1950 Newtown Pike
Lexington, KY 40511
Phone: (859) 233-0512
Fax: (859) 231-9285
A gathering point for all who appreciate computers or art, Collexion is a lively addition to Lexington's arts scene. Conveniently located in downtown, this space welcomes all who have knowledge of computers to partake in their friendly, welcoming, and creatively conducing ambiance, their plentiful workspace, and its wonderful crowd of locals. See the website to know about upcoming events.
Located in downtown Lexington is the Rupp Arena, which plays host to several popular concerts, sporting events, family entertainment shows and conventions. The space can accommodate up to 23,000 people. The venue is home to Wildcats - the basketball team. Sound and light systems are high-tech and ample parking space is available. The excellent staff re-defines quality service, which is another plus for the venue. Housed within the arena is ‘The Heart', which was conceived after a popular demand for a medium sized space to hold concerts and meetings. This section holds from 2,300-10,000 people.
5/3 Pavilion at Cheapside Park is a semi-enclosed facility for events like celebrations, parties or wedding receptions. Located next to the History Museum, this pavilion is available only on rent and is not for those visiting the park.
The Lyric was the crowning glory of the neighborhood between the period of 1948 to 1963 and had some of the big names like Ray Charles, B.B. King and Billy Brown perform during its heydays. Built initially as a movie house, it went on to become a performance venue, hosting some of the finest acts of an era gone by. It closed in 1963 and was in disuse for nearly five decades and finally opened in 2010. Now called Lyric Theater & Cultural Arts Center, this renovated, iconic part of the city is spread across 29,000 square feet (2,694.19 square meters) and features a state-of-the-art theater, and an art gallery and museum. Comprising of two buildings which is distinct by an outdoor garden, it is the ideal place to get a glimpse into the rich African-American culture. Stop by for musical programs, films, exhibitions or educational outreaches featuring famous as well as upcoming artists.
Land of Tomorrow is not a regular art gallery. It opens the door to the world of modern and experimental creations in the field of music and design. By exhibiting the beautiful works of artists from across the world as well as inviting them for lectures and workshops, creates a melting pot for various artists. A delight for art lovers! The exhibitions held here are mostly combined with performances of local and national bands on tour, thus, making it an artistic and cultural hot spot in Lexington. Artists like Joseph Kucinski, Jonathan Muecke and Aili Schmeltz have showcased their artworks at this gallery in the past. Visit their website to know more.
The Red Mile is among the nation's prominent harness tracks and the city's oldest racetrack. Established in 1875, it is named after the track's red clay. The complex consists of a Round Barn, Clubhouse, Paddock Park and Tattersalls apart from the racing avenue.
Established in 1978, Kentucky Horse Park aims at providing visitors with knowledge regarding horses. Multiple restaurants located on-site offer guests a refreshing break. International Museum of the Horse, American Saddlebred Museum, the memorial and sculpture park gives visitors deeper insight into the history and varieties of horses. Riding on horse-drawn carriages and ponies, make the educational tour around the park an interesting one. The park is also home to the popular Man O War memorial. Screening of equestrian films, horse racing and equestrian shows are regular features at this park. Check the website for varying hours of operation, differing admission prices and further information.
Located across Maxwell Street, the Castle Greyskull is a concert venue. This modern space is equipped with state-of-the-art sound and lighting system. Throughout the year, it stages different bands/artists and every show held here is well attended. So while you are in town, do head here for a cool concert.
One of the most prominent sports facilities at the University of Kentucky, the Commonwealth Stadium is the home venue for the university's football team, the Kentucky Wildcats. The stadium opened 1973 with a massive capacity of 57800, and has grown to 67606, to accommodate its growing legion of supporters. The stadium has hosted many memorable games, and the home team's impeccable wining record at the venue has only made it special. The stadium has undergone numerous renovations over the years and boasts of modern facilities including a press box, swanky VIP areas as well as private booths. Tours of the facility are available on weekdays. Check website for more.
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The Racetrack is operate by the Keeneland Association, with track length of one and 1/16th mile or 1710 meters.
The Scott County Jail Complex is a finely structured jail complex in and occupies massive historical relevance. It is placed in the Georgetown region of Kentucky. It functioned as the Scott County Jail from its establishment in 1892 until 1990. At present, the building site is home to the renowned Scott County Arts and Cultural Center. The distinguished arts building is designated as a Kentucky Landmark. Tracing the Italianate and the Romanesque styles of architecture, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.