Stay near the best things to do in Lexington
Whether you’re a fan of the University of Kentucky Wildcats or more interested in fleet-footed horses, Lexington offers a wide array of attractions. There are four notable historic homes, including Ashland - The Henry Clay Estate, which are open for tours. Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill is less than an hour away and offers a glimpse into the history of the community, hands-on classes, and 33 miles of hiking and riding trails. And no visit is complete without a taste of Kentucky. From nearby bourbon distilleries and a winery to the Brewgrass Trail populated by small craft brewers, you’ll find something to savor.
Downtown Lexington features the Lexington Center, home to Rupp Arena and the restored 19th-century Lexington Opera House. These venues offer a full slate of Wildcats basketball, concerts, Broadway touring shows, and other forms of entertainment. During your stay in Lexington, be sure to take some time to learn more about the city’s most famous residents: the race horses. Make an appointment to visit a nearby working horse farm, spend the day at the 1,200-acre Kentucky Horse Park, or head to Keeneland Race Course to pick a winner.
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