The Lexington Center and More Downtown Attractions

One of the places that you should visit during your Kentucky vacation is the city of Lexington, as you will find that there are many attractions to explore in this wonderful city, and one of them is the Lexington Center. This center offers excellent opportunities for many different kinds of activities, ranging from viewing of sports events and cultural performances to shopping and dining. After spending some time there, you can go on to visit other well-known attractions in the city. BBOnline recommends these great places of interest in downtown Lexington.

Lexington Center
430 West Vine Street
Lexington, Kentucky 40507
(859) 233-4567
www.lexingtoncenter.com/

Almost every tourist who is vacationing in Lexington will pay a visit to the Lexington Center. Since its opening in 1976, the center has served as a venue for some of the most important social, cultural and sports events in the central region of Kentucky. It is situated on an 11-acre site in downtown Lexington, and it is home to a number of well-known facilities. These facilities include the 130,000-square-foot Lexington Convention Center, the 23,500-seat Rupp Arena, the historic Lexington Opera House, a 95,000-square-foot shopping mall and the beautiful Triangle Park. Whether you are interested in performing arts, sports or shopping, you can be assured that you will have a grand time at the Lexington Center. 

The Lexington Center is located close to many famous tourist attractions, as well as restaurants and nightclubs. After visiting the center, you should spend some time exploring the downtown area before you head back to your Lexington Bed and Breakfast.

The Explorium
440 West Short Street
Lexington, Kentucky 40507
(859) 258-3253
www.explorium.com/

If you are vacationing in Lexington with your children, one place that you must not fail to visit is the Explorium. This children's museum was established in the year 1990, and it is considered one of the oldest museums of its kind in the United States. More than 80,000 children and adults visit this place every year to learn about art, science and world cultures in a unique way. You will find many interesting exhibits in the museum, including The Bubble Zone, Natural Wonders, Hold Your Horses, Science Station X, Passport to the World, Photo Booth of the Future and others. Most of the exhibits are interactive, and they are specifically designed to inspire curiosity and creativity in children.

The Explorium is located at the Victorian Square, which is just across the street from the Lexington Center. As such, it should be easy for you to find your way there from your Lexington Inn.

The Hunt-Morgan House
253 Market Street
Lexington, Kentucky 40507
(859) 253-0362
www.bluegrasstrust.org/hunt-morgan.html

The Hunt-Morgan House offers you a glimpse into the lives of the rich and famous in Lexington during the earth 19th century. This splendid Federal-style structure was once home to the Hunt-Morgan family, a historic family that produced the first Nobel Prize winner from Kentucky, the first millionaire in the western part of the US and a heroic Civil War general. During a tour of the property, you will get to see 19th century Kentucky furniture and paintings, antique porcelain and many items that belonged to the distinguished family. The Hunt Morgan House also houses the Alexander T. Hunt Civil War Museum.