BEST WESTERN Lexington Conference Center Hotel
5532 Athens Boonesboro Road, Lexington, KY 40509-9491
Phone: 859/263-5241 | Fax: 859/263-4333 | 149 Rooms | Online Reservations
Experience the Horse Capital of the World from the comfort of this Lexington, KY hotel near Rupp Arena, University of Kentucky and the Keeneland Race Course!
Hotels close to University of KY and Rupp Arena can't compete with our amenities. Conveniently located off the I-75 at exit 104, the BEST WESTERN Lexington Conference Center Hotel makes it easy to explore all that the area has to offer. Horse lovers are just minutes from the Kentucky Horse Park and the Keeneland Race Course, while Wildcats fans can catch an exciting basketball game at nearby Rupp Arena. The Kentucky Basketball Academy is also a popular draw for our guests. Downtown Lexington, featuring a variety of shops, restaurants and entertainment venues, is just eight miles away. This Lexington hotel is also a top choice for family and friends visiting students at the University of Kentucky.
Business travelers are drawn to this Lexington hotel's convenient location and comprehensive services. Featuring more than 5,300 square feet of flexible meeting rooms, we are a premiere event facility in Lexington and a perfect choice for weddings, reunions, corporate events and more. The hotel is close to many local corporate locations as well, including St. Joseph's East Hospital, Ashland Oil and Adesa.
The BEST WESTERN Lexington Conference Center Hotel is both a family and pet-friendly Lexington hotel, offering something for everyone. Each well-appointed guest room comes complete with a microwave, refrigerator, cable satellite television with HBO® and free high-speed Internet access. Guests are invited to make themselves at home enjoying our complimentary hot breakfast bar or enjoying themselves in one of our two heated pools - both indoor and outdoor.
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Hotel Amenities & Services
- 100 % smoke-free hotel
- Restaurant on-site
- Complimentary breakfast
- Complimentary full breakfast, scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits & gravy, breakfast potatoes, hard boiled eggs, yogurt, fresh whole fruits, Danish, assorted cereal, breads, muffins, coffee, hot tea, milk, etc.
- Cocktail lounge, Murphy's Bar & Grill offering appetizers, sandwiches, and salads. offering appetizers, sandwiches, and salads.
- Indoor pool Heated
- Outdoor pool
- Exercise facility, Open from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. one treadmill, one stationary bike, one stair stepper, and universal gym.
- Universal gym
- Stair stepper
- Stationary bike
- Inter corridor
- 24-hour front desk
- Multilingual staff, (English, Spanish, Korean)
- Laundromat, coin operated washer and dryer
- Express check in
- Express check out
- Late check out
- Safe deposit box
- Cable or satellite television Cable TV with over 60 channels and free HBO.
- Free wireless Internet available in public areas; Free in-room wireless Internet access; Free wireless Internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms; All guest rooms are hardwired and offer free wireless Internet access; All guest rooms are hardwired for Internet access
- Business center off the lobby
- Business Center
- Printer available
- Fax services
- Fax machine
- Computer available
- Computer modem hookups
- Photocopy, nominal fee
- Photocopy services
- Photocopy machine
- Mail services
- Meeting facilities
- Banquet facilities
- Conference facilities
- Convenience store/Sundry Personal care items, boxed dinners, canned soups, snack items.
- Physically challenged services TTY/devices for hearing impaired available upon request
- Hearing impaired services TTY/devices for hearing impaired available at the front desk
- Physically challenged facilities two wheelchair accessible rooms with one full size bed in each room; lowered door viewer, lowered closet shelf, extra wide door, wheelchair accessible bathroom with grab bars, lowered vanities, lowered light switches, bath tub bench, etc.
- Elevator, wheelchair accessible
- Parking for the physically challenged
- Ice/vending machines
- Gift shop or newsstand
- Free parking
- Outdoor parking
- Truck/RV parking
- Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
- Complimentary newspaper
- High-speed Internet access in guest rooms, meeting rooms, and public area.
- Cash machine on-site
- Dry cleaning
- Daily housekeeping
- Complimentary full hot breakfast bar each morning.
- Indoor and Outdoor Pools
- Murphy's Bar & Grill onsite.
- Business Center
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Longitude: 37.960385 / Latitude: -84.387245
Driving Directions to Hotel
From: Interstate 75 North. Follow Interstate 75 to Exit 104 (Athens Boonesboro Road). Turn left off the exit. The BEST WESTERN Lexington Conference Center Hotel is located on the right one block from the exit.
From: Interstate 75 South. Follow Interstate 75 to Exit 104 (Athens Boonesboro Road). Turn right off the exit, the BEST WESTERN Lexington Conference Center Hotel is located on the right one block from the exit.
From: Blue Grass Airport. Turn right on to Man-O-War Boulevard. Stay on Man-O-War Boulevard, approximately 16 miles, and turn right onto Richmond Road. The BEST WESTERN Lexington Conference Center Hotel is located approximately four miles on the right.
BEST WESTERN Lexington Conference Center Hotel
We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.
Most Popular Area Attractions
Eastern Kentucky travelers who love horses, find themselves in the right place, in Lexington. This second largest city in the state, appropriately nicknamed the "Horse Capital of the World", is the location of the Kentucky Horse Park. The park is home to the headquarters for the National Horse Center, as well as the American Saddlebred Museum. Learn about the history of the American Saddlebred horse, while viewing the museum's interactive exhibits, filled with the world's largest collection of Saddlebred items.
Take a few moments to watch one of the films in the museum theater, while the kids play in the children's area. Those in need of research information, have access to more than 2,500 volumes in the museum library. Stay close to this wonderful museum and many other Lexington attractions, as a guest of Best Western hotels and recharge for another fun day in Eastern Kentucky.
Even though the lively city of Lexington is known as the "Horse Capital of the World", it's not all about horses in the city. Get in touch with Lexington's history and culture, while in town. Enjoy touring some of the historical buildings in the city, including the Hunt-Morgan House, the Mary Todd Lincoln House, the Kentucky Theatre, the Martin Castle and the ArtsPlace building.
This wonderful classical Beaux Arts style building, built in 1904, was originally home to the city's YMCA. ArtsPlace is currently home to the Center for Old Music in the New World, the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestra, the Lexington Ballet Company and the Lexington Philharmonic Society. Attend one of the several art performances, art exhibitions, dance lessons or art programs, for an enriching cultural experience. While in Eastern Kentucky, choose one of several Best Western hotels to enjoy a comfortable night's rest.
Make time to connect with the rich history of the state of Kentucky, while in Lexington. Visit Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate, to tour this historical mansion, the former home of Henry Clay. Between 1825 and 1829, Clay served as the Secretary of State and the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives for the state of Kentucky. In 1809, he had this historical plantation and mansion built for his residence, where he lived until he died in 1852.
Visit this National Historic Landmark of Eastern Kentucky, to enjoy a guided tour the 18-room house museum. View the exhibits in the Henry Clay exhibit room, stroll through the formal garden and take your time touring the property outbuildings. Before leaving the museum, step into the Ashland Museum Store to browse the selection of books, souvenirs and memorabilia for a remembrance of your visit. Stay close to this wonderful museum in downtown Lexington, as a guest of Best Western hotels.
Local residents and visitors in Lexington, the second largest city in Eastern Kentucky, have a wonderful selection of museums to tour. Schedule plenty of time to tour two of the more popular museums, the American Saddlebred Museum and the Aviation Museum of Kentucky. Located on the grounds of the Blue Grass Airport, the Aviation Museum not only showcases the history of Kentucky aviation, but promotes aviation as a respected career choice.
Stroll through the 20,000 square foot museum to view the collection of aviation photos, documents and artifacts, as you make your way to the aircraft displays. View the U.S. Navy Blue Angels A-4 Skyhawk, the AH-1 Cobra helicopter, the U.S. Navy Grumman F-14B Tomcat and more more vintage aircraft. Before leaving the museum, view the inductees in the Hall of Fame. Stay close to this wonderful museum and many other wonderful Lexington attractions, as a guest of Best Western hotels.
The Bluegrass State of Kentucky is known to be home of the largest number of turkeys in the country, as well as, home to a variety of distilleries. Barrel House Distilling Co., located in Lexington, is one of many fine state distilleries including, Wild Turkey Distillery, Jim Beam Distillery and Heaven Hill Distilleries.
Barrel House Distilling Co. set up shop in an old barreling house of a former bourbon distillery, northwest of downtown Lexington. This is where they produce Oak Rum, Pure Blue Vodka and Devil John Moonshine. Stop by the distillery for a tour, to learn about the distilling process, as well as the history of Lexington's distilleries. After the tour, visit the Tasting Room to sample their work. Whether in Lexington or any of the other fine cities in Eastern Kentucky, choose Best Western hotels for a comfortable night's rest.
Central Kentucky residents and visitors have welcomed many famous guests in Lexington. The Blue Grass Airport has provided the means for people to travel to and from Eastern Kentucky, since 1946. Eastern Airlines and Delta Air Lines provided the first commercial flights for passengers. During World War II in 1942, the airport was used by the United States Army as a training facility, before commercial travel services began. Throughout the years, the airport has expanded the terminal and additional facilities to accommodate the increase in commercial passengers.
The airport has welcomed special guests including Queen Elizabeth II, Vice President George Bush, Former President Bill Clinton, First Lady Hillary Clinton, Air Force One, Air Force Two and the Concorde, a supersonic passenger jet. Commercial passengers looking for flights to Detroit, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Chicago, Charlotte, Orlando, Dallas/Fort Worth and St. Petersburg, do so via Airtran Airways, Allegiant Air, American Eagle, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and US Airways. After a day of traveling, stay close to the airport in a comfortable Best Western guest room and enjoy a wonderful night's rest.
Residents and visitors in the lively city of Lexington have access to fresh fruits, vegetables and more, from April through October. Stroll through the Bluegrass Farmers' Market, southeast of downtown Lexington, to find a variety of 100% locally grown herbs, honey, fruit, eggs, vegetables, jams and even grass-fed beef.
All of the products sold at the market are locally grown and fresh, promoting the efforts of the state's farmers. In addition, each market vendor is a member of the Kentucky Proud program, promoting safe foods native to Kentucky. Market shoppers will also find plants, soaps and flowers. While in town, check into the local Best Western hotel for comfortable accommodations, before continuing your Eastern Kentucky travels.
While traveling in Eastern Kentucky, take time to reconnect with the past. Make your way southeast of Lexington, to Boone Station. This historical site is where American explorer Daniel Boone lived for three years, in the late 1700s, during the American Revolutionary War. In total, approximately fifteen to twenty families lived on the site and joined forces against the American Indians.
Visit this 46-acre state historic site to view the reconstructed cabins and see life as it was centuries ago. Due to the significance of Boone's settlement of the Kentucky frontier, Daniel and Rebecca Boone's bodies were eventually moved to the State Cemetery located in Frankfort. During your travels of the Bluegrass State, choose one of the several Best Western hotels for an enjoyable night's rest.
Enrich your cultural experience during your visit to downtown Lexington. Begin by visiting the Downtown Arts Center, housed in the Embry-Lowenthal Building. Choose one of the 250 seats in the Performance Theater's "Black Box" theater, for an enjoyable theater production.
After the production, satisfy your hunger with a delicious meal at Alfalfa's Restaurant on the first floor of the building. Schedule plenty of time to stroll through the Ann Tower Gallery, located on both the lower and upper floors of the building. While upstairs, check out the latest art in the SKO Art Gallery. Make the most of your time in Eastern Kentucky, by checking into a comfortable Best Western guest room.
Unleash your children's creativity in downtown Lexington. Plan for hours of hands-on fun at the Explorium of Lexington. This wonderful interactive educational museum, is one of the oldest of its kind in the country. As many as 85,000 people visit this incredible center each year. The museum's outreach programs also benefit an additional 10,000 people throughout the community.
Schedule plenty of time to explore the variety of exhibits, including Passport to the World, Building Better Bodies, Flight Simulator, The Bubble Zone, Wonder Woods, Brain Bike, Science Station X and Natural Wonders. The center also offers art classes and art camps through its Open Art Studio. Plan to attend the museum during one of the year-round special events, for even more fun. While in Eastern Kentucky, stay with Best Western hotels, where comfortable accommodations and excellent guest services await.
Residents and visitors in the lively city of Lexington, in Eastern Kentucky, know how to have a great time. For nearly four decades, they have gathered to celebrate bluegrass music at the Festival of the Bluegrass. This lively bluegrass music festival was established by the Cornett family in 1974, the oldest of its kind in the bluegrass region. Initially, the festival was held on a barn wagon at Walnut Hall Farm.
The site of the festival moved throughout the years, until its final location at the Kentucky Horse Park. The festival has grown from its humble beginnings to feature live bluegrass music on three stages, as well as music camps for children. While in Lexington, the heart of the bluegrass region, partake in the celebration of Kentucky's bluegrass music. Stay in town for the weekend's festivities, as a guest of Best Western hotels and enjoy your stay.
Taste the fruit of the Bluegrass Region. Visit the Grimes Mill Winery, a short drive south of Lexington, to sample their Kentucky grown wines. This family-run winery incorporates their Italian heritage and knowledge, to their wine making process. Their Eastern Kentucky vineyard has grown to four acres, since the first grapes were planted in 2003.
The variety of award-winning wines produced at the winery includes white wines, blush wines and red wines. Visit the Tasting Room for a taste of the Pinot Grigio, Bianca, Fantasia, Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Fiore Rosso. The winery also offers wine classes for those seeking more information on the proper storage, food pairings and more. While exploring the Bluegrass State, enjoy a wonderful night's rest with Best Western hotels.
Develop an appreciation for decorative art in the Bluegrass State. Spend a few hours at the Headley-Whitney Museum, the "Gem of the Bluegrass", located northwest of Lexington. This wonderful museum was established by George W. Headley in 1968. Stroll past the collection of exquisite hand-made Doll Houses and admire the pieces in the Jewel Room, including the Mask of Bacchus and Fish in Cave.
View the thousands of shells in the Shell Grotto and make your way to the Library, to see Headley's collection of 1,500 volumes, carved narwhal tusks and rhinoceros horns. Visit often to view the variety of exhibitions that rotate throughout the year. The museum also hosts private parties, workshops, weddings and lectures. Stay close to this wonderful Lexington attraction, during your Eastern Kentucky travels and enjoy a comfortable night's rest with Best Western hotels.
The Bluegrass State is home to Lexington, the "Horse Capital of the World". From the Kentucky Horse Park, to the American Saddlebred Museum and Horse Farm Tours, visitors will find everything horse-related here. Saddle up for a three-and-a-half hour tour of working, premier Thoroughbred horse farms and the Historic Keeneland Race Course.
Listen to the knowledgeable tour guides, as they provide a wealth of information on this beautiful region of Kentucky. Enjoy going behind-the-scenes to see the horses up close. Bring along your camera to capture images of the yearlings and weanlings. Lucky tour visitors may even see newborn foals. At the end of the day, kick up your feet in a comfortable Best Western guest room and enjoy your time in Eastern Kentucky.
During your travels of Eastern Kentucky, reconnect with the past by visiting some of Lexington's historical sites. A must-see site is the Hunt-Morgan House, located in downtown's historic antebellum Gratz Park Historic District. This beautiful Federal style house was built in 1814 by John Wesley Hunt, the first millionaire west of the Allegheny Mountain Range.
The first Kentucky citizen to be awarded the Nobel Prize, Dr. Thomas Hunt Morgan, was born in the house in 1866. Tour this magnificent home to see the Palladian window above the front door, the 19th century paintings and antique furniture, including original pieces from the family. Tour the Alexander T. Hunt Civil War Museum, located upstairs, to view the collection of Civil War memorabilia. Stay close to the variety of attractions in Lexington, as a guest of Best Western hotels.
The Bluegrass Region of Kentucky is home to Lexington, the "Horse Capital of the World". Enjoy exploring this city of horses and the many horse-related attractions. Favorites include the Keeneland Race Course, the American Saddlebred Museum, the Kentucky Horse Park and the International Museum of the Horse. Since opening in 1978, this fine museum, located at the Kentucky Horse Park, has grown from 22,000 square feet of space to 45,000 square feet of space.
Take your time strolling through the world's most comprehensive collection of exhibits, showcasing horses and their connection to people. Featured exhibits include, Racing in Kentucky, Legacy of the Horse, Draft Horse in America and the Arabian Horse Galleries. Schedule plenty of time to explore the many facets of the Kentucky Horse Park, during your time in Eastern Kentucky. Find comfortable accommodations in Lexington, as a guest of Best Western hotels.
Enjoy a night of fun in Lexington, watching live Thoroughbred horse racing. Make your way to the Keeneland Race Course, where exciting racing action has taken place since the course opened in 1936. This incredible race course is located across Interstate 60 from the Blue Grass Airport, on the west side of Lexington. While in town during April or October, head to the track to watch the live races.
Throughout the year, enjoy a self-guided or guided tour of the Keeneland's paddock area to see where the horses are trained, during their morning workout. Kids love the trackside show-and-tell show, the activities and meeting the Keeneland mascot, Buckles. Stroll through the Keeneland Library to view over 15,000 volumes of books, newspapers articles, thousands of photographs and videos. This wonderful Eastern Kentucky attraction is also an ideal venue for weddings, events and meetings. Make the most of your time in Lexington, as a guest of Best Western hotels.
The International Museum of Horses
The Kentucky Horse Track in the Bluegrass region of eastern Kentucky has been an educational center, working horse farm, and even theme park since 1978. Visitors to the 1,224-acre park can see rare and common horses from around the world at the daily Parade of Breeds.
The Kentucky Horse Park is also the headquarters for the National Horse Center, and several equestrian organizations – plus the International Museum of Horses.
The park hosts several events and competitions throughout the year, including the USEF Pony Finals, the Pony Club Championships, and even the Bluegrass Classic Dog Show.
Enjoy your stay in Lexington – the Horse Capital of the World.
Theater fans in the Lexington area, have enjoyed performances in one of the city's landmarks since October 4, 1922. The luxurious and elegant Kentucky Theater was built with comfort in mind for its patrons. During the 1920s, movie-goers had a choice of watching two different first-run, continuous movies each week. By 1927, the Kentucky Theater was the first theater in town to offer Warner Brothers' vitaphone sound films.
Throughout the years, the theater offered a variety of films, including art films, foreign films and classic films. This historic theater features anniversary screenings of films, in addition to current films and concerts. Celebrate a special occasion, by renting the theater for birthday parties, awards programs, weddings and events. While exploring Lexington and Eastern Kentucky, choose Best Western hotels to enjoy a wonderful night's rest and excellent guest amenities.
While touring the vibrant city of Lexington, include plenty of time to tour some of the city's historical homes. The Hunt-Morgan House, Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate and Latrobe's Pope Villa are among the must-see historical estates. Visit Lexington's Aylesford Historic District to see the Pope Villa, designed by Benjamin Henry Labtrobe in 1811, for Senator John Pope and his wife Eliza. This neoclassical avant-garde estate remains the most preserved of the three residents designed by Latrobe, the first professional architect in the country.
This exquisite home was saved from demolition by the Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation in 1987. Tour this magnificent home to view the circular domed rotunda, curvilinear rooms and detailed architecture, undergoing restoration. This restoration effort ensures that this historical treasure continues to tell its story for generations to come. While in Eastern Kentucky, choose one of the several Best Western hotels for an enjoyable night's rest.
Catch plenty of action in Lexington, the state's second-largest city. This "Horse Capital of the World" not only showcases equestrian events, it also hosts a variety of special events, sporting events, concerts and conventions at the Lexington Center. This impressive complex contains the 23,000-seat Rupp Arena, home of the University of Kentucky men's basketball team, as well as the Lexington Opera House, the Lexington Center Museum and Gallery, the Lexington Convention Center, the Shops at Lexington Center and Triangle Park. Throughout the year, the 130,000-square-foot convention center hosts a variety of events, trade shows, private parties and meetings.
The Lexington Opera House has become Eastern Kentucky's premier facility for ballet productions, family shows, musical performances and Broadway tours. Schedule plenty of time to tour the 10,000-square foot Museum and enjoy shopping at the Shops. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city in beautiful Triangle Park, featuring waterfalls, green space and tables. While in downtown Lexington, stay close to the center and the happenings of the city, in a comfortable Best Western hotel guest room.
Since 1938, the vibrant city of Lexington has provided educational entertainment for the children of the city. The invaluable Lexington Children's Theatre, located in downtown Lexington, is home to wonderful theatre productions. Throughout the years, the theatre has showcased a variety of family productions, including Noah's Flood, The Snow Queen, Little Women, Aladdin, The Wizard of Oz, Pinocchio, The Princess and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Aesop's Fables Onstage.
In addition to theatre productions, the Lexington Children's Theatre also offers year-round workshops and classes, for those interested in learning about the behind-the-scenes action of the theatre. Children and adults interested in performing onstage are also given the opportunity to audition for the theatre's Discovery Shows, held throughout the year. Whether attending a workshop, theatre performance or special event, be sure to include a visit to this wonderful Lexington theatre. Enjoy your time in Eastern Kentucky, as a guest of Best Western hotels.
Participate in one of the mainstays of the downtown Lexington economy, during your next visit to the Horse Capital of the World. Shop at the Lexington Farmers' Market for a fabulous selection of fresh produce and hand-made crafts, from over 75 vendors. This wonderful Eastern Kentucky farmers' market has flourished throughout the years, since its opening in 1975.
Shop a selection of organic vegetables, fruits, breads, cheeses, honey, pastas, flowers, coffees, herbs, eggs, wines, meats, game birds. and body care products. Take your time strolling through the booths, since the parking is free. Learn tips from local chefs as they perform cooking demonstrations and enjoy the live music. While in town, check into the local Best Western hotel for a wonderful night's rest.
The historical city of Lexington has roots dating back to 1775, several years before Kentucky became a state. In 1782, the town was officially established and by 1820, it was one of the largest of all the towns located west of the Allegheny Mountain Range. These historical facts on the development of this fine city, are on display throughout the Lexington History Center.
Make your way to downtown Lexington to visit this wonderful center, housed in the former Fayette County Courthouse. Schedule plenty of time to tour the Kentucky Renaissance Pharmacy Museum, the Isaac Scott Hathaway Museum, the Lexington Public Safety Museum and the Lexington History Museum. These fine museums provide a wealth of information on the rich history of Lexington, in the Bluegrass Region of Eastern Kentucky. While in town, check into the local Best Western hotel to enjoy a comfortable night's rest.
Slow down the pace in the wonderful city of Lexington, with a visit to the Lexington National Cemetery. This 170-acre public and national cemetery, established in 1849, remains one of the city's landmarks. Take your time strolling the picturesque grounds past more than 66,000 interments. Many visitors from across the country and across the world, visit this beautiful cemetery to re-trace their heritage.
While in the Main Flower Garden area of the cemetery, take a moment to view the living Memorial Arbor. The western area of the cemetery is home to the granite and marble Lexington Mausoleum, along with a reflecting pool and fountain. The Mausoleum features several hundred crypts, columbarium niches and a chapel for memorial services and meditation. If visiting during Easter or Memorial Day, attend the special holiday event held at the cemetery. Whether staying in Lexington or continuing your travels of Eastern Kentucky, choose Best Western hotels for a peaceful night's rest.
Enrich your cultural experiences during your visit to Lexington. Make your way downtown for an enjoyable afternoon at the Lexington Opera House. This historic opera house, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was built in 1886 and opened to the public in 1887. This magnificent opera house features many luxurious details including, red velvet curtains, hand-carved walnut door frames and a French crystal chandelier.
This opulent theatre was one of the country's most well-designed and well-equipped theatres of its time. Notable theatre performers, including Ethel Barrymore, George M. Cohan, W.C. Fields and Will Rogers performed on stage through 1926, the date of the last live performance. Once the live performances were done, the theatre began playing movies. While in downtown Lexington, make your way to the Lexington Center for an enjoyable day of ballet, music, a broadway theatre production or family show at this historic Eastern Kentucky landmark. Consider Best Western hotels for your lodging needs, while in Lexington.
Get to know the Bluegrass Region of Eastern Kentucky. While in Lexington, stop by the Lexington Visitors Center in Victorian Square, to learn all there is to know about the "Horse Capital of the World". Step inside the center to stroll through the interactive displays, watch the videos, view the colorful murals and browse the selection of maps and brochures.
Friendly Visitor Information Specialists are available to answer questions on the many city attractions, events and landmarks. Whether taking the children to the Lexington Children's Theatre, having fun at Keeneland Race Course, touring the Hunt-Morgan House or strolling through the American Saddlebred Museum, there is plenty to do. Take a break from the action, by checking into the local Best Western hotel for an enjoyable night's rest.
While visiting Lexington, plan to spend quality time together. Visit the Living Arts & Science Center, in downtown Lexington, for a day of fun, educational learning. This wonderful center is located in the 7,000 square foot Kinkead House, an antebellum mansion built in 1847. The center grounds include an outdoor pavilion, a waterfall, beautiful gardens and art.
Take your time exploring the hands-on Discovery science exhibits or partake in the workshops, classes or programs. Stroll through the art exhibits to view the local and regional art. Schedule to attend one of the free art activities, field trips or events, including the Family Fun Day and MayFest. Stay close to the many fine attractions in Lexington and throughout Eastern Kentucky, as a guest of Best Western hotels.
Reconnect with the rich history of Lexington by visiting one of the finest Gothic Revival style mansions in Kentucky. The Loudoun House was built in 1851 for John Wesley Hunt's son, Francis Key Hunt and his wife Julia Warfield, on fifty acres of land near downtown Lexington. This beautiful mansion was designed by Alexander Jackson Davis, a famous architect from New York.
Visit Castlewood Park for a tour of the mansion to see the diamond-paned windows, towers, vaults and additional architectural features. After touring this incredible mansion, schedule time to also tour the Hunt-Morgan House, built by John W. Hunt. After a fun day of touring, settle into a comfortable Best Western guest room for a wonderful night's rest.
Step back in time, while in the "Horse Capital of the World," with a visit to one of Lexington's cultural icons. The Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center, located in downtown Lexington, was the place to be, from 1948 to 1963. This historical center started out as a movie theater and quickly became the place for all entertainment. This wonderful center hosted a variety of events including, fashion shows, vaudeville theatre acts, concerts, pageants and live Jazz, R&B and Soul music.
Throughout the years, theatre patrons listened to Count Basie, Ray Charles, B.B. King, Mercer Ellington, Wynonie Harris and Bill Brown perform on stage. Enjoy a night out on the town by attending a ballet performance, music performance, viewing an art exhibit or watching a film at the center. At the end of the night, kick up your feet in a comfortable Best Western guest room, for a wonderful night's rest. Enjoy your time traveling in Eastern Kentucky.
The lively city of Lexington is not only home to the well-known Kentucky Horse Park, but it is also home to the University of Kentucky. While touring the campus of this fine university, the largest in Kentucky, make time to visit the Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural Center. Established in 1987, this wonderful center provides educational programs and support for students to help prepare them for global citizenry.
Students have the opportunity to participate in the year-round programs, workshops, dance performances, theater performances, lectures, film screenings and concerts. Throughout the years, the center has hosted several well-known African American speakers and activists, including Muhammad Ali, Bishop Desmond Tutu, Spike Lee and Maya Angelou. After a fun day on campus, kick up your heels in a comfortable Best Western guest room and enjoy your travels in Eastern Kentucky.
Reconnect with the history of Lexington during your visit, by touring some of the historical landmarks of the city. The Hunt-Morgan House, Latrobe's Pope Villa and the Mary Todd Lincoln House are among some of the must-see landmarks. This historical late Georgian home in downtown Lexington, was the childhood residence of the wife of Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth United States President. When the doors of this home museum opened to the public in 1977, it became the first home museum in the country to honor a First Lady.
This beautiful 1806 home was originally built as a inn until Robert S. Todd purchased the home in 1832. Mary Todd Lincoln lived in the home from her birth in 1818 until 1839, when she moved to Springfield, Illinois. The rest of the Todd family lived in the house until Robert Todd died in 1849. Tour this magnificent fourteen room home to see the family photographs and original furniture. At the end of the tour, visit the Museum Store to browse the selection of books and educational items. While traveling in Eastern Kentucky, check into one of the several Best Western hotels for a wonderful night's rest.
Take a break while visiting the "Horse Capital of the World", by enjoying the natural greenspace of the city. Schedule time to explore McConnell Springs, a National Registered Historic Site, located northwest of downtown Lexington. This beautiful area of Eastern Kentucky was discovered by William McConnell in 1775, when he found a natural spring at the campsite with his fellow frontier men.
Throughout the years, the park location was the site of a variety of facilities, including a distillery, a mill, a gunpowder factory and dairy farm. Stroll through this lush park to see portions of the original foundations, along with the bubbling natural springs, wetlands and the locust grove. Local children enjoy field trips to the park and exploring its natural beauty. While in the area, choose Best Western hotels for quality accommodations and excellent guest services.
Chocolate lovers in the lively city of Lexington know where to go to satisfy their sweet tooth. They visit Old Kentucky Chocolates, south of downtown Lexington, to sink their teeth into some of the best chocolate in the Bluegrass region of Eastern Kentucky. Delicious chocolate choices include Bourbon Chocolates, Kentucky Derby Mints, Bourbon Cherries, Old Fashioned Pulled Creams, Chocolate Thoroughbreds, Toffee, Chocolate Covered Potato Chips and No-Sugar Added Chocolates.
Tour the candy kitchen for a behind-the-scenes look at how the chocolates are made and be sure to taste a free sample. Stroll through the gift shop to browse the wonderful selection of candy and take home your favorite. Gift baskets, Jim Beam Bourbon fruit cakes, Jim Beam pecan cakes and custom corporate gifts are also available. While in town, check into the nearby Best Western hotel to enjoy a peaceful night's rest.
Take a break from traveling Interstate 75, south of Lexington, to enjoy time outdoors in the Bluegrass Region. Visit the Raven Run Nature Sanctuary, encompassing 734 acres of land in Eastern Kentucky. This wonderful sanctuary preserves the beautiful Kentucky River Palisades region along the Kentucky River. This region is home to forests of blue ash, yellow poplars and tulip trees, plants, great blue herons, kingfishers and endangered peregrine falcons.
Before beginning your exploration of the sanctuary, check in with the Nature Center to view the displays and hands-on exhibits, becoming familiar with the area. After time in the Nature Center, lace up your comfortable shoes for hiking along the ten miles of trails, to experience the beauty of the sanctuary. At the end of the day, kick up your feet in a comfortable Best Western guest room and recharge for another fun day in Kentucky.
What better way to celebrate your visit to Lexington, the "Horse Capital of the World", than by a day at the races. Visit the Red Mile Harness Track, located northwest of downtown Lexington, to watch the excitement of harness horse racing. When the signature one-mile, red clay oval track at Red Mile opened in 1875 for the Great Fall Trots, it became the world's second oldest track.
Before the races begin, tour the beautiful historic Round Barn, listed on the National Register of Historic Places or consider having your next private party or event in the barn. Additional event space is also available in the Clubhouse and Clubhouse Bar. If live racing isn't on the schedule during your visit, watch the exciting action of televised simulcast racing. Make the most of your time in Eastern Kentucky, by checking into the local Best Western hotel to enjoy comfortable lodging and excellent guest services.
Taste the award-winning results from vines in the rolling hills of Eastern Kentucky. Travel south of downtown Lexington to the Talon Winery & Vineyards. The lush five-acre vineyards produce quality wine ranging from white to dry red. The wine choices include Chardonnay, Bluegrass Blush, Sweet Evening Breeze, Coyote Red, Syrah, Monarch, Afterglow, Berry de Vine and Chocolate Strawberry.
Schedule plenty of time for a self-guided tour of this fabulous winery on partake in a group tour, to learn about the wine making process. After the tour, sample the wine in the historical tasting house. The gift shop not only features a wide variety of wine, but also gifts and Kentucky Proud food. The Barrel Barn, Moondancde Gazebo, Monarch Pavilion, Private Tasting Room and the Homestead Tasting Room are ideal for private parties, events and gatherings. Stay close to this wonderful Bluegrass region attraction, as a guest of Best Western hotels.
Take time to unwind in Lexington, the "Horse Capital of the World". Visit the campus of the University of Kentucky, located south of downtown Lexington, to stroll through the two-mile path of the wonderful 100-acre Arboretum. Established in 1991, this Eastern Kentucky Arboretum provides environmental education for the entire community and features a variety of plants, gardens and greenspace.
View the Rose Garden, Herb Garden, Perennial Garden, Fragrance Garden, the Ground Cover Display, the Home Fruit and Nut Plantings, Historic Trees and Wetland. The fish pond, gazebo, fountains and Children's Garden are just a few of the features of the Arboretum. While on-site, visit the Dorotha Smith Oatts Visitor Center to view the exhibits and displays or partake in one of the special events. After an enjoyable day at the Arboretum, settle in a comfortable Best Western guest room for a wonderful night's rest.
Connect with the cultural opportunities available in Lexington, the "Horse Capital of the World". Tour the University of Kentucky to see The Art Museum, located on campus. Tour this fine museum to view the current exhibitions, collections and displays of art. Schedule your visit during one of the many events hosted at the museum throughout the year, for a wonderful day at the museum.
The museum's permanent collections include American Impressionism, Regional Art, Photography, Ethnographic Art, Decorative Art, Abstract Expressionism, Italian Baroque, Outdoor Sculpture, Modern and Contemporary, Old Masters and Sculpture. It total, the museum showcases over 4,500 objects, prints, drawings, paintings, photographs and sculptures. After touring this fine Eastern Kentucky campus, check into the local Best Western hotel for a peaceful night's rest.
Horses in the Bluegrass region of Eastern Kentucky continue to be an important component in the city of Lexington. Since 1969, The Thoroughbred Center located northwest of downtown Lexington, has provided the facilities needed for equestrian training. Originally named the Kentucky Horse Center, it began with a 5/8-mile track, barns, tack rooms and a pavilion for up to 920 people. Throughout the years, the center was expanded to accommodate up to 1,800 horses and the track was enlarged to become a one-mile-track.
Enjoy a tour of this incredible facility to see the action behind-the-scenes. Tour participants have the opportunity to see the Thoroughbred horses during their morning workouts, speak to a horse trainer and tour the barns and paddocks. The Thoroughbred Center is also a wonderful location for social events, weddings, conferences, seminars and concerts. Enjoy your time in this lively city, as a guest of Best Western hotels.
While spending time in downtown Lexington, get acquainted with some of the important individuals in the equestrian industry. Make your way to Thoroughbred Park to view the twelve bronze horse statues, designed by sculptor Gwen Readon, and view the plaques honoring those who dedicated their lives to the sport of horse racing. Enjoy the serene beauty of the park, landscaped with flowers and water fountains.
The park's location pays homage to the racing days of the early 1780s, when straightaway races were held on the streets of Lexington. This unique 2.75-acre park features The Winner's Circle, The Track, The Knoll, Lexington Grove and The Meadow. Be sure to bring your camera to capture the statue of Lexington, one of the most revered champions of Thoroughbred racing. Schedule plenty of time to stroll through the entire park. Whether staying in Eastern Kentucky overnight or for a few days, check into the local Best Western hotel for a wonderful night's rest.
Town Branch Bourbon is part of the Lexington Brewing and Distilling Company, which also brews Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale in eastern Kentucky. Town Branch is named for the body of water that runs under Lexington that has long been used in the production of Kentucky bourbon. Tours are available every day and reservations are only requested for groups of 15 or more. Hourly tours run Monday through Saturday, 10am-5pm and Sundays noon-5pm – with 4pm tours being the last each day. Cost is $7 per person and includes four tasting tickets.
Aspiring students in the lively city of Lexington have two wonderful options for achieving a higher education. The University of Kentucky and Transylvania University both offer a wide variety of choices for a fine education. Transylvania University, located four blocks from downtown Lexington, became the first college located west of the Allegheny Mountains, when it was established in 1780. This fine Eastern Kentucky private university is derived from the Latin meaning, "across the woods".
Several influential leaders of the United States have graduated from Transylvania University, including two Vice Presidents of the United States and two U.S. Supreme Court Justices. More than 1,100 students choose one of thirty-six different majors in pursuit of a liberal arts education. Enjoy touring the beautiful 48-acre campus to see the Old Morrison building built in 1833, a National Historic Landmark. After a day on campus, kick up your feet and unwind in a comfortable Best Western guest room for a wonderful night's rest.
Make the most of your time in the vibrant city of Lexington, by being outdoors. Choose from more than 100 city parks for a wonderful day outside. Triangle Park is one of the many green spaces located throughout the city. Stroll through park's lush landscaped grounds, while listening to the beautiful 360-foot waterfall and admiring the Honey Locust trees.
Whether you bring your favorite book to read while relaxing under the shade, watching a movie on The Lawn or listening to live music, Triangle Park is the place to be. During the winter, the park hosts ice skating at the Unified Trust Company Ice Rink. Rent a pair of skates for a fun evening on The Lawn. Stop by the Main Cross Cafe for a tasty snack or lunch. Rest comfortably during your Eastern Kentucky travels as a guest of Best Western hotels.
While exploring downtown Lexington, schedule time to learn about one of the local artists and art educators. American Artist John Regis Tuska was a Professor of Art at the University of Kentucky, for thirty years. Schedule an appointment to tour Tuska House, John Tuska's former residence and art studio, to better understand his work as an artist.
Stroll through the art studio to view the three hundred works of art, in the permanent collection. Pieces include ceramics, sculptures and paintings. While in town, make your way to the University of Kentucky to view the collection of Tuska's materials, videos, prints and slides from his tenure at the University. Enjoy your time exploring Eastern Kentucky by choosing one of the several Best Western hotels for a comfortable night's rest.
Enjoy attending a variety of cultural events in the lively city of Lexington, on the University of Kentucky campus. The UK Singletary Center for the Arts is the place to be to partake in one of several educational and cultural events scheduled throughout the year. Named after Otis A. Singletary, the eight President of the University of Kentucky, this fine center has hosted several hundred performances in the Recital Hall and Concert Hall since opening in 1979.
More than 3.7 million people have attended an event in this wonderful Eastern Kentucky cultural center. The center is affiliated with the College of Fine Arts and the University's School of Music. Those seeking a wonderful venue for a private event, concert or performance, should consider renting the Concert Hall or Recital Hall. Whether at the center for the latest performance in the Signature Series or just touring the center, enjoy your time on campus. Stay close to the action in a comfortable Best Western guest room for a peaceful night's rest.
The Bluegrass region of Eastern Kentucky is home to the wonderful city of Lexington, home of the Wildcats. The University of Kentucky, a land-grant university, was established in 1865 as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky. This public university is home to more than 28,000 students, making it the largest in Kentucky. Students pursue undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees from sixteen colleges.
The University's athletics programs have produced several national championships throughout the years in men's basketball, gymnastics, cross country and cheerleading. While touring the campus, be sure to view Memorial Hall, The Art Museum at the University of Kentucky and Memorial Coliseum. Enjoy your time learning about this fine Eastern Kentucky University. After a fun day on campus, check into the local Best Western hotel for a wonderful night's rest.
Kentucky's roots date back to 1775, when American pioneer and frontiersman Daniel Boone first explored and settled the area. Daniel Boone surveyed 2,000 acres of land, located south of downtown Lexington, for his nephew Daniel Boone Bryan. Once Bryan died, his son Joseph Bryan, Sr. demolished the original stone home to build the Greek Revival style Waveland Mansion. This beautiful antebellum plantation home was completed in 1848. The estate was owned by a few different families throughout the years, until 1971 when it was established as the Waveland State Historic Site with the Kentucky Department of Parks.
Make your way to this beautiful 10-acre site to view the mansion and grounds to see what life was like on a plantation in the 1840s. In addition to the mansion, enjoy a guided tour of the brick servants quarters, the smokehouse, the ice house and the barn. While on the grounds, take a break for a picnic lunch on the lawn, while the kids play on the playground. Before leaving, browse the selection of items in the Gift Shop. Enjoy spending time at this wonderful historical site during your Eastern Kentucky travels. While in town, check into the local Best Western hotel for a comfortable night's rest.
Tap into the local tastes, of the lively city of Lexington. Visit the West Sixth Brewing Company for a free guided tour to learn about the brewing process and enjoy a tasty beer sample. This wonderful brewery specializes in a selection of hand-crafted beers, including West Sixth IPA, Deliberation Amber, Dead Heat Wheat, Smithtown Brown, Pay It Forward Porter and Burley Barley Wine.
Stop by for a tour and check out the Tap Room to sample this delicious beer along with a soft pretzel or beer cheese, made with their IPA beer. The brewery is located in the re-furbished Rainbo Bread Factory 90,000-square-foot building, north of downtown Lexington in the Northside Neighborhood. Have fun exploring all of the wonderful attractions in Eastern Kentucky and rest comfortably as a guest of Best Western hotels.
Spend quality time with friends and family on your next visit to Lexington. Make your way to Whitaker Bank Ballpark, located northeast of downtown Lexington, for a fun day of baseball. This wonderful stadium has been home of the Lexington Legends minor baseball team, since it opened in 2001. Join more than 6,900 fellow fans to cheer on the Legends.
Fans thirsty for a beer and up-close action, make their way to the "Budweiser Stables" area along the first base line to watch the game from the picnic tables. The "Kentucky Ale Taproom" restaurant also provides delicious food for patrons. Kids love playing on the playground, obstacle course and bouncer located near the third base line. Have fun during your Eastern Kentucky travels, with a great day at the ballpark. Make the most of your time in the city, by checking into the local Best Western hotel.
Visitors to the Bluegrass region looking for a unique way to see the countryside, can explore the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. The trail is comprised of six distilleries to promote Kentucky's bourbon industry. The Versailles Woodford Reserve Distillery, located north of Lawrenceburg, is one of them. It has produced small batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey since it was established in 1996. The distillery is located on the site of a historic distillery, built in 1838. It joined the list of the National Register of Historic Places in 1995 and in 2000, it was designated a National Historic Landmark.
The distinctive Woodford Reserve is the official bourbon of the Kentucky Derby. For your next special event, consider having the event on the beautiful grounds of Woodford Reserve, in the 2,400 square foot Visitor Center. This unique setting is perfect for receptions, parties and meetings. Stop by the distillery to purchase a bottle of this fine Craft Bourbon and join in a distillery tour. While in Eastern Kentucky, stay close to the distillery, located northwest of Lexington, in a comfortable Best Western guest room.
More Area Attractions & Services
- 4.00 mile(s) from Mary Todd Lincoln House
- 8.00 mile(s) from Ashland Henry Clay Estate
- 8.00 mile(s) from The Hunt Morgan House
- 8.00 mile(s) from Headley-Whitney Museum
- 10.00 mile(s) from Whitaker Stadium
- 10.00 mile(s) from The Arboretum
- 16.00 mile(s) from American Saddlebred Museu
- 15 mile(s) from Eastern KY University
- 8 mile(s) from Transylvania University
- 6 mile(s) from Ashland, Henry Clay Estat
- 16 mile(s) from Georgetown University
- 10 mile(s) from Redmile Harness Racing
- 3 mile(s) from Ashland Oil
- .1 mile(s) from Adesa
- 3 mile(s) from St. Joseph Hospital
- 8 mile(s) from UK Hospital
- 6 mile(s) from Shriner's Hospital
- 4 mile(s) from Hamburg Pavillion
- 4 mile(s) from Hamburg Pavillion, over 80 retail stores
- 15 mile(s) from Fayette Mall, Kentucky's largest mall
- 8 mile(s) from Victorian Square, Downtown Lexington
Distances to Popular Points of Interest
- 8 mile(s) from Lexington
- 12 mile(s) from Versailles
- 12 mile(s) from Nicholasville
- 15 mile(s) from Richmond
- 16 mile(s) from Georgetown
- 25 mile(s) from Danville
- 25 mile(s) from Berea
- 25 mile(s) from Shelbyville
- 35 mile(s) from Frankfort
- 75 mile(s) from Bardstown
- 75 mile(s) from Louisville
- 80 mile(s) from Cincinnati, OH
- 0.1 mile(s) from Overnite Transportation
- 1 mile(s) from Adesa
- 4 mile(s) from Amazon.com
- 4 mile(s) from Ashland Oil
- 10 mile(s) from Lexmark
- 10 mile(s) from General Electric
- 10 mile(s) from Time Warner Cable
- 10 mile(s) from Link Belt Company
- 10 mile(s) from Pepsi Cola Company
- 11 mile(s) from Trane
- 12 mile(s) from IBM
- 15 mile(s) from Square D
- 15 mile(s) from Sub-Zero Wolf, Inc.
- 15 mile(s) from CSX Transportation
- 15 mile(s) from Coca Cola
- 25 mile(s) from Toyota Manufacturing Comp
- .1 mile(s) from Blue Sky Park
- 13 mile(s) from Bechtel
- 15 mile(s) from Bluegrass Army Depot
- 7 mile(s) from Spencerian College
- 8 mile(s) from Transylvania University
- 8 mile(s) from Bluegrass Community and Technical College
- 8 mile(s) from University of Kentucky
- 15 mile(s) from Eastern Kentucky University
- 15 mile(s) from Georgetown College
- 25 mile(s) from Berea College
- 35 mile(s) from Kentucky State University
- 35 mile(s) from Centre College
Local Area Recreation Opportunities
- Outdoor pool
- 0 mile(s) from swimming
- 4 mile(s) from Golf
- 4 mile(s) from Water Activity
- 4 mile(s) from Driving Range
- 4 mile(s) from shopping
- 15 mile(s) from Redmile Harness Racing
- 15 mile(s) from Kentucky Horse Park
- 15 mile(s) from Keeneland Race Course
- 20 mile(s) from Horse Farm Tour
- 8 mile(s) from Rupp Arena
- 8 mile(s) from Commonwealth Stadium
- 10 mile(s) from Whitaker Bank Baseball
- 15 mile(s) from Fayette Mall
- Murphy's Bar & Grill, on premises, bar/lounge, American, open for: dinner, Open from 5 p.m. - 11 p.m. Monday - Thursday and 5 p.m. - midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. Enjoy the mouthwatering appetizers, sandwiches, and some of the finest bourbons in Kentucky. Watch your favorite sports on one of our two 46-inch flat screen televisions
- Adjacent to Waffle House®, full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
- Across the street from Wendy's, fast food, American, open for: lunch, dinner
- Across the street from Arby's®, fast food, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
- 4 mile(s) from Bonefish Grill®, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner
- 4 mile(s) from Carrabba's Italian Grill, full service, Italian, open for: dinner
- 4 mile(s) from Logan's Roadhouse, full service, Steak House, open for: lunch, dinner
- 4 mile(s) from TGI Friday's®, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner
- 4 mile(s) from Texas Roadhouse, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner
- 4 mile(s) from I Ching®, full service, Chinese, open for: lunch, dinner
- 4 mile(s) from Malone's, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner
- 4 mile(s) from Max & Emma's, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner
- 4 mile(s) from Steak N Shake, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner
- 4 mile(s) from Back Yard Burgers®, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner
- 4 mile(s) from Old Chicago®, full service, Italian, open for: lunch, dinner
- Across the street from McDonald's®, fast food, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
- 4 mile(s) from Applebee's®, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner
- 4 mile(s) from Chop House®, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner
- 4 mile(s) from Johnny Carino's®, full service, Italian, open for: lunch, dinner
- 4 mile(s) from Chick fil-A®, fast food, American, open for: lunch, dinner
- 4 mile(s) from Rafferty's®, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner
- 4 mile(s) from KFC®, fast food, American, open for: lunch, dinner
- 4 mile(s) from Taco Bell®, fast food, Mexican, open for: lunch, dinner
- 4 mile(s) from Fazoli's®, fast food, Italian, open for: lunch, dinner
- 4 mile(s) from Qdoba®, fast food, Mexican, open for: lunch, dinner
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Enjoy your stay with us even more by checking out some of the most popular area points of interest and local area events happening in or near Lexington. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.
Local Events Worth Considering:
Poage Landing Days
Held in downtown Ashland, Poage Landing Days features antique car shows, motorcycle shows, a beauty pageant, arts & crafts, and live music.
World Chicken Festival
London, KY pays tribute to its pivotal role in the history of Kentucky Fried Chicken. Eat to your heart's content at this festival held near Corbin.
Roots & Heritage Festival
This regional highlight held in Lexington features music, fine art, and live entertainment. Browse the shops of hundreds of vendors and take home your new favorite cultural piece.
Columbia Down Town Days
Known as the Old Folklore of the West Festival, this Columbia event features parades, kids' activities, and a 5k run.
Winter Wonderland of Lights
Downtown Ashland and Central Park greets its visitors with warm holiday cheer from November to January. Don't miss a Christmas Parade, pictures with Santa, and the Winter Wonderland Express Train Ride.
Festival of the Bluegrass
Held in Lexington, this massive festival is the oldest Bluegrass festival in the state and attracts thousands of people. Bring a chair and blanket and enjoy world-class music and food.
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