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Ranked #1 of 18 Cultural in Lexington
Category: Historic Sites
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 18 Cultural in Lexington
Owner description: When you are in the Horse Capital of the World, be sure to stop by and see us at our new downtown Visitor Center, 401 West... more » Owner description: When you are in the Horse Capital of the World, be sure to stop by and see us at our new downtown Visitor Center, 401 West Main Street, in Victorian Square. Look for the awning with the famous blue horse, Big Lex. We are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Open Sunday afternoons from noon till 5 p.m. in the summer.) Speak with a Visitor Information Specialist, browse our informative brochures and maps, watch videos about the Bluegrass Region on one of five interactive screens and check out our Bourbon still and other memorabilia. « less
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Ranked #3 of 18 Cultural in Lexington
Category: Cemeteries
Established in 1824, this is considered one of America's most beautifully landscaped cemeteries.
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Ranked #4 of 18 Cultural in Lexington
Category: Historic Sites; Gardens; Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: The home of celebrated statesman Henry Clay, a 600-acre estate that once grew hemp, tobacco and grain is now a museum and... more » Owner description: The home of celebrated statesman Henry Clay, a 600-acre estate that once grew hemp, tobacco and grain is now a museum and National Historic Landmark, where visitors can tour the 18-room mansion, grounds and beautiful gardens. « less
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Ranked #5 of 18 Cultural in Lexington
Category: Educational Sites
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 18 Cultural 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 #7 of 18 Cultural in Lexington
Category: Historic Sites; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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 18 Cultural in Lexington
Category: Military Museums; Historic Sites
The former home of General John Hunt Morgan now houses a second-floor Civil War museum.
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Ranked #9 of 18 Cultural in Lexington
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Ranked #10 of 18 Cultural in Lexington
Category: Libraries
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Ranked #11 of 18 Cultural in Lexington
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Ranked #12 of 18 Cultural in Lexington
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Ranked #13 of 18 Cultural in Lexington
Category: Educational Sites
Established in 1780, this is the oldest American college west of the Alleghany Mountains.
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Ranked #14 of 18 Cultural in Lexington
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Ranked #15 of 18 Cultural in Lexington
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Ranked #16 of 18 Cultural in Lexington
Category: Historic Sites
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 #17 of 18 Cultural in Lexington
Category: Historic Sites

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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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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