FRIDAY, MAY 18
THINGS TO DO IN LEXINGTON
Kentucky Horse Park
No trip to Lexington would be complete without it, so stay at our hotel near Kentucky Horse Park to learn about the history and experience of our city's relationship with horses. This working horse farm also has an educational amusement park filled with themed attractions, daily shows, and the International Museum of the Horse. Entrance to the horse park includes admission to all of these attractions. Admission is lower in the winter, as the showcases are fewer as it’s also the horses’ time to relax!
One of the best among these being the 11 AM and 2 PM Parade of Breeds, which showcases breeds from around the world dressed in colorful, representative attire.
Lexington Farmer’s Market
Get a taste of what Kentucky has to offer at one of the tastiest things to do in Lexington, KY. Our rich green farmlands are showcased at a number of markets throughout the week. The weekend farmer’s markets are held downtown (Saturday) and in the city’s Southwest (Sunday). During the week there are community farm stands downtown on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For details and vendors, check out the Lexington Farmer’s Market website.
3401 Nicholasville Rd, Lexington, KY 40503-3611
Open: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Fayette Mall features your favorite stores including Dillard's, JCPenney, Macy's and Sears, as well as shops such as Apple, Coach, and American Eagle. You can also grab a bite to eat or watch a movie.
Mary Todd Lincoln House
578 W Main St, Lexington, KY 40507-1642
Open: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Discover America's most fascinating first lady during a visit to her girlhood home. The wife of President Abraham Lincoln grew up in this house. After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln visited her family here. Today the fourteen room house contains period furniture, portraits, and furnishings. The property is located in downtown Lexington and has a free parking lot located directly behind the house. Convenient walking distance to local hotels and restaurants. Holiday schedule varies.
The Aviation Museum of Kentucky
4029 Airport Rd, Lexington, KY 40510-9682
Open: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The AVIATION MUSEUM of KENTUCKY is located at Blue Grass Airport, Lexington. The facility has 20,000 square feet of display area, a fully equipped shop for aviation restoration projects, an office, a library/archive and a gift shop. The Museum is a dynamic entity which includes not only older restored aircraft and memorabilia, but also air-worthy, flyable aircraft for the public to enjoy.
440 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1206
Open: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Here's a museum where you can touch and play with everything! Explorium of Lexington is a fun and dynamic hands-on learning environment that inspires imagination and curiosity for kids of all ages. Open Tuesday - Saturday from 10AM to 5PM and Sundays from 1 to 5PM. Open Mondays from Memorial Day - Labor Day 10-5. Admission is $8 per person.
4201 Versailles Rd, Lexington, KY 40510-9648
Part thoroughbred race course, part sales company and considered one of America's most beautiful tracks, Keeneland is known for its well-designed and meticulous landscaping. The grounds consist of the paddock, a prep area where visitors can view horses up-close just before the race and a combination of dirt and turf race tracks.
Gumbo Ya Ya Cajun Restaurant
1080 S Broadway #107, Lexington, KY 40504
Gumbo, crawfish Creole, jambalaya & beer are dished out at this counter-serve Cajun-Creole spot.
Hours: 11-9 PM
Phone: (859) 252-9292
4001 Nicholasville Rd, Lexington, KY 40503
Schlotzsky’s opened in 1971 with a small restaurant on South Congress Ave. in Austin, Texas. Back then, we served only one sandwich — The Original. A unique combination of 13 ingredients served on toasted house-made sourdough bread. The Original, a sandwich as unique as the Schlotzsky’s name, is still served to this day, over 45 years later. We’ve now spanned across 35 states, serving up toasted sandwiches, artisan flatbreads, specialty pizzas, freshly tossed salads, gourmet soups and more. Stop by and see us for something that’ll make your taste buds sing.
Red State BBQ
4020 Georgetown Rd, Lexington, KY 40511
So sit back, enjoy the funky cool surroundings of the little roadside barbecue joint that could. Where we strive everyday to do barbecue the way you want it to be...Good. We appreciate your patronage and hope to see you soon.
3604 Walden Drive, Lexington, KY 40517
3090 Helmsdale Place, Lexington, KY 40509
At Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, we’ve been graciously serving made-from-scratch goodness since 1979. Our founders, Aubrey Good and Doug Rogers, believed that when a meal is prepared and cooked fresh just for you, it not only tastes better, it makes you feel good.
Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen serves made-from-scratch favorites in a welcoming place. Enjoy House Smoked Baby Back Ribs, hand-battered Country Fried Chicken, Scratch Burgers, Homemade Onion Rings.