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Universities and Colleges in University of Kentucky - What To Do And SeeUniversity of Kentucky - What To Do And See

 

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Have fun with the family at Kentucky Horse Park, situated on Iron Works Parkway, featuring guided trail rides, pony rides for the little ones and beautiful green surroundings.

 

Tour the Mary Todd Lincoln House, a beautiful Georgian house that dates from 1832, known as the first US site to be dedicated to a First Lady. This is the house where Robert Todd moved his family, along with the future wife of the 16th president of USA.

 

Visit The Arboretum, located on Alumni Drive, considered being one of the most spectacular gardens in the nation, where you can admire amazing exhibits of colorful plants and flowers all year-round.

 

Explore the Downtown Arts Center, commonly known as DAC, which can be found on East Main Street, where you can see various interesting art-related exhibits. The Center is home to 3 organizations: The Ann Tower Gallery, the Actors Guild of Lexington, and LexArts.

 

Sports & outdoor events

The Annual Lexington Half Marathon is kept in March, and it is considered to be among the most popular annual sporting events in Lexington.

 

The event consists of a half marathon, as the name suggests, as well as a 5k run, and a 1- mile fun run, which start and finish at the Fasig-Tipton on Newtown Pike just off of I-75, offering runners scenic routes, that showcase the most beautiful regions of the city.

 

The goal of the event is to promote the benefits of having an active life, and people of all ages and skills are invited to run the marathon, the 5k or the 1-mile run.

 

Festivals

The list of annual festivals and fairs that happen in Lexington includes the Annual Kentucky Primitive Arts Festival and Knap-In, celebrated in May, which features fun activities and interesting exhibitions and displays, including Indian artifacts, fire starting demonstrations and pottery making activities. Archaeologists are also present at this fun, popular event, to talk to the public, giving answers and information regarding history.

 

Nightlife

Due to the fact that Lexington is a `college town`, being home to the University of Kentucky, it has a `young` nightlife scene, and offers plenty of popular spots, where people can enjoy themselves and have fun with friends.

 

On any night you choose to go out, in Lexington you will find plenty of live music, a huge college crowd, sufficient drink options offered in the many bars available, as well as an extensive mix of cuisines, gathered from all over the world.

 

Most of the city's nightlife scene happens downtown, between Main Street and Short Street, where the bars, clubs and pubs are located within walking distance, from each other.

 

During their stay, visitors should keep in mind 2 things, regarding Lexington's nightlife: closing time is usually around 2:30 am, and smoking is no longer permitted inside the bars and restaurants in Lexington.

 

Whatever your preferences are, you will certainly find all the ingredients you need, in Lexington, to put together a memorable, fun night out!