I lived in Kentucky for a bit outside of Fort Knox and I have to say it was very pretty area. Growing up in Florida where it's HOT like 24/7 and the land is FLAT, I LOVED the hills and the season changes! The area is so beautiful and there is so much I didn't get to do in the short amount of time I was there! Here is my bucket list and staycation ideas in Lexington Kentucky.
12 Staycation Ideas in Lexington Kentucky
- Kentucky Horse Park – With nearly 50 breeds of horses, plus museums, art galleries, shows and demonstrations covering 1,200 acres This is a must see in Kentucky Horse Country.
- Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill – Wander through the restored Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, the largest restored Shaker village in the world.
- West Sixth Brewing – Located north of Main Street at the end of the popular Jefferson on West Sixth Street. Fresh, local beer made on site and served in a spacious taproom, beer garden, and patio. A great place to kick back, drink some great beer, meet with friends, watch the game, or just hang out.
- The Kentucky Theater -This Theater that opened in 1922 still operates and watch independent films. Best of all, you can have a beer or glass of wine while watching the movie!
- Legacy Trail – this is a 12 mile walking or biking trail of art. it is paved to accommodate everyone!
- Raven Run Nature Sanctuary – Raven Run is a 734-acre nature sanctuary with more than 10 miles of hiking trails, a nature center, and bird blind for nature observation and education.
- The Arboretum – The Arboretum began in 1991 and boasts 100 acres of year-round color and plants.
- Comedy Off Broadway – If you are looking for a laugh this is the place to come! Enjoy a full service bar and a night of rib splitting fun!
- Blue Stallion Brewing Company – Blue Stallion Brewing Co. Is a brewery and taproom focusing on authentic German lagers and British ales. Serving beers crafted on-site as well as guest beers, the taproom is a warm, relaxing area to enjoy a glass of beer.
- Lexington Opera House – Meticulously restored 1886 opera house hosts Broadway Live and Variety Live series, as well as concerts and local arts performances.
- Mary Todd Lincoln House – Built in 1803 to 1806 as an inn, Mary Todd's father purchased this house in Lexington in 1832 for his family. Mary Todd, who would later become Abraham Lincoln's wife, visited her girlhood home often. The Georgian-style brick house is furnished in period and displays family portraits as well as personal items of the Lincoln-Todd families.
- Aviation Museum of Kentucky – The Aviation Museum of Kentucky in Lexington is designed to educate about the aviation industry and inspire those interested in pursuing a career aviation. Various aircraft are on display, both inside the 20,000 sq ft facility and outside. Travel exhibits are also on display throughout the year. The museum houses the Kentucky Aviation Hall of Fame, recognizing the accomplishments of Kentuckians.