Local Attractions – Lexington

ExploriumExplorium of Lexington   “Hands-on fun” is the philosophy at this children’s museum. Seven galleries feature engaging exhibits about nature, the human heart, world geography and culture, archaeology and Lexington history. Ages 12 months to 12 years. http://www.explorium.com/

 

KeenlandKeenland Race Course   With its tranquil setting and lovely stone fences and buildings, this national historic landmark is one of the most genteel and beautiful racetracks in the world. Visitors are welcome year round. Live Thoroughbred racing takes place in April and October and live Thoroughbred auctions are held several times a year. http://www.keeneland.com/

 

kentucky horse parkKentucky Horse Park   Dedicated to man’s relationship with the horse, the Kentucky Horse Park is unlike any other park in the world — a showcase of museums, galleries, theaters, and working farm exhibits. Nearly 50 breeds of horses graze upon its 1,200 acres of lush pastures. A campground offers 260 spacious sites with grocery store/gift shop, two bathhouses, tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts and a swimming pool. http://www.kyhorsepark.com/

 

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Mary Todd Lincoln House This late-Georgian-style brick house is the site of the nation’s first shrine to a First Lady. The home was restored to reflect the Todd family’s residency with period furniture, family portraits and furnishings from the Todds as well as the Lincolns, taking you back to a time of social elegance and turbulent politics. http://www.mtlhouse.org/

Red_mile_logoThe Red Mile   Lexington’s oldest existing racetrack, dating to 1875, and one of the nation’s most respected harness tracks. The nation’s largest outdoor Saddlebred horse show is held here each summer. Simulcast wagering on Thoroughbred, Standardbred and Quarter Horse racing is offered year round. The Red Mile entertainment complex includes a new 75,000 square foot facility with 902 instant racing machines for your playing pleasure. http://redmileky.com/

 

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Sky Zone Trampoline When the kids are bouncing off the walls, take them to Sky Zone and let them enjoy a warehouse-sized room filed with giant trampolines. Call in advance and schedule some jumping time. http://www.skyzone.com/lexington/

 

 

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Thoroughbred Park   This 2.5 acre park dedicated to the Thoroughbred industry contains seven life-size and lifelike bronze racehorses streaking toward the finish line, while broodmares, foals and the great stallion Lexington ‘graze’ in a nearby field. Jockey greats Randy Romero, Pat Day, Bill Shoemaker, Jerry Bailey, Don Brumfield, Chris McCarron and Craig Perret are all represented in the race. At the head of the track stands a sculpture of the great race horse Lexington. All sculptures were created by artist Gwen Reardon. 42 plaques honoring historic figures in the industry are placed along winding walkways. http://www.visitlex.com

 

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Visit Lexington: http://www.visitlex.com

Lexington Convention Center: https://lexington.regency.hyatt

Hyatt Regency Lexington: http://www.lexingtoncenter.com

Blue Grass Airport: http://www.bluegrassairport.com