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    Lexington History Museum

    by Krumlovgirl Written Sep 24, 2004

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    Lexington's newest attraction is housed in the beautiful old Fayette County Courthouse (circa 1900). Inaugural exhibits include a timeline of the area's history, a photographic study of Lexington's African-American community and a special display of the IBM's Selectric Typewriter, once produced locally. Free admission.

    Tour Time: 1 hour
    Hours: Friday, Sunday and Monday: noon to 4:00 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m

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    Lexington Brewing Company

    by Krumlovgirl Written Sep 24, 2004

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    Established in 1794, Alltech's Lexington Brewery Company continues a splendid tradition of quality brewing producing Kentucky Ale, Kentucky Light and Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale. The brew hall viewing area, bottling operations, gift shop and an authentic Irish pub are available for tours. Bus tours and walk-ups invited.

    Tour time: 1 1/2 hours
    Open Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in April and October, 12 noon to 3:00 p.m. May through September.

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    Headley Whitney Museum

    by Krumlovgirl Written Sep 24, 2004

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    Established in 1968 by artist and jewelry designer George Headley, this unique museum features a fascinating and diverse collection of decorative arts objects.

    Tour Time: 1 to 1 1/2 hours
    Group Rate:Yes, for 20 or more people
    Hours: 10 am to 5 pm. Tuesday thru Friday; noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
    Closed January.

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    Farmer's Market

    by Krumlovgirl Written Sep 24, 2004

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    Lexington's Farmers' Market is held every Saturday on West Vine Street and each Tuesday and Thursday at Maxwell and South Broadway. Fruits and vegetables, herbs, flowers, jams and jellies, honey, Kentucky specialties and more.

    Tour Time: 45 minutes-1 hour
    Group Rate: Free
    Hours: Open mid-April through the first part of December. Daylight until the last farmer goes home.

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    Arts Place

    by Krumlovgirl Written Sep 24, 2004

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    ArtsPlace is a multi-purpose arts center which houses a gallery showcasing the works of Central Kentucky artists, and is also the site of free music and dance performances.

    Tour Time:30 to 45 minutes
    Group Rate: Free
    Hours: Open year-round 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday;10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday

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    Ashland, home of Henry Clay

    by Krumlovgirl Written Aug 16, 2004

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    Henry and Lucretia Clay had a home at Ashland from around 1806 until 1852. At first it was their country home and then in 1809, they moved their growing family to Ashland where they lived until he died. At one time the estate covered up to 600 acres. Hemp, tobacco and grains were grown and livestock was raised. Henry was very interested in stock breeding and imported pure bred stock, particularly sheep and cattle, from all over the world. After Henry Clay's death in 1852, his heirs sold the estate to his son, James Brown Clay. Soon after James acquired Ashland, he had the original house, which had been in bad repair since the 1820s, torn down and a new one built. The second house was completed in 1857. It followed the plan of the first one and is documented to have been built on the original foundation or at least within the original builders trench. It is a registered National Historic Landmark.

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    Keeneland Race Track

    by leeludalas Written Jan 13, 2004

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    Keeneland is a wonderful place to attend a day at the races. It is beautiful, made of stone, set in the brilliant green countryside. It is open Spring and Fall (check website for race information). It's always crowded and parking can be a bit of a zoo, so best to get there early.

    Keeneland
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    For Book Lovers

    by Ky_Happy_Dad Updated Jul 25, 2003

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    I usually do not enjoy shopping, or recommend shopping, but Lexington has perhaps the finest independent book store in the country--Joseph Beth Booksellers, located in the Lexington Green off Nicholasville Road and New Circle. It is huge and has a great travel section and a travel agency located in the store. You can listen to compact disks, drink coffee, have lunch, and have a great time browsing through the large selection of books, magazines, compact disks, cards and more. (See picture left at back of the store overlooking lake). Joseph-Beth also has locations in Cincinnati and Cleveland.

    Also, the victorian shops located downtown on Main across from Rupp Arena at Triangle Park has several businesses worth visiting--including local artists selling paintings and an old fashioned drug store with soda fountain. (Note the Talbotts outlet, which is a great place to buy clasic styled ladies clothing at very low prices--especially when they have a clearance sale, has moved from the Victorian Square to the Hamburg mall).

    The Lexingon Chamber of Commerce web page lists other main places to shop. See, http://www.visitlex.com/quick/shopping.html

    Jospeh Beth at Lexington Green

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    Horse Racing

    by Ky_Happy_Dad Updated Jul 24, 2003

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    Go see a horse race. Even people that don't enjoy wagering on horses usually enjoy Keeneland because it is a great place to take pictures and watch people. Keeneland has live racing in the Spring and Fall. The Spring meet is always in April just before the May meet of Churchhill Downs and the Kentucky Derby in Louisville--always the first Saturday in May. The Red Mile race track is famous in Harness Racing and hosts one of Harness Racing's Tripple Crown events. Watch for Keeneland in the new Sea Biscuit movie (carefully disguised to look like a 1930's track in the east). Sea Biscuit never raced in Kentucky.

    Rounding the curve at Keeneland
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    Public Art

    by Ky_Happy_Dad Updated Jul 24, 2003

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    A few years ago we enjoyed a 'Horse Mania' public art event. The horses were auctioned at Keeneland to raise money for charity. Successful bidders may leave a few of these horses on display around Lexington. This year doors from an old demolished public housing project have been painted by local artists and are found throughout the downtown area.

    Horse Mania

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    Antiques

    by gkitzmil Written Jul 22, 2003

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    I have not seen them ALL but in this part of KY you can find many antique shops.

    Ann Greely Interiors and Antiques
    497 East Main Street
    (859) 367-0200

    Antique Mall at Historic Danville
    158 North Third Street
    Danville, KY
    (859) 236-3026

    Antiques & Collectibles
    528 Angliana Avenue
    (859) 255-7309

    Dana Kelly Oriental Rugs
    870 East High Street
    (859) 266-7802

    The Gift Box
    171 West Lowry Lane
    (859) 278-2399

    Heritage Antique Galleries
    380 East Main Street
    (859) 253-1035

    Irish Acres
    4205 Fords Mill Road
    (859) 873-7235

    Lafayette Galleries
    The Shops at Lexington Center
    410 West Vine Street
    (859) 253-1633

    Lenabelle Harkins Antiques
    732 National Avenue
    (859) 253-0137

    Lexington Antique Gallery
    637 East Main Street
    (859) 231-8197

    Lexington Antiques and Collectibles
    (April -October)
    528 Angliana Avenue
    (859) 255-7309

    L.V. Harkness
    531 West Short Street
    (859) 225-7474

    Meadowthorpe Antique Mall
    1463 Leestown Road
    (859) 255-2607

    Old Towne Antique Mall
    161 North Main Street
    Versailles, KY
    (859) 873-6326

    Pless Antiques
    247 North Broadway
    (859) 252-4842

    Shelley’s Limited
    765 East Seventh Street
    (859) 225-7426

    Thomas Baldwin Antiques
    115 Clay Avenue
    (859) 381-9820

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    Horse Farms

    by gkitzmil Updated Jul 21, 2003

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    If you drive Route 60 west between Lexington and Frankfort you will see some of the most beautiful horse farms in the world. If that is inconvenient and you travel down I-75 exit Iron Works Pike. Head east to Route 27 and then back west to I-75. You will see many horse farms that way, too.

    many horse farms will give tours IF you call in advance and make reservations. for a good list of available tours try
    http://www.visitlex.com/quick/tours.html

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    Kentucky Horse Park

    by Ky_Happy_Dad Updated Mar 22, 2003

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    The Kentucky Horse Park will host a special exhibit called "All the Queen's Horses" April 26th through August 24, 2003. This will depict the role of the horse in the British Isles. The Kentucky Horse Park offers the opportunity to see various breeds of horses, ride a horse, or attend one of the many horse shows or other events scheduled at the park. See my Kentucky web page for a photo from the Rolex Kentucky 3-Day Event, arguably the most prestegious U.S. horse jumping event. It is used as a selection for the Olympics and the World Equestrian games. See www.rk3de.org for information about the Rolex 3 day event or www.kyhorsepark.com for general information about the Kentucky Horse Park.

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    Horse Racing at Keeneland in...

    by allenkite Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Horse Racing at Keeneland in March and October
    Nothing else like it . . . if planned correctly, you can get into several rooms (club house atmosphere) and make it a really special event . . . beware, must plan well in advance

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    by Bettybq Written Feb 25, 2003

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    KY. Basketball Museym
    Childrens Museum
    Lex. Library
    rotating art exibits
    ballet and music -
    concerts at Rupp arena
    Ky horse park
    take your lunch to one of the small green spaces located within walking distance and enjoy the statues and fountains and relax- eat you lunch- read the paper-

    There are also great clubs and Keenland is across from the airport.
    There are many distilleries located just outside of Lex that offer free tours
    Stop and Smell the Roses

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