ArtsPlace tenants include the Bluegrass Printmakers Cooperative, the Center for Old Music in the New World, the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras, Citizens CREATE!, the Lexington Ballet Company, The Lexington Chamber Chorale and the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra.
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In December 1779, Boone and his family established Boone’s Station. At its height, the community had 15 to 20 families, including the Boone, Barrow, Hays, Morgan, Muir, Scholl and, Stinson families. Situated just 25 minutes southeast of Lexington, this nice historic site should make your list of historic destinations to visit in the region.
Breakout Games is the #1 Lexington Escape Room. Experience 5-star FUN with 60 minutes to solve your mystery and escape rooms with many thrilling game designs. Over 1 million people played at Breakout, we're the largest escape game company with 44 locations and 250+ escape rooms.
In 19 th century America, horse-drawn vehicles were a way of life. These vehicles were designed and customized to meet the transportation needs and desires of every American, from farm wagons to doctor’s buggies, lady’s phaetons to bachelor broughams.
Castlewood Park is a 32.40-acre park located near downtown Lexington (1st District) and is one of the city’s oldest parks. The city of Lexington purchased the Loudoun House and the grounds in the 1920’s and converted it into Castlewood Park and Community Center.
Champs Entertainment Complex located in Lexington, is an indoor multilevel facility with 50,000 Square feet of fun. Champs features Roller Skating, Tri Level Laser Tag Arena, 18 Hole Glow in the Dark Championship Miniature Golf Course, Laser Maze, Arcade, Restaurant and Vip Room for all ages.
Constitution Park is the perfect place to enjoy recreational sports. Whether you are looking for basketball, baseball, tennis, or some other recreational activity, Constitution Park has it all. If you're not feeling like expending large amounts of energy, simply take a stroll around the ballpark and recharge your batteries.
Coolavin Park is nestled in the awesome Lexington Kentucky city center. If you are looking for a place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the urban landscape, this is the place to go, as the park features an impressive amount of walking trails that allow even the most frazzled individual respite.
Fort Boonesborough Foundation. The mission of the Fort Boonesborough Foundation is to sustain, foster, and promote quality programming at Fort Boonesborough State Park. The majority of historical, craft, and educational programs at Fort Boonesborough and Boone Station Historic Site are supported by funding from the foundation.
The racing side of Keeneland, Keeneland Race Course, has conducted live race meets in April and October since 1936. The 15-day spring meet is one of the richest in North America, with fifteen graded stakes races featuring the Blue Grass Stakes, a prep race for the Kentucky Derby.
Fahrendorf is instrumental in recording data and testing track moisture content on Keeneland’s 1 1/16-mile dirt track and 7½-furlong turf course. Keeneland is open year-round for training. The main track is open from March through December and a 5-furlong all-weather training track is available 12 months of the year.
Lou Johnson was born in Lexington, KY. The 5'11", 175-pound Johnson was the first African American from Lexington to play major league baseball. The street Lou Johnson Way and Lou Johnson Park, both in the Pralltown neighborhood of Lexington, are named in his honor.
Lower Howard’s Creek Nature and Heritage Preserve was created on November 27, 2000, when Clark County Fiscal Court purchased 240 acres of land located on both sides of Lower Howard’s Creek immediately upstream from the confluence of the Creek and the Kentucky River.
Raven Run is a unique, 734-acre nature sanctuary located just outside of Lexington. The park borders the Kentucky River and provides a great place for hiking and wildlife viewing. Ten miles of trails pass through meadows, woodlands and streams characteristic of the inner Bluegrass.
Nicholasville/Jessamine County Aquatic Center 300 Martin Luther King Blvd. Nicholasville, Kentucky 40356 (859) 887-2853. Regular Season: May 28 – August 9 Hours of Operation Monday – Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Sunday, Noon – 7:00 p.m. Post Season: August 13 – September 5 Hours of Operation Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Thoroughbred Park is the space that defines Lexington’s devotion to and dominance in the equine world. The park infuses the viewer with the depth of that devotion through statuary and forty-four plaques honoring the men and women who spent their lives breeding, training, racing and owning of those magnificent animals.
Lexington, Kentucky "I've been called The Hairball Guy," said Dr. Jamie Day, professor of physics and caretaker/curator of the Moosnick Museum at Transylvania University. The hairball is the most famous artifact in this little-known collection, a brown orb as big as a birthday balloon that was pulled from a cow's stomach in 1848.
Triangle Foundation, Inc. was established in 1980 by Mr. Alex Campbell Jr. and a group of community leaders to develop Triangle Park, located in the heart of downtown Lexington. Over the years, the Triangle Foundation has expanded its membership to include over 100 board members whose generous donations to the foundation help fund the Triangle Foundation’s projects.
We are located at 500 Alumni Dr. Lexington, KY 40503. The Arboretum grounds are open daily dawn until dusk for exploring. The Dorotha Smith Oatts Visitor Center is open Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sunday 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Lexington Clinic Veterans Park is a strong partner in the Lexington community. We encourage healthy activity and we collaborate with local organizations to promote healthy lifestyles. If we can assist your organization in achieving these goals, please reach out to us at (859) 272-1928.
CALL: 859-272-3611 Antebellum house in Lexington, also known as the Joseph Bryan estate, includes three original outbuildings - slave quarters, smokehouse and ice house. Guided tours of Waveland historic site focus on the everyday lives of family and slaves who lived and worked at Waveland in the 1850s.
Woodland Park is a neighborhood located immediately south of downtown Lexington, Kentucky, United States. It is composed of several small neighborhood associations. The neighborhood is alternatively named Aylesford and is sometimes referred to by locals as "Chevy Chase".