Lexington Visitors Guide

2019

The official visitor guide for Lexington, Kentucky, Horse Capital of the World. Tourist and meeting planner information on planning a trip to Lexington, KY.

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Grimes Mill Winery 6707 Grimes Mill Road (859) 543-9691 grimesmillwinery.com The owners looked to their Italian heritage when re-purposing this tobacco farm. Open for tastings Thursday through Sunday. Headley-Whitney Museum of Art 4435 Old Frankfort Pike (859) 255-6653 headley-whitney.org Features a fascinating and diverse collection of objects d'art and fine art. Open Wednesday through Sunday. Hopemont, The Hunt-Morgan House 201 North Mill Street (859) 253-0362 bluegrasstrust.org/hunt-morgan.html Federal-style house built in 1814 by John Wesley Hunt, the first millionaire west of the Alleghenies. Open April through October. Horse Farm Tours 215 West Main (859) 233-7299 | (800) 845-3959 VisitLEX.com/horse-farm-tours With advance planning, there are many ways to get on some of Lexington's most famous horse farms, from daily van tours to private guides. Call or visit our Visitors Center for advice, or see VisitLEX.com. 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 (615) 268-9960; and Kenridge Farm near Paris (859) 321-7783. International Museum of the Horse 4089 Iron Works Parkway (859) 259-4232 imh.org The largest museum in the world to explore the relationship between horses and humans. A Smithsonian affiliate. Open year-round. Hours/days vary seasonally. James E. Pepper Distillery 1228 Manchester Street (859) 309-3230 jamesepepper.com An iconic Kentucky bourbon out of production for decades, James E. Pepper re-launched in 2017 at the site of the original 1879 distillery. Open April through October. Keeneland Racecourse 4201 Versailles Road (859) 254-3412 | (800) 456-3412 keeneland.com National Historic Landmark. One of the most genteel, beautiful racetracks in the world. Live Thoroughbred racing April and October. No racing Mondays or Tuesdays. Visit the grounds year-round. Kentucky Horse Park 4089 Iron Works Pike (859) 233-4303 | (800) 678-8813 kyhorsepark.com Lexington's premiere attraction. A 1,200 acre showcase of museums, galleries, theaters and exhibits dedicated to all breeds of horse. Open year-round. Hours/ days vary seasonally. Kentucky Theater 214 East Main Street (859) 231-7924 kentuckytheater.com Lovingly renovated grand movie theater from the Golden Age presents new releases, art films and classic movies series. Latrobe's Pope Villa 326 Grosvenor Avenue (859) 253-0362 bluegrasstrust.org/popevilla.html One of the few remaining examples of the residential work of Benjamin Henry Latrobe, one of the architects of the United States Capitol. Tours by appointment. Lexington Cemetery 833 West Main Street (859) 255-5522 lexcem.org Nationally recognized as one of America's most beautiful arboretums. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (800) 845-3959 VisitLEX.com | 27

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