What to do in Lexington, KY

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Lexington Attractions

Eager to know the best things to do in Lexington? Great shopping, fantastic local cuisine and lots of fascinating tourist attractions are just the tip of the iceberg. It's time to pack your suitcase and discover the secrets of this buzzing city.

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What to do in Lexington

Free Things to Do in Lexington

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University of Kentucky - Take in the creativity and design of this fantastic example of modern architecture.

Transylvania University - You'll feel like you've been transported back in time while wandering around this historic attraction.

Lexington Public Library - Open up your guidebook and discover why this place is worth adding to your itinerary.

Quest Community Church - Get an insight into the local faith at this holy site.

Legacy Trail - Be prepared for views that'll amaze you at this natural landscape.

Thoroughbred Park - If you enjoy spending time in the garden, this attraction will appeal to your green thumb.

Things to Do in Lexington with Kids

There are plenty of memorable experiences in Lexington that the entire gang will enjoy. These are some of the most popular family friendly experiences around.


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What should I not miss in Lexington?
Don’t go home without ticking off the following list of wonderful sights:

  • Rupp Arena
  • University of Kentucky
  • Keeneland Racing Course
  • Kroger Field

Are there cheap things to do in Lexington?
What can you do in Lexington for free?
Your getaway in Lexington needn’t blow the budget with free things like these to discover:

  • University of Kentucky
  • Kentucky State University
  • Kentucky State Capitol
  • Buffalo Trace Distillery

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