 W. Short St. (859) 381-9493 www.metropolfinedining.com

middle Eastern fare spiced to perfection. popular lunch buffet. The oasis platter for two is a favorite. Entrees $9.95 to $17 837 Chevy Chase pl. (859) 269-6440 www.oasisrestaurant.net

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

Pazzos Pizza Pub

The calzones are outstanding. Sauces and dough made fresh daily and 38 beers on tap. Right on the edge of UKs campus. outdoor patio. Entrees $4 to $21 385 S. Limestone (859) 255-5125 Bellinis www.pazzospizzapub.com

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Portofino

Sophisticated downtown restaurant serving artful italian cuisine. outdoor patio. Entrees $19 to $39 249 E. main St. (859) 253-9300 www.portofinolexington.com

Sawyers

Entrees $16 to $30 848 E. High St. (859) 269-9291

Southern Living considers Jim Sawyers burgers among the best. if youre really hungry, get the chili burger. All entrees under $10 325 W. main St. (859) 281-6022

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Winchells

Down-home restaurant and sports bar. Try the sweet and tangy vinegar slaw. Entrees $9.99 to $13.99 348 Southland Dr. (859) 278-9424 www.winchellsrestaurant.com

Ramseys 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

School

An intriguing and elegant option for Japanese and French cuisine. Katien sushi. Entrees $10 to $30 162 old Todds Rd. (859) 269-0677 www.schoolrestaurantlex.com

Wines on Vine

Sandwiches and entrees. The mediterranean pasta is a favorite. Wine shop next door. Entrees $8 to $28 400 old Vine St. (859) 243-0017 www.winesonvine.net

Stellas Kentucky Deli

Regatta Seafood & Grille

Some of the freshest seafood in town. Bottomless salad served with all entrees. Try the apple pie, chosen three times as Lexingtons best. Entrees $17 to $45 161 Lexington Green Cir. (859) 273-7875 www.regattaseafood.com

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

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 $17 to $29 638 Beaumont inn Dr. Harrodsburg (859) 734-3381 www.beaumontinn.com

Tachibana

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

Rossis

Duck, veal, lamb, chicken, steak, pasta, seafood and a wide variety of salads. Rossis does it all with style. Entrees $12 to $29 1060 Chinoe (859) 335-8788 www.rossis-restaurant.com

Third Street Stuff and Coffee


Bustling boutique full of colorful, eccentric, fun and creative merchandise. Caf on-site. $3.30 to $6.60 257 n. Limestone St. (859) 255-5301 www.thirdstreetstuff.com

Boone Tavern

Saul Good

Chicken and waffles, fish tacos, Thai pizza, lettuce wraps...its all good! Second location at Fayette mall. Entrees $10 to $16 1808 Alysheba Way (859) 273-4663 www.saulgoodpub.com

Combine crafts shopping with a generous meal. Signature items: Chicken Flakes in a Birds nest (creamed chicken in a fried-potato basket), delicious spoon bread, Race Day pie. Entrees $17 to $31 100 main St. Berea (859) 985-3700 www.boonetavernhotel.com

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Tomo Restaurant

A sleek and stylish interior contributes to a memorable dining experience. Great place for sushi lovers.

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The Glitz Restaurant


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Located in a 32,000-squarefoot antiques shop. Elaborately decorated. Try the nonesuch Kiss a baked meringue filled with jamocha ice cream, hot fudge and almonds.
A great place to get your free wireless, your caffeine, your sandwich and a gift!

Serafini
Surprising little capital city restaurant with an italian inclination. Award-winning wine list. Freshwater Kentucky shrimp when in season. Entrees $13 to $34 243 W. Broadway Frankfort (502) 875-5599 www.serafinifrankfort.com

$22.50 for full-service lunch 4205 Fords mill Rd. Versailles (859) 873-6956 www.irishacresgallery.com/ restaurant.html

257 N. 61465 Limestone Lexington, KY 40507 (859) 255-5301 www.thirdstreetstuff.com

Halls on the River

Trustees Office at Shaker Village


Traditional specialties in the beautiful simplicity of Shaker Village. Southern crudits are followed by entrees like country ham and fried chicken. Try the Shaker lemon pie. Entrees $18 to $28 3501 Lexington Rd. Harrodsburg (859) 734-5411 www.shakervillageky.org

Beer cheese, fried banana peppers, chicken livers, lamb fries, Hot Browns, catfish and frog legs. if its a regional favorite, Halls serves it. Entrees $12 to $21.99 1225 Athens-Boonesboro Rd. Winchester (859) 527-6620 www.hallsontheriver.com

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Holly Hill Inn

on the national Register of Historic places. Fresh, seasonal ingredients and local produce are at the heart of Chef ouitas menu. prix fixe lunch/dinner: $18/$35 426 n. Winter St. midway (859) 846-4732 www.hollyhillinn.com

Vardens
Fresh, contemporary Southern cuisine at great prices. Entrees $12 to $25 509 main St. paris (859) 987-4700 www.vardensofparis.com

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

Sams Truck Stop

Take a tip from the locals: Dont miss this. Hearty country cooking and scrumptious homemade pies. Close to the Kentucky Horse park. Entrees $6 to $12 1973 Lexington Rd. Georgetown (502) 863-5872 www.samsrest.com

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Baymont Inn & Suites (Exit 110 I-75) 2400 Buena Vista dr., (859) 293-6113, (877) 229-6668 www.baymontinns.com Best Western Lexington Conference Center (Exit 104 I-75)
5532 Athens-Boonesboro Rd., (859) 263-5241, (800) 937-8376 www.lexingtonkyhotel.net

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Best Western Regency (Exit 110 I-75) 2241 Elkhorn Rd., (859) 293-2202, (800) 528-1234 www.bestwestern.com
2753 Richmond Rd., (859) 269-4999 www.bluegrassextendedstay.com

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Bryan Station Inn

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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Catalina Motel

208 W. new Circle Rd., (859) 299-6281

Clarion Hotel (Exit 115 I-75)

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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.

Enjoy the service, amenities and look of an upscale hotel at an affordable price when you stay with Clarion.
1950 Newton Pike 61693 Lexington, KY 40511 (859) 233-0512 www.clarionhotellex.com

2601 Richmond Rd. Lexington, KY 40509 61411 (859) 268-0060 www.lexingtonsuites.doubletree.com

All luxurious, two-room suites next door to shopping, dining, movies and comedy club. Experience affordable luxury at Lexingtons only Hilton Suites Hotel!

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

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Comfort Inn South (Exit 104 I-75)
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Comfort Suites Beaumont Center

3060 Fieldstone Way, (859) 296-4446, (877) 424-6423 www.comfortsuites.com/hotel-lexington-kentucky-KY025 2297 Executive dr., (859) 299-8844, (800) 456-4000 www.countryinns.com

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Courtyard Lexington North (Exit 115 I-75)

775 newtown Ct., (859) 253-4646, (800) 321-2211 www.marriott.com/LEXnO 1951 Pleasant Ridge, (859) 263-9090, (800) 321-2211 www.marriott.com/lexce

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Crowne Plaza Lexington The Campbell House

1375 S. Broadway, (859) 255-4281, (800) 227-6963 www.thecampbellhouse.net Advertising Partner, p. 50

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1500 Versailles Rd., (859) 252-5561

Days Motor Lodge

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Days Inn & Suites (Exit 113 I-75)

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

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Days Inn South (Exit 104 I-75) 5575 Athens-Boonesboro Rd., (859) 263-3100, (800) 329-7466 www.daysinn.com DoubleTree Suites by Hilton
2601 Richmond Rd., (859) 268-0060, (800) 262-3774 www.lexingtonsuites.doubletree.com Advertising Partner, p. 50

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Econo Lodge South (Exit 104 I-75) 5527 Athens-Boonesboro Rd., (859) 263-5101, (800) 553-2666 www.econolodge.com/hotel-lexington-kentucky-KY056 Embassy Suites (Exit 115 I-75)
1801 newtown Pk., (859) 455-5000, (800) 362-2779 www.lexington.embassysuites.com

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Envoy Inn & Suites (Exit 110 I-75) 2221 Elkhorn Rd., (859) 293-0047, (866) 539-0036
4343 Mt. Horeb Pk., (859) 255-0067 www.essenceofthebluegrass.com 2650 Wilhite dr., (859) 278-9600 www.extstay.com 2750 Gribbin dr., (859) 266-4800 www.extstay.com

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Extended Stay Tates Creek

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

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Enjoy Lexingtons 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 61615

Lexingtons landmark hotel offers a unique Kentucky experience. Beautiful equine sculptures and our own Bluegrass hospitality make us the perfect location for your next visit.
61454 369 West Vine St. Lexington, KY 40507 (859) 231-9000

www.lexingtondowntown.hilton.com

Gratz Park Inn


Lexingtons only historic inn exemplifies the Southern grace and charm for which Lexington is known. Located in Lexingtons beautiful historic district, the updated inn has earned its reputation as a timeless, classic boutique inn.
120 W. Second St. 61756 Lexington, KY 40508 (859) 231-1777 www.gratzparkinn.com

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Hotels/Motels
Fairfield Inn & Suites Lexington North
2100 Hackney Pl., (859) 977-5870, (800) 228-2800 www.marriott.com/lexnw

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Fairfield Inn by Marriott

3050 Lake Crest Cir., (859) 224-3338, (800) 228-2800 www.marriott.com/lexsw 1938 Stanton Way, (859) 259-1311, (800) 325-3535 www.fourpoints.com/Lexington

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Four Points by Sheraton (Exit 115 I-75)

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120 W. Second St., (859) 231-1777, (800) 752-4166 www.gratzparkinn.com Advertising Partner, p. 52

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Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa (Exit 115 I-75)


1800 newtown Pk., (859) 231-5100, (877) 204-8020 www.griffingatemarriott.com Advertising Partner, inside back cover

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Hampton Inn at I-75 (Exit 110 I-75) 2251 Elkhorn Rd., (859) 299-2613, (800) 426-7866 www.hampton-inn.com/hi/lexington-i75
3060 Lake Crest Cir., (859) 223-0088, (800) 426-7866 www.hamptoninn.com

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Hilton Garden Inn (Exit 108 I-75)

1973 Plaudit Pl., (859) 543-8300, (800) 445-8667 www.lexington.stayhgi.com

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369 W. Vine St., (859) 231-9000, (877) 539-1648 www.lexingtondowntown.hilton.com Advertising Partner, p. 52

Hilton Lexington/Downtown

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Hilton Suites Lexington Green

245 Lexington Green Cir., (859) 271-4000, (800) 445-8667 www.lexingtongreen.hilton.com Advertising Partner, p. 50 1780 Sharkey Way, (859) 231-0656, (800) 465-4329 www.hiexpress.com/lexingtonky

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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites

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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Downtown


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

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Homewood Suites by Hilton

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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Hyatt Place (Exit 108 I-75)

2001 Bryant Rd., (859) 296-0091, (888) 492-8847 www.hyattplacelexington.com

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Hotels/Motels
401 W. High St., (859) 253-1234, (800) 233-1234 www.lexington.hyatt.com Advertising Partner, p. 52 1301 S. Broadway, (859) 519-2060 www.innonbroadwaylex.com

Hyatt Regency Lexington

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Inn on Broadway

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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

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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

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Lexington Relocation Services

3131 Custer dr., (859) 273-3303, (877) 539-7356 www.lexingtonrelocation.com 507 n. Broadway, (859) 420-2683 www.lyndonhouse.com

Lyndon House Bed & Breakfast

Microtel Lexington (Exit 110 I-75)

2240 Buena Vista dr., (859) 299-9600, (800) 771-7171 www.microtelinn.com 2260 Elkhorn Rd., (859) 293-1431, (800) 466-8356 www.motel6.com

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588 n.E. new Circle Rd., (859) 233-3538

New Circle Inn

Quality Inn Northwest (Exit 115 I-75) 750 newtown Ct., (859) 233-0561, (800) 876-3294 www.qualityinn.com/hotel-lexington-kentucky-KY007 Ramada Conference Center (Exit 113 I-75) 2143 n. Broadway, (859) 299-1261, (800) 272-6232 www.ramadainnlexky.com Ramada Limited (Exit 110 I-75)
2261 Elkhorn Rd., (859) 294-7375, (800) 272-6232 www.ramada.com/hotel/11401 1980 Haggard Ct., (859) 293-2626, (800) 733-7663 www.redroof.com 2651 Wilhite dr., (859) 277-9400, (800) 733-7663 www.redroof.com

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Residence Inn by Marriott North (Exit 115 I-75)

1080 newtown Pk., (859) 231-6191, (800) 331-3131 www.residenceinn.com/LEXnn

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Residence Inn Keeneland/Airport
3100 Wall St., (859) 296-0460, (800) 331-3131 www.marriott.com/lexke

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Residence Inn South (Exit 108 I-75)

2688 Pink Pigeon Pkwy., (859) 263-9979, (800) 331-3131 www.marriott.com/LEXRI

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5556 Versailles Rd., (859) 254-6699 www.rodewayinn.com/hotel-lexington-kentucky-KY139

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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 Sportsman Motel
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 4020 Georgetown Rd., (859) 254-4765

SpringHill Suites

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Sunset Motel

Super 8 Motel (Exit 110 I-75) 2351 Buena Vista dr., (859) 299-6241, (800) 800-8000 www.super8.com
3463 Rosalie Rd., (859) 226-0095 www.swannsnest.com

Swanns Nest at Cygnet Farm

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

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Value Place

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

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I am in one respect better off than Moses. He died in sight of, without reaching, the Promised Land. I occupy as good a farm as any that he would have found, if he had reached it; & it has been acquired not by hereditary descent, but by my own labor.
Henry Clay, speaking of asHland, 1849

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introduced Hereford cattle to this country, and maintained a stable of renowned racehorses whose bloodlines are still present today. Today at Ashland, Clays estate, visitors can discover the many sides of this intriguing man. The house itself, a sweeping 18-room mansion, was actually built by Clays son in the 1850s, when the original Federal structure was razed. Subsequent renovations five generations of the Clay family lived here have changed Ashland, but it remains a treasure, filled with furniture and artifacts. The 17-acre parklike grounds are a favorite green spot in Lexington, with lovely gardens, paths, bounteous flowers and some 400 trees. There are so many ways to embrace this place, and always something to learn, says Ashland Executive Director Debra Korb. You can spend an hour or more just walking the property enjoying the gardens and the trees. And indoors, you can really experience Henry Clays diverse interests. We want you to enjoy the grounds, explore the house, shop in our museum store and have lunch the complete Ashland experience. Ashland offers daily tours and maintains a busy calendar of events each year. The outdoor Gingko Tree Caf is open seasonally. See More Online Learn more about Henry Clay at www.visitlex.com.

For many years, the monument to Henry Clay in the Lexington Cemetery was the tallest structure in the county, a beloved city landmark. Today, many of the citys buildings are taller than Clays statue, but he still towers over Lexington history.
The Great Compromiser, as he has been called, is best-known for his political presence on the national stage: first speaker of the House, senator, representative, secretary of state, diplomat and friend of Abraham Lincoln. His legacy as the man who negotiated compromises between pro- and anti-slavery factions is widely known and cherished. But in Lexington, Clay was admired for many things. A visitor is going to know about Henry Clay from their history classes, but they may not realize that he was a lawyer first, a farmer second and a politician third, says Jamie Millard, president and CEO of the Lexington History Museum. He was like many of our founding fathers he always came back to the land. Born in Virginia, as a 21-year-old newly minted lawyer, Clay came to Kentucky. He acquired a 600-acre farm, where he raised hemp, experimented with fruits and vegetables,

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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. Don your blue and white and catch a University of Kentucky Wildcats game, or make plans for race day at Keeneland. You can also enjoy a pint in an Irish pub, or find out whos auditioning for the Met while mingling in the lobby before a UK Opera Theatre production. For more information on entertainment options during your stay, call the Lexington Convention and visitors Bureau at (800) 845-3959; LexArts at (859) 255-2951; or Lexington Center at (859) 233-4567.

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 Americas 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; thats 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 Beef oBradys, the lively Winchells, Shamrocks or the ever-popular Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar. Two Keys Tavern has been a favorite of the college crowd for generations. pazzos pizza pub is another crowd-pleaser.

entertainMent
Performing Arts
For More Entertaining Ideas Go online at www.visitlex.com
For a city its size, Lexington offers a rich variety of shows. The opera House hosts Broadway productions, the Actors Guild

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presents classic and innovative plays, and Danvilles norton Center brings in some of the countrys greatest shows. Theres also the Lexington philharmonic, University of Kentuckys Singletary Center for the Arts, the Lexington Ballet, Kentucky Ballet Theater, the Lexington opera Society and UK opera Theatre.

Literary
Attention bookworms and literature lovers! Be sure to check out poetry readings, visiting authors and more at Lexingtons beautiful Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning, as well as events such as open mics and workshops at Joseph-Beth Booksellers and Barnes & noble Booksellers. 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 Glovers Bookery.

in town on a monday night, try to 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 around the globe. in Lexington, Red Barn Radio tapes shows live 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 Charlies and Als Bar both 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, Lexingtons original country bar. Ride a mechanical bull at Saddle Ridge. Longtime Southern rocker and country crooner Larry Redmon has his own place (Redmons) downstairs at the corner of main and Cheapside. Drive out Leestown Road to hear Kenny Whalen and the Travelers play at musicland. its a familyfriendly, smoke- and alcohol-free environment.

film
Kentucky Theater offers offbeat, foreign and classic films in an outstanding setting. The theater is a Lexington original, plus the venue serves cookies, fruit drinks, unique treats and beer. For current releases, check out 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 10, 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, Busters has an energetic atmosphere with a variety of entertainers booked each week. Looking for a place to cut the rug? A DJ plays everything from bebop to hip-hop at the immensely popular Blue moon. natashas Bistro is a hot spot for live music and theater. Tin Roof Lexington, near the UK campus, offers live music most nights of the week. The Jazz Arts Foundation sponsors monthly performances at the central Library Theatre. if youre

festivals
it seems theres almost always a festival scheduled in the Bluegrass. Favorites include: Festival of the Bluegrass, Berea Craft Festival, Danvilles Great American Brass Band Festival, SummerFest, Ballet Under the Stars, mayfest, picnic with the pops, Woodland Arts Fair and Georgetowns Festival of the Horse.

Visual Arts
The Bluegrass Region is packed with colorful art galleries. Several you cant afford to miss include the Art museum at UK, Artists Attic in Victorian Square, Cross Gate Gallery and Ann Tower Gallery on main Street. The Lexington Art League holds monthly events at historic Loudoun House. Several times a year, theres a citywide Gallery Hop a walking tour that hits all the artsy downtown hot spots.

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TRANSPORTATION
Air Transportation
AirTran Airways (800) 247-8726 Allegiant Air (702) 505-8888 American Airlines (800) 433-7300 Blue Grass Airport (859) 425-3114 Continental Express (800) 525-0280 Delta Air Lines (800) 221-1212 United Express (800) 241-6522 US Airways (800) 428-4322 national (800) 227-7368/(859) 254-8806 Wildcat Taxi (859) 231-8294 Yellow Cab (859) 231-8294

Limousines

Blue Grass Tours (800) 755-6956/(859) 252-5744 Celebrity Limousines (859) 272-1000 Gold Shield (800) 205-7330/(859) 255-6388 Thoroughbred Limousine (859) 273-3690 Triple Crown Limousines (859) 252-6764

Charter Service

Blue Grass Charter (800) 755-6956/(859) 233-2152 The Free Enterprise System (800) 448-5728 Wombles Transportation (859) 887-4611

Buses

Greyhound Bus Lines (800) 231-2222/(859) 299-8804 LexTran (city bus) (859) 253-4636

Transportation for the Disabled

Taxicabs

Wheels (859) 233-3433 Register in advance of arrival. Superior Van & mobility (888) 742-8267 Accessible van rentals

Car Rental Airport Locations

mr. Taxi (859) 223-8888 Lexington Taxi (859) 305-1213

Avis (800) 331-1212/(859) 281-1681 Enterprise (800) 261-7331/(859) 425-4077 Hertz (800) 654-3131/(859) 254-3496

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

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
Dream ... Do ... Discover! Blue Grass Tours offers daily horse farm tours, professional tour planning and guide services for any size group, convention or step-on.
817 Enterprise Dr. 61997 Lexington, KY 40510 (859) 252-5744 www.bluegrasstours.com

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

Private Guides
Bill Shaw (859) 227-7159 Horses of Kentucky by Lois Hill (859) 277-4625 John midbo (859) 278-9488 Karen Edelstein privately Guided Tours (859) 266-5465 Suburban Womans 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

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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 34-74F Summer 61-86F Fall 36-79F Winter 23-54F

Central Baptist Hospital

1498 Boardwalk (859) 254-5520

1740 nicholasville Rd. (859) 260-6100

8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday Closed Sunday

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


800 Rose St. (859) 323-5000

foreign Currency Exchange


(859) 253-6027 (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 Convention and Visitors Bureau


(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

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

Parks & Recreation


(859) 288-2900

Translation Services
(502) 213-0317

u.S. Customs Service


(859) 425-3111

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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.

Annual Kentucky High School Invitational Rodeo


May 25-27 Kentucky Horse park The best high school athletes in the region compete over three days. (270) 395-4889

Annual Egyptian Event


June 6-9 Kentucky Horse park Featuring Arabians in performance, halter, dressage and native costume competitions. (859) 231-0771

January-February
Keeneland Horse Sales
January 9-14 Keeneland Race Course Horses of all ages go on sale. Spectators welcome. (800) 456-3412

nonstop cultural entertainment. (502) 863-1575

Keeneland Race Course Thoroughbred Racing


April 6-27 Spring race meet. no racing on mondays or Tuesdays or Easter. (800) 456-3412

Festival of the Bluegrass


June 7-10 Kentucky Horse park Annual jamboree featuring the best Bluegrass bands in Kentucky and top national performers. (859) 846-4995

Kentucky Sport, Boat & Recreation Show


February 9-12 Rupp Arena Daily fishing demonstrations and more. (859) 233-4567

Central Kentucky Home & Garden Show


April 12-15 Lexington Center Jump-start spring with fresh ideas from this annual show. (859) 233-4567

Great American Brass Band Festival


June 8-10 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

March-April
Blue Grass Trust Antiques & Garden Show
March Keeneland Race Course The Blue Grass Trust for Historic preservation sponsored show features more than 40 distinguished dealers and garden specialists. (859) 253-0362

Rolex Three Day Event


April 26-29 Kentucky Horse park The only Four-Star, three-day equestrian event in the Western Hemisphere. (859) 254-8123 (January-April)

July-August
SummerFest
July U.K. Arboretum Three different productions run during this outdoor theater event. (859) 806-7429

May-June
Keeneland Race Course Kentucky Derby Simulcast
May 5 Festivities include live music, pony rides and free popcorn. (800) 456-3412

Boys Sweet Sixteen Tournament


March 14-17 Rupp Arena Kentucky High School Athletic Association state basketball tournament. (859) 299-5472

Fourth of July Festival


July 4 Downtown Lexington Fireworks, food, music, dancing, vendors and a parade. (859) 258-3010

Lexington St. Patricks Parade and Festival


March 17 Leprechauns and shamrocks will be spotted along main Street. Entertainment all day. (859) 278-7349

Mayfest Arts Fair


May 12-13 Gratz park Celebrating performing, visual and literary arts. (859) 425-2590

Junior League Horse Show


July 9-14 The Red mile The nations largest outdoor Saddlebred horse show. (859) 252-8014

International Kite and Culture Festival


April Georgetown, KY Kite competitions, classes and

High Hope Steeplechase


May 20 Kentucky Horse park Sanctioned races over brush and timber. (859) 967-9444

Keeneland Concours dElegance


July 19-22 Keeneland Race Course one hundred magnificent automobiles, fashion and art. (859) 422-3329

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Lexington Lions Club Bluegrass Fair


July 12-22 masterson Station park Carnival rides, grandstand shows, petting farm, games and shows. (859) 233-1465

Harvest Celebration
September 15-October 31 Evans orchard U-pick pumpkins and fun family activities. (502) 863-2255

November-December
Christmas in the Valley
November 9-December 22 Renfro Valley Visit Santas Workshop and enjoy light displays. (800) 765-7464

Breyerfest
July 20-22 Kentucky Horse park Discover the world of Breyer model horses. Competitions, clinics and a trade fair. (973) 633-5090

Bourbon Chase
September 28-29 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

Southern Lights
November 16-December 31 Kentucky Horse park Animated light displays are arranged along a drive-at-your-own-pace four-mile route through the park. (859) 255-5727

AFB Art Fair @ Woodland Park


August 18-19 Woodland park more than 150 artists and crafts people participate in this fresh-air arts fair. (859) 254-7024

Anderson County Burgoo Festival


September 28-30 Downtown Lawrenceburg Lots of burgoo, music and entertainment, and vendors of all kinds. (502) 680-0453

Holidays at Woodford Reserve Distillery


Mid-November-December A festive meal and holiday shopping at a picturesque 78-acre distillery. (859) 879-1812

Bluegrass Classic Dog Show


August 30-September 3 Kentucky Horse park Four days of all-breed conformation and obedience competition. (859) 299-7184

Keeneland Thoroughbred Racing


October 5-27 Keeneland Race Course no racing on mondays or Tuesdays. (800) 456-3412

Simple Gifts of Christmas


December Shaker Village of pleasant Hill, Harrodsburg Guided tours with costumed interpreters and Christmas music. (800) 734-5611

September-October
Roots and Heritage Festival
September Downtown Lexington A monthlong celebration commemorating African-American culture. (859) 420-5696

Perryville Battlefield Commemoration


October 6-7 perryville, KY Battle re-enactments, living history, parade, food and crafts. (859) 332-8631

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

Kentucky Guild of Artists & Craftsmen Fall Fair


October 13-14 indian Fort Theatre, Berea Regional artists display their works and wares at this outdoor festival. (859) 986-2540

Bi-Water Autumn Fest


September 8-October 31 From a spooky farmhouse to the enchanted barnyard great family fun. (502) 863-3676

Holiday Evenings at Waveland


December Waveland State Historic Site Candlelight tours of the mansion. (859) 272-3611

Keeneland September Yearling Sales


September 9-23 Keeneland Sales pavilion This sale attracts buyers from all over the world. Spectators welcome. (800) 456-3412

Fall Festival
September 15-October 28 Boyd orchards Wander the orchard and vote for the best scarecrow in three categories: traditional, whimsical and childrens. (859) 873-3097

Festival of the Bluegrass

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Stay busy for days exploring more than 200 antique shops.

Short Street Fine Dining


Enjoy a fabulous meal at one of the areas many restaurants.

Kentucky Bourbon Trail


Taste the worlds finest bourbons made with secret recipes and time-honored, family-approved processes.

Wineries
Get a taste of local vintages at three of the regions many wineries.

Live Racing at Keeneland


Visit one of the finest Thoroughbred race courses in the world.

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Rodeway Inn (859) 254-6699 Sleep Inn (859) 543-8400 Sportsman Motel (859) 252-4401 SpringHill Suites (859) 225-1500 Sunset Motel (859) 254-4765 Super 8 Motel (859) 299-6241 Swanns Nest at Cygnet Farm

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