Thursday, October 22, 2015

Destination of the Week: Lexington, KY-Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate

Destination of the Week: Lexington, KY-Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate

The final (at least for the GLCT) Lexington home tour is the largest.  The Ashland complex includes a true mansion, out buildings, formal garden, restaurant, and plenty of lawn.  The scheduled tours move quickly from room to room and cover the history of the family and estate.

Address:
120 Sycamore Rd, Lexington, KY 40502
http://henryclay.org/

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Destination of the Week: Lexington, KY- University of Kentucky Arboretum/ The State Botanical Garden of Kentucky

Destination of the Week: Lexington, KY- University of Kentucky Arboretum/ The State Botanical Garden of Kentucky

Surrounded by Lexington sprawl is the quiet and very accessible UK Arboretum.   Located south of the main campus the arboretum includes a handsome welcome center, children’s garden, and a thorough collection of native Kentucky trees.

Address:
500 Alumni Dr, Lexington, KY 40503
https://arboretum.ca.uky.edu/home

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Destination of the Week: Lexington, KY-University of Kentucky Art Museum

Destination of the Week: Lexington, KY-University of Kentucky Art Museum

It is difficult to believe a city the population size of Lexington only offers one art museum, and on top of that, a smaller university museum.  Its layout does limit the types of shows it can host and the student staff, while nice, has limited knowledge of the work.  Like some other university-owned museums it may be closed during breaks so check ahead.

Address:
405 Rose St, Lexington, KY
http://finearts.uky.edu/art-museum

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Destination of the Week: Lexington, KY-Hunt-Morgan House

Destination of the Week: Lexington, KY-Hunt-Morgan House

Lexington has a lock on home tours.  One of several available downtown, the Hunt-Morgan tells yet another story of a white middle-aged man and his family.  Still, the home is amazing and the tour guides are fantastic.

Address:
201 N Mill St, Lexington, KY 40507
http://www.bluegrasstrust.org/hunt-morgan.html

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