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Lexington Public Library Ceiling Clock and Foucault Pendulum

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140 E Main St, Lexington, KY 40507-1318
+1 859-231-5500
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This is definitely worth the walk or drive to the downtown area. The pendulum swings with the... read more

Reviewed July 14, 2016
De Kalb, Texas
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Neat short stop

This is a cool little exhibit. Big Pendulum showing the movement of the earth in a day. Should... read more

Reviewed June 9, 2016
Lexington, Kentucky
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140 E Main St, Lexington, KY 40507-1318
+1 859-231-5500
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Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

This is definitely worth the walk or drive to the downtown area. The pendulum swings with the rotation of the earth, which is amazing enough, but the library itself is impressive with 3-4 floors. It's well kept and clean. The librarians are very knowledgeable.

Thank amymY7050UF
Reviewed June 9, 2016

This is a cool little exhibit. Big Pendulum showing the movement of the earth in a day. Should take 5 to 10 minutes to enjoy. Not worth a separate trip, but if you are exploring Downtown Lexington it is a worthwhile stop. It is in...More

Thank redneckbluevote
Reviewed April 20, 2016

My family loves books, so the library was a must. Beautiful building even if you don't like books. Take the time to go to the top floor and see the view from the there!

Thank alanna s
Reviewed December 28, 2015

We were lucky enough to get a parking space right in front of the library. The library is pretty and nice enough. The clock is not work at this time and they are getting it fixed. There was an exhibit of local photos in the...More

Thank Patty L G
Reviewed September 15, 2015

Another great place to visit in Lexington. The city is quickly becoming our second home. We sit and enjoy the extensive library and the clock is inspiring

Thank Rugbydox
Reviewed June 4, 2015

We participated in a game the visitor's center of Lexington has made called "Big Lex". We learned our way around the city and it was fun. If you haven't ever seen one of these clocks it's sure worth the time to do so.

2  Thank Ladyhawkcj
Reviewed September 28, 2013

I enjoy visiting public libraries in the cities I travel to. This one is very large and modern. The clock is really nice to watch. Beautiful entry to the building. There is free parking behind the building after 5 pm during the week and free...More

1  Thank Renee B
Reviewed September 4, 2013

Based on other reviews, we were very excited to see the pendulum on our recent trip to Lexington. We walked into the atrium and it was not moving! The person at the information desk just said "I don't know why it isn't working." There was...More

Thank greenfr0g
Reviewed August 5, 2013

Parking was a little tough but it was neat to see the clock. Only takes a few minutes to see. After you check out the clock, take the elevator up to the 4th flour and look down at the pendulum. Also worth a look at...More

2  Thank Shari S
Reviewed July 29, 2013

The clock is amazing and interesting for children and adults alike. There is a great little cafe on the ground floor and an outside courtyard to enjoy coffee, a salad or sandwich. The children's floor is pretty cool...lots of windows, space and enjoyment. If you...More

Thank lexy57
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