1920 Plaudit Pl.
Lexington, KY 40509-2417
Phone: (859) 543-8400
Fax: (859) 543-8530
Operated and controlled by the Lexington Ice Center and Sports Complex, this miniature Golf course is biblical in its theme. Having a tomb, this golf course has 3 courses, Old Testament, New Testament and Miracles, of 18 holes each. Each of these holes have illustrations of Noah's Ark, the plagues of Egypt, Daniel and the lion's den, among others. There are also little slabs engraved with Bible stories. Visitors here can enjoy their favorite game, and also listen to some Christian Rock music.
Founded by an eminent American politician, Henry Clay, Ashland's beginnings date back to 1809, when it started out as a simple block house. By 1811, it expanded into a sprawling mansion with a surrounding garden, that occupied 600 acres (242.81 hectares) of land. The property was named after the Ash trees, that surrounded the place. Following Clay's death in 1852, Ashland has housed various occupants, and has been functioning as a historic house and museum since 1950. Visitors can enjoy tours of the magnificent mansion and take in its splendor. End your visit to Ashland, by enjoying a relaxed meal at Ginkgo Tree Cafe, located on site.
Downtown Lexington is a wonderful place to explore and has many historical structures all around it. Central Christian Church is affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and was founded in 1816. Built on the remains of a former Masonic temple in 1894, this Richardsonian Romanesque edifice is one of the attractive churches in town. It was renovated in 1935 after a fire ravaged it. Their campus is spread across four acres (1.62 hectares), it features the the beautiful sanctuary, a prayer garden and many other buildings for various church activities. The exquisite stained glass windows depicting various Biblical scenes are enthralling. It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.
Founded way back in 1780, making it the first university in Kentucky, the Transylavania University is located in Lexington. Literally meaning “across the woods”, a tribute to its location amongst dense forests, Transylvania offers 36 programs to its students. Having produced many leaders of America, the Old Morrison, located on the campus, is often frequented by many personalities of political importance.
Christ Church Cathedral was established in 1796 though the present structure was built in 1848 by Thomas Lewinski, a renowned Lexington architect. This magnificent Gothic Revival edifice is a dominating feature in Downtown Lexington's skyline and history. It was the first Episcopal congregation in town and is the oldest of its kind in the state. Its interiors are just as stately as its facade. Get impressed by stunning stained glass windows, buttresses, arches and the nave. It is the base of The Episcopal Diocese of Lexington. It is also renowned for its music and is a gallery space for religious art as well.
The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Arboretum, or the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Arboretum. The 100 acre (40 hectare) expanse of the garden is divided into various areas such as the Home Fruit and Nuts Garden, Herb Garden, Woody Plant Collection and much more. The garden is open to the public for free and also frequently organizes special programs for kids, priced at a low amount.
The monumental John Hunt Horgan Memorial is located at Lexington in Kentucky, and is established to honor the Confederate General John Hunt Morgan. This historic monument was constructed on October 18, 1911 by the United Daughters of Confederacy. The memorial is of John Hunt Morgan riding a stallion. Sculpted by renowned architect Pompero Coppini, it boasts of being the only monument of the American Civil War in the state which has a soldier on a horseback. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.
Well known as one of the most important structures of the 19th century was the Henry Clay's Law Office. Currently the structure is only one remaining of the few professional structures of the span. The one story office was built as a law office where as a young aspiring lawyer, Clay practised to become a successful lawyer. Today, the roof of the same structure has been removed to making it larger and is owned by thr First Presbyterian Church.
On the courthouse lawn of Lexington in Kentucky, is built the John C. Breckinridge Memorial. It was established in the year 1887. It honors the renowned John C. Breckinridge, who had served the Confederate Army and also contended with Abraham Lincoln in the 1860s election. Done successfully by the Henry Bonnard Bronze Company of New York, the pedestal is moreover made from granite while the statue has been created in bronze. With its elevated monumental significance, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on July 17, 1997.
Lexington is renowned as the "Horse Capital of the World." Downtown Lexington is the heart of the city and is a potpourri of culture, business and residential spaces. Check out historic homes like Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, The Mary Todd Lincoln House, The Hunt-Morgan House, Waveland, Old Fayette County Courthouse and The Lexington Opera House. The Explorium of Lexington is a must visit when in town for everyone who is young at heart. Shoppers will be delighted at the Victorian Square, LaFayette Galleries, Heritage Antiques and The Shops at Lexington Center. Foodies will love Jefferson Street termed as the restaurant district. Historic Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church is among the oldest African-American churches in the nation. Town Branch Distillery is the pioneer distillery of the city and offers tours. The Downtown also hosts festivals and fairs such as the Festival Latino de Lexington and Woodland Arts Fair.
The Ladies' Confederate Memorial is a monument of the civil war era which was erected in 1874. It is located in the Lexington Cemetery and a part of the Civil War Monuments of Kentucky. It has many elements and motifs that make the monument look beautiful. The monument displays grief, unlike other monuments which show patriotism. The monument seems to have inspired by a poem written by the American poet Abram Joseph Ryan.
What was originally the Dixie Cup Plant has now become an unusual yet ordinary tourist attraction. This water tower was built in the shape of a Dixie Cup when this company had its office in the city. However, even after it got incorporated into the Georgia-Pacific Corporation, the water tower has remained. Authorities have refused to demolish it as it is known to be used by the city's airport as a reference point.