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Lexington Convention and Visitors Bureau 301 E. Vine St. Lexington, KY 40507 (800) 845-3959 • (859) 233-7299 Website: www.visitlex.com Email: vacation@visitlex.com

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6 Keeneland Turns 75

Iconic racetrack and historic grounds celebrate a storied past.

10 Freedom Fighters

Camp Nelson chronicles an important part of Kentucky’s Civil War heritage.

13 Itineraries

Consider these suggested ways to spend one to three days in the Lexington area.

36 In Good Spirits

Master bourbon distillers share their tips for fine-tuning America’s Native Spirit.

40 Dining Direct

Lexington-area restaurants serve a tasty assortment of food fresh from the farm.

56 Night on the Town

Kick up your heels at the city’s many nightclubs, where the music plays on.

On the Cover: Manchester Farm

4 Lexington Convention and Visitors Bureau Ser vices

5 Idea Guide 16 Lexington Attractions 22 Bluegrass Region Map 25 Bluegrass Attractions 32 Lexington Area Maps 33 Shopping 44 Dining 49 Accommodations 58 Sports & Entertainment 60 Transportation & Guided Tours 61 General Information 62 Calendar of Events 64 Attractions Index


Lexington CVB Services

Lexington Convention and Visitors Bureau Services Vacation Planning Assistance

Meet in the Bluegrass

Our specialists are trained to assist you in planning your visit to the Horse Capital of the World. We can help design itineraries or simply guide you in choosing restaurants or attractions. Just call (800) 845-3959, and we’ll put you on the right track.

Thinking of holding a convention in Lexington? The bureau can shave months off your planning by assisting with the details that will make your meeting successful. Don’t hesitate to ask us for guidance. Our professional staff stands ready to be an active partner in planning your event or convention.

The Lexington Convention and Visitors Bureau is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. We are also open on Sundays in the summer from noon to 5 p.m. Free off-street parking is available.

Mapping It All Out

But Wait, There’s More! The pages of the Lexington Visitor Planning Guide are limited, and there’s much more we’d love to tell you. If you would like more information on specific areas of interest, check out the Idea Guide on page 5, or go to www.visitlex.com and click on the Idea Guide.

Pick up some of our most popular maps. The Bluegrass Country Driving Tour guides you along the spectacular local byways. The Lexington Walk follows a two-mile route through downtown Lexington. In addition, we provide urban maps, directional cards and audio tours on CD.

Your Ticket To History For history buffs, we offer an economical way to tour four of Lexington’s historic homes. For $20, visitors can purchase one ticket that grants them one admission to Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate; the Mary Todd Lincoln House; the Hunt-Morgan House; and Waveland State Historic Site. The ticket is valid for one year from the date of purchase.

Log On For Fun and Facts Lexington’s comprehensive website, www.visitlex.com, is a great planning tool. Check out the blogs for insider tips and the videos for a glimpse of the region’s beauty and attractions. Be sure to visit Lexington’s website often; it is updated frequently to guarantee fresh and accurate information and includes an extensive calendar of events.

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Questions? Look For This Pin There are more than 1,000 Certified Tourism Ambassadors in the Bluegrass Region. From hotel staff and taxicab drivers to all kinds of community volunteers, each one has completed extensive training and passed an exam to earn the honor of wearing the CTA pin. Participation in this national certification program helps ensure that our visitors are treated to world-class hospitality. Look for people with this special designation … they’re more than happy to share their knowledge.


Lexington Idea Guide

Idea Guide

Visitors to the Lexington area will find a wide array of activities, whether they like golf, antiques or horse farms. For more information on any of these various topics, go to w w w.visitlex.com and click on the Idea Guide, or call us at (800) 845-3959.

• African-American Heritage • Agritourism • Antiquing the Bluegrass • Bed and Breakfasts • Bluegrass Region • Bourbon Distilleries • Civil War Sites • Covered Bridges • Downtown Lexington • Fall Foliage • Family Fun • Folk Arts and Crafts • Free Things to Do • Garden Tours • Golf in the Bluegrass • The Great Outdoors • Heritage Tours • Historic Homes and Places • Holiday Delights • iPhone Apps • Horse Farm Tours • The Kentucky Derby • Kentucky Horse Park • The Lexington Walk and Bluegrass Country Driving Tour • Museums • Religious Sites • Restaurants • Shopping • Sports

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Iconic racetrack and historic grounds celebrate storied past By Carol Cowan

“There is a certain aura that makes Keeneland different from any other racetrack – a different philosophy, a natural beauty, an attempt to preserve the traditional aspects of the sport,” says Ted Bassett, who served as president of the Keeneland Association from 1970 to 1986 and, now in his 80s, continues to be an ambassador and spokesman for the iconic racetrack. Here in the Horse Capital of the World, Keeneland embodies the quintessential Kentucky experience. “It’s a little old-fashioned, a little anachronistic even, but we like it that way,” says Nick Nicholson, Keeneland president and CEO. The prestigious Thoroughbred racetrack is beloved by residents and frequented by visitors from around the world. Its picturesque grounds

Keeneland races take place in April and October.

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exude tradition and are part of the core fabric of Lexington. In 2011, Keeneland celebrates its 75th anniversary. A few highlights from its 75-year history include: a visit by Queen Elizabeth II on Oct. 11, 1984; the yearling sale in July 1985, when Seattle Dancer went for a record $13.1 million – a record that still stands today; the 2002 filming of the movie Seabiscuit; and a major track renovation that culminated in October 2006, when the first race was run on the newly installed Polytrack®, a cushioned racing surface that is safer for horses. “Our mission has been to create a model racetrack that highlights this great breed,” Bassett says. “Another part of our mission is to be a model citizen. We give about $1 million a year to charities in the community.” In fact, Keeneland’s generous support of educational, research and charitable organizations over the years totals more than $15 million. “We are also the largest Thoroughbred public auction company in the world,” Nicholson says. “In 2009, we sold to buyers from 50 countries.” And though the high festivities take place at two three-week racing events each year, one in April and one in October, there’s plenty to see and do at Keeneland year-round.

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Camp Nelson chronicles a part of Kentucky’s Civil War heritage

By Carol Cowan

At the height of the Civil War, Camp Nelson served as a key Union supply depot, defensive site and campaign staging ground. More significantly, it was also one of the nation’s largest recruiting and training centers for black troops and a refugee camp for their families. “About 40 percent of the soldiers who joined the U.S. Colored Troops came through Camp Nelson,” says Peggy McClintock, tour coordinator at Camp Nelson Heritage Park, located about 20 miles south of Lexington. “So did 3,000 women, children and civilians seeking freedom.” Built in 1863, the camp once contained more than 300 buildings, in addition to hundreds of refugee cottages. It was home to a 700-bed hospital, a school that educated the troops and their families, a sawmill that produced thousands of feet of lumber each day and a water system

Above and left: Re-enactors during Education Days at Camp Nelson Heritage Park in Nicholasville.

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that was an engineering feat of its time, McClintock notes. “We just don’t think of those kinds of things being done during that period. People really need to come and experience the spirit of the time. It’s amazing to look out over these hills and imagine all that was going on then.” Camp Nelson Heritage Park, located along U.S. Highway 27 in Jessamine County, features five miles of interpretive trails and a genealogical library housed in reconstructed barracks. Visitors also can tour a museum depicting scenes of period life in the meticulously restored Oliver Perry House – known as the White House – a private residence where officers stayed during the war. Admission is free and tours are available Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; trails are open from dawn to dusk seven days a week. Adjacent to the park is the Camp Nelson National Cemetery, which contains the remains of 1,600 Camp Nelson soldiers. The cemetery, which was begun in 1863 and is still open to the public for burials, also contains more than 2,200 Civil War casualties from several Kentucky Civil War sites. A moving docudrama entitled Blow Ye the Trumpet, Blow, which depicts the African-American refugees’ struggle for freedom at Camp Nelson, is slated for June 2011. Camp Nelson Civil War Days takes place in mid-September and features costumed interpreters, period activities and re-enactment of a skirmish that happened at the site.

“It’s a great family attraction,” McClintock adds. Cities and towns across the nation are commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War in 2011. Several other historic sites that pay homage to the war are located in Lexington and the surrounding Bluegrass Region. Lexington’s resident Civil War historian and award-winning documentary filmmaker Kent Masterson Brown puts the beautiful and poignant Lexington Cemetery at the top of his must-see list for visitors to the region. More area gems include the Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site (where a re-enactment of Kentucky’s bloodiest battle draws thousands each October) four battle sites in Cynthiana, Richmond’s Battlefield Park and the historic homes of Civil War-era luminaries Mary Todd Lincoln and Henry Clay. Lexington’s Hunt-Morgan House contains period furnishings and a Civil War museum, and Frankfort boasts the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History and the Kentucky Military History Museum. Visitors can learn more about the Civil War at Camp Nelson Heritage Park and other area sites.

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Itineraries

Itineraries One Night Family Fun

A great itinerary for travelers with young sightseers

Day 1 Morning

Treat everyone to a free tour at Old Kentucky Chocolates, then round off the morning with a stroll through Thoroughbred Park.

Afternoon Grab lunch after you arrive at the Kentucky Horse Park. This 1,200-acre state park thrills all ages, and youngsters will particularly enjoy the interactive exhibits.

Evening The casual atmosphere and homey cuisine of Ramsey’s Diner make it a perfect place for kids. They can order a peanut butter and jelly sandwich while you try authentic home cooking. End your day with dessert and book browsing at Joseph-Beth Booksellers.

The following sample itineraries can help you plan a one-night, two-night or three-night stay in Lexington and the Bluegrass Region. For more information on the attractions and restaurants featured in bold, see the Lexington Attractions, Bluegrass Attractions, and Shopping and Dining listings in this guide.

Day 2 Morning

Head to Keeneland Race Course to see the Thoroughbreds go through their early morning workouts, then walk over to the Track K itchen for breakfast. Across from Keeneland is the Aviation Museum of Kentucky, where children can see vintage airplanes and experience a flight simulator. Then head to the Explorium of Lexington with more than 100 hands-on exhibits.

Afternoon Joe Bologna’s will provide a tasty Italian lunch before you visit Old Fort Harrod State Park. There is lots of old-time fun at Kentucky’s first settlement, including a huge Osage Orange tree that’s perfect for climbing.

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Two Nights Horses, History and Hospitality

A nicely varied itinerary for those who want to see a lot in a short time

Day 1

Afternoon Begin with the Kentucky Horse Park, one of the state’s most popular attractions. Right next door is the A merican Saddlebred Museum, which explores the heritage of America’s oldest registered breed of horse.

Day 2 Morning

Schedule a tour of The Thoroughbred Center, where tomorrow’s champions are in training.

Afternoon Spring through fall, enjoy lunch at the Ginkgo Tree Café, an outdoor eatery at Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate. Next, head to Lexington’s two downtown historic homes: the Mary Todd Lincoln House and the Hunt-Morgan House.

Day 3 Morning

Travel along U.S. Highway 68 from Lexington to Harrodsburg to Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. The drive takes you past horse farms and the Kentucky River Palisades. After touring Shaker Village, take a ride on the Dixie Belle Riverboat.

Afternoon Have lunch at Shaker Village, then visit a private horse farm by reserving a spot on a regularly scheduled tour, hiring a private guide or “hoofing it” yourself. In the spring and fall, see live racing at Keeneland Race Course or The Red Mile harness track.

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Free Things To Do In Lexington Find a list of 70 No-Cost Ways To Have Fun in Lexington and the Bluegrass Region at www.visitlex.com/idea/freebies.


Itineraries

Three Nights Bluegrass Heritage

Day 3 Morning

The town of Berea is Kentucky’s official Crafts Capital and home to Berea College, where students work for the school in exchange for tuition creating beautiful, handmade crafts and furniture that can be purchased at the Berea College Log House Craft Gallery.

Explore the land, relics and sites that ref lect the deep traditions of the Bluegrass Region.

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Have lunch in Berea at historic Boone Tavern, then head to Fort Boonesborough State Park in Richmond for a pioneer experience.

Afternoon Lexington began at McConnell Springs. This 26-acre park offers trails and a visitors center. After hearing of the first battle of the American Revolution, frontiersmen who camped at this natural spring in 1775 named their future settlement “Lexington.”

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Day 2 Morning

Drive along Old Frankfort Pike, where you’ll pass under canopies of trees beside elegant farms and dry-laid limestone fences. Along the route, stop at the Headley-Whitney Museum. Afterward, turn onto Pisgah Pike. This beautiful stretch takes you past historic Pisgah Presbyterian Church and Lexington’s unusual “castle.”

Afternoon Irish Acres in Nonesuch offers 32,000 square feet of antiques and a fun dining experience at The Glitz. Next, visit the Woodford Reserve Distillery. It’s nestled along Glenn’s Creek and offers tours, gift shopping and scenic vistas.

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The story of blacks in Lexington is multifaceted. Start at Waveland State Historic Site and tour restored slave quarters. Other sites include the Robert H. Williams Cultural Center, the Chandler Normal School Building and Webster Hall, and the African Cemetery No. 2. Additional cultural exhibits can be found at the Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural Center on the University of Kentucky campus and at the Lexington History Center. A Guide to the African-American Heritage Trail in Downtown Lexington is available at the Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Afternoon Take a picnic lunch to Cheapside Park beside the old county courthouse, home to the Lexington History Museum. Spend the afternoon strolling through Lexington Cemetery. It’s a beautiful arboretum, full of interesting historical monuments and statues, and a small pond where you can feed ducks and swans.

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Alltech’s Lexington Brewing Company Established in 1794, this new facility features a brew hall viewing area, bottling operations, gift shop and an Irish pub, all open for tours. Limited 401 Cross St. (859) 887-5180 www.kentuckyale.com

American Saddlebred Museum Located at the Kentucky Horse Park. Showcases the American Saddlebred, Kentucky’s native breed of horse. Open Memorial Day to Labor Day, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Open remainder of year, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays, November 1 to mid-March.

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Lexington Attractions

The city of Lexington is the perfect place to begin your Bluegrass Region adventure. Whether you are here for the horses, our historic sites, family fun or scenic beauty, Lexington delivers! This is just a sampling of things to do and see in the Horse Capital of the World. Be sure to double-check days and hours of operation before making your travel plans.

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4083 Iron Works Pkwy. (859) 259-2746 (800) 829-4438 www.americansaddlebredmuseum.org

Applebee’s Park This state-of-the-art stadium is home to Lexington’s minor league professional baseball team, the Lexington Legends, and is the premier outdoor concert venue in central Kentucky. 207 Legends Ln. (859) 422-7867 www.lexingtonlegends.com

The Arboretum Expansive arboretum features a variety of trees, gardens and walking/jogging paths. Open year-round, dawn to dusk. Limited 500 Alumni Dr. (859) 257-6955 www.ca.uky.edu/arboretum

The Art Museum at the University of Kentucky An impressive permanent collection is augmented by special traveling exhibits. Open noon to 5 p.m.


141 E. Main St. (859) 225-0370

116 Singletary Center (859) 257-5716

Explorium of Lexington

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ArtsPlace Home of LexArts, the city’s arts and cultural council. Multipurpose arts center with performance spaces, studios, a gallery showcasing the works of central Kentucky artists and office space for arts organizations. 161 N. Mill St. (859) 255-2951 www.lexarts.org

Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate Home of famous 19th-century statesman Henry Clay. Located on a beautiful, 17-acre wooded estate near downtown. Seasonal outdoor café, Ginkgo Tree Café. Hours and days of operation vary seasonally. Closed January and February. Limited 120 Sycamore Rd. (859) 266-8581 www.henryclay.org

Aviation Museum of Kentucky Features restored historic aircraft; aviation artifacts and equipment; interactive displays; gift shop. Open year-round, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Behind Blue Grass Airport. 4029 Airport Rd. (859) 231-1219 www.aviationky.org

Downtown Arts Center Contemporary black box theater with rehearsal, meeting and office spaces. Home to Alfalfa Restaurant and Ann Tower Gallery.

www.lexarts.org

Exhibits on two floors feature nature, anatomy, geography, culture and archaeology. Open year-round. Closed on Mondays except in June and July. 440 W. Short St. (859) 258-3253 www.explorium.com

Farmers’ Markets Fruits and vegetables, herbs, flowers, jams and jellies, honey, Kentucky specialties and more. Lexington has numerous colorful markets downtown and at several locations around the city. (859) 608-2655 (859) 865-2805

Horseback Riding Within easy driving distance of Lexington. Call for reservations. Kentucky Horse Park (859) 233-4303; Old Frankfort Station (859) 983-6884; Big Red Riding Stables in Harrodsburg (859) 734-3118; Deer Run Stables near Richmond (859) 734-3118; Sugar Creek Resort near Nicholasville (859) 885-9359; Whispering Woods in Georgetown (502) 570-9663

Hunt-Morgan House Federal-style house built in 1814 by John Wesley Hunt, the first millionaire west of the Alleghenies. Open mid-March through mid-December. Tours given on the hour; call for days and hours.

www.lexingtonfarmersmarket.com

201 N. Mill St. (859) 253-0362

Headley-Whitney Museum

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Features a fascinating and diverse collection of decorative arts objects. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 4435 Old Frankfort Pk. (859) 255-6653 www.headley-whitney.org

Horse Farms

Joseph-Beth Booksellers Called North America’s Best Bookstore by Publishers Weekly. 161 Lexington Green Cir. (859) 273-2911 www.josephbeth.com

Keeneland Race Course

It takes some advance planning, but there are a number of ways to get on some of Lexington’s most famous private farms, from daily van tours to private guides. For more information, call the Lexington Convention and Visitors Bureau.

National Historic Landmark. One of the most genteel, beautiful racetracks in the world. Live Thoroughbred racing April and October. No racing Mondays or Tuesdays. Grounds open year-round from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

301 E. Vine St. (859) 233-7299 (800) 845-3959

4201 Versailles Rd. (859) 254-3412 (800) 456-3412

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Lexington Attractions

Tuesday through Sunday; Friday noon to 8 p.m. Free parking on Patterson Street.

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The Lexington Center, Rupp Arena & The Opera House From Broadway to basketball, Rupp Arena and the historic Lexington Opera House bring the best in entertainment to Central Kentucky. Concerts and sporting events, family shows and national touring productions, these Lexington Center venues attract over a million people annually. For a complete listing of upcoming productions, visit www.lexingtoncenter.com.

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THE place to get close to the horse in Kentucky, the park is a working horse farm/theme park and equine competition facility dedicated to man’s relationship with the horse, featuring daily presentations, museums, horseback riding, and an array of horse shows and special events.

4089 Iron Works Pkwy. Lexington, KY 40511 (800) 678-8813 www.kyhorsepark.com

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“see blue.” “see blue.” is a lot of things. But most of all it’s about helping students realize their potential and harness the power of their dreams. University57265 of Kentucky Lexington, KY 40506 (859) 257-9000 www.uky.edu

Experience the thrill and excitement of America’s finest Thoroughbred racing in April and October at worldfamous Keeneland. Grounds and gift shop open year-round. 4201 Versailles Rd. 57264 Lexington, KY 40510 (859) 254-3412 www.keeneland.com


Kentucky Theater

Eat a hearty country breakfast cafeteria-style alongside jockeys and trainers. Open to the public seven days a week, 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. Eggs cooked to order, grits, biscuits and gravy, and more.

Lovingly renovated grand movie theater from the Golden Age presents new releases, art films and classic movie series. Home to WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour.

4201 Versailles Rd. (859) 254-3412

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Latrobe’s Pope Villa

Kentucky Horse Park Lexington’s premier attraction. Showcase of museums, galleries, theaters and exhibits dedicated to all breeds of horse. Open year-round, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays from November 1 through March 14 and on major holidays. 4089 Iron Works Pkwy. (859) 233-4303 (800) 678-8813 www.kyhorsepark.com

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One of the few remaining examples of the work of Benjamin Henry Latrobe, one of the architects of the United States Capitol. 326 Grosvenor Ave. (859) 253-0362 www.popevilla.org

Lexington Cemetery Nationally recognized as one of America’s most beautiful arboretums. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Open year-round, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Lexington Attractions

Keeneland Track Kitchen

833 W. Main St. (859) 255-5522 www.lexcem.org

Lexington Center and Rupp Arena Downtown complex with hotel, retail center, convention halls and Rupp Arena, home court of the UK Wildcats men’s basketball team. Arena viewing window open year-round, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Retail center open year-round, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Sunday hours vary. 430 W. Vine St. (859) 233-4567 www.lexingtoncenter.com

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Lexington History Center The area’s newest attraction is housed in Fayette County’s old courthouse built in 1900. Explore the area’s rich history

Madelynn Davis rides Jolo at the Kentucky Dressage Association show at Kentucky Horse Park.

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through exhibits and lecture series. Call for days and hours of operation. 215 W. Main St. (859) 254-0530 www.lexingtonhistorymuseum.org

Lexington Opera House Meticulously restored 1886 opera house hosts Broadway Live and Variety Live series, as well as concerts and local arts performances. 401 W. Short St. (859) 233-4567 www.lexingtonoperahouse.com

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Mary Todd Lincoln House Childhood home of Mary Todd, wife of Abraham Lincoln. The nation’s first shrine to a First Lady. Opens at 10 a.m. mid-March through November. Last tour at 3 p.m. Closed Sundays. Limited 578 W. Main St. (859) 233-9999 www.mtlhouse.org

McConnell Springs The campsite of the first Lexington settlers, this 26-acre nature sanctuary offers an array of historical and environmental treasures. Open year-round

at 9 a.m. Trails close at dusk. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas. 416 Rebmann Ln. (859) 225-4073 www.mcconnellsprings.org

Old Kentucky Chocolates This company has made candy in the Bluegrass for more than 40 years. Best known for delicious Bourbon Truffles, Chocolates and Cherries. Tours Monday through Thursday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. 450 Southland Dr. (859) 278-4444 (800) 786-0579 www.oldkycandy.com

Raven Run Nature Sanctuary This 730-acre nature sanctuary is dedicated to conservation. Walking trails are ideal for bird watching and views of the majestic Kentucky River Palisades. Open year-round. Seasonal hours. Limited 5888 Jacks Creek Pk. (859) 272-6105 www.lexingtonky.gov

Red Mile Harness Track The region’s oldest racetrack, dating to 1875. Named for the red soil that covers the one-mile track. Seasonal racing. Annual events: Junior League Horse Show; Kentucky Futurity. Grounds open year-round, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Limited 1200 Red Mile Rd. (859) 255-0752 www.theredmile.com

Talon Winery & Vineyards Set on 300 acres of rolling farmland, Lexington’s first winery. Lush vineyards, tasting room and gift shop. Open seven days a week. Limited 7086 Tates Creek Rd. (859) 971-3214 www.talonwine.com

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Go behind the scenes at this working Thoroughbred training facility. Open year-round. Tours at 9 a.m. Monday through Saturday, April through October. November through March tours at 9 a.m. Monday through Friday.

100 Midland Ave. (800) 845-3959 www.visitlex.com

Transylvania University Established in 1780, Transylvania is the oldest college west of the Allegheny Mountains. Open yearround. Call for tour information.

3380 Paris Pk. (859) 293-1853

300 N. Broadway (859) 233-8300

www.thethoroughbredcenter.com

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Thoroughbred Park

Tuska Museum at the Breakers

This park, dedicated to the Thoroughbred industry, features seven life-size and lifelike bronze horses approaching the finish line. Notable jockeys represented: Randy Romero, Pat Day, Bill Shoemaker, Jerry Bailey, Don Brumfield, Chris McCarron and Craig Perret. Open year-round, 24 hours a day. Corner of Main and Midland.

Lexington Attractions

The Thoroughbred Center

more than 400 events annually. 405 Rose St. (859) 257-1706 www.uky.edu/scfa

University of Kentucky Founded in 1865, the University of Kentucky is the largest in the state. Walking tours available. 101 Main Bldg. (859) 257-9000 www.uky.edu/VisitorCenter

Honoring the life and work of American artist John Regis Tuska: sculptor, potter, collagist and photographer.

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Waveland State Historic Site

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Outstanding example of Greek Revival architecture. Built in 1848 by a grand-nephew of Daniel Boone. Open year-round. Hours and days of operation vary seasonally. Limited

UK Singletary Center for the Arts

225 Waveland Museum Ln. (859) 272-3611

Hosting performers, artists, musicians and speakers in

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Berea/Madison County (800) 598-5263 or (859) 986-2540 40 miles/South I-75

Berea College Boone Tavern College Square Kentucky Artisan Center Old Town Artisans Village

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Carlisle/Nicholas County (859) 289-5174, 40 miles/North on US 68

Blue Licks State Park Boone Cabin Kentucky Doll & Toy Museum

Cynthiana/Harrison County (859) 234-5236, 45 miles/North on US 27

Endicott Meeting House Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum Quiet Trails Nature Preserve

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Danville & Perryville/Boyle County (800) 755-0076 or (859) 236-7794 45 miles/Southwest on US 27

Centre College Chateau du Vieux Corbeau Winery Constitution Square State Historic Site McDowell House and Apothecary Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site Pioneer Playhouse Outdoor Dinner Theatre

Frankfort/Franklin County (800) 960-7200 or (502) 875-8687 26 miles/West I-64

Buffalo Trace Distillery Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History Liberty Hall Historic Site Old State Capitol State Capitol

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Georgetown/Scott County (888) 863-8600 or (502) 863-2547 12 miles/North on I-75

Cincinnati Bengals Summer Training Camp Elkhorn Creek Georgetown College Georgetown/Scott County Museum Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm Toyota Motor Manufacturing Visitor Center Ward Hall

Harrodsburg/Mercer County (800) 355-9192 or (859) 734-2364 32 miles/Southwest on US 68

Beaumont Inn Dixie Belle Riverboat Old Fort Harrod State Park Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

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(859) 792-3531, 30 miles/Southwest on US 27

Herrington Lake Sally Brown Nature Preserve William Owsley House 27

Lawrenceburg/Anderson County (502) 517-6362, 23 miles/West on US 62

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Four Roses Distillery Lover’s Leap Winery Wild Turkey Distillery

Nicholasville/Jessamine County

(859) 887-4351, 18 miles/Southwest on US 27

Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park Chrisman Mill Vineyards & Winery High Bridge Historic Park Kentucky River Palisades Old Jail House

Paris/Bourbon County

(859) 987-8744, 17 miles/Northeast on US 68

Cane Ridge Meeting House Colville Covered Bridge Duncan Tavern Hopewell Museum Wallis House and Arboretum

Richmond/Madison County

(800) 866-3705 or (859) 626-8474, 22 miles/South on I-75

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Bybee Pottery Eastern Kentucky University Fort Boonesborough State Park Hummel Planetarium and Space Theater White Hall State Historic Site

Stanford/Lincoln County

(606) 365-4547, 45 miles/Southwest on US 27

Historic L & N Depot and Museum Whitley House

Versailles & Midway/Woodford County

(859) 873-5122, 12 miles/West on US 60

Bluegrass Scenic Railroad and Museum Equus Run Vineyard Historic Railroad Street Irish Acres Midway College Nostalgia Station Toy & Train Museum Woodford Reserve Distillery

Winchester/Clark County

(800) 298-9105 or (859) 744-0556, 20 miles/East on I-64

Ale-8-One Bluegrass Heritage Museum Civil War Fort at Boonesboro Holly Rood Historic Home

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Your Bluegrass experience only begins with Lexington. Take our scenic byways to surrounding communities, where you’ll discover the birthplace of bourbon, significant Civil War historic sites, world-famous arts and crafts, vineyards, stunning natural attractions and much more.

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Kentucky’s Crafts Capital. 40 miles south of Lexington. Berea Tourism: (800) 598-5263 www.berea.com

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Berea College

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The first interracial college in the South, noted for its work-study program. Provides free tuition for students largely from Appalachia. 107 Jackson St. (859) 985-3018 www.berea.edu

College Square Specialty stores and restaurants, including Log House Craft Gallery and Boone Tavern. Store hours vary. Open seven days a week. (859) 986-2540 (800) 598-5263

Kentucky Artisan Center This 25,000-square-foot facility celebrates the accomplishments of Kentucky’s artisans, both traditional and contemporary. Open daily 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Exit 77 on I-75. 975 Walnut Meadow Rd. (859) 985-5448 www.kentuckyartisancenter.ky.gov

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Old Town Artisans Village Historic downtown shopping area with the largest concentration of working studios in Berea. Welcome center. Craft shops. (859) 986-2540 (800) 598-5263

Carlisle 40 miles northeast of Lexington. Information: (859) 289-5174

Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Widely known as the site of the last Revolutionary War battle in Kentucky. Open year-round. Limited

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10299 Maysville Rd. (859) 289-5507 (800) 443-7008 www.parks.ky.gov/findparks

Boone Cabin The only Daniel Boone cabin still standing in Kentucky. Built by Rebecca and Daniel in the spring of 1795. US 68 & KY 36 (859) 289-5507

Neal Building Museum This building houses a restored country store and also serves as a welcome center and arts center, and is home to Carlisle-Nicholas Co. Tourism and the Nicholas County Historical Society. 108 W. Main (859) 289-4200 (877) 289-4212 www.carlisle-nicholascounty.org

Cynthiana

Danville Home of Centre College. 45 miles southwest of Lexington. Danville-Boyle County Convention & Visitors Bureau: (800) 755-0076 www.danvillekentucky.com

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Chateau du Vieux Corbeau Wines available for tasting and purchase. Gift shop. Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 471 Stanford Ave. (859) 236-1808 www.oldcrowinn.com

Constitution Square Kentucky’s oldest courthouse square. Open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 134 S. Second St. (859) 239-7089

45 miles north of Lexington. Information: (859) 234-5236

www.parks.ky.gov/findparks

Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum

Dr. Ephraim McDowell’s home. Fine collection of apothecary ware. Open year-round, 10 a.m. to noon, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays, November through February. Limited

Historical displays. Books and prints for sale. Open Friday and Saturday. 124 S. Walnut St. (859) 234-7179 www.cynthianaky.com/ CynthianaMuseum

Endicott Meeting House Housing an active congregation since 1790, this is the oldest church west of the Allegheny Mountains in continuous use. Rt. 4 Millersburg Rd. (859) 234-5236

Quiet Trails Nature Preserve Enjoy 165 acres of ridges and ravines bordering the Licking River. Five miles of hiking trails and an abundance of flora and fauna.

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McDowell House

125 S. Second St. (859) 236-2804 www.mcdowellhouse.com

Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site Site of Kentucky’s bloodiest Civil War battle and last chance for the Confederates to take control of Kentucky. Annual battle re-enactments. Open daily, April 1 to October 31. Call for winter hours. 1825 Battlefield Rd. (859) 332-8631 www.perryvillebattlefield.org

Pioneer Playhouse Outdoor dinner theater presents off-Broadway plays. Open mid-June through August. Call for schedule. 840 Stanford Rd. (859) 236-2747 (866) 597-5297 www.pioneerplayhouse.com

Frankfort Kentucky’s state capital. Home of Kentucky State University. 26 miles northwest of Lexington. Information: (800) 960-7200 www.visitfrankfort.com

Buffalo Trace Distillery The oldest continually operating distillery in America. Open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. 113 Great Buffalo Trace (502) 696-5926 (800) 654-8471 www.buffalotrace.com

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Kentucky State Capitol One of the nation’s most beautiful statehouses. Elaborate historical murals. Open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Limited 700 Capitol Ave. (502) 564-3449 www.kentucky.gov

Liberty Hall Historic Site Liberty Hall and the Orlando Brown house trace their histories back to the Revolutionary War. Tours Tuesday through Saturday, March through December. Call for times. Limited 202 Wilkinson St. (502) 227-2560 www.libertyhall.org

Old State Capitol Historical exhibits in outstanding Greek Revival-style building. Open Wednesday through Saturday.


100 Crawford Dr. (502) 868-6300

www.history.ky.gov

www.bengalscamp.com

Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History

Georgetown/Scott County Museum

Museum and research library. Museum open Wednesday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Video timeline, collection of local artifacts. Closed Sunday.

Six-acre Japanese-style stroll garden. Open daily, dawn to dusk. Limited

229 E. Main St. (502) 863-6201

100 W. Broadway (502) 564-1792

www.scottcountymuseum.org

700 Cincinnati Pk. (502) 316-4554

www.history.ky.gov

Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm

Georgetown

Visit with retired racing legends at this one-of-a-kind facility. Daily tours. Reservations required.

Home of Georgetown College. 12 miles north of Lexington. Georgetown/Scott County Tourism: (888) 863-8600 www.georgetownky.com

1841 Paynes Depot Rd. (502) 863-1775

1001 Cherry Blossom Way (502) 868-3027 (800) 866-4485 www.toyotageorgetown.com

Yuko-en on the Elkhorn

www.yuko-en.com

Harrodsburg First state settlement. 32 miles southwest of Lexington. Harrodsburg/Mercer County Tourist Commission: (800) 355-9192 www.harrodsburgky.com

www.oldfriendsequine.org

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Toyota Motor Manufacturing

Dixie Belle Riverboat

Cincinnati Bengals Summer Training Camp

Almost 500,000 cars and engines are manufactured annually at Toyota. Plant tours. Call for reservations.

Late July through mid-August.

Bluegrass Attractions

300 W. Broadway (502) 564-2301

Authentic stern-wheeler. Cruises May through October. Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. Limited

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One of the three original Kentucky counties Founded in 1780

“A County of Firsts” First circular horse racetrack in the United States, running counter clockwise – est. 1780, Sportsman’s Hill @ William Whitley House

“We turned racing around.” Come see where counter-clockwise horse racing in the United States began, at Sportsman’s Hill, located at the William Whitley Historic State Site. The historical documents 57477 housed in the Lincoln County Courthouse date back to 1779, some of which are written on sheepskin. Cedar Creek Lake offers 784 acres of champion bass fishing fun. The Presbyterian Meeting House and Museum have completed repairs and reconstruction of Logan’s Fort is currently underway. No matter your interests, Lincoln County offers something for everyone. Race on over to the “County of Firsts.”

www.stanford-lincolncountytourism.com

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First home of Captain Abraham Lincoln’s family in Kentucky Home of Kentucky’s first governor, Isaac Shelby Home of Kentucky’s first chartered school Home of the first courthouse west of the Alleghenies Home of the first and oldest Main Street in Kentucky, a part of the historic Wilderness Trail Birthplace of naval aviation pioneer, Lieutenant Richard Caswell Saufley

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Cedar Creek Lake

Ranked 30th in the nation for bass fishing by Field & Stream magazine


Kentucky River. Moderately difficult hiking trails. Open daily, sunrise to sunset.

www.shakervillageky.org

Hwy. 1845 (502) 573-2886

Herrington Lake Fishing and recreation. Call Harrodsburg Information at (859) 734-2364. (859) 734-2364 (800) 355-9192

Old Fort Harrod State Park Replica of 1775 fort commemorates the first permanent settlement west of the Alleghenies. Costumed interpreters. Open year-round. Limited 100 S. College St. (859) 734-3314 www.parks.ky.gov/findparks

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

www.naturepreserves.ky.gov/ stewardship/tomdorman.htm

William Owsley House Home of Kentucky’s 16th governor. Restored house built in 1804 contains antiques and family pictures. 656 Stanford Rd. (859) 792-2500 www.garrardcounty.ky.gov

Lawrenceburg 23 miles west of Lexington. Information: (502) 517-6362 www.visitlawrenceburg-andersonco.com

Four Roses Distillery

3501 Lexington Rd. (859) 734-5411 (800) 734-5611

1224 Bonds Mill Rd. (502) 839-3436

www.shakervillageky.org

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30 miles south of Lexington. Information: (859) 792-3531

Sally Brown Nature Preserve Have a relaxing day bird watching or hike down to the Kentucky River. Open daily, sunrise to sunset. Bowman’s Bottom Rd. (859) 259-9655 www.nature.org/Kentucky

Tom Dorman State Nature Preserve Home to rare plants and spectacular views along the

Vineyard and winery. Picnic areas, gift shop. Guided tours at 1:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Open year-round. Hours vary seasonally. 1280 Moores Mill Rd. (859) 846-9463 www.equusrunvineyards.com

Historic Railroad Street Charming historic district with shopping, music and restaurants. Fine dining options include Bistro La Belle, Heirloom and more. Limited (859) 846-4413

America’s largest restored Shaker community with 34 buildings open to the public. National Historic Landmark. Costumed interpreters, exhibits. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April through October. Closes at 4:30 p.m. November through March. Limited

Lancaster

Equus Run Vineyards

Bluegrass Attractions

3501 Lexington Rd. (859) 734-5411 (800) 734-5611

Beautiful California Mission-style buildings (c.1910). Fall through spring, full tours are given on the hour. Open Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

www.fourroses.us

Wild Turkey Distillery Site of bourbon production for more than a century. Open year-round, tours 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. 1525 Tyrone Rd. (502) 839-4544 www.wildturkeybourbon.com

Midway Home of Midway College. 12 miles west of Lexington. Information: (859) 846-4413 www.midwayky.net

Nicholasville 18 miles southwest of Lexington. Information: (859) 887-4351 www.destinationjessamine.com

Camp Nelson Heritage Park Union supply depot, enlistment camp, African-American refugee camp. National Cemetery. Tours Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 6614 Danville Rd. (859) 881-5716 www.campnelson.org

Chrisman Mill Vineyards and Winery Wine tastings and tours. Saturday lunch. Tuscan dinners by reservation. Call for hours. 2385 Chrisman Mill Rd. (859) 881-5007 www.chrismanmill.com

High Bridge Historic Park Once the highest railroad bridge in the world. Kentucky River scenic overlook. Re-created 1900s dancing pavilion. US 29 at the KY River (859) 885-4500 www.jessamineco.com/tourism/ highbridge.htm

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Woodford Reserve® Distillery Four Roses Distillery was built in 1910 and features a unique Spanish Mission-style architecture rarely seen in Kentucky, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Distillery tours are given Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on the hour.

1224 Bonds Mill Rd. • Lawrenceburg, KY 40342 (502) 839-3436 •56959 www.fourroses.us

Our tours are like our bourbon … one small batch at a time. Journey unhurried through our century-old stone distillery.

7855 McCracken Pk. 56898 Versailles, KY 40383 (859) 879-1812 www.woodfordreserve.com

Family Adventure. Authentic History. Winchester, KY is just 15 minutes east of Lexington and offers something for all ages. Walk in the steps of Daniel Boone, capture picture-perfect scenery, like the rock cliffs lining the Kentucky River; enjoy a round of golf, or tour the area by taking a geocache tour or cell phone tour. Winchester dates from 1793, nearby Fort Boonesborough pre-dates the American Revolution, and our picturesque downtown is on the National Register of Historic Places.

2 S. Maple St. • Winchester, KY 40391 (859) 744-0556 • www.TourWinchester.com 56961

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Experience Paris, Kentucky, in Bourbon County. Historic treasures, manicured horse farms, unique shopping and more! Just 15 miles northeast of Lexington. It’s worth the drive! 720 High 56960 St. Paris, KY 40361 (859) 987-8744 www.parisky.com


Bybee Pottery

William Whitley House

The oldest exposed rock formations in the Commonwealth. View these majestic limestone cliffs along US 27 or US 68. Kentucky River Otter Outpost offers tours by boat. Limited

Oldest pottery business west of the Allegheny Mountains. Open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Limited

The first brick home built west of the Allegheny Mountains and the site of the first circular racetrack in the nation. Limited

(859) 887-4351

610 Waco Loop Rd. (859) 369-5350

Paris

Fort Boonesborough State Park

17 miles northeast of Lexington. Paris/Bourbon County Tourism: (859) 987-8744 www.parisky.com

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Cane Ridge Meeting House Believed to be North America’s largest one-room log structure. Birthplace of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Limited 1655 Cane Ridge Rd. (859) 987-5350 www.caneridge.org

Duncan Tavern Extensively renovated three-story stone tavern built in 1788. Genealogy library. Open April through December. Call for tour times. 323 High St. (859) 987-1788 www.kentuckydar.org/ duncantavern.htm

Richmond Home to Eastern Kentucky University. 22 miles south of Lexington. Richmond Tourism: (800) 866-3705 www.richmondkytourism.com

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Acres of Land Winery Enjoy panoramic views and wine made the Kentucky way. 2285 Barnes Mill Rd. (859) 328-3000 www.acresoflandwinery.com

Replica of 1775 Fort Boone. On-site crafts, outdoor recreation. Open April through October, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Call for winter hours. 4375 Boonesboro Rd. (859) 527-3131 www.parks.ky.gov/findparks

Hummel Planetarium One of the largest and most sophisticated planetariums in the nation. Call for show times. Kit Carson Dr. (859) 622-1547 www.planetarium.eku.edu

White Hall State Site Home of Cassius Marcellus Clay. Days and hours vary seasonally. 500 White Hall Shrine Rd. (859) 623-9178 www.whitehallclermontfoundation.org

Stanford 45 miles southwest of Lexington. Lincoln County Tourism: (606) 365-4547 www.stanford-lincolncountytourism.com

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Historic L & N Depot and Museum Charming small town depot houses displays illustrating the railroad’s impact on local history. 1866 Depot St. (606) 365-0207

Bluegrass Attractions

Kentucky River Palisades

625 William Whitley Rd. (606) 355-2881 www.parks.ky.gov/findparks

Versailles 12 miles west of Lexington. Information: (859) 873-5122 www.woodfordcountyinfo.com

Bluegrass Scenic Railroad and Museum One-hour train excursions. On-site museum. Open weekends, mid-May through October, and for holiday excursions. Limited 175 Beasley Rd. (859) 873-2476 (800) 755-2476 www.bluegrassrailroad.com

Irish Acres Gallery of Antiques Features 32,000 square feet of American and European furniture. Unique restaurant. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Closed January through mid-March. 4205 Fords Mill Rd. (859) 873-7235 www.irishacresgallery.com

Nostalgia Station Toy & Train Museum Toys and trains showcased in the Historic L & N depot. Open year-round, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. 279 Depot St. (859) 873-2497 www.bgrm.org/nostalgiastation

Woodford Reserve Distillery Only facility in the nation that uses the original Scottish

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Welcome to Danville/ Boyle County, where history and art come together in perfect harmony. Whether you’re interested in deeply digging into our state heritage or looking for something with a visual flair, you’ll find your stage. Discover why “It’s better here …”

pot-still method. National Historic Landmark. Tours at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday year-round. Sunday tours at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. April through December. 7855 McCracken Pk. (859) 879-1812 www.woodfordreserve.com

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Winchester 20 miles east of Lexington. Winchester-Clark County Tourism: (800) 298-9105 www.tourwinchester.com

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Buffalo Trace Distillery 2010 Whisky Visitor Attraction of the Year awarded by Whisky Magazine. Tours start on the hour, MondaySaturday, year-round. Gift shop open during tour hours.

113 Great 57266 Buffalo Trace Frankfort, KY 40601 (800) 654-8471 www.buffalotrace.com

Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea Enjoy thousands of Kentucky-made treasures just 30 minutes from Lexington. Exhibits and shopping open daily, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Free admission. 57176

I-75 Exit 77 975 Walnut Meadow Rd. (859) 985-5448 www.kentuckyartisancenter.ky.gov

Ale-8-One This ginger-flavored soft drink, unique to Kentucky, has been bottled in Winchester since 1926. Tours on Fridays by reservation. 25 Carol Rd. (859) 744-3484 www.ale8one.com

Bluegrass Heritage Museum Explore the history of the Bluegrass, from European contact with Native Americans to the present, in a signature Romanesque Revival building. 217 S. Main St. (859) 745-1358 www.bgheritage.com

Civil War Fort at Boonesboro Visit the remnants of the earthen work fortifications built by African-American soldiers. Open daily, dawn to dusk. 1250 Ford Rd. (859) 744-0556 (800) 298-9105 www.civilwarfortatboonesboro.com

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Step inside any of our distinctive retailers, and you won’t leave the Bluegrass Region empty-handed. From handcrafted works by local artisans and sports memorabilia to nearly every equestrian-themed item imaginable, you’ll find it here. How about a hand-loomed blanket or hand-painted pottery? Authentic chocolates or bourbon-flavored goodies? A University of Kentucky Wildcats sweatshirt or teddy bear? Antiques or modern art? Put on your walking shoes and prepare to shop to your heart’s content.

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Clay Avenue Shops Unique collection of shops along a charming historical street. Children’s fashions, gifts, fine linens, photography and more. Clay Ave. off E. Main St.

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Fayette Mall Largest mall in Kentucky with more than 160 shops. Anchor stores include Macy’s, Dillard’s, Sears, Dick’s and JCPenney. 3401 Nicholasville Rd. (859) 272-3495 www.shopfayette-mall.com

Greentree Close Downtown enclave with easy parking. Home to L.V. Harkness, Trillium, Greentree Antiques and Tearoom, and Belle Maison Antiques. 521 W. Short St. (859) 252-9030

Hamburg An impressive grouping of major department, discount and retail stores. Acres and acres of shopping at the Man O’ War Exit 108 off I-75. (859) 299-1515 (859) 543-0462 www.hamburgplace.com

The Mall at Lexington Green Home of Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Artique, Worlds Apart, Whole Foods and more. 161 Lexington Green Cir. (859) 245-1513 www.themallatlexingtongreen.com

The Shops at Lexington Center A collection of locally owned and operated boutiques and specialty shops conveniently located downtown next

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Microtel Lexington (859) 299-9600 Motel 6 (859) 293-1431 New Circle Inn (859) 233-3538 Quality Inn Northwest

Ramada Limited (859) 294-7375 Red Roof Inn North (859) 293-2626 Red Roof Inn South (859) 277-9400 Residence Inn by Marriott North

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42 Inn on Broadway (859) 519-2060 43 Knights Inn North (859) 231-0232 44 La Quinta Inn & Suites North

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41 Hyatt Regency Lexington

(859) 231-0656

36 Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Downtown (859) 389-6800 37 Holiday Inn Lexington North

(859) 233-0512

38 Homewood Suites by Hilton

(859) 223-0880

39 Homewood Suites by Hilton Hamburg (859) 543-0464 40 Hyatt Place (859) 296-0091

(859) 233-0561

53 Ramada Conference Center

(859) 231-6191

58 Residence Inn by Marriott South

(859) 263-9979

59 Residence Inn Keeneland/Airport

(859) 296-0460

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Rodeway Inn (859) 254-6699 Sleep Inn (859) 543-8400 Sportsman Motel (859) 252-4401 SpringHill Suites (859) 225-1500 Sunset Motel (859) 254-4765 Super 8 Motel (859) 299-6241 Swann’s Nest at Cygnet Farm B&B

(859) 226-0095

67 University Inn Motel

(859) 278-6625

68 Value Place (859) 269-6677

Area Attractions A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H. I. J. K. L. M. N. O. P. Q.

American Saddlebred Museum Applebee’s Park Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate Aviation Museum of Kentucky Explorium of Lexington Headley-Whitney Museum Hunt-Morgan House Keeneland Race Course Kentucky Horse Park Lexington Cemetery Mary Todd Lincoln House McConnell Springs Raven Run Nature Sanctuary Red Mile Harness Track Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill The Thoroughbred Center Waveland State Historic Site


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Welcome to Danville/ Boyle County, where history and art come together in perfect harmony. Whether you’re interested in deeply digging into our state heritage or looking for something with a visual flair, you’ll find your stage. Discover why “It’s better here …”

pot-still method. National Historic Landmark. Tours at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday year-round. Sunday tours at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. April through December. 7855 McCracken Pk. (859) 879-1812 www.woodfordreserve.com

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Winchester 20 miles east of Lexington. Winchester-Clark County Tourism: (800) 298-9105 www.tourwinchester.com

Advertising Partner, p. 30 105 E. Walnut St. Danville, KY 40422 (800) 755-0076 www.danvillekentucky.com

Buffalo Trace Distillery 2010 Whisky Visitor Attraction of the Year awarded by Whisky Magazine. Tours start on the hour, MondaySaturday, year-round. Gift shop open during tour hours.

113 Great 57266 Buffalo Trace Frankfort, KY 40601 (800) 654-8471 www.buffalotrace.com

Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea Enjoy thousands of Kentucky-made treasures just 30 minutes from Lexington. Exhibits and shopping open daily, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Free admission. 57176

I-75 Exit 77 975 Walnut Meadow Rd. (859) 985-5448 www.kentuckyartisancenter.ky.gov

Ale-8-One This ginger-flavored soft drink, unique to Kentucky, has been bottled in Winchester since 1926. Tours on Fridays by reservation. 25 Carol Rd. (859) 744-3484 www.ale8one.com

Bluegrass Heritage Museum Explore the history of the Bluegrass, from European contact with Native Americans to the present, in a signature Romanesque Revival building. 217 S. Main St. (859) 745-1358 www.bgheritage.com

Civil War Fort at Boonesboro Visit the remnants of the earthen work fortifications built by African-American soldiers. Open daily, dawn to dusk. 1250 Ford Rd. (859) 744-0556 (800) 298-9105 www.civilwarfortatboonesboro.com

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Step inside any of our distinctive retailers, and you won’t leave the Bluegrass Region empty-handed. From handcrafted works by local artisans and sports memorabilia to nearly every equestrian-themed item imaginable, you’ll find it here. How about a hand-loomed blanket or hand-painted pottery? Authentic chocolates or bourbon-flavored goodies? A University of Kentucky Wildcats sweatshirt or teddy bear? Antiques or modern art? Put on your walking shoes and prepare to shop to your heart’s content.

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Clay Avenue Shops Unique collection of shops along a charming historical street. Children’s fashions, gifts, fine linens, photography and more. Clay Ave. off E. Main St.

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Fayette Mall Largest mall in Kentucky with more than 160 shops. Anchor stores include Macy’s, Dillard’s, Sears, Dick’s and JCPenney. 3401 Nicholasville Rd. (859) 272-3495 www.shopfayette-mall.com

Greentree Close Downtown enclave with easy parking. Home to L.V. Harkness, Trillium, Greentree Antiques and Tearoom, and Belle Maison Antiques. 521 W. Short St. (859) 252-9030

Hamburg An impressive grouping of major department, discount and retail stores. Acres and acres of shopping at the Man O’ War Exit 108 off I-75. (859) 299-1515 (859) 543-0462 www.hamburgplace.com

The Mall at Lexington Green Home of Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Artique, Worlds Apart, Whole Foods and more. 161 Lexington Green Cir. (859) 245-1513 www.themallatlexingtongreen.com

The Shops at Lexington Center A collection of locally owned and operated boutiques and specialty shops conveniently located downtown next

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to Lexington’s convention center. Food court with free Wi-Fi.

Failte Irish Import Shop

410 W. Vine St. (859) 233-4567 www.lexingtoncenter.com

Imported foods, apparel, musical instruments – a little bit of Ireland in central Kentucky.

Equine specialty items including jewelry and clothing. Open year-round. Keeneland Race Course.

Victorian Square

113 S. Upper (859) 381-1498

4201 Versailles Rd. (859) 288-4236

www.failteimports.com

www.keeneland.com

Flag Fork Herb Farm

Kentucky Horse Park Gift Shop

A variety of shops, artists’ studios, restaurants and bars in a renovated block of Victorian buildings. 401 W. Main St. (859) 252-7575 www.victoriansquareshoppes.com

Bluegrass Specialties Artique Extraordinary jewelry and gifts handcrafted in America. The Shops at Lexington Center (859) 233-1774 The Mall at Lexington Green (859) 272-8802 www.artiquegallery.com

Gourmet treats, handcrafted items, jewelry galore, herbs and gardening supplies. Antique shop next door.

Keeneland Gift Shop

Wide selection of equine-themed merchandise and art. Breyer model horses.

900 N. Broadway (859) 233-7381

4089 Iron Works Pkwy. (859) 259-4234

Glover’s Bookery

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Antiquarian bookstore specializing in horse books, Kentuckiana and military history. 862 S. Broadway (859) 253-0614 www.gloversbookery.com

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Kentucky Korner University of Kentucky logowear and memorabilia. The Shops at Lexington Center (859) 231-8899


Fayette Mall (859) 271-0081 www.lexingtoncenter.com/shops

Bustling boutique full of colorful, eccentric, fun and creative merchandise. Café on-site. 257 N. Limestone St. (859) 255-5301 www.thirdstreetstuff.com

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Lenabelle Antiques

1496 Leestown Rd. (859) 381-1505

732 National Ave. (859) 253-0137

Georgetown Antique Mall

Lexington Antique Gallery

124 & 132 W. Main St. (502) 863-1891 www.georgetownkyantiquemall.com

Greentree Antiques and Tearoom 521 W. Short St. (859) 455-9660

Shop for all your Big Lex swag. T-shirts, posters, bumper stickers and more.

www.greentreetearoom.com

301 E. Vine St. (859) 233-7299

238 E. Main St. (859) 253-1035

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Antiques Ann Greely Interiors and Antiques

Heritage Antique Galleries

Irish Acres Gallery of Antiques 4205 Fords Mill Rd. (859) 873-7235 www.irishacresgallery.com

400 Old Vine St. (859) 231-8197

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Meadowthorpe Antique Mall 1455 Leestown Rd. (859) 255-2607

Not Just Antiques 1036 E. Lexington Ave. Danville (859) 239-0088

Olde Towne Antique Mall 113 W. Green St. Versailles (859) 873-6326

Shelley’s Limited 765 E. Seventh St. (859) 225-7426

497 E. Main St. (859) 367-0200 www.anngreelyinteriors.com

Belle Maison Antiques 525 W. Short St. (859) 252-9030 www.bellemaisonantiques.com

Bluegrass Antique Market 801 Winchester Rd. (859) 258-2105

ClaireBourne Antiques 4648 Nicholasville Rd. (859) 272-4648

Cowgirl Attic 1535 Delaware Ave. (859) 225-3876 www.cowgirlattic.com

Dana Kelly Oriental Rugs 829 Chevy Chase Pl. (859) 266-7802

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Jimmy Russell, Wild Turkey Distillery

“Bourbon is made for sipping, but it is all right to mix it with a bit of soda or ice.�

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Jim Rutledge, Four Roses Distillery

By Carol Cowan

Central Kentucky’s hot summers, cool winters and pure, limestone-filtered water make the region ideal for the exacting processes of bourbon-making. Most of the world’s bourbon distilleries are, in fact, located here – including four just outside Lexington – and the Kentucky Bourbon Trail is one of the fastest-growing tourist attractions in the country. And while all bourbon shares certain components, it’s the master distillers who fine-tune the flavor that distinguishes one brand of America’s Native Spirit from another.

Elmer T. Lee, Buffalo Trace Distillery

Wild Turkey “It’s just like cooks in a kitchen. You’re working with the same basic ingredients, but each one tweaks his recipe in his own way,” explains Jimmy Russell, master distiller at the Wild Turkey Distillery in Lawrenceburg. He has been crafting the premium brand for nearly 60 years. “As long as you stay

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within the guidelines, the different tastes are achieved by how you combine the grains. At Wild Turkey, we stay with the old-fashioned qualities of a lot of flavor and body.” Russell loves his work and personally welcomes many of the visitors from around the world who tour Wild Turkey. On how to drink bourbon, he offers this advice: “Bourbon drinkers like to savor the taste. Bourbon is made for sipping, but it is all right to mix it with a bit of soda or ice. Drink it the way you like it. Personally, I like mine with a little ice.” Four Roses Time, tradition, experience and passion are the qualifications for a job that marries art and science, says Jim Rutledge, who for 40 years has been master distiller at Four Roses Distillery near Lawrenceburg. “It takes awhile to train the senses,” he says. “Today, we can use technology

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to measure components in parts-per-million, but the senses can be fine-tuned to discern parts-per-billion. I love the artistic side.” Visitors to the Spanish mission-inspired distillery can witness the process up close, as well as sample the merchandise. “We are the only distillery that actually distills and ages 10 different recipes. The common tie is the source and handling of the grains. Our signature criteria for Four Roses are mellow, smooth taste and a nice, soft finish,” Rutledge says. “We take a scientific approach to achieve the very distinct characters in the different types of bourbon produced here.” Woodford Reserve In Versailles, the historic stone buildings of the Woodford Reserve Distillery are more than 100 years old. Woodford Reserve uses c.1830s copper pot stills and barrels made at the company’s own


cooperage to craft its signature small-batch bourbon. “After distillation, the ‘new make,’ or ‘white dog,’ is crystal clear – it has no color,” says master distiller Chris Morris. “To become bourbon, it must go into an oak barrel. At Woodford Reserve, we heat and cool the maturation warehouse to drive the whiskey into and out of the wood in the barrel, which gives it its wonderful character.” Buffalo Trace The 237-year-old distillery near Frankfort where Buffalo Trace is made has transitioned from one master distiller to the next only six times since the Civil War, says Harlen Wheatley, Buffalo Trace’s current master distiller. Wheatley trained under Master Distiller Emeritus Elmer T. Lee, now in his 90s. Wheatley notes that a combination of education and experience ensures preservation

and continuation of the institutional knowledge and distilling legacy of Buffalo Trace. Lee concurs. “The most important factor is on-the-job training,” he says. “We also have great attention to detail. This is very important to keep things consistent.” Visitors may opt for a general tour or the in-depth, “hard-hat” tour, both of which include bourbon tastings. The state of Kentucky produces more than 95 percent of the world’s bourbon, and Lexington’s many distilleries are a great place to learn more about America’s Native Spirit.

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Dining Direct

Lexington restaurant offerings come fresh from the farm


I By Carol Cowan

It only takes one bite to taste the difference local makes, but nobody stops with just one at these Lexington-area hot spots known for serving up seasonal, locally grown foods. eat

Holly Hill Inn

For a French twist on a familiar Kentucky bird, try the squab with dried fruit compote accompanied by spoon bread with Pinot Noir sauce. That’s just one of the many delicious choices on the ever-changing menu at the historic Holly Hill Inn in Midway. The critically acclaimed restaurant, owned by Chef Ouita Michel and her husband, Chris, serves community, farm-based cuisine that pays

tribute to traditional Kentucky cooking. “We buy as much as we can from local farmers. The lamb, beef, chicken, even fish, and, in season, almost all of our produce, are locally raised. We try to cook with an eye toward history and agriculture, but we also add a modern flair, bringing traditional dishes up to date,” Michel says. Holly Hill Inn’s Sunday brunch menu includes stone-ground cheese grits and buttermilk biscuits, made with grains from Weisenberger Mill, a sixth-generation, family-owned company that has powered its mill from the waters of South Elkhorn Creek for 200 years. Fruit and produce come from Happy Jack Farm in Frankfort. eat

Wallace Station

The Michels also own Wallace Station, a bakery and deli in Versailles, where the baked goods and breads are made with Weisenberger

Above: Poached salmon from Holly Hill Inn in Midway Left: Salad from Stella’s Kentucky Deli in Lexington

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flour, and sandwiches sport local fixings such as bourbon mayonnaise and Walt’s Super Healthy Power Sprouts. The eatery was recently featured on the popular Food Network show Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. eat

Stella’s Kentucky Deli

For another local taste sensation, bite into the Kentucky Burger or the grilled apples and Kentucky blue cheese sandwich at Stella’s Kentucky Deli in downtown Lexington. Stella’s owners set out to fill a farm-to-fork niche somewhere between the farmers market and fine dining with a simple menu featuring delicious soups and sandwiches at affordable price points. “Farm-fresh, local foods just taste so much better,” says Lester Miller, one of Stella’s owners. “Serving local food is better for the environment, better for the economy.” The cheeses that figure prominently on Stella’s menu come from Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese, a start-to-finish organic dairy and cheese operation in Austin. Three of Stella’s Kentucky Deli owners also own Al’s Bar, another eatery on North Limestone Street that shares Stella’s farm-to-fork philosophy. At Al’s, you can sink your teeth into burgers made with lamb, bison, beef or turkey and – you guessed it – all locally raised and grass-finished. eat

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Other noteworthy places include Doodles, at the corner of Third Street and Limestone, which offers “comfort food with a conscience.” The eatery serves up local and organic food for many of its breakfast, brunch and lunch entrees. Or, stop by the Garden Café at Flag Fork Herb Farm on North Broadway for lunch. You’ll find delicious sandwiches, soups and desserts – all flavored with the herbs that populate the property. Clockwise: Ouita Michel, chef/owner of Holly Hill Inn; lemon geranium pound cake at the Garden Cafe at Flag Fork Herb Farm; diners at Stella’s Kentucky Deli; lamb burger from Stella’s in downtown Lexington

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Market We Go

Some of the freshest flavors in central Kentucky can be found at the Lexington Farmers Market, where folks hungry for farm-to-fork foods can bag a week’s worth of seasonal, locally grown groceries or stop by to enjoy a salad for lunch. And it’s not just a vegetable venue, says Jeff Dabbelt, Lexington Farmers Market manager. “The market’s topnotch, quality products include meats – chicken, turkey, lamb, bison and beef – eggs, cheeses, locally roasted coffee, fruits, vegetables, fresh-cut flowers and more.” Customers can also purchase 100-plus varieties of heirloom tomatoes, freshwater prawns and locally raised quail, in addition to Kentucky wines, honey, jams and jellies. Self-guided farm destination tours and on-site cooking demonstrations add spice to the bounty of market offerings. The 35-year-old Lexington Farmers Market operates year-round. Its outdoor season runs from mid-April through November on Saturdays at Cheapside Park downtown, where a pavilion erected in 2010 shades vendors, patrons and products. Seasonal satellite markets take place on Sundays at Southland Drive, and Tuesdays and Thursdays at the corner of South Broadway and Maxwell Street. From December to mid-April, the market is open Saturday mornings in Victorian Square atrium.

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Spoon bread, May Day Pie, Hot Browns and burgoo. Those are just a few Kentucky favorites you will find in Lexington. In addition, there are a variety of top-notch restaurants serving everything from Japanese, Caribbean and German to Italian and Mexican dishes. The following is just a sampling of the area’s independently owned restaurants. Be sure to call ahead for reservations, particularly on weekends and during racing season.

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Delightfully quirky downtown restaurant with Parisian flair. Inventive Continental menu. Specialities: Bourbon Tabascomarinated pork chops, mixed shellfish casserole. Entrees $15 to $30 159 N. Limestone St. (859) 252-5277 www.alalucie.com

Colorful, top-quality Caribbean restaurant. Conch fritters, coconut shrimp and jerk chicken are as lively as the crowd. Large outdoor dining spaces.

Bellini’s

Entrees $9.95 to $16.95

115 W. Main St. (859) 388-9583

265 N. Limestone St. (859) 254-1969

Beautifully appointed eatery serving diverse, authentic Italian cuisine. Menu changes seasonally. Entrees $22 to $35

www.bellinis.us

www.atomiccafeky.com

Azur Restaurant & Patio

Billy’s Bar-B-Q, Inc.

This eatery has been doing the veggie thing since the 1970s. Hoppin’ John and buckwheat pancakes are local favorites.

Pleasing to the eye and palate. Diverse menu features steaks, seafood, rabbit, veal, duck and more.

Lexington’s original purveyor of western Kentucky-style hickory pit barbecue. Choose from pork, beef, mutton or chicken. Be sure and order some dillickles.

Entrees $15 to $20

Entrees $11.95 to $31.95

Entrees $9 to $19

141 E. Main St. (859) 253-0014 www.alfalfarestaurant.com

3070 Lakecrest Cir. (859) 296-1007

101 Cochran Rd. (859) 269-9593

www.azurrestaurant.com

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Buddy’s

From sliders to brie wontons – fun food at fabulous prices. Weekend brunches. 854 E. High (859) 335-1283 www.buddysbarandgrill.com

Cheapside Bar & Grill

With a Southwestern dining room, Victorian pub and tropical patio, Cheapside has plenty of atmosphere(s). A true downtown hot spot for happy hour.

www.giuseppeslexington.com

Entrees $20 to $34

Greentree Antiques and Tearoom

Luncheon tea at noon Wednesday through Saturday. Other times by appointment. Fine period furnishings for sale. Reservations required. Set menu $19.95 521 W. Short St. (859) 455-9660

Entrees $6 to $19

www.greentreetearoom.com

131 Cheapside (859) 254-0046

Jalapeno’s

www.cheapsidebarandgrill.com

deSha’s Restaurant

Great all-around when everybody’s in the mood for something different. Famous cornbread and a great Hot Brown. View of Triangle Park. Entrees $6 to $33 101 N. Broadway (859) 259-3771 www.tavernrestaurantgroup.com/ deshas_lexington.php

Dudley’s Restaurant

Now open in its new location, this award-winning restaurant offers an excellent Continental menu and extensive wine list. Elegant dining room, cozy bar and outdoor patio. Entrees $16 to $36 259 W. Short (859) 252-1010 www.dudleysrestaurant.com

Giuseppe’s Ristorante Italiano & Bar

Traditional and nouveau cuisine in a contemporary atmosphere. Try the tiramisu, voted Best Dessert in the Bluegrass.

Tex-Mex classics, plus inventive specials like Cochinita Pibel – roast pork with pickled red onions and beans. Entrees $6.99 to $13.95

120 W. Second St. (859) 252-4949 www.jagp.info

Keeneland Track Kitchen

Eat a hearty country breakfast cafeteria-style alongside jockeys and trainers. Open to the public seven days a week, 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. Eggs cooked to order, grits, biscuits and gravy, and more. Under $6 4201 Versailles Rd. (859) 254-3412 www.keeneland.com

Le Deauville

1030 S. Broadway (859) 281-5171

Sharing the name of Lexington’s sister city, this charming restaurant brings authentic French cuisine downtown.

Jean Farris Winery and Bistro

Entrees $19 to $34

A scenic drive down a country lane delivers you to the vineyards and charming bistro. The tasting salon is open Tuesday through Sunday. Entrees $20 to $35 6825 Old Richmond Rd. (859) 263-9463 www.jeanfarris.com

Joe Bologna’s

A Lexington institution since the 1970s. The place for sublime pizza and pasta favorites. The setting is a former Jewish temple, a heavenly counterpoint to the sinful breadsticks. Entrees $7.95 to $14 120 W. Maxwell St. (859) 252-4933 www.joebolognas.com

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Redefined regional cuisine at historic Gratz Park Inn. Try the

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4456 Nicholasville Rd. (859) 272-4269

Sea Scallop Hot Browns for an appetizer. Elegant dining room, intimate bar.

Entrees $17 to $32

199 N. Limestone St. (859) 246-0999 www.ledeauvilleresto.com

Lynagh’s Irish Pub

Popular university watering hole that serves juicy burgers and substantial sandwiches. Entrees $5.25 to $8.95 384 Woodland Ave. (859) 255-1292 www.lynaghsirishpub.com

Malone’s

Casual yet upscale meat lover’s paradise. Filet mignon, prime rib, New York strip, ribeye, porterhouse cuts. Drake’s, next door, is a great place to grab a beer. Entrees $12 to $49 3347 Tates Creek Rd. (859) 335-6500 www.bluegrasshospitality.com

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Marikka’s Restaurant Authentic German food, from schnitzels to wursts, plus 500 types of beer. Partake in billiards and darts after dinner. Entrees $6 to $12 411 Southland Dr. (859) 275-1925 www.marikkas.com

Merrick Inn

Prime beef, fresh seafood and fine wines in a classic Williamsburg setting. Southern fare with innovative nightly specials. Entrees $19 to $34 1074 Merrick Dr. (859) 269-5417 www.murrays-merrick.com

Metropol

This intimate restaurant featuring elegant, upscale cuisine is housed in a charming white building dating back to 1822. The Canard A L’Orange is a favorite. Entrees $24 to $32

307 W. Short St. (859) 381-9493

Entrees $8 to $18

www.metropolfinedining.com

2417 Nicholasville Rd. (859) 277-5321

Natasha’s Bistro & Bar

Parkette Drive-In

Entrees $10 to $20

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112 Esplanade (859) 259-2754

1230 New Circle Rd. N.E. (859) 254-8723

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Oasis Mediterranean Restaurant

Pazzo’s Pizza Pub

Middle Eastern fare spiced to perfection. Popular lunch buffet. The Oasis Platter for two is a favorite.

The calzones are outstanding. Sauces and dough made fresh daily and 38 beers on tap. Right on the edge of UK’s campus. Outdoor patio.

Entrees $9.95 to $17

Entrees $3 to $21

837 Chevy Chase Pl. (859) 269-6440

385 S. Limestone (859) 255-5125

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Paisano’s Italian Ristorante

Portofino

Spacious urban bistro serving New American cuisine. Asian salads, pastas, stir frys, pizza, Bison burgers and live entertainment.

Romantic Italian restaurant and lounge. Favorites are veal, seafood pasta and pizza.

An honest-to-goodness 1950s drive-in. The place for a double-decker Kentucky Poor Boy burger and tasty onion rings.

Sophisticated downtown restaurant serving artful Italian cuisine. Outdoor patio.


Entrees $18 to $37 249 E. Main St. (859) 253-9300 www.portofinolexington.com

Aromatic curries and an amazing variety of breads await you at this casual Indian restaurant. Popular lunch buffet. Entrees $6.99 to $19 341 S. Limestone (859) 243-0768

Ramsey’s Diner

Good old-fashioned comfort food – pot roast, meatloaf, chicken and dumplings, and Southern veggie dishes. Hot Brown once voted Best of the Bluegrass. Entrees $8.95 to $12 496 E. High St. (859) 259-2708 www.ramseysdiners.com

Regatta Seafood & Grille

Some of the freshest seafood in town. Bottomless salad served with all entrees. Try the apple pie, chosen three times as Lexington’s best. Entrees $8.99 to $39 161 Lexington Green Cir. (859) 273-7875 www.regattaseafood.com

Rossi’s

Duck, veal, lamb, chicken, steak, pasta, seafood and a wide variety of salads. Rossi’s does it all – with style. Entrees $12 to $30 1060 Chinoe (859) 335-8788 www.rossis-restaurant.com

Stanley J’s

Authentic New York deli fare. Corned beef, pastrami, potato salad and chicken salad.

Tomo Restaurant

A sleek and stylish interior contributes to a memorable dining experience. THE place for sushi lovers. Entrees $16 to $30

All entrees under $10

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3101 Clays Mill Rd. (859) 224-3354

Winchell’s

www.stanleyjsdeli.com

Stella’s Kentucky Deli

Down-home restaurant and sports bar. Try the sweet and tangy vinegar slaw.

Sandwiches, salads, soups and desserts made by hand, in house, using fresh, seasonal ingredients.

Entrees $9.99 to $13.99

All entrees under $8

www.winchellsrestaurant.com

143 Jefferson St. (859) 255-3354 www.stellaskentuckydeli.com

Tachibana

Truly authentic Japanese cuisine. Excellent sushi. Try the yellowtail and spider rolls. Entrees $10 and up 785 Newtown Ct. (859) 254-1911

The Garden Cafe

Charming cafe overlooking the gardens of Flag Fork Herb Farm. Sandwiches, soups and desserts feature fresh-grown ingredients. Lunch only, Wednesday through Saturday. Entrees $8 to $10 900 N. Broadway (859) 252-6837

Third Street Stuff and Coffee

Bustling boutique full of colorful, eccentric, fun and creative merchandise. Café on-site.

348 Southland Dr. (859) 278-9424

Wines on Vine

Sandwiches and entrees. The Mediterranean Pasta is a favorite. Wine shop next door. Entrees $8 to $24 400 Old Vine St. (859) 243-0017 www.winesonvine.net

Regional Restaurants Boone Tavern

Combine crafts shopping with a generous meal. Signature items: Chicken Flakes in a Bird’s Nest (creamed chicken in a fried-potato basket), delicious spoon bread, Race Day Pie. Entrees $16 to $31 100 Main St. Berea (859) 985-3700 www.boonetavernhotel.com

Serafini

Southern Living considers Jim Sawyer’s burgers among the best. If you’re really hungry, get the chili burger.

$3.30 to $6.60

www.thirdstreetstuff.com

Surprising little capital city restaurant with an Italian inclination. Award-winning wine list. Freshwater Kentucky shrimp when in season.

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Sawyer’s

257 N. Limestone St. (859) 255-5301

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325 W. Main St. (859) 281-6022

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426 N. Winter St. Midway (859) 846-4732 www.hollyhillinn.com

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Sam’s Truck Stop A great place to get your free wireless, your caffeine, your sandwich and a gift!

Take a tip from the locals: Don’t miss this. Hearty country cooking and scrumptious homemade pies. Close to the Kentucky Horse Park. Entrees $6 to $12

257 N. 57179 Limestone Lexington, KY 40507 (859) 255-5301 www.thirdstreetstuff.com

1973 Lexington Rd. Georgetown (502) 863-5872 www.samsrest.com

Beaumont Inn

Run by the Dedman family for five generations. Traditional Kentucky cooking in the main dining room, includes yellowlegged fried chicken, country ham and corn pudding. Enjoy more casual fare and spirits in the Old Owl Tavern. Entrees $17 to $29

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638 Beaumont Inn Dr. Harrodsburg (859) 734-3381 www.beaumontinn.com

Trustees’ Office at Shaker Village

Traditional specialties in the beautiful simplicity of Shaker Village. Southern crudités are followed by entrees like country ham and fried chicken. Try the Shaker lemon pie.

Fresh, contemporary Southern cuisine at great prices. Entrees $12 to $25 509 Main St. Paris (859) 987-4700

The Glitz Restaurant

Located in a 32,000-squarefoot antique shop. Elaborately decorated. Try the Nonesuch Kiss – a baked meringue filled with jamocha ice cream, hot fudge and almonds. $19.95 for full-service lunch 4205 Fords Mill Rd. Versailles (859) 873-6956 www.irishacresgallery.com/ restaurant.html

Wallace Station

Farm hands and socialites alike are fond of the sandwiches, sides and pastries found at this country cafe housed in a small 1900s train station. Try the ham-and-brie panini. Entrees $4 to $8 3854 Old Frankfort Pk. Versailles (859) 846-5161

Entrees $12 to $28

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On the National Register of Historic Places. Fresh, seasonal ingredients and local produce are at the heart of Chef Ouita’s menu. Entrees $15 to $35

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Beer cheese, fried banana peppers, chicken livers, lamb fries, hot browns, catfish and frog legs. If it’s a regional favorite, Hall’s serves it. Entrees $12 to $21.99 1225 Athens-Boonesboro Rd. Winchester (859) 527-6620 www.hallsontheriver.com


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What’s your pleasure? A full-service resort with a spa and golf course, budget accommodations near the Kentucky Horse Park or a charming B&B in historic downtown Lexington? We have a wide variety of accommodations to meet your needs.

Baymont Inn & Suites (Exit 110 I-75) 2400 Buena Vista Dr., (859) 293-6113, (877) 229-6668 www.baymontinns.com Best Western Lexington Conference Center (Exit 104 I-75) 5532 Athens-Boonesboro Rd., (859) 263-5241 www.bestwestern.com/lexingtonconferencecenterhotel

Best Western Regency (Exit 110 I-75) 2241 Elkhorn Rd., (859) 293-2202, (800) 528-1234 www.bestwestern.com Bluegrass Extended Stay

2753 Richmond Rd., (859) 269-4999 www.bluegrassextendedstay.com

Bryan Station Inn

273 E. New Circle Rd., (859) 299-4162

Candlewood Suites

601 Ad Color Dr., (859) 967-1940, (800) 881-9725 www.candlewoodsuites.com

Catalina Motel

208 W. New Circle Rd., (859) 299-6281

Comfort Inn (Exit 110 I-75) 2381 Buena Vista Dr., (859) 299-0302, (877) 424-6423 www.comfortinn.com/hotel-lexington-kentucky-KY078 Comfort Inn South (Exit 104 I-75)

5531 Athens-Boonesboro Rd., (859) 263-0777, (877) 424-6423 www.comfortinn.com/hotel-lexington-kentucky-KY421

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3060 Fieldstone Way, (859) 296-4446, (877) 424-6423 www.comfortsuites.com/hotel-lexington-kentucky-KY025

Country Inn & Suites (Exit 110 I-75)

2297 Executive Dr., (859) 299-8844, (800) 456-4000 www.countryinns.com

Courtyard Lexington North (Exit 115 I-75) 775 Newtown Ct., (859) 253-4646, (800) 321-2211 www.marriott.com/lexno Courtyard Lexington South (Exit 108 I-75)

1951 Pleasant Ridge, (859) 263-9090, (800) 321-2211 www.marriott.com/lexce

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1375 S. Broadway, (859) 255-4281, (800) 227-6963 www.thecampbellhouse.net Advertising Partner, p. 52

Day’s Motor Lodge

1500 Versailles Rd., (859) 252-5561

Days Inn & Suites (Exit 113 I-75)

1987 N. Broadway, (859) 299-1202, (800) 329-7466 www.daysinn.com

Days Inn South (Exit 104 I-75) 5575 Athens-Boonesboro Rd., (859) 263-3100, (800) 329-7466 www.daysinn.com

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Doubletree Guest Suites of Lexington

2601 Richmond Rd., (859) 268-0060, (800) 262-3774 www.lexingtonsuites.doubletree.com Advertising Partner, p. 52

Econo Lodge South (Exit 104 I-75) 5527 Athens-Boonesboro Rd., (859) 263-5101, (800) 553-2666 www.econolodge.com/hotel-lexington-kentucky-KY056 Embassy Suites (Exit 115 I-75)

1801 Newtown Pk., (859) 455-5000, (800) 362-2779 www.lexington.embassysuites.com

Extended Stay America

2650 Wilhite Dr., (859) 278-9600, (800) 804-3724 www.extstay.com

Extended Stay Patchen

2750 Gribbin Dr., (859) 266-4800, (800) 804-3724 www.extstay.com

Extended Stay Tates Creek

3575 Tates Creek Rd., (859) 271-6160, (800) 804-3724 www.extstay.com

Fairfield Inn & Suites Lexington North

2100 Hackney Pl., (859) 977-5870, (800) 228-2800 www.marriott.com/lexnw

Fairfield Inn by Marriott

3050 Lake Crest Cir., (859) 224-3338, (800) 228-2800 www.marriott.com/lexsw

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Gratz Park Inn All luxurious, two-room suites next door to shopping, dining, movies and comedy club. Experience affordable luxury at Lexington’s only Hilton Suites Hotel!

245 Lexington Green Cir. • Lexington, KY 40503 (859) 271-4000 • www.lexingtongreen.hilton.com 57229

Experience a taste of New Orleans at the Doubletree Guest Suites. Each two-room suite includes oversized whirlpool tubs, two HDTVs and much more. 2601 Richmond Rd. 56770 Lexington, KY 40509 (859) 268-0060 www.lexingtonsuites.doubletree.com

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Lexington’s landmark hotel offers a uniquely Kentucky experience. Beautiful equine sculptures and our own Bluegrass hospitality make us the perfect location for your next visit. 57478 369 West Vine St. Lexington, KY 40507 (859) 231-9000

www.lexingtondowntown.hilton.com

Lexington’s only historic inn exemplifies the Southern grace and charm for which Lexington is known. Located in Lexington’s beautiful historic district, the updated inn has earned its reputation as a timeless, classic boutique inn. 120 W. Second St. 57157 Lexington, KY 40508 (859) 231-1777 www.gratzparkinn.com

Return to the true meaning of Southern hospitality. Where the tradition of quality and elegance exceed your expectations.

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Four Points by Sheraton (Exit 115 I-75)

1938 Stanton Way, (859) 259-1311, (800) 325-3535 www.fourpoints.com/Lexington

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120 W. Second St., (859) 231-1777, (800) 752-4166 www.gratzparkinn.com Advertising Partner, p. 52

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Hampton Inn at I-75 (Exit 110 I-75) 2251 Elkhorn Rd., (859) 299-2613, (800) 426-7866 www.hampton-inn.com/hi/lexington-i75 Hampton Inn South

3060 Lake Crest Cir., (859) 223-0088, (800) 426-7866 www.hamptoninn.com

Hilton Garden Inn (Exit 108 I-75)

1973 Plaudit Pl., (859) 543-8300, (800) 445-8667 www.lexington.stayhgi.com

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369 W. Vine St., (859) 231-9000, (877) 539-1648 www.lexingtondowntown.hilton.com Advertising Partner, p. 52

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245 Lexington Green Cir., (859) 271-4000, (800) 445-8667 www.lexingtongreen.hilton.com Advertising Partner, p. 52

Holiday Inn Express (Exit 110 I-75)

2221 Elkhorn Rd., (859) 293-0047, (800) 448-2296 www.hiexpress.com/lexington-east

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites

1780 Sharkey Way, (859) 231-0656, (800) 465-4329 www.hiexpress.com/lexingtonky

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Downtown 1000 Export St., (859) 389-6800, (800) 465-4329 www.hiexpress.com/lexington

Holiday Inn Lexington North (Exit 115 I-75) 1950 Newtown Pk., (859) 233-0512, (800) 465-4329 www.hilexingtonnorth.com Homewood Suites by Hilton

249 Ruccio Way, (859) 223-0880, (800) 225-5466 www.lexington.homewoodsuites.com

Homewood Suites by Hilton Hamburg

2033 Bryant Rd., (859) 543-0464, (800) 225-5466 www.lexingtonhamburg.homewoodsuites.com

Hyatt Place (Exit 108 I-75) 2001 Bryant Rd., (859) 296-0091, (888) 492-8847 www.hyattplacelexington.com

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Hyatt Regency Lexington

401 W. High St., (859) 253-1234, (800) 233-1234 www.lexington.hyatt.com Advertising Partner, p. 50

Inn on Broadway

1301 S. Broadway, (859) 519-2060 www.innonbroadwaylex.com

Knights Inn North (Exit 115 I-75)

1935 Stanton Way, (859) 231-0232, (800) 843-5644 www.knightsinn.com

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La Quinta Inn & Suites North (Exit 115 I-75) 1920 Stanton Way, (859) 231-7551, (800) 753-3757 www.lq.com

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La Quinta Inn & Suites South (Exit 104 I-75) 100 Canebrake Dr., (859) 543-1877, (800) 753-3757 www.lq.com

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Lexington Motor Inn

1203 New Circle Rd. N.E., (859) 255-3337

Lexington Relocation Services

3131 Custer Dr., (859) 273-3303, (877) 539-7356 www.lexingtonrelocation.com

Lyndon House Bed & Breakfast 507 N. Broadway, (859) 420-2683 www.lyndonhouse.com

Microtel Lexington (Exit 110 I-75)

2240 Buena Vista Dr., (859) 299-9600, (800) 771-7171 www.microtelinn.com

Motel 6 (Exit 110 I-75)

2260 Elkhorn Rd., (859) 293-1431, (800) 466-8356 www.motel6.com

New Circle Inn

588 New Circle Rd. N.E., (859) 233-3538

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Red Roof Inn North (Exit 113 I-75)

1980 Haggard Ct., (859) 293-2626, (800) 733-7663 www.redroof.com

Red Roof Inn South

2651 Wilhite Dr., (859) 277-9400, (800) 733-7663 www.redroof.com

Residence Inn by Marriott North (Exit 115 I-75)

1080 Newtown Pk., (859) 231-6191, (800) 331-3131 www.residenceinn.com/LEXNN

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2688 Pink Pigeon Pkwy., (859) 263-9979, (800) 331-3131 www.marriott.com/LEXRI

Residence Inn Keeneland/Airport

3100 Wall St., (859) 296-0460, (800) 331-3131 www.marriott.com/lexke

Rodeway Inn

5556 Versailles Rd., (859) 254-6699 www.rodewayinn.com/hotel-lexington-kentucky-KY139

Sleep Inn (Exit 108 I-75) 1920 Plaudit Pl., (859) 543-8400, (800) 753-3746 www.sleepinn.com/hotel-lexington-kentucky-KY098 Sportsman Motel

1107 Winchester Rd., (859) 252-4401

SpringHill Suites

863 S. Broadway, (859) 225-1500, (888) 287-9400 www.marriott.com/lexsh

Sunset Motel

4020 Georgetown Rd., (859) 254-4765

Super 8 Motel (Exit 110 I-75) 2351 Buena Vista Dr., (859) 299-6241, (800) 800-8000 www.super8.com Swann’s Nest at Cygnet Farm B&B 3463 Rosalie Rd., (859) 226-0095 www.swannsnest.com

University Inn Motel

1229 S. Limestone St., (859) 278-6625, (866) 881-9676 www.uinn.biz

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2370 Lake Park Rd., (859) 269-6677 www.valueplace.com

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The Horse Capital of the World is full of places to kick up your heels. Lexington’s bustling nightlife scene features live music, dancing and more at bars, clubs and entertainment venues of all sizes.

“No matter what day of the week you come to Lexington, you can hear great live music,” says Jessica Case, owner of Buster’s Billiards & Backroom. “There are clubs of all sizes, plus the University of Kentucky Singletary Center and the Kentucky Theater. There’s always something going on here.” Buster’s Billiards & Backroom was one of the first venues to open in the Distillery District, an area of former bourbon distilleries and warehouses just west of downtown that’s being transformed into a hip, happening arts and entertainment destination. “I’m really into historic preservation, so when I got a call to come check out the Distillery District, I fell in love with the concept and the building,” Case says. “The opportunity came, and we decided to seize the day.” The new Buster’s retains the alternative, indie flavor and original pool tables of its downtown predecessor, with the added attraction of a 1,000-seat concert venue in the back. “Lexington’s location at the crossroads of Interstates 64 and 75 makes it a perfect stop on a touring band’s itinerary, so we get some really big names in to some smaller, more intimate rooms,” says Georgetown College professor and founder of WRVG-FM radio Dr. Bill Gillespie, who blogs about

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the Lexington music scene at www.bizlex.com. “And we are getting more and more live music venues. Natasha’s is my favorite venue in Lexington.” Natasha’s Bistro & Bar on Esplanade hosts acts from jazz and Americana to rock and blues. Twice a month, local musicians jam on Natasha’s stage, and the Balagula Theatre Company also performs there. Rhythm and blues rocks downtown’s Cheapside Bar & Grille, and concerts take place under Cheapside Park’s new pavilion Thursday nights during the summer. Also downtown, the eclectic Al’s Bar hosts poetry readings, comedy nights and live music that leans toward Bluegrass. Cosmic Charlie’s on Woodland Avenue features Bluegrass on Sundays, but a variety of live music is on tap seven nights a week. Gillespie says one of Lexington’s best-kept secrets is the Monday night blues show at Tee Dee’s Club on the corner of Second and Elm streets, featuring the Tee Dee Young band. A block away is the newly renovated historic Lyric Theatre. At the Kentucky Theater, WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour, featuring top Americana artists, is recorded before a live audience on Monday nights and broadcast to 400 radio stations in 32 countries. Lexington comes alive at night, offering a variety of venues for music, comedy, poetry readings and more.

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Sports & Entertainment As you might expect in a university town, Lexington offers a broad range of activities. Don your blue and white and catch a University of Kentucky Wildcats game, or make plans for race day at Keeneland. You can also enjoy a pint in an Irish pub, or find out who’s auditioning for the “Met” while mingling in the lobby before a UK Opera Theatre production. For more information on entertainment options during your stay, call the Lexington Convention and Visitors Bureau at (800) 845-3959; LexArts at (859) 255-2951; or Lexington Center at (859) 233-4567.

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Golf More than 20 distinctive courses await golfers in the Bluegrass Region. Surprisingly affordable, most courses are priced well under $50 for 18 holes. Lexington boasts four championshipcaliber courses: Kearney Hills Golf Links, Lakeside Golf Course, The Gay Brewer Jr. Course @ Picadome and Tates Creek Golf Course. For a complete list of courses, go to www.visitlex.com.

Sporting Events Everyone knows the Bluegrass is famous for horse racing, but you can also satisfy your sports cravings with collegiate football and basketball. April through September, experience America’s favorite pastime with the Lexington Legends baseball team at Applebee’s Park. On Sundays yearround, watch polo at the Kentucky Horse Park. Each summer, the Bluegrass State Games, one of

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the longest running amateur sporting events of its kind, attracts more than 15,000 participants.

Sports Bars Kentuckians appreciate the wide world of sports; that’s why there are so many quality sports bars in town. Have a game in mind that you want to watch while you enjoy a meal or cocktails? Head to Beef O’Brady’s, the lively Winchell’s, Shamrocks or the ever-popular Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar. Two Keys Tavern has been a favorite of the college crowd for generations. Pazzo’s Pizza Pub is another crowd-pleaser.

Performing Arts For a city its size, Lexington offers a rich variety of shows. The Opera House hosts Broadway productions, the Actors Guild presents classic and innovative plays and Danville’s Norton Center brings in some of the country’s greatest shows. There’s also the Lexington Philharmonic,

University of Kentucky’s Singletary Center for the Arts, the Lexington Ballet, Kentucky Ballet Theater, The Lexington Opera Society and UK Opera Theatre.

Film Kentucky Theater offers offbeat, foreign and classic films in an outstanding setting. The theater is a Lexington original, plus the venue serves cookies, fruit drinks, unique treats and beer. For current releases, check out Movies 8 at Lexington Green, Regal Cinemas at Hamburg, Fayette Mall, Woodhill Movies 10 and the Lexington Movie Tavern. Catch a flick at a bargain price at the Carmike 10, or do the ’50s thing at the Sky-Vue Twin Drive-In Theatre near Winchester.

Festivals It seems there’s almost always a festival scheduled in the Bluegrass. Favorites include: Festival of the


Lexington hosts the Kentucky Women Writers Conference, the longest-running event of its kind in the nation. Looking for a first edition? Try The Black Swan or Glover’s Bookery.

Visual Arts

Rock ‘n’ Roll ’n More

The Bluegrass Region is packed with colorful art galleries. Several you can’t afford to miss include the Art Museum at UK, Artists’ Attic in Victorian Square, Cross Gate Gallery and Ann Tower Gallery on Main Street. The Lexington Art League holds monthly events at historic Loudoun House. Several times a year, there’s a citywide Gallery Hop – a walking tour that hits all the artsy downtown hot spots.

Literary Attention bookworms and literary lovers! Be sure to check out poetry readings, visiting authors and more at Lexington’s beautiful Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning, as well as events such as open mics and workshops at Joseph-Beth Booksellers and Barnes & Noble Booksellers.

Rupp Arena seats up to 23,000 and hosts top country, pop and rock acts throughout the year. For smaller concerts, Buster’s has an energetic atmosphere with a variety of entertainers booked each week. Looking for a place to cut the rug? A DJ plays everything from bebop to hip hop at the immensely popular Blue Moon. Natasha’s Bistro is a hot spot for live music and theater. Tin Roof Lexington, near the UK campus, offers live music most nights of the week. The Jazz Arts Foundation sponsors monthly performances at the central Library Theatre. If you’re in town on a Monday night, try to catch WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour. The show is taped weekly in Lexington and features some of the best folk music in the country.

Sports & Entertainment

Bluegrass, Berea Craft Festival, Danville’s Great American Brass Band Festival, SummerFest, Ballet Under the Stars, Mayfest, Picnic with the Pops, Woodland Arts Fair and Georgetown’s Festival of the Horse.

Bluegrass and Country & Western The distinctive American music form popularized by Kentuckian Bill Monroe in the 1940s is now known as Bluegrass across the globe. In Lexington, Red Barn Radio tapes live shows at ArtsPlace fall through spring. In the summer, you can hear live Bluegrass music next door to Collins Bowling Alley at the Southland Jamboree. Cosmic Charlie’s and Al’s Bar both book Bluegrass bands, but both offer a very wide variety of other music as well. Grab your hat and boots and head out to Austin City Saloon in Woodhill, Lexington’s original country bar. Ride a mechanical bull at Cadillac Ranch or Saddle Ridge. Longtime Southern rocker and country crooner Larry Redmon has his own place (Redmon’s), downstairs at the corner of Main and Cheapside. Drive out beautiful historic Paris Pike to hear Kenny Whalen and the Travelers play at Musicland in Bourbon Square in a smokeand alcohol-free environment.

The Lexington Legends baseball team takes to the field at Applebee’s Park in Lexington.

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Guided Tours

Transportation &

Transportation Air Transportation AirTran Airways (800) 247-8726 Allegiant Air (702) 505-8888 American Airlines (800) 433-7300 Blue Grass Airport (859) 425-3114 Continental Express (800) 525-0280 Delta Air Lines (800) 221-1212 Northwest Airlink (800) 225-2525 United Express (800) 241-6522 US Airways (800) 428-4322

Buses Greyhound Bus Lines (800) 231-2222/(859) 299-8804 LexTran (city bus) (859) 253-4636

National (800) 227-7368/(859) 254-8806

Yellow Cab (859) 231-8294

Limousines

Charter Service

Blue Grass Tours (800) 755-6956/(859) 252-5744

Blue Grass Charter (800) 755-6956/(859) 233-2152

Celebrity Limousines (859) 272-1000

The Free Enterprise System (800) 448-5728

Gold Shield (800) 205-7330/(859) 255-6388 Thoroughbred Limousine (859) 273-3690 Triple Crown Limousines (859) 252-6764

Taxicabs Mr. Taxi (859) 223-8294 Wildcat Taxi (859) 231-8294

Wombles Transportation (859) 887-4611

Transportation for the Disabled Wheels (859) 233-3433 Register in advance of arrival. Superior Van & Mobility (888) 742-8267 Accessible van rentals

Car Rental Airport Locations Avis (800) 331-1212/(859) 281-1681

Guided Tours

Enterprise (800) 261-7331/(859) 425-4077

Guided tours are an excellent way to experience Lexington and the Bluegrass Region. All tour companies can provide private guides and step-on service to motor coaches by appointment.

Hertz (800) 654-3131/(859) 254-3496

Carriage Rides Lexington Livery (859) 259-0000 Dream ... Do ... Discover! Blue Grass Tours offers daily horse farm tours, professional tour planning and guide services for any size group, convention or step-on. 817 Enterprise Dr. 57856 Lexington, KY 40510 (859) 252-5744 www.bluegrasstours.com

Group Tours Blue Grass Tours (800) 755-6956/(859) 252-5744 Destination Bluegrass (888) 970-3339

Walking Tours Historic Downtown Walking Tours (859) 321-5897 Lexington Walking Tours (859) 825-8702

The Lexington Connection Inc. (859) 269-4040

Private Guides

Lexington In Touch Inc. (859) 224-4226

Bill Shaw (502) 352-1926

Scott Goodlett Events (800) 450-6444/(859) 361-3539

Horses of Kentucky by Lois Hill (859) 277-4625

Blue Grass Tours (800) 755-6956/(859) 252-5744

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Unique Horse Farm Tours (800) 678-8813/(859) 233-4303

Kentucky Horse Tours (859) 312-1124

Daily Van Tours

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Thoroughbred Heritage Tours (800) 808-9533/(859) 260-8687

John Midbo (859) 278-9488

DW Guided Tours (859) 361-4390

Karen Edelstein Privately Guided Tours (859) 266-5465

Horse Farm Tours Inc. (800) 976-1034/(859) 268-2906

Suburban Woman’s Club (859) 296-4299


Time Zone Lexington is in the Eastern Time Zone and observes Daylight Saving Time seasonally.

Average Temperature The Bluegrass Region has four distinct seasons, with a glorious spring and fall, a warm summer and a typically mild winter.

Spring 34-74°F Summer 61-86°F Fall 36-79°F Winter 23-54°F

Traffic Kentucky law permits right turns on red following a complete stop, unless prohibited by signage. Left turns on red are permitted from a one-way street onto a one-way street. Feeder lights help the flow of traffic on some roads; a green arrow indicates appropriate lanes for driving; a yellow X indicates a left turning lane; a red X indicates lanes in use by oncoming traffic. All people traveling in Fayette County are required to wear their seat belts. All children 40 inches tall and under must be restricted in a federally approved restraint seat.

Central Baptist Hospital 1740 Nicholasville Rd. (859) 260-6100 Saint Joseph Hospital East Richmond Road at Eagle Creek (859) 967-5000 Saint Joseph Hospital Harrodsburg Road and Waller Avenue (859) 313-1000 UK HealthCare/Good Samaritan 310 S. Limestone St. (859) 226-7000 University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Medical Center 800 Rose St. (859) 323-5000

Minor Emergency Services Lexington Clinic First Choice Walk-In Clinics Beaumont Centre 3061 Fieldstone Wy., Ste. 700 (859) 296-9900 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday Advertising Partner, inside front cover

Andover 3099 Helmsdale Pl. (859) 543-1116 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday Urgent Treatment Clinics 1055 Dove Run Rd. (859) 269-4668 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. daily

Northpark Shopping Center (859) 254-5520 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday Closed Sunday 3174 Custer Dr./(859) 272-4882 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday Closed Sunday

General Information

General Information

Important Phone Numbers A A A Blue Grass/Kentucky (800) 568-5222 (859) 233-1111 Commerce Lexington (859) 254-4447 Foreign Currency Exchange (859) 253-6027 (859) 455-5300 Lexington Convention and Visitors Bureau (800) 845-3959/(859) 233-7299 Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government (859) 425-2255 Lexington Herald-Leader (800) 274-7355 Parks & Recreation (859) 288-2900 Translation Services (502) 213-0317 U.S. Customs Service (859) 425-3111

Liquor Minimum drinking age is 21. Alcoholic beverages may be sold in licensed bars and restaurants from 6 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 11 a.m. Sunday to 2:30 a.m. Monday. Package stores may open from 7 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday. Smoking is not allowed inside public buildings, including restaurants.

Emergency Services All services: 911 Hospital Emergency Rooms Open 24 Hours

Cooper’s Cottage at Shaker Village in Pleasant Hill is one of the many historic structures visitors can see on the 3,000-acre grounds.

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Calendar of Events For more events occurring during your travel dates, check our website: www.visitlex.com or call the Lexington Convention and Visitors Bureau at (800) 845-3959. Before making travel plans, call the contact number to confirm dates, times and admission prices.

Annual Egyptian Event June 6-11 Kentucky Horse Park Featuring Arabians in performance, halter, dressage and native costume competitions. (859) 231-0771

Festival of the Bluegrass

January-February Keeneland Horse Sales January 10-15 Keeneland Race Course Horses of all ages go on sale. Spectators welcome. (800) 456-3412

Kentucky Sport, Boat & Recreation Show February 10-13 Rupp Arena Daily fishing demonstrations and more. (859) 233-4567

March-April Blue Grass Trust Antiques & Garden Show March 11-13 Keeneland Race Course The Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation sponsored show features more than 40 distinguished dealers and garden specialists. (859) 253-0362

Lexington St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival March 12 Leprechauns and shamrocks will be spotted along Main Street during this parade through downtown. (859) 278-7349

Keeneland Race Course Thoroughbred Racing April 8-29 Spring race meet. No racing on Mondays or Tuesdays or Easter. (800) 456-3412

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International Kite and Culture Festival Mid-April Georgetown Kite competitions, classes and nonstop cultural entertainment. (502) 863-1575

Rolex Three Day Event April 28-May 1 Kentucky Horse Park The only Four-Star, three-day equestrian event in the Western Hemisphere. (859) 254-8123 (January-April)

May-June Keeneland Race Course Kentucky Derby Simulcast May 7 Festivities include live music, pony rides and free popcorn. (800) 456-3412

Mayfest Arts Fair May 7-8 Gratz Park Celebrating performing, visual and literary arts. (859) 425-2590

High Hope Steeplechase May 22 Kentucky Horse Park Sanctioned races over brush and timber. (859) 967-9444

Annual Kentucky High School Invitational Rodeo May 27-29 Kentucky Horse Park The best high school athletes in the region compete over three days. (270) 395-4889

June 9-12 Kentucky Horse Park Annual jamboree featuring the best Bluegrass bands in Kentucky and top national performers. (859) 846-4995

Great American Brass Band Festival June 10-12 Danville World-class bands come together in what has been called “the most prominent and unusual music festival in the country.” (859) 236-7794

July-August Fourth of July Festival July 4 Downtown Lexington Fireworks, food, music, dancing, vendors and a parade. (859) 258-3010

SummerFest UK Arboretum Three different productions run during this outdoor theater event. (859) 806-7429

Berea Craft Festival July 8-10 Indian Fort Theater, Berea A national showcase in celebration of handicraft heritage. (800) 986-1585

Junior League Horse Show July 11-16 The Red Mile The nation’s largest outdoor Saddlebred horse show. (859) 252-8014

Lexington Lions’ Club Bluegrass Fair July 14-24 Masterson Station Park


Wander the orchard and vote for the best scarecrow in three categories: traditional, whimsical and children’s. (859) 873-3097

Keeneland Concours d’Elegance

Festival of the Horse

July 14-17 Keeneland Race Course One hundred magnificent automobiles, fashion and art. (859) 422-3329

September 29–October 2 Georgetown Exhibits, concessions, parade, carnival, arts and crafts, 5K run. (502) 863-5424

Breyerfest

Perryville Battlefield Commemoration

July 15-17 Kentucky Horse Park Discover the world of Breyer model horses. Competitions, clinics and a trade fair. (973) 633-5090

AFB Art Fair @ Woodland Park August 20-21 Woodland Park More than 150 artists and crafts people participate in this fresh-air arts fair. (859) 254-7024

September-October Roots and Heritage Festival September Downtown Lexington A monthlong celebration commemorating African-American culture. (859) 420-5696

Bi-Water Autumn Fest September 10-October 31 From a spooky farmhouse to the enchanted barnyard – great family fun. (502) 863-3676

Keeneland September Yearling Sales September 12-25 Keeneland Sales Pavilion This sale attracts buyers from all over the world. Spectators welcome. (800) 456-3412

Harvest Celebration September 17-October 31 Evans Orchard U-pick pumpkins and fun family activities. (502) 863-2255

Fall Festival September 17-October 30 Boyd Orchards

October Perryville Battle re-enactments, living history, parade, food and crafts. (859) 332-8631

Keeneland Thoroughbred Racing October 7-29 Keeneland Race Course No racing on Mondays or Tuesdays. (800) 456-3412

Kentucky Guild of Artists & Craftsmen Fall Fair October 8-9 Indian Fort Theater, Berea Regional artists display their works and wares at this outdoor festival. (859) 986-3192

Downtown Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting November 25 The largest Christmas parade in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. (859) 231-7335

Calendar of Events

Grandstand shows, demolition derbies, petting farm, carnival rides, games and shows. (859) 233-1465

Holidays at Ashland November-December Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate The house is decked out in grand style with a different historical theme each year. Special candlelight tours. (859) 266-8581

Simple Gifts of Christmas December Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, Harrodsburg Guided tours with costumed interpreters and Christmas music. (800) 734-5611

Holiday Evenings at Waveland December 10-11 Waveland State Historic Site Candlelight tours of the mansion. (859) 272-3611

November-December Christmas in the Valley November 18-December 17 Renfro Valley Visit Santa’s workshop and enjoy light displays. (800) 765-7464

Southern Lights Mid-November-December 31 Kentucky Horse Park Animated light displays are arranged along a driveat-your-own-pace four-mile route through the Park. (859) 255-5727

Holidays at Woodford Reserve Distillery Mid-November-December A festive meal and holiday shopping at the picturesque 78-acre distillery. (859) 879-1812

Ann Tower Gallery

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Attractions Index

Attractions Index

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Acres of Land Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Keeneland Race Course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Ale-8-One . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Keeneland Track Kitchen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Alltech’s Lexington Brewing Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Kentucky Artisan Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

American Saddlebred Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Kentucky Horse Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Applebee’s Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Kentucky River Palisades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

The Arboretum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Kentucky State Capitol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

The Art Museum at the University of Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . 16

Kentucky Theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

ArtsPlace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Latrobe’s Pope Villa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Lexington Cemetery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Aviation Museum of Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Lexington Center and Rupp Arena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Berea College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Lexington History Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Lexington Opera House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Bluegrass Heritage Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Liberty Hall Historic Site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Bluegrass Scenic Railroad and Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Mary Todd Lincoln House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Boone Cabin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

McConnell Springs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Buffalo Trace Distillery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

McDowell House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Bybee Pottery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Neal Building Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Camp Nelson Heritage Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Nostalgia Station Toy & Train Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Cane Ridge Meeting House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Old Fort Harrod State Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Chateau du Vieux Corbeau . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Chrisman Mill Vineyards and Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Old Kentucky Chocolates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Cincinnati Bengals Summer Training Camp . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Old State Capitol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Civil War Fort at Boonesboro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Old Town Artisans Village . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

College Square . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Constitution Square . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Pioneer Playhouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Quiet Trails Nature Preserve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Dixie Belle Riverboat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Raven Run Nature Sanctuary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Downtown Arts Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Red Mile Harness Track . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Duncan Tavern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Sally Brown Nature Preserve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Endicott Meeting House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Equus Run Vineyards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Talon Winery & Vineyards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Explorium of Lexington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History . . . . . . . . . . 27

Farmers’ Markets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

The Thoroughbred Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Fort Boonesborough State Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Thoroughbred Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Four Roses Distillery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Tom Dorman State Nature Preserve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Georgetown/Scott County Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Toyota Motor Manufacturing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Headley-Whitney Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Transylvania University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Herrington Lake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Tuska Museum at the Breakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

High Bridge Historic Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

UK Singletary Center for the Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Historic L & N Depot and Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

University of Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Historic Railroad Street . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Waveland State Historic Site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Horse Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

White Hall State Site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Horseback Riding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Wild Turkey Distillery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Hummel Planetarium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

William Owsley House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Hunt-Morgan House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

William Whitley House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Irish Acres Gallery of Antiques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Woodford Reserve Distillery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Joseph-Beth Booksellers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Yuko-en on the Elkhorn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

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