Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate
Richmond Rd. & Sycamore Rd., 266-8581. National Historic Landmark. Located on a beautiful 20-acre wooded estate. Visitors can tour the 18-room house that statesman Henry Clay lived in, along with the 6 outbuildings on the estate.
Aviation Museum of Kentucky
4029 Airport Rd., Blue Grass Airport, 231-1219. Restored historic aircraft, aviation artifacts, interactive displays & gift shop. Tues.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. 1-5. www.aviationky.org.
Blue Grass Tours
252-5744 or www.bluegrasstours.com. Horse farm tours daily, private tours, Bourbon Trail & winery tours, & more! Professional guides; any size group.
Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning
251 W. Second St., 254-4175. Historic (1902) old public library building on Gratz Park. Full spectrum literacy center offering workshops in all seasons. Art gallery, after-school tutoring, writer-in-residence, book exchange.
Downtown Arts Center
141 E. Main, 225-0370. Home of the Ann Tower Gallery (425-1188) & the LexArts Box Office.
EXPLORIUM OF LEXINGTON
440 W. Short St., 258-3253. The Explorium has nine discovery zones filled with interactive and hands-on exhibits designed for children of all ages. Guests learn through fun and play, inspiring curiosity and imagination. Tues.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. 1-5. www.explorium.com
Lexington Farmers’ Market
608-2655. Find the freshest produce; cut flowers; organic meat, vegetables and eggs; honey; herbs; cheeses and soap and body care products. We host musicians, local chefs & educational events for children throughout the season. Call for seasonal hours. www.lexingtonfarmersmarket.com
4435 Old Frankfort Pike, 255-6653. Fabulous bibelot collection, Shell Grotto and spectacular grounds. Changing decorative and fine art exhibitions & the charming Whitney Dollhouses. Tues.-Fri. 10-5, Sat.-Sun. 12-5, closed Mondays. www.headley-whitney.org
201 N. Mill, 233-3290. Federal-style house, includes Alexander T. Hunt Civil War Museum.
4001 Athens Boonesboro Rd., 288-2900. The 216-acre park offers paddle boating in the lake, playgrounds & picnic areas.
Keeneland Race Course
4201 Versailles Rd., 254-3412. National Historic Landmark. “A beautiful & genteel racetrack” with live racing in April & October.
Kentucky Artisan Center
Exit 77, I-75 South, Berea, 859-985-5448. A 25,000 sq. ft. facility where visitors can enjoy Kentucky history, arts & crafts and food.
KENTUCKY HORSE PARK
4089 Iron Works Parkway, I-75, exit 120, 233-4303. THE place to get close to horses! Home of the International Museum of the Horse, American Saddlebred Museum and the National Horse Center. Visit with our many friendly horses, including some rare and unusual types or breeds, like White Prince, our rare white Thoroughbred, or our Kentucky Derby Horses in the Hall of Champions. www.kyhorsepark.com
833 W. Main, 255-5522. Nationally recognized arboretum, listed in National Register of Historic Places.
Lexington History Museum
215 W. Main St., 254-0530. Located in former courthouse. Focus is historical documents, photographs, maps & culture of the Bluegrass region.
Lexington Livery Carriage Company
171 Saunier Ave., 259-0000. Evening tours by horse-drawn carriage at Vine & Broadway, weather permitting.
Lexington Public Safety Museum
215 W. Main St., 225-6351. Located in former courthouse. Focus is history of Police, Fire & Corrections in Fayette County.
Mary Todd Lincoln House
578 W. Main, 233-9999. First site restored to honor a first lady. Late Georgian-style house built in 1803. Showcases Lincoln & Todd family memorabilia.
McConnell Springs Park
416 Rebmann Lane, off Old Frankfort Pike, 225-4073. Educational center. “Hands-on” exhibits, nature trails.
OLD KENTUCKY CHOCOLATES
When touring our Candy Kitchen you’ll smell the delicious chocolate aroma & see how candy is made. We have free samples of chocolates while you’re browsing through our gift shop. We’re best known for our Bourbon Chocolates, Bourbon Cherries & Bourbon Truffles. All made with 100-proof Jim Beam Bourbon. Tours Mon.-Thurs. 10 am & 2 pm and Fri. 10 am at 450 Southland Dr., 278-4444. Call for additional tour times. Also, shop at The Shops at Lexington Center,25-CANDY (252-2639) & Lansdowne Shoppes, 268-4711. www.oldkycandy.com,
Raven Run Nature Sanctuary
5888 Jacks Creek Pk., 272-6105. 470 acres dedicated to Kentucky River Palisades preservation. 10 miles of hiking.
Red Mile Harness Track
1200 Red Mile Rd., 255-0752. Region’s oldest racing track, dating to 1875. Features fast-paced harness racing.
430 W. Vine St., 233-4567. Home court of the UK Wildcats men’s basketball team, plays host to numerous concerts, family shows, motor sports events throughout the year. Arena viewing window is open year-round, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. www.lexingtoncenter.com
corner of Main & Midland. A tribute to the thoroughbred racehorse with seven life-like bronze horses pounding down the stretch.
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, USA, Inc.
(800) 866-4485 or (502) 868-3027. Largest plant outside of Japan. 2,000 vehicles a day are produced. Tours available. Reservations strongly encouraged!
UK Art Museum
On the corner of Rose & Euclid, 257-5716. Excellent collection of paintings, sculptures, decorative arts, Kentucky art & traveling exhibits.
UK-Lexington Arboretum Park
500 Alumni Dr., 257-6955. Open year-round with gardens and walking/jogging paths.
Waveland State Historic Site
225 Waveland Museum Lane, 272-3611. Excellent example of Greek Revival architecture with restored slave quarters. Built in 1847 by Joseph Bryan, a grand-nephew of Daniel Boone.
1060 Chinoe Rd., Ste. 108. 859-523-COOK (2665).
The Premier Destination for Cooking Classes, Catering, & Culinary Events. At Wild Thyme our goal is about food & nutrition education in a fun way. The kids “Curious Chef” kitchen is the perfect place to introduce little ones to a whole new world of food. Our menu is specially designed for the host/hostess on the go; scrumptious party platters are sure to impress the pallets of your guests & are available for pickup or delivery with a 24-48 hour notice. Plan your next girls-night-out, birthday party or corporate event with us! We take pride in the details & draw attention to the beauty of fine, fresh food. Please contact us to learn more about our classes, events, tastings, and demos. www.wildthymecooking.com