(800) 845-3959  VisitLEX.COM 23 22 2017 LEXINGTON VISITORS GUIDE Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill Harrodsburg Pioneer Playhouse Outdoor dinner theatre presents off-Broadway plays. Open June through August. Call for schedule. 840 Stanford Road (859) 236-2747 (866) 597-5297 pioneerplayhouse.com Wilderness Trail Distillery Distilling vodka, sorghum rum and Bourbon made with grain grown less than 2 miles away. Tours Monday through Saturday. 4095 Lebanon Road (859) 402-8707 wildernesstraildistillery.com Frankfort 26 miles northwest of Lexington. Home of Kentucky State University. (800) 960-7200 visitfrankfort.com Buffalo Trace Distillery The oldest continually operating distillery in America. Free tours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Open on Sundays April through October. 113 Great Buffalo Trace (502) 696-5926 (800) 654-8471 buffalotracedistillery.com Kentucky State Capitol One of the nation’s most beautiful statehouses. Elaborate historical murals. Open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Open Saturdays in summer, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 700 Capitol Avenue (502) 564-3449 capitol.ky.gov Liberty Hall Historic Site Liberty Hall and the Orlando Brown house trace their histories back to the Revolutionary War. Tours Monday through Saturday, April through November. 202 Wilkinson Street (502) 227-2560 libertyhall.org Old State Capitol Historical exhibits in outstanding Greek Revival- style building. Open Tuesday through Friday from March through mid-December and Saturdays year-round. 300 West Broadway (502) 564-1792 history.ky.gov Prodigy Vineyards and Winery Enjoy live music on most Fridays. Boutique and tasting room on site. 3445 Versailles Road (502) 352-9400 prodigyvineyards.com Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History Museum and research library. Museum open Tuesday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.;Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 100 West Broadway (502) 564-1792 history.ky.gov Georgetown 12 miles north of Lexington. Home of Georgetown College. (888) 863-8600 georgetownky.com Evans Orchard and Cider Mill Orchard, cider mill and u-pick operation with colorful fall festivals and special events from May through November. 180 Stone Road (502) 863-2255 evansorchard.com Georgetown/Scott County Museum Video timeline, collection of local artifacts. Open Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 229 East Main Street (502) 863-6201 Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm Visit with retired racing legends at this one-of-a kind facility. Daily tours. Reservations required. 1841 Paynes Depot Road (502) 863-1775 oldfriendsequine.org Toyota Motor Manufacturing Almost 500,000 cars and engines are manufactured annually at Toyota. Plant tours. Call for reservations. 1001 Cherry Blossom Way (502) 868-3027 (800) 866-4485 toyotageorgetown.com Yuko-En on the Elkhorn Six acre Japanese style stroll garden. Open daily dawn to dusk. 700 Cincinnati Pike (502) 316-4554 yuko-en.com Harrodsburg 32 miles southwest of Lexington. (800) 355-9192 harrodsburgky.com Dixie Belle Riverboat Authentic stern-wheeler. Cruises May through October. Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. 3501 Lexington Road (859) 734-5411 (800) 734-5611 shakervillageky.org Herrington Lake Picturesque 3,000 acre lake for fishing and recreation. (859) 734-2364 (800) 355-9192 Old Fort Harrod State Park Replica of 1774 fort commemorates the first permanent settlement west of the Alleghenies. Costumed interpreters. 100 South College Street (859) 734-3314 parks.ky.gov Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill America’s largest restored Shaker community with 34 buildings on 3,000 acres. National Historic Landmark. Exhibits, music programs, hiking and riding trails. Tours offered Tuesday through Sunday. 3501 Lexington Road (859) 734-5411 (800) 734-5611 shakervillageky.org Evans Orchard and Cider Mill Georgetown Four Roses Distillery Lawrenceburg Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm Georgetown Indigenous peoples hunted large herds of bison and other game on the vast savannahs of the region. These fertile grasslands attracted European-American settlers.Their first permanent settlement was founded at Harrodsburg in 1774. Handicap Access Limited Handicap Access AJ Hochhalter is a film composer and entrepreneur. He has written music for some of the largest brands in the world and his music has been heard on the stages of The Oscars and The Sundance Film Festival. AJ is a founder of The Livery - a barn turned event space in the heart of downtown - and is also the producer of NEAT: The Story of Bourbon, a feature length bourbon documentary. He lives downtown with his wife Cara and their three kids. What are your top 3 Lexington spots for family fun in the Bluegrass region? AJH:One,Ashland,The Henry Clay Estate.Beautiful gardens, huge lawns,old trees,and it’s very quiet.It’s nestled in a neighborhood that has some of the most picturesque streets in all of Lexington,especially in the fall. Two, The Arboretum. It’s awesome for stroller walks when you have little kids. They have a great Children’s Garden where kids can get their hands dirty and learn about how to plant things and the environment. Three, Evans Orchard. Hay rides, apple & pumpkin picking, and a massive slide and playground. Plus, it has a picturesque horse country drive out there. What can you do in Lexington that you can’t do anywhere else? AJH: Take a scenic drive to show your kids racehorses, then take them 9 miles down the road and let them sit on the rails at Keeneland and experience the power of the same horses up close. AJ Hochhalter Film Composer