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Lexington Sights and Landmarks Guide, Kentucky

No matter where people go during their holidays, their choices of these destinations would more or less have to do with the must-see sights that these places can offer. The same is true with Lexington in Kentucky where the sights include lush parks, beautiful rivers, art galleries, opera houses, and nature sanctuaries, among others.

Lexington’s Parks and Rivers

The natural beauty of the city can be easily found in its parks and rivers. There is the Kentucky River that runs through the National Forest of Daniel Boone from its course up the mountains and the Raven Run Nature Park that is known for being the home of 200 kinds of birds and 600 plant species. The latter is known for being the area where the Kentucky River Palisades’ 470 acres have been preserved. There are also more than 10 miles of hiking trails in this park.

The Applebee’s Park Lexington is also another place that you can go to for enjoying the gifts of nature. Here, you could not only enjoy lush green fields but also a play area for kids, a picnic area, and concession stands. The home of the Lexington Legends Minor League Baseball Club, the park could also accommodate over 6,000 baseball fans.

For an active time in a park, you could go to the Woodland Skate Park, which is an estimated 12,000 square feet of bowls, ramps, pipes, and platforms. Open until ten in the evening, the public can come to the park for free.

Lexington’s Heritage, Arts, and Culture

If you want to view or take hold of modern folk and fine arts, then you can head on to the Ann Tower Gallery of Lexington. Situated in the downtown area of the city, the gallery has a main floor gallery that showcases different regional folk art and group exhibitions. It also has a gallery on the second floor that features one-person exhibitions.

For theatrical performances and other special events, the Lexington Opera House is the place for you. Housed in a historic building that could accommodate as many as 1,000 people, the opera house is also a known venue for receptions, parties, meetings and conferences.

The Lexington Cemetery and Arboretum is also one of the historical places that you can find in Lexington and is even among the most beautiful of all the arboretums in America. The cemetery is 170 acres in length and has a landscape design that has placed it in the National Register of Historic Places.

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