100 Fun Things To Do In Lexington

Lexington, Kentucky is the second largest city in the state of Kentucky! Known as the “horse capital of the word”, Lexington has great soil, farmland and pastures. Be sure to check out our top fun things to do in the state of Kentucky!

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Keeneland

Rub elbows with sheiks, movie stars and the horse set at horse sales at Keeneland

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Kentucky Horse Park

Explore Kentucky Horse Park – one of the world’s best equine competition facilities and a destination for all horse-lovers

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Mary Todd Lincoln House

Visit Mary Todd Lincoln House, where the wife of President Abraham Lincoln grew up

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Alltech's Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co.

Take a tour of Alltech’s Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co.

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Thoroughbred Heritage Horse Farm Tours

Join Thoroughbred Heritage Horse Farm Tours to see and hear the history of Calumet horse farm, home of a breeding and racing dynasty that dominated the sport of kings during the 1940s, 1950s and beyond

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The Arboretum

Take a “plant walk across Kentucky” and view other gardens at the Arboretum

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Rupp Arena

Sneak a peak through a special viewing window into Rupp Arena, home court of national basketball champs, the University of Kentucky Wildcats

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West Sixth Brewing

Chill out in the tap room and sample the wide variety of beers at West Sixth Brewing

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Blue Grass Tours

Explore the city and its attractions, with stops at famous destinatiosn with Blue Grass Tours

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Raven Run Nature Sanctuary

Thrill to Lexington’s version of “Palisades Park” – the 734-acre Raven Run Nature Sanctuary

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Thoroughbred Park

Snap a “photo finish” at the Lexington’s Thoroughbred Park, Main and Midland streets, where realistic, life-size bronze horse statues race and graze

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The Aviation Museum of Kentucky

Visit The Aviation Museum of Kentucky – a high-flyin’ museum

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Jacobson Park

Act like a kid again at one of Lexington’s incredible Creative Playground structures, in Jacobson Park

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McConnell Springs

Follow in the footsteps of frontier explorers at McConnell Springs, where in 1775, frontier explorers got word of the first battle of the American Revolution

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Legacy Trail

Walk or bike the 12 mile Legacy Trail, an interpretive trail and public art venue that runs from downtown Lexington to the Kentucky Horse Park

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Fayette Mall

Go shopping, grab a bite to eat or watch a movie at Fayette Mall

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Big Blue Pedaler

Pedal around town with Big Blue Pedaler and enjoy a guided tour of all things Lexington that made them the “Athens of the West”

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Whitaker Bank Ballpark

See the Legands play baseball at Whitaker Bank Ballpark

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Malibu Jack's

Accelerate the action and keep the adrenaline pumping at Malibu Jack’s

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Comedy Off Broadway

Get ready to laugh the night away with a comedy show at Comedy Off Broadway

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Lexington Ice Center

Show off your skating skills at Lexington Ice Center

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Breakout Games - Lexington

Discover what lies beyond your wildest imagination and escape from a locked room at Breakout Games – Lexington

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Griffin Gate Golf Club

Play the Greens in Bluegrass Country at Griffin Gate Golf Club

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R. J. Corman Lexington Dinner Train

Embark on a voyage through some of the most beautiful horse farms of the Bluegrass at R. J. Corman Lexington Dinner Train

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Boone Creek Outdoors

Scream your heart out in a spectacular zip lining adventure at Boone Creek Outdoors

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Talon Winery & Vineyards

Taste a variety of award winning Talon wines at Talon Winery & Vineyards

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The Red Mile

Spend a day of screaming fun at The Red Mile that includes 900 instant racing terminals, food & beverage outlets, live entertainment and much more!

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Country Boy Brewing

Lighten your mood by tasting the best beers at Country Boy Brewing

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Kearney Hills Golf Links

Putter about at Kearney Hills Golf Links

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Movie Tavern Lexington

Reserve a comfy chair and go watch your favorite flick while eating a delicious dish at Movie Tavern Lexington

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Soundbar

Go along your friends for game night on Tuesdays and karaoke on Wednesdays at Soundbar

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Arcadium

Enjoy craft beer, handcrafted drinks and old school games at Arcadium

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Pinot's Palette

Go step by step through a full canvas painting in 2 or 3 hours while listening to music and sipping wine and beer at Pinot’s Palette

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Lexington Haunted History Tour

Get to know the HAUNTED TALES associated with important historic sites in downtown Lexington with Lexington Haunted History Tour

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Joyland Bowling Alley

Challenge a friend at Joyland Bowling Alley

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SUP Kentucky

Float and paddle on a calm part of the water with SUP Kentucky

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Lexington Visitors Center

Watch videos about the Bluegrass Region on one of five interactive screens or get your picture taken with a life-sized blue horse at Lexington Visitors Center

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Sherlock's Puzzling Place

Get in the game & take the challenge at Sherlock’s Puzzling Place Escape Room

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The Paddock bar & patio

Pop in for a few pints at The Paddock bar & patio

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Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky, Inc

Rev up your knowledge of a new kind of Kentucky horsepower at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky, Inc

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Buffalo Trace

Explore the spirited Kentucky tradition of bourbon-making with free tours at Buffalo Trace, maker of Ancient Age

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The Art Museum at The University of Kentucky

Admire Old Masters, American and Kentucky masterpieces and some of the nation’s best traveling art exhibits at the at The Art Museum at The University of Kentucky

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Lexington Cemetery

Take a memorable (and memorial) stroll through Lexington Cemetery, nationally recognized for its arboretum and gardens

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Triangle Park

Do some water-watching (and people-watching) or watch an outdoor movie, in front of the cascading wall of fountains at downtown’s Triangle Park

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Wild Thyme Cooking Classes

Participate in Fun weekly activities and cooking demonstrations at Wild Thyme Cooking Classes

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Sunburst Horsemanship School

Get a chance for a “total horse experience” at Sunburst Horsemanship School

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Lexington Thirsty Pedaler

Grab a few friends & hop on Lexington Thirsty Pedaler for fun party on the wheels

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Countdown Games

Imagine you are in a movie & you have to defuse the bomb before time is out at Countdown Games

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Bleu Plate Tours

Explore the area at your own pace, tasting food from all the well known restaurants, with Bleu Plate Tours

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Shillito park

Follow the fitness trail at Shillito Park Shillito park

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Normandy Farm

Visit the equine residents at Normandy Farm. Their unusual barn features a clock tower, and the roof is dorned with ceramic cats and other animals

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Loudoun House

Share the visions of Lexington artists at Loudoun House

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Gratz Park

Stroll back in time in Gratz Park, Lexington’s poshest neighborhood of the early 1800s and still a scenic and charming place to live

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Old Frankfort Pike

Drive or bike along the scenic Old Frankfort Pike, officially designated one of America’s Scenic Byways

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Lexington's Farmers Market

Stroll through Lexington’s colorful Farmers’ Market on a Saturday, spring through fall, at Cheapside Park

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Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate

Stroll grounds once walked by the “Great Compromiser” himself, Henry Clay, at Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate

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Masterson Station Park

Jog or walk through Masterson Station Park

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Boone Station State Historic Site

Picnic where pioneer Daniel Boone once lived at Boone Station State Historic Site

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Old Kentucky Chocolates

Show your little sweeties how candy is made with a free tour at Old Kentucky Chocolates

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Transylvania University

See a pioneer cabin, outstanding Greek Revival architecture and a collection of early medical instruments – on the campus of Transylvania University

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Big Lex Scavenger Hunt

Do the Big Lex Scavenger Hunt.The hunt covers ten sites related to the horse behind the legend

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Lexington Public Library

Enjoy one of Lexington’s most interesting interior views- a five-story atrium with the world’s largest ceiling clock at the Lexington Public Library

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Joseph-Beth Booksellers

Browse to your heart’s content, ride the escalators, preview music or relax by the fireplace at Joseph-Beth Booksellers, one of Lexingtonians’ favorite places to meet and mingle.

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LexArch Tour

iPhone and Android users: Download the free LexArch Tour app. It guides you to 13 points of historic and architectural interest in downtown Lexington

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Old Episcopal Burying Ground

Need some quiet time? Lose yourself in the outdoor labyrinth at the Old Episcopal Burying Ground

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New Capitol Building

Tour Kentucky’s 1810 Beaux Arts Style Capitol Building and see murals of historic figures

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Floral Clock

Have a blooming good time at one of the nation’s most unusual gardens, the Floral Clock on the lawn of the Capitol grounds in Frankfort

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Elkhorn Creek

Go fishing at Elkhorn Creek. This 86-mile waterway offers some of the state’s finest smallmouth bass fishing

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Canoe Kentucky

Rent a paddle board or a canoe from Canoe Kentucky and enjoy the water, sand and views

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Salato Wildlife Education Center

Do something “Wild” at Salato Wildlife Education Center

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Kentucky River View Park

Meet at Kentucky River View Park landing and take a pontoon boat down the Kentucky River for a unique perspective on Frankfort and its history

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Big Red Stables

Ride a horse in the heart of central Kentucky & Get the saddle’s-eye view at Big Red Stables

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Hummel Planetarium

See stars at Hummel Planetarium – One of the largest and most sophisticated planetariums in the United States

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Sky Zone Trampoline Park

Bounce to the Moon at Sky Zone Trampoline Park

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Woodland Park

Head off to the skatepark in Woodland Park to tweak your board

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Wolf Run Wildlife Refuge

Stop by Wolf Run Wildlife Refuge near Nicholasville to visit with rescued animals, you’ll see: coyotes, deer, lions, cougars, and wolves are all in residence

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Valley View Ferry

Make a historic crossing across with Valley View Ferry acroos the Kentucky River between Fayette and Madison County

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Champs Entertainment Center

Go Zombie Hunting at Champs Entertainment Center

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Royal Spring Park

Visit the “birthplace of bourbon” and Kentucky’s biggest spring at Royal Spring Park in downtown Georgetown

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Lockmasters Education Center

See one of the world’s largest private collections of locks: The Harry C. Miller Lock Collection at the Lockmasters Education Center

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Ale-8-One

Tour the Ale-8-One plant on any Thursday or Friday, to taste the the soft drink unique to Kentucky, & has been bottled since 1926

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Jim Beam Nature Preserve

Wander amid woods, wildflowers and wildlife at the 100-acre Jim Beam Nature Preserve

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Carlisle County

Take a walking tour of Carlisle and be charmed by more than 350 National Register buildings packed into one of Kentucky’s smallest county seats

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Kentucky Artisan Center

Visit the Kentucky Artisan Center just outside Berea for wonderful overview of Kentucky’s hand crafted heritage

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Whispering Woods Riding Stable

Experience Kentucky on Horseback with Whispering Woods Riding Stable that offers over 250 acres of Riding trails

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Georgetown Antique Mall

Travel down memory lane with the vintage items at Georgetown Antique Mall

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Downtown Midway Kentucky

Discover Downtown Midway Kentucky Shopping, Restaurants, Lodging and More

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Taylor Made Farm

See the foaling quarters, paddocks, and of course the future stars at Taylor Made Farm

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Connemara Golf Course

Hit some golf balls at Connemara Golf Course

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Coach Light Antique Mall

Spend the day shopping the multi-vendor mall – Coach Light Antique Mall

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Bluegrass Scenic Railroad and Museum

Ride aboard coaches built in the 1920’s and 30’s at Bluegrass Scenic Railroad and Museum to see what rail travel was like in railroads hey – day before air travel and interstate highways

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Falling Springs Water Park

Douse the summer’s heat at Falling Springs Water Park

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Nostalgia Station Toy Museum

View an extensive collectin of postwar era toy trains from several companies at Nostalgia Station Toy Museum

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Daniel Boone National Forest

Boat, fish, hike and hunt to your heart’s content in the scenic Daniel Boone National Forest

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Bluegrass Heritage Museum

Explore the rich heritage of Central Kentucky with a visit to Bluegrass Heritage Museum

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Blackfish Bison Ranch

Explore the beautiful farm or sample pure buffalo meat at Blackfish Bison Ranch

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Fort Boonesborough State Park

Visit Fort Boonesborough State Park on a weekend to take advantage of the costumed historical interpreters

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Paradise Cove Aquatic Center

Shoot down a giant slide into the plunge pool below at Paradise Cove Aquatic Center

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Adventure Falls

Play a round of miniature golf or test your skills at the batting cages at Adventure Falls

Lexington is a great city and there’s so much to do! From the Blue Grass Tours, to the Comedy Off Broadway, Lexington couldn’t be any more interesting! Be sure to contact us if you have any additional fun activities or feedback that you’d like to include!