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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Lexington Center and Rupp Arena 430 West Vine Street (859) 233-4567 lexingtoncenter.com Downtown complex with hotel, retail center, convention halls and Rupp Arena, home court of the UK Wildcats men's basketball team. Arena viewing window open 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Lexington Opera House 401 West Short Street (859) 233-4567 lexingtonoperahouse.com Meticulously restored 1886 opera house hosts Broadway Live and Variety Live series as well as concerts and local arts performances. Living Arts & Science Center 362 North Martin Luther King (859) 252-5222 lasclex.org Art and science exhibits, special events. Explore the night sky and the wonders of space with LASC's brand new fixed dome planetarium. Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center 300 East Third Street (859) 280-2201 lexingtonlyric.com Built in the '40s as a cultural centerpiece for Lexington's African American families, today's renovated and expanded Lyric hosts a robust schedule of shows and exhibits in its theater, museum and gallery. Mary Todd Lincoln House 578 West Main Street (859) 233-9999 mtlhouse.org Childhood home of Mary Todd, wife of Abraham Lincoln. The nation's first shrine to a First Lady. Open mid-March through November. Closed Sundays. McConnell Springs 416 Rebmann Lane (859) 225-4073 mcconnellsprings.org The campsite of the first Lexington settlers, this 26-acre nature sanctuary offers an array of historical and environmental treasures. Trails close at dusk. Open year-round except Thanksgiving Day and December 24-26. Old Kentucky Chocolates 450 Southland Drive (859) 278-4444 | (800) 786-0579 oldkycandy.com Making candy in the Bluegrass for more than 50 years. Best known for their Bourbon Truffles, Chocolates and Cherries. Tours Monday through Thursday at 10 a.m. Pam Miller Downtown Arts Center 141 East Main Street (859) 425-2550 lexingtonky.gov/dac Contemporary black box theater with rehearsal, meeting, office and art exhibition spaces. Raven Run Nature Sanctuary 3885 Raven Run Way (859) 272-6105 lexingtonky.gov 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 9 a.m. to dusk. Red Mile 1200 Red Mile Road (859) 255-0752 redmileky.com The region's oldest racetrack, dating to 1875. Seasonal racing. Grounds open year- round. Entertainment complex with 902 instant racing machines is open daily till 2 a.m.; 4 a.m. on weekends. Talon Winery & Vineyards 7086 Tates Creek Road (859) 971-3214 talonwine.com Set on 300 acres of rolling farmland. Lush vineyards, tasting room and gift shop. Open year-round. Thoroughbred Center 3380 Paris Pike (859) 293-1853 thethoroughbredcenter.com 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 by appointment. 28 | Travel Inspiration Guide

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