Gallery in Lexington

Lexington Art League at Loudoun House

Art and architecture buffs won't want to miss this edgy, contemporary visual arts gallery housed in a freestanding American Gothic Revival mansion in NoLi, one of only five such structures left in the USA. The cutti…
Farm in Lexington

Thoroughbred Center

Most farms are closed to the public, but you can see working racehorses up close here, with tours of the stables, practice tracks and paddocks.
Museum in Lexington

Kentucky Horse Park

An educational theme park and equestrian sports center sits on 1200 acres just north of Lexington. Horses representing 50 different breeds live in the park and participate in special live shows.
Historic Building in Lexington


Just 1.5 miles east of downtown, Ashland is part historic home of one of Kentucky's favorite sons and part public park; this was the Italianate estate of famed statesman and great compromiser Henry Clay (1777–1852).
Distillery in Lexington

Barrel House Distilling Company

A micro-distiller set in the barrel house of the now defunct Pepper Distillery. It bottles two moonshines (one aged in bourbon barrels), vodka and oak rum. Tours run every 30 minutes. The adjacent Elkhorn Lodge – co…
Historic Building in Lexington

Mary Todd-Lincoln House

This modest 1806 house has articles from the first lady's childhood and her years as Abe's wife, including original White House pieces. Tours hourly on the hour; last at 3pm.
Museum in Lexington

Headley-Whitney Museum

Houses a 1940s Hollywood jewelry designer's remarkable collection of stones, trinkets and doll houses, as well as the only shell house in the Midwest.