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.
Henry and Lucretia Clay had a home at Ashland from around 1806 until 1852. At its largest, the estate covered up to 600 acres. Hemp, tobacco and grains were grown and livestock was raised. It is a registered National Historic Landmark. It is closed on Mondays.
Take a self-guided tour of the striking Loudoun House. Built in 1852, this incredible house is one of the five remaining A.J.Davis castellated Gothic villas. There are studio tours and rotating exhibits.
This historic home of the U.S. Senator was designed by Benjamin Henry Latrobe, the architect for the U.S. Capitol. It is one of the few remaining examples of his work.
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.
The Arboretum is one of the most spectacular gardens in the nation, boasting year-round color and plants. Everyone can enjoy year-round activities. The Arboretum was created in 1991 as a joint effort between the University of Kentucky and the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government.
The DAC is home to three organizations: LexArts, The Ann Tower Gallery, and the Actors Guild of Lexington. The first floor houses LexArts' box office, the black box theater, Alfalfa's Restaurant and the lower level of the Ann Tower Gallery. The second floor includes the City Gallery, rehearsal room and DAC administrative offices.
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.