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Lexington does, however, offer numerous cultural activities including the Lexington Philharmonic, the newly expanded Lexington Children's Theatre, the Lexington Children's Museum, Broadway Live, and the Ballet Theatre of Lexington.

Attractions and places to visit in and around Lexington.

Gratz House
231 N. Mill St
606-233-3290
This lavish, privately owned house was built by a rich hemp manufacturer. Visitors will enjoy the architecture and furnishings of this southern masterpiece.

Mary Todd Lincoln House
578 W. Main St
606-233-9999
Built in 1832, this house belonged to the parents of Abraham Lincoln's wife. It is full of period furnishings and displays Lincoln and Todd family memorabilia.

University of Kentucky Anthropology Museum
201 Lafferty Hall
606-257-7112
This museum has exhibits on evolution and Kentucky culture that are fun for the whole family. The museum is one of the finest of its kind in the region.

University of Kentucky Art Museum
121 Singletary Centre for the Arts
606-257-5716
This museum features a wonderful permanent collection of regional and national art. It is also a frequent host for travelling exhibitions.

Lexington Children's Museum
401 W. Main St
606-258-3256
Kids love the interactive exhibits they find at this museum dedicated to educating children. One of the favourite exhibits is the archaeology dig.

American Saddle Horse Museum
4093 Iron Works Pike
606-259-2746
This privately owned museum located on the grounds of the Kentucky Horse Park is a colourful and contemporary showcase of the American Saddle bred, Kentucky's native breed of horse.

Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate
120 Sycamore Road
606-266-8581
Ashland, the home of famous 19th-century statesman Henry Clay, is located a short distance from downtown Lexington on a beautiful 20-acre wooded estate.

Aviation Museum of Kentucky
Hangar Drive
Lexington, KY
(606) 231-1219
This museum features restored historic aircraft, aviation artefacts and equipment, interactive displays and a gift shop. Kid and adults love the feeling of adventure inspired by this wonderful collection.

McConnell Springs
Quarry Drive
606-288-2900
Originally a campsite for the first settlers in the Bluegrass, this 23-acre park features an array of historical and environmental features. Trails through the park take visitors past natural springs and the remains of an historic gristmill and farm.

University of Kentucky Basketball Museum
P.O. Box 89
800-269-1953
The University of Kentucky Basketball Museum salutes the 96-year history of the country's most successful men's collegiate basketball team through interactive, high-tech exhibits, historical timelines, and artefact displays. The museum is located in the Civic Centre, adjacent to the "Cats" home court, Rupp Arena.

Lexington Livery Co.
606-259-0000
Take a tour in a horse-drawn carriage.

John Hunt Morgan House
201 North Mill Street
606-253-0362
The former home of John Hunt, a Confederate General and his great-grandson, Thomas Hunt Morgan, who won a Nobel Peace Prize in 1933 for providing the existence of the gene.

The Castle
Just west of the city on Versailles Road
A Lexington curiosity is the huge castle with eight turrets and 70-foot-tall corner towers. A Fayette County developer started it in 1969 as his private residence, but it was never finished.

The Headley-Whitney Museum
Old Frankfurt Pike
505-255-6653
This museum houses an eclectic, personal, three-building collection of Asian porcelains, masks, paintings, shells, and jewelled bibelots.

Kentucky Horse Park
4089 Iron Works Pike
606-233-4303
Kentucky Horse Park is a Thoroughbred showcase location. Itís effectively an equine theme park, and even those who have no particular interest in horses will no doubt find it interesting. It is also home to the International Museum of the Horse.

Lexington Children's Theatre
606-254-4546
Lexington Children's Theatre offers performances for young audiences.

Victorian Square

An entire downtown block of Victorian buildings that contains retail and dining establishments Located at the intersection of Main Street and Broadway, Victorian Square is connected by a covered walkway to the cityís major hotels The Radisson Plaza and Hyatt Regency, and also to the Lexington Convention Centre, During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the 16 historic buildings were constructed for commercial use.  Now restored, the area is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the exterior features many of the original mouldings, cornices and other details, which create an atmosphere of days gone-by.

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