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Wilmore/Lexington Area Attractions

The American Saddle Bred Museum (27 miles from Wilmore)
Explore the history and legends of the American Saddlebred, Kentucky's only native breed, at this museum which includes various exhibits and an award winning multi-image show, "Saddlebred for America."
http://www.asbmuseum.org/
4083 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511
(859) 259-2746


Ashland: Henry Clay Estate (18 miles from Wilmore)
The home of celebrated statesman Henry Clay, a 600-acre estate that once grew hemp, tobacco and grain is now a museum and National Historic Landmark, where visitors can tour the 18-room mansion, grounds and beautiful gardens.
http://www.henryclay.org/
120 Sycamore Road, Lexington, Kentucky 40502
(859) 266-8581

The Aviation Museum of Kentucky (15 miles from Wilmore)
The AVIATION MUSEUM of KENTUCKY is located at Blue Grass Airport, Lexington. The facility has 12,000 square feet of display area, a fully equipped shop for aviation restoration projects, an office, a library/archive and a gift shop. The Museum is a dynamic entity which includes not only older restored aircraft and memorabilia, but also air-worthy, flyable aircraft for the public to enjoy.
http://www.aviationky.org/
4029 Airport Road, Lexington, KY 40510
(859) 231-1219

Camp Nelson (14 miles from Wilmore)
The original camp covered 4,000 acres with some 300 buildings and fortifications. Camp Nelson provided the Union Army with over 10,000 African-American soldiers, making it the third largest recruiting and training depot for African Americans in the nation. There are over 5 miles of trails to explore and learn about the Civil War. View some of the unique artifacts related to Civil War Soldier Life, now on display at the Camp Nelson Heritage Park Interpretive Center.
www.campnelson.org
6614 Danville Rd, Nicholasville, KY  40390
(859) 881-5716

Explorium of Lexington (17 miles from Wilmore)
Explorium of Lexington offers adventures in fun and learning. With nine discovery zones filled with interactive exhibits designed to inspire imagination and curiosity, kids of all ages have experiences that can last a lifetime. Formerly known as the Lexington Children’s Museum, Explorium is one of the oldest children’s museums in the United States.
http://explorium.com/visit
440 W. Short Street, Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 258-3253

Fayette Mall (14 miles from Wilmore)
Fayette Mall is Lexington, Kentucky's premier shopping and dining destination! With over 150 stores and eateries, Fayette Mall has something for everyone!
http://www.shopfayette-mall.com/directions/

3401 Nicholasville Road, Lexington, KY 40503
(859) 272-3493

Headley-Whitney Museum (21 miles from Wilmore)

George Hadley, celebrated artist and jewelry designer, established this special museum in 1968 that houses a magnificent collection of decorative arts objects.
http://www.headley-whitney.org/weddings.html
4435 Old Frankfort Pike, Lexington, KY 40510
(859)-255-6653

Hunt-Morgan Home (17 miles from Wilmore)
The former home of General John Hunt Morgan now houses a second-floor Civil War museum.
http://bluegrasstrust.org/huntmorgantours.html
201 N. Mill Street., Lexington, Kentucky 40507
(859) 253-0362

Keeneland (15 miles from Wilmore) 
Part thoroughbred race course, part sales company and considered one of America's most beautiful tracks, Keeneland is known for its well-designed and meticulous landscaping. The grounds consist of the paddock, a prep area where visitors can view horses up-close just before the race and a combination of dirt and turf race tracks.
http://www.keeneland.com/default.aspx
4201 Versailles Road, Lexington, KY 40510
(859) 288-4299

Kentucky Horse Park (27 miles from Wilmore)
Horse enthusiasts and other visitors can meet and pet their favorite breeds at this 12,000-acre working horse farm dedicated to celebrating man's relationship with the majestic creatures. The park features two museums, twin theaters and nearly 50 different breeds of horses.
http://kyhorsepark.com/
4089 Iron Works Parkway
Lexington, Kentucky 40511
(859) 233-4303
(800) 678-8813

Kentucky Theater (17 miles from Wilmore)
This Romanesque-style theater built in 1922 was restored to its original grandeur in 1992. In addition to showing classic, modern and foreign films, the Kentucky Theater hosts a variety of concerts as well as the weekly taping of the syndicated radio show 'WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour'.
http://www.kentuckytheater.com/
214 E. Main St., Lexington, KY
(859) 231-7924

Latrobe's Pope Villa (17 miles from Wilmore)
One of the few remaining examples of the work of Benjamin Henry Latrobe, one of the architects of the US Capitol.
http://www.popevilla.org/
326 Grosvenor Avenue, Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 253-0362

Lexington Arboretum (16 miles from Wilmore)
Expansive arboretum features a variety of trees, gardens and walking/jogging paths. Open year-round, dawn to dusk.
http://www.ca.uky.edu/arboretum/
500 Alumni Drive, Lexington, KY 40503 (859) 257-6955

Lexington Cemetery (19 miles from Wilmore)
Established in 1824, this is considered one of America's most beautifully landscaped cemeteries.
http://www.lexcem.org/
833 West Main Street, Lexington, KY 40508
(859) 255-5522

Lexington Children’s Theatre (17 miles from Wilmore)
http://www.lctonstage.org/
418 West Short Street Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 254-4546

Lexington History Center (17 miles from Wilmore)
The area's newest attraction is housed inFayette Country's old courthouse built in 1900.Explore the area's rich history through exhibits and lecture series. Open year-round daily noon to 4:00 p.m.; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.
http://www.lexingtonhistorymuseum.org/
215 W. Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 254-0530

Lexington Legends Minor League Baseball- Whitaker Bank Ballpark (18 miles from Wilmore)
Home of the Lexington Legends, the Houston Astros' Class A affiliate in the South Atlantic League.
http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t495
207 Legends Lane, Lexington, KY 40505 (Formerly Applebee's Park)
(859) 252-4487

Lexington Opera House (17 miles from Wilmore)
Meticulously restored 1886 opera house hosts Broadway Live and Variety Live series, as well as concerts and local arts performances.
http://www.lexingtonoperahouse.com/
401 W. Short Street, Lexington, KY 40507 
(859) 233-4567

Lexington Thoroughbred Park (17 miles from Wilmore)
This 2.5 acre park dedicated to the Thoroughbred industry contains seven life-size and lifelike bronze racehorses streaking toward the finish line, while broodmares, foals and the great stallion Lexington 'graze' in a nearby field. Jockey greats Randy Romero, Pat Day, Bill Shoemaker, Jerry Bailey, Don Brumfield, Chris McCarron and Craig Perret are all represented.
http://www.kentuckytourism.com/things_to_do/featured_attractions/thoroughbred-park/1723/
East Main Street at Midland Avenue, Lexington, KY 40507

Lexington Walmart Supercenter ( 14 miles from Wilmore)
https://www.walmart.com/store/2783/whats-new
500 W New Circle Road, Lexington, KY 40511
(859) 381-9370

Loudoun House (18 miles from Wilmore)
Loudoun House is considered one of the largest and finest examples of Gothic Revival architecture in Kentucky. Loudoun was constructed by Lexington builder John McMurtry, but now it is owned by the city of Lexington and houses the Lexington Art League, a visual art organization.
http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/lexington/lou.htm

209 Castlewood Drive, Lexington, KY
(859) 254-7024

Mary Todd Lincoln House (17 miles from Wilmore)
The wife of President Abraham Lincoln grew up in this house, which today contains many pieces of her personal possessions. After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln visited her family here. Today the fourteen room house contains period furniture, portraits, and furnishings from the Todd and Lincoln families.
http://mtlhouse.org/
578 West Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 233-9999

McConnell Springs (18 miles from Wilmore)
Known as the "Birthplace of Lexington", a nice walking trail leads to a breathtaking natural spring where Lexington was named in 1775. The campsite of William McConnell, upon word that the first Revolutionary War battle had just been fought in Lexington, Massachusetts, McConnell named the future settlement "Lexington". The trail is easy and the springs are well worth seeing.
http://www.mcconnellsprings.org/
416 Rebmann Lane, Lexington, KY

Nicholasville Aquatic Center (7 miles from Wilmore)
http://www.ymcaofcentralky.org/branches/jessamine-county-ymca/aquatic-center/
300 Martin Luther King Boulevard
Nicholasville, KY 40356-2694
(859) 887-2853

Old Kentucky Chocolates (15 miles from Wilmore)
Old Kentucky Candies has been making candy in the Bluegrass for more than 40 years and is best known for its delicious Bourbon Chocolates and Bourbon Cherries, both made with 100-proof Jim Beam Kentucky Bourbon.
450 Southland Drive, Lexington, KY 40503 (800) 786-0579

Old Fort Harrod State Park (17  miles from Wilmore)
http://parks.ky.gov/parks/recreationparks/fort-harrod/default.aspx
100 South College Street  Harrodsburg, Kentucky 40330-0156
(859) 734-3314

Raven Run Nature Sanctuary (18 miles from Wilmore)
Don your walking or hiking shoes and follow the trails through this 350-acre tract of land complete with forests, creeks, meadows, wildflowers and historic and geological landmarks.
http://www.lexingtonky.gov/index.aspx?page=198
5888 Jacks Creek Road, Lexington, KY 40515 (859) 272-6105

The Red Mile (16 miles from Wilmore)
The Red Mile is Lexington's oldest existing racetrack, dating to 1875, as well as one of the nation's most respected harness tracks. The nation's largest outdoor Saddlebred horse show is held here each summer.
http://www.tattersallsredmile.com/
1200 Red Mile Road, Lexington, KY 40504 (859) 255-0752

Rupp Arena (17 miles from Wilmore)
Sports and entertainment center seats 23,600 spectators and serves as home to the University of Kentucky Men's Basketball team.
http://www.rupparena.com/
432 West Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 233-4567

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill (9 miles from Wilmore)
The site of a Shaker religious community that was active from 1805 to 1910. Following a preservationist effort that began in 1961, the site, now a National Historic Landmark, has become a popular tourist destination.
http://www.shakervillageky.org/
3501 Lexington Rd  Harrodsburg, KY 40383
(800) 734-5611
 
Talon Winery & Vineyards (17 miles from Wilmore)
Stroll through lush vineyards as well as a tasting room and gift shop located in an original 18th century farmhouse. Tours feature an inside view of the processing area, the tanks, Kentucky oak-barrels and a state-of-the-art bottling system. Talon Winery sits on 300 acres of rolling Bluegrass farmland.
http://www.talonwine.com/
7086 Tates Creek Road, Lexington, KY 40515
859-971-3214

Thoroughbred Center (22 miles from Wilmore)
Experience the spirit and nobility of Thoroughbreds at The Thoroughbred Center, where the champions of tomorrow are in training today. Observe trainers up close as they teach their horses the skills they will need to become winners. You may even get to watch a future Derby winner step into a starting gate and break from it for the very first time. After workouts, be amazed at the care, equipment, and methods used to keep these magnificent horses in championship racing condition.
http://www.thethoroughbredcenter.com/tours/
3380 Paris Pike, Lexington, KY 40511
(859) 293-1853

Transylvania University (17 miles from Wilmore)
Established in 1780, this is the oldest American college west of the Alleghany Mountains.
www.transy.edu/
300 North Broadway  Lexington, KY 40508
(859) 233-8300

University of Kentucky (17 miles from Wilmore)
Founded in 1865, the University of Kentucky is the largest public university in the state, educating more than 24,000 students each semester. Home of the UK Wildcats. Walking tours are available.
www.uky.edu/
101 Main Building, Lexington, KY 40506
(859) 257-3595

University of Kentucky Art Museum (17 miles from Wilmore)
An impressive permanent collection is augmented by special traveling exhibits. Open noon to 5pm. Tuesday through Sunday; Friday noon to 8pm. Free parking on Patterson Street.
www.uky.edu/ArtMuseum/
405 Rose St  Lexington, KY 40508
(859) 257-5716

Waveland Museum (10 miles from Wilmore)
Experience 19th century plantation life at this historic compound where you can tour the mansion or "big house," see quarters where slaves lived, visit a smokehouse and other elements of daily life in the Old South.
http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/lexington/wav.htm
225 Waveland Museum Ln, Lexington, KY
(859) 272-3611


Wilmore Parks and Recreation
Wilmore Parks & Recreation serves the Wilmore community with recreation programs / special events for all ages. The department also maintains and plans park spaces for everyone to enjoy. To contact Wilmore Parks & Recreation Director Amy Fitch, email wilmoreparks@gmail.com or phone/text at 859-338-2208. 
http://www.wilmore.org/parks-and-recreation/ 
City Hall - 335 East Main Street,Wilmore, KY 40390


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