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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Racetrack
“Great Live Horse Racing in Spring & Fall Historic Race Track in Heart of the Bluegrass”
  • 107 locals recommend
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Park
“The Kentucky Horse Park celebrates the history of the human relationship with the horse through education, exhibition, engagement and competition. There have been horses on the horse park grounds for more than 200 years. The Kentucky Horse Park was opened in 1978 and is the world’s only park dedicated to man’s relationship with the horse. Host to numerous events year-round and opened to the public. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
College Basketball Court
“Concerts, sporting events, UK’s basketball home since 1976. Shopping. Convention center. Food. Hotel.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Great Beer Great Community Partner Interesting sustainability projects involving agriculture/aquaculture/restaurant business West 6th also has a farm/ taphouse in Frankfort ”
  • 47 locals recommend
Trail
“Great paved hiking trail through trees representing different areas of Kentucky. Lots of green space for picnic, trees to accommodate hammock hanging, Master Gardener gardens, art installations, plentiful benches along the hiking trail. Areas of the trails are shaded, providing a respite, during the heat of summer. Tour the children's garden for a fee. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“A really great and clean mall; lots of food options and next to the Movie Theater”
  • 16 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
“Beautiful art deco movie house. Started out as a vaudeville theater. Great for watching movies. Main st.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“You don't have to be a horse lover to appreciate this beautiful park and museum. Events happen every single weekend year-round, check out their website!”
  • 24 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“This 734-acre woodland preserve has 10 mi. of marked hiking trails, plus streams & wildlife.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Diner
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“Great for a cup of coffee or a quick bite! This local diner favorite is just around the corner - great for a morning stroll!”
  • 33 locals recommend
Shopping Plaza
“A unique shopping center with restaurants and stores not found in other shopping centers.—Right across the street.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Family owned since 1956, this is where Lexingtonians go to satisfy their craving for sweets and fine baked goods. Desserts, cookies, breakfast and deli sandwiches round out your options, but if you’re looking for something truly legendary, you have to try their birthday cake. Most customers go for buttercream icing, and for good reason. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Museum
“Architecturally interesting. Home to one of the most important and influential political figures of his era. Guided tours. Pretty grounds.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bar
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“The best bottomless mimosa brunch. On Saturday and Sunday get there right as they open or you’ll be waiting”
  • 30 locals recommend
Opera House
“Lexington has an opera house! See if anything is playing while you are here.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Food
“Hiding in plain sight near campus, they have a tiny taproom but a great assortment of patio games and food trucks!”
  • 23 locals recommend