Favorite thing: Rupp Arena has been a vital part of Lexington culture. Many things happen here. The UK Wildcats play here, the ice hockey team Thoroughbreds USED to play here, the Lipizzaner stallions make a stop here once a year as well as the circus, and we get dozens of big name concerts. In the attached Heritage Hall there is ALWAYS some kind of convention or sale or meeting or seminar. Very rarely is there nothing going on at Rupp Arena. I’m actually impressed by the musical acts that they get. In one month it seemed like we had Kid Rock, Norah Jones, and Big & Rich. Okay, so we didn’t really have them in one month, but they all did come in the same year.
There’s a food court in the bottom level with regular fast food places, and the Hyatt Regency is attached if you’re looking for something a little more upscale restaurant-wise. The civic center shops are also part of the building and you can find some really neat Kentucky-inspired crafts and buys. (There’s also a good store that sells Waterford crystal items if you’re into that.)
Fondest memory: The best concert I ever saw at Rupp Arena was the Down from the Mountain concert. They had their first show at Rupp and it was phenominal. I almost died of joy when I heard Emmylou Harris sing "Red Dirt Girl" live.
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Favorite thing: I MUST give a call out to my main man of mystery, Michael Thurman. If you’re into anything New Age, and you want to know something about your future, then you should definitely give this man a call. He does astrological charts and he’s so dead on that he’s downright frightening at times. It’s very in depth and lasts about an hour and half. At last call he was charging $80. This guy knows his stuff and is also well versed in various religions, philosophies, and astronomy. He has a degree in psychology, which is also helpful, and he’s helped me make some very wise decisions in the past. If you’re nervous about paying him a visit, don’t be. He’s very business-like and professional, although the office in his house is also very inviting and relaxed. One of my favorite things that he does is a world map based on your time of birth, place, date, etc. Even though he had never met me and knew nothing about me, when he showed me the map I was floored. All of my lines ran right through the Balkans and another line went through Wales-two places that have come to mean a lot to me.
Fondest memory: His website: http://www.moonsunearth.com/Thurman/AboutMichaelThurman.htm
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Favorite thing: You will be able to check out whether it is rain or shine in Lexington with the link below.
It is a webcam with live feed on the Springhill Hotel (863 South Broadway).
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There are several things a...
Favorite thing: There are several things a tourist should do when visiting Lexington. Drive. Go out away from the sub divisions. Take the little road that doesn't seem to have a name. The main things are easy to find but the small parks Like Raven Run (picture) have to be found.
Fondest memory: I'm 65 and I have many fond memories but walking to school with my friends and saving my bus fair (5cents) for a do-nut at Spauldings bakery (Lexingtons best kept secret) to eat along the way is among the best.
The ideal time to visit...
Favorite thing: The ideal time to visit Lexington is a beautiful fall Saturday when you can attend racing at the fall meet at Keeneland and then attend a University of Kentucky night football game at Commonwealth stadium. This is also the time when restaurants and hotels are most likely to be full, so advance reservations are recommended. Spring is another excellent time to visit. In the winter season, Kentuckians will be found glued to their televisions or radio's watching the basketball wildcats, or commenting on the last game. Home games at Rupp arena are usually sold out, but tickets can usually be found, especially when Kentucky plays a game while the students are on Christmas break.
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Fondest memory: While on my way to see ekoostik hookah, I found that Lexington is a great mix of country and city life. When driving in to the city you see endless horse farms and land. Then once you get ino the city it all changes! As we drove closer to the the University of Kentucky (located in Lexington) more and more lights and people and places kept popping up. There was a mass of restaurants, bars, shops, and clubs. The streets were crowded with all sorts of people going from one place to another. I must say I was surprised. And the concert was great too!
The University of Kentucky...
Favorite thing: The University of Kentucky campus is a must see. Also had a tour of Rupp Arena which was amazing
Fondest memory: The University life, and the prettiest girls I've ever seen. Had a basketball tournament there, that whole state is crazy for basketball.
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Favorite thing: Lexington has a wide array of activities to explore. Downtown Lexington, the “City in the Park,” offers great sightseeing, dining, shopping and entertainment. So much more than “just horses” the bustling city is rich with historic sites to visit such as the Mary Todd Lincoln House and Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate. Our recommendation is a full day at the Horse Park, a second day do the Horse Tour in the morning and maybe Ashland in the afternoon, golf or sip along the Bourbon Trail. We really enjoyed a tour at Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky. Take a day or at least a full afternoon and evening to explore downtown.
Fondest memory: The Horse Park & Horse Farm Tour! These are fantastic! My only regret was not having more time to spend at the Horse Park to see the movies and more time in the exhibits as well as with the magnificent animals. Everyone will enjoy the Horse Park. Initially, I wasn't sure why the Visitor Center kept saying we needed to go to the Horse Park. Now I definitely know why. Both the Kentucky Horse Park and a Horse Farm Tour are "must do's" for a visit to Lexington!
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Favorite thing: The park is the headquarters for many equestrian organizations
Fondest memory: There is a VT location especially for the Horse Park and most of my tips are there.
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The best part of living here...
Favorite thing: The best part of living here is to be so close to many great places. In lexington a great start in the KY Horse park, then stop by cheapside Bar & Grill for some great food and music from Rock to Blues. Cheapside is on Short street by the old Court House downtown. Lots of stores to browse through also. Try to take a drive in the country and watch the sun set on some great Horse Farms, with rolling hills and planked fences, is like a scene from a movie.
Fondest memory: When away from my home, I miss the people. Great friends you will find and often many willing to help you find your way if you end up lost. I think the smaller towns have more to offer and people are not as click-ish as bigger town's can sometime's be.My best memories are of fishing and spending most of my youth on the Ky river. Great times and many nights and days just fishing and enjoying life. This would be a big influence on my career and a river boat Captain.
If your a basketball junkie,...
Favorite thing: If your a basketball junkie, go to the Wildcat Museam. Here you will see the history of the University of Kentucky basketball team. If your a horse lover, you can either go to Keeneland or Kentucky Horse Park.
Fondest memory: I miss the friendly people. They are so polite and helpful.
An artist busy at work at the...
Favorite thing: An artist busy at work at the saddling area at Keenland Race Track. That picture he is working on will probably sell for six or more figures. More than what you can buy some horses for.
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