Choose from the following:
|American Saddlebred Museum||Explorium of Lexington|
|Hunt-Morgan House||Keeneland Race Course|
|Kentucky Horse Center||Kentucky Horse Park|
|Lexington Cemetery||Mary Todd Lincoln House|
|Red Mile Harness Track||Self-Guided Tours|
|The Headley-Whitney Museum||University of Kentucky Art Museum|
|University of Kentucky Basketball Museum||Waveland State Historic Site|
University of Kentucky Basketball Museum
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The Red Mile Harness Track
1200 Red Mile Road
Lexington, KY 40504
The Red Mile Harness Track is Lexington's oldest existing racetrack
Self Guided Tours of Lexington
The Lexington Walk and Bluegrass Country Driving Tour takes you through farmlands and the richly historical Lexington area. Maps are provided by the Convention and Visitors Bureau. Both walking and driving tour maps are available. Contact the Bureau or AAA BlueGrass/Kentucky at 155 N. Martin Luther King Blvd, in Lexington 40507.
Phone: (859) 233-1111
American Saddlebred Museum
10 miles north of Lexington at Junction
of I-75 exit 120 and Iron Works Pike
4093 Iron Works Parkway
Lexington, KY 40511
Phone: (859) 259-2746
This museum has many exhibits and presentations showing the histroy and uses of the American Saddlebred horse.
Open daily. Hours vary with time of year. Fee for admission. Please call for more information.
Mary Todd Lincoln House
578 W. Main St.
Lexington, Kentucky 40507
Phone: (859) 233-9999
This is the childhood home of Mary Todd, wife of Abraham Lincoln. Many of her collections and personal articles are displayed in this beautiful restored 1803 Georgian home. Guided tours are available. Fee for admission
Keeneland Race Course
4201 Versailles Road
PO Box 1690
Lexington KY 40588-1690
Racing Office 800-456-9896
6 miles west on US 60
A beautiful racetrack with Thoroughbred racing and sales. Prominent races include the Blue Grass Stakes and the Spinster. Also at the track are a private clubhouse, a grandstand and stables for over 1,500 horses. A library referencing racehorses is also available. Fee for admission. Please note policies regarding admission of children may vary. Please call for details.
833 W. Main St.
Phone: 859 255-5522
Many famous and prominent people are buried here in the Lexington Cemetery. Among those buried here are: the family of Mrs. Abraham Lincoln, Henry Clay and his wife, James Lane Allen, Col. W.C.P. Breckinridge (aka the "silver-tongued Orator of Kentucky"), Confederate cavalry officer Gen. John Hunt Morgan, "King" Solomon, the hero of the Cholera plague of 1833, basketball coach Adolph F. Rupp and 500 Confederate soldiers. The Lexington Cemetery is adjacent to the Lexington National Cemetery. Free admission
Explorium of Lexington
440 West Short Street.
Lexington, Kentucky 40507
Phone: (859) 258-3253
Formerly known as the Lexington Children's Museum. Hands-on exhibits covering many areas, including nature, history, civics and ecology. Under 12 must be with an adult. Fee for admission. Please call for details.
10 miles north at the junction of I-75, exit 120, and Iron Works Pike.
4089 Iron Works Parkway
Lexington, Kentucky 40511
Phone: (859) 233-4303 or (800) 586-8813
Tours are available at the park. Some are self-guided and others are in horse-drawn wagons. Facilities and demonstrations highlight the area's equine heritage. The international museum of the horse is located here depicting the history of all breeds of horses. The Man O'War Monument, his burial site, is located at the park. Many shows take place here through the year. Please call for details. Fee for admission
Kentucky Horse Center
3380 Paris Pike
Phone: (859) 293-1853
A 1 ½ hour bus tour may be taken of a working Thoroughbred training facility. The center covers 268 acres with many features, such as: exercise track, stables and a sales pavilion. Please call for appointments and details. Fee for admission
201 N. Mill St.
Phone: (859) 253-0362
The house, built in the early 1800's, is of the Federal-style. Builder, John Wesley Hunt had many beautiful features included, such as: fan-light doorway, cantilevered staircase, family furniture, Civil War memorabilia and a garden. Family members include John Hunt Morgan and, Thomas Hunt Morgan.
Please call for hours and details. Fee for admission.
The Headley-Whitney Museum
4435 Old Frankfort Rd. (4 ½
miles west of New Circle Rd.)
Phone: (859) 255-6653
On display are shells, Oriental porcelains, jeweled ornaments & trinkets designed by George Headley, art pieces, and changing exhibits. Please call for details and hours. Fee for admission.
Waveland State Historic Site
5 miles south off U.S. 27 on Higbee
Phone: 859 272-3611
This site offers an 1847 Greek Revival mansion on 10 acres. Beautifully furnished with antiques and other historical items, it also features the icehouse, smokehouse and servants' quarters. Fee for admission. Please call for details.
University of Kentucky Art Museum
Corner of Euclid and Rose Streets
on the campus
Phone: (859) 257-5716
The museum is named the Singletary Center for the Arts. It offers both changing and permanent exhibits, including works by some of the "old masters". Pieces of American impressionists, contemporary abstractionists and native Kentucky artists are included as well. Some African and pre-Columbian artifacts are displayed. Please call for details and hours. Free admission
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