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Lexington Public Library Ceiling Clock and Foucault Pendulum

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Permanent book sake

The basement library book sale is worth the trip. Selection is ample and prices are cheap. Allow... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lisa D
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Beautiful

What a gorgeous library. Wish we had one like this back home. The city should be very proud... read more

Reviewed April 21, 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The basement library book sale is worth the trip. Selection is ample and prices are cheap. Allow at least an hour to peruse. Park in the garage nearest to the library and your ticket can be validated at the library. In addition to the permanent...More

Thank Lisa D
Reviewed April 21, 2018

What a gorgeous library. Wish we had one like this back home. The city should be very proud. Worth exploring this and the adjacent park

Thank fcrane35
Reviewed January 7, 2018

The designers of this library were really creative. Its got an atrium with a pendulum. As a patron goes to the upper floors, there are balconies with views back to the atrium. The interior of the library was well thought out and planned. Its a...More

Thank Peter H
Reviewed January 3, 2018

Lexington's Downtown Library is sort of a tourist destination with the Foucault pendulum, large windows overlooking Phoenix Park and downtown (if you like construction until Centerpoint is complete in 2019), as well as other large open spaces. The pendulum is located right inside the main...More

Thank Gabe10101
Reviewed September 21, 2017

We heard about it , but seeing it "......it's FANTASTIC... I watched it for about 15 min. You can see it from different floors, the elevator makes it easy . We had a great day.

Thank Penny F
Reviewed September 8, 2017

This masterpiece of a clock is so worth seeing! It is located inside the Central Public Library on Main Street. You may park for free ( get your parking ticket stamped) and find your way to the first floor of the library. This clock has...More

Thank Daytrip206
Reviewed August 28, 2017

The ceiling clock pendulum in the Lexington Downtown Central Library is something you will not find anywhere else. The area that the pendulum swings across was hand set by a local artisan and is most unique. All around the rotunda housing the pendulum are horse...More

Thank Ron A
Reviewed August 26, 2017

We went in to look for a location of a business that my husband worked for in the 60's/70's. What we found kept us there for 2 hours! The Kentucky section on the 3rd floor is a treasure of books and photos that would rival...More

Thank Brenda T
Reviewed August 4, 2017 via mobile

I am a science fan. This pendulum swinging to the beat of the earths energy is completely fascinating to watch and even more amazing to comprehend how it works! The pros: library is very large with other galleries to see too; public bathroom; air conditioned;...More

Thank yeahwhynot
Reviewed July 12, 2017

Love the clock...it always makes me happy. My grandchildren think it's cool, too. Add to this the amazing library, and you have a wonderful day in Lexington.

Thank monicahess
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