LEXINGTON ATTRACTIONS

Lexington Attractions are sure to keep the whole group or family happy and we’re easy to get to by plane! There is so much to do in this part of Kentucky. We have Kentucky Zipline Tours, Bourbon Distillery Tours, Horse Racing and so much more to fit every budget and group size.  This list of group and family attractions in Lexington Kentucky is almost endless.  From outdoor adventures to rainy-day attractions to keep the kids busy.

 

American Saddlebred Museum
A “Showplace for Saddlebreds” museum housing the largest collection of Saddlebred artifacts in the world!
4083 Iron Works Pkwy, Lexington, KY 40511
859-259-2746
http://www.asbmuseum.org/

Arboretum
The beauty of nature is found in abundance all year long at the Arboretum. For more than 20 years, visitors from all over have enjoyed the 100 acres full of various plants and gardens.
500 Alumni Drive, Lexington, KY 40503
859-257-6955
www.ca.uky.edu/arboretum/

Ashland – The Henry Clay Estate
Travel back in time at the Henry Clay Estate by visiting the politician’s 18-room mansion, cottage from 1846, and several outbuildings located on the grounds.
120 Sycamore Road, Lexington, KY, 40502
859-266-8581
www.henryclay.org

Aviation Museum of Kentucky
For more than 15 years the Aviation Museum of Kentucky has promoted aviation, aviation safety, aviation facilities, aerospace education and aviation as an industry. Explore the 20,000 square foot indoor exhibit and outdoor exhibits during your visit to the museum.
4029 Airport Road, Lexington, KY 40510
(859) 321-1219
http://www.aviationky.org/

Berea
Southern Madison County doesn’t get any better than this. Whether you’re in town to shop in one of Berea’s many studios and galleries or looking to hit up the area’s nature scene for hiking or kayaking, Berea’s got a little something for everyone.
(606) 986-2540
http://www.berea.com/

Bleu Plate Tours
Walking culinary tours of downtown Lexington.  Get ready for some fun and some great food!
4008 Boone Creek Road
859.893.1011
www.bleuplatetours.com

Bluegrass Scenic Railroad Museum
Saddle up on a train at the Bluegrass Scenic Railroad and ride through horse farms located in Woodford County during your visit to the Bluegrass Scenic Railroad Museum.
175 Beasley Road, Versailles, KY 40383
800-755-2476 or 859-873-2476
www.bgrm.org

Blue Grass Tours
Horses, history, and bourbon are all a part of life for anyone taking part in one of Blue Grass Tours’ many adventures. Certified tour guides provide visitors with an insider’s look at the region.
817 Enterprise Drive, Lexington, KY 40510
(859) 252-5744
www.bluegrasstours.com

Deer Run Stables
Learn to rope and ride, celebrate a birthday, join a club or board your horse at Deer Run Stables in Richmond.
2001 River Circle Drive, Richmond, KY 40475
859-227-7636 or 859-285-9756
www.deerrunstable.com

Downtown Arts Center
The concerts, galleries, performances and exhibits at the Downtown Art Center give Lexington its pulse. No trip to Lexington is complete without a trip to the DAC.
141 E. Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507
859-225-0370
www.lexarts.org

Explorium
Kids of all ages can experiment with fun and learning thanks to the interactive exhibits and discovery zones at the Explorium. More than one million guests have stimulated their imaginations at the Explorium since 1990.
440 W. Short Street, Lexington, KY 40507
859-258-3253
www.explorium.com

Headley-Whitney Museum
If you want to know what good taste looks like, head out to the Headley-Whitney Museum to view some of the most stunning pieces of jewelry, textiles, ceramics, and furniture designed by George W. Headley II.
4435 Old Frankfort Pike, 40510
(859) 255-6653
http://www.headley-whitney.org/

Heaven Hill Distillery
Prohibition was a bleak time for grain farmers, especially in Kentucky, but Heaven Hill Distillery soldiered on and continues producing bourbon to this day. Tour the distillery and visit the historic town of Bardstown on your next trip to Heaven Hill.
1311 Gilkey Run Road, Bardstown, KY 40004
(502) 337-1000
http://www.bourbonheritagecenter.com/

Jim Beam Distillery
Picturesque settings, original artifacts from the first stillhouse, tours of the facility, and tasting rooms all make for an exciting visit to the Jim Beam distillery.
526 Happy Hollow Road, Clermont, Kentucky 40110
Phone: 502.543.9877
http://www.jimbeam.com/

Keeneland
For more than 75 years, Keeneland has offered some of the finest Thoroughbred racing in the world along with the finest amenities for its clients and guests.
4201 Versailles Road Lexington, KY 40510
859-254-3412 or 800-456-4312
www.keeneland.com

Kentucky Horsepark
For more than 200 years the Kentucky Horsepark has been a premier location for equestrians and horse lovers. The horsepark caters to all visitors, even those who have never saddled up before.
4089 Iron Works Pkwy., Lexington, KY 40511
859-233-4303 or 800-678-8813
www.kyhorsepark.com

Kentucky Speedway
Since 2000, speed junkies from all over the world have flocked to the Kentucky Speedway to watch the best of the best burn rubber around the 1.5-mile track.
1 Kentucky Speedway Blvd., Sparta, KY 41086
(859) 567-3400
www.kentuckyspeedway.com

Kentucky Theater
The old and the new blend together at the Kentucky Theater where movie buffs flock to watch original runs, independent films and new releases.
214 East Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 231-6997
www.kentuckytheater.com

Legacy Trail
The 8.5 miles of paved track along the Legacy Trail offer visitors views of the Isaac Murphy Memorial Art Garden and Kentucky Horse Park.
East End Downtown Lexington
(859) 288-2984
mylegacytrail.com

Lexington Ballet
World-class performances, workshops, and chances to be a part of the show are all offered by the Lexington Ballet.
161 North Mill Street
(859) 233-3925
www.lexingtonballet.org

Lexington Children’s Theatre
The Lexington Children’s Theatre provides top-quality theater productions and classes for children of all ages.
418 West Short Street
(859) 254-4546
www.lctonstage.org

Lexington Legends Professional Baseball
For the past 11 years, the Lexington Legends have provided the bluegrass region with a minor league team that keeps the area filled with the sound of bats cracking all summer long.
Whitaker Bank Ballpark, 207 Legends Lane, Lexington, KY 40505
(859) 252-4487
www.lexingtonlegends.com

Lexington Opera House
The Lexington Opera House has provided Lexington with world-class opera performances for more than 100 years.
401 West Short Street
(859) 233-4567
http://www.lexingtonoperahouse.com/

Lexington Philharmonic
Excellence and innovation are brought together at the Lexington Philharmonic where great music comes to life.
161 North Mill Street
(859) 233-4226 or (888) 494-4226
www.lexphil.org

Living Arts & Science Center
Galleries, arts and science classes, special events, and all kinds of exhibits provide visitors with all kinds of educational entertainment.
362 N Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
(859) 255-2284
www.lasclex.org

Loudon House Gallery
Visual art comes to life at the Loudon House Gallery, which is a part of the Lexington Art League.
209 Castlewood Drive
(859) 254-7024
www.lexingtonartleague.org

Maker’s Mark Distillery
Whisky makers at Maker’s Mark Distillery invite the public of drinking age to come out to their neck of the woods in the center of whisky country to see how their liquor is made.
3350 Burk Spring Road, Loretto, Kentucky 40037
(270) 865-2881
www.makersmark.com

Mary Todd Lincoln House
Relive moments in history while touring through President Abraham Lincoln’s wife’s home, which is more than 200 years old.
P.O. Box 132, 578 West Main Street, Lexington, KY 40588
(606) 233-9999
www.mtlhouse.org

McConnell Springs
McConnell Springs was once a mill, distillery, gunpowder factory, and dairy farm, and now it serves as a tourist destination as a National Registered Historic Site.
416 Rebmann Lane, Lexington, KY 40504
(859) 225-4073
www.mcconnellsprings.org/

Old Kentucky Chocolates
Chocolate, candies, gift baskets, and more make this Lexington-area business one of the sweetest spots in town.
450 Southland Drive, Lexington, KY 40504
(859) 278-4444
www.oldkycandy.com

Red Mile (Harness Racing)
As the second-oldest harness race track in the country, Red Mile provides visitors with some of the best harness racing in the world.
1200 Red Mile Road
(859) 255-0752
www.theredmile.com

Rupp Arena
Located in downtown Lexington, the Rupp Arena is the go-to place for concerts, shows, and so much more. It is also the home of the University of Kentucky Wildcats.
430 West Vine Street, Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 233-4567
www.rupparena.com

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
This National Historic Landmark is the country’s largest restored Shaker community with more than 3000 acres that feature both history and hospitality.
3501 Lexington Road, Harrodsburg, Kentucky 40330
(800) 734-5611
www.shakervillageky.org

Singletary Center for the Arts
This fine arts center on the campus of the University of Kentucky offers all sorts of events for the whole family all throughout the year.
Rose Street and Euclid Avenue
(859) 257-1706
http://finearts.uky.edu/singletary-center

Soular Massage Wellness Center
Hot stones, reiki, aromatherapy, and all kinds of massages that melt away stress are offered at the Soular Massage Wellness Center.
2134 Nicholasville Road No. 5, Lexington, KY 40503
(859) 368-9355
www.soularmassage.com/

Sunburst Horsemanship School
Riding lessons, boarding, training, and summer camps are all things offered by the Sunburst Horsemanship School.
1129 Durham Lane, Nicholasville, KY 40356
(859) 224-8480
www.sunbursthorsemanshipschool.com/

Talon Winery & Vineyards
Tour and taste wines at the Talon Winery and Vineyards and take a taste of history in the winery’s 1790’s era farmhouse.
7086 Tates Creek Road, Lexington, KY 40515
(859) 971-3214
www.talonwine.com

Thoroughbred Center and Theatre for Children
Rent stalls, host special events, learn to ride horses and take in a show at the children’s theater at the Thoroughbred Center and Theatre for Children.
3380 Paris Pike, Lexington, KY 40511
(859) 293-1853
www.thethoroughbredcenter.com

Thoroughbred Park
This cultural and historic landmark offers almost three acres of public parks divided up into five different areas dedicated to the world of horseracing.
East Main Street and Midland Avenue
Triangleparklexington.org/?page_id=126

University of Kentucky Art Museum
Permanent and changing exhibits along with special events and the popular May Lecture Series bring the University of Kentucky Art Museum to life.
405 Rose St., Lexington, KY 40506
(859) 257-5716
www.uky.edu/artmuseum

Waveland State Historic Site
The antebellum house and outbuildings at the Waveland State Historic Site give visitors a glimpse into Kentucky’s history.
225 Waveland Museum Lane, Lexington, KY 40514
(859) 272-3611
Parks.ky.gov/parks/historicsites/waveland/default.aspx

Woodford Reserve Distillery
Kentucky is home to many of the world’s finest whisky making companies and the Woodford Reserve Distillery is no exception.
7855 McCracken Pike, Versailles, KY 40383
(859) 879-1812
www.woodfordreserve.com