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Lexington Sights

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Ranked #1 of 22 Sights & Landmarks in Lexington
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: The wife of President Abraham Lincoln grew up in this house, which today contains many pieces of her personal possessions.... more » Owner description: The wife of President Abraham Lincoln grew up in this house, which today contains many pieces of her personal possessions. After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln visited her family here. Today the fourteen room house contains period furniture, portraits, and furnishings from the Todd and Lincoln families. The property is located in downtown Lexington and has a free parking lot directly behind the house. Convenient walking distance to local hotels and restaurants.Open seasonally March 15th -Nov 30th. Holiday schedule varies. Open Mon.-Sat. (closed Sun.)Guided tours on the hour, 10AM-3PM (closes 4PM)$10 adults; $5 children ages 6-12. « less
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Ranked #2 of 22 Sights & Landmarks in Lexington
Category: Cemeteries; Landmarks
Established in 1824, this is considered one of America's most beautifully landscaped cemeteries.
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Ranked #3 of 22 Sights & Landmarks in Lexington
Category: Historic Sites; Gardens; Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: The site of celebrated statesman Henry Clay's original 672-acre estate that once grew hemp, tobacco and grain is now a museum... more » Owner description: The site of celebrated statesman Henry Clay's original 672-acre estate that once grew hemp, tobacco and grain is now a museum and National Historic Landmark, where visitors can tour the reconstructed 18-room mansion, grounds and beautiful gardens. « less
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Ranked #4 of 22 Sights & Landmarks in Lexington
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Landmarks
Home of the Lexington Legends, the Houston Astros' Class A affiliate in the South Atlantic League.
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Ranked #5 of 22 Sights & Landmarks in Lexington
Category: Educational Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Founded in 1865, the University of Kentucky is the largest public university in the state, educating more than 24,000... more » Owner description: Founded in 1865, the University of Kentucky is the largest public university in the state, educating more than 24,000 students each semester. Home of the UK Wildcats. Walking tours are available. « less
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Ranked #6 of 22 Sights & Landmarks in Lexington
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Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Landmarks
Owner description: Sports and entertainment center seats 23,600 spectators and serves as home to the University of Kentucky Men's Basketball... more » Owner description: Sports and entertainment center seats 23,600 spectators and serves as home to the University of Kentucky Men's Basketball team. « less
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Ranked #7 of 22 Sights & Landmarks in Lexington
Category: Historic Sites; Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks
Owner description: Experience 19th century plantation life at this historic compound where you can tour the mansion or "big house," see quarters... more » Owner description: Experience 19th century plantation life at this historic compound where you can tour the mansion or "big house," see quarters where slaves lived, visit a smokehouse and other elements of daily life in the Old South. « less
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Ranked #8 of 22 Sights & Landmarks in Lexington
Category: Educational Sites; Tours
Owner description: Experience the spirit and nobility of Thoroughbreds at The Thoroughbred Center, where the champions of tomorrow are in... more » Owner description: Experience the spirit and nobility of Thoroughbreds at The Thoroughbred Center, where the champions of tomorrow are in training today. Observe trainers up close as they teach their horses the skills they will need to become winners. You may even get to watch a future Derby winner step into a starting gate and break from it for the very first time. After workouts, be amazed at the care, equipment, and methods used to keep these magnificent horses in championship racing condition. Make plans to visit this unique facility during your stay in the Bluegrass, and become a part of Kentucky's world-famous Thoroughbred industry. « less
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Ranked #9 of 22 Sights & Landmarks in Lexington
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks

Known as the "Birthplace of Lexington", a nice walking trail leads to a breathtaking natural spring where Lexington was named in 1775. The campsite of William McConnell, upon word... more »

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Ranked #10 of 22 Sights & Landmarks in Lexington
Category: Historic Sites; Military Museums
The former home of General John Hunt Morgan now houses a second-floor Civil War museum.
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Ranked #11 of 22 Sights & Landmarks in Lexington
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
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Ranked #12 of 22 Sights & Landmarks in Lexington
Category: Educational Sites; Landmarks
Established in 1780, this is the oldest American college west of the Alleghany Mountains.
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Ranked #13 of 22 Sights & Landmarks in Lexington
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #14 of 22 Sights & Landmarks in Lexington
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #15 of 22 Sights & Landmarks in Lexington
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #16 of 22 Sights & Landmarks in Lexington
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
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Ranked #17 of 22 Sights & Landmarks in Lexington
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
One of the few remaining examples of the work of Benjamin Henry Latrobe, one of the architects of the US Capitol.
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Ranked #18 of 22 Sights & Landmarks in Lexington
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks

Loudoun House is considered one of the largest and finest examples of Gothic Revival architecture in Kentucky. Loudoun was constructed by Lexington builder John McMurtry, but now... more »

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Ranked #19 of 22 Sights & Landmarks in Lexington
Category: Sports Complexes; Landmarks
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Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Owner description: Housed in a Beaux Art classical style building dating to 1904, ArtsPlace is a multi-purpose arts center. Headquarters for... more » Owner description: Housed in a Beaux Art classical style building dating to 1904, ArtsPlace is a multi-purpose arts center. Headquarters for LexArts, the city's arts and cultural council, it is also home to a number of member arts organizations. An art gallery showcases the works of Central Kentucky artists. Operation Hours: Building open year-round. Gallery hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 12 noon to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. « less
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