Things To Do Near Lexington, KY

Area Lexington attractions are sure to keep the whole group or family happy! From ziplining to bourbon tours, there is so much to do in Eastern Kentucky!

#1 Thing To Do Near Lexington - Go Ziplining!

Zipline - Things to do in Lexington KY

Of course, we're going to recommend ziplining as THE thing to do in Lexington, KY! Just a quick and beautiful 50-minute drive from downtown Lexington, Red River Gorge Zipline needs to be at the top of your "Things To Do in Kentucky" list!

What's not to love about the thrill of soaring over the Red River Gorge at 55+ MPH, 300ft above the forest floor?

Just imagine the cool air flowing past you as you taken in the magnificent views all around you. Not to mention, you'll be grinning from ear-to-ear the entire 2-hour canopy tour!

Perfect for families (no age limits) and solo travelers alike, a zip line canopy tour at Red River Gorge Zipline is not to be missed during your trip to Lexington, KY!


More Fun Things To Do Near Lexington

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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  • 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

  • Bleu Plate Tours

    Walking culinary tours of downtown Lexington. Get ready for some fun and some great food!
    4008 Boone Creek Road

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Red River Gorge Zipline

    Thrills at 55 MPH, 300ft over the Red River Gorge. Voted One of The Best Things To Do in Kentucky, you're sure to make memories of a lifetime at Red River Gorge Zipline! Canopy tours do fill up fast, so be sure to book your zip line in advance.
    455 Cliffview Rd, Campton KY 41301
    (606) 268-1272

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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