(800) 845-3959 VisitLEX.COM 25 24 2017 LEXINGTON VISITORS GUIDE Lancaster 30 miles south of Lexington. (859) 792-3531 garrardcounty.ky.gov Sally Brown Nature Preserve Have a relaxing day bird watching or hike down to the Kentucky River. Open daily, sunrise to sunset. Bowman’s Bottom Road (859) 259-9655 nature.org/Kentucky Tom Dorman State Nature Preserve Home to rare plants and spectacular views along the Kentucky River. Moderately difficult hiking trails. Open daily sunrise to sunset. Highway 1845 (502) 573-2886 naturepreserves.ky.gov Lawrenceburg 23 miles west of Lexington. (502) 839-5372 visitlawrenceburgky.com Four Roses Distillery Beautiful California mission style buildings circa 1910. Fall through spring, full tours are given on the hour Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sunday noon to 3 p.m. 1224 Bonds Mill Road (502) 839-3436 fourrosesbourbon.com Lovers Leap Vineyards and Winery High on a bluff overlooking the Kentucky River. One of the largest wineries in the state. 1180 Lanes Mill Road (502) 839-1299 loversleapwine.com Rising Sons Home Farm Winery Inspired by their Italian heritage, this family run operation grows seven varieties of grapes on their 10 acre vineyards. Closed Mondays. 975 Frankfort Road (502) 600-0224 risingsonswinery.com Wild Turkey Distillery Site of bourbon production for more than a century. Open year-round. Several tours a day starting at 9 a.m., Monday through Saturday and seasonally on Sundays. 1417 Versailles Road (502) 839-2182 wildturkeybourbon.com Midway 12 miles west of Lexington. Home of Midway College. (859) 846-4413 meetmeinmidway.com Equus Run Vineyards Picnic areas, tasting room and gift shop open year-round. Guided tours and self-guided tours. Amphitheater hosts popular music events. 1280 Moores Mill Road (859) 846-9463 (877) 905-2675 equusrunvineyards.com Historic Railroad Street Charming historic district with shopping, music and restaurants. Dining options include Grey Goose, Darlin’ Jean’s, Heirloom and more. Railroad Street (859) 846-4413 meetmeinmidway.com Nicholasville 18 miles southwest of Lexington. (859) 887-4351 destinationjessamine.com Camp Nelson Heritage Park Union supply depot, enlistment camp, African- American refugee camp. National Cemetery. Tours Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 6614 Danville Road (859) 881-5716 campnelson.org The First Vineyard On the site of the first commercial vineyard and winery in the U.S. founded in 1798. 5800 Sugar Creek Pike (859) 885-9359 firstvineyard.net High Bridge Historic Park Once the highest railroad bridge in the world. Kentucky River scenic overlook. Recreated 1900’s dancing pavilion. US 29 at the KY River (859) 885-4500 jessamineco.com Kentucky River Palisades The oldest exposed rock formations in the Commonwealth.View these majestic limestone cliffs along US 27 or US 68.Two companies offer tours by boat: Palisades Adventures (859) 612-8826 Dix River Adventures (859) 858-8235 jessamineco.com Paris 15 miles northeast of Lexington. (859) 987-8744 parisky.com Cane Ridge Meeting House Believed to be North America’s largest one room log structure. Birthplace of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). 1655 Cane Ridge Road (859) 987-5350 caneridge.org Duncan Tavern Extensively renovated three-story stone tavern built in 1788. Genealogy library. Open April through mid-December. 323 High Street (859) 987-1788 duncantavern.com Hartfield & Co. The first Bourbon to be legally made in Bourbon County since 1919. Tours Monday through Saturday. 718 Main Street (859) 559-3494 hartfieldandcompany.com Richmond 22 miles south of Lexington. Home to Eastern Kentucky University. (800) 866-3705 richmondkytourism.com Fort Boonesborough State Park Replica of 1775 fort. On-site crafts, outdoor recreation. Open April through October, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Call for winter hours. 4375 Boonesboro Road (859) 527-3131 parks.ky.gov Hummel Planetarium One of the largest and most sophisticated planetariums in the nation. Call for show times. 4440 Kit Carson Drive (859) 622-1547 planetarium.eku.edu White Hall State Historic Site Home of Cassius Marcellus Clay, outspoken abolitionist and friend of Abraham Lincoln. Open April through October. 500 White Hall Shrine Road (859) 623-9178 whitehallclermontfoundation.org Stanford 45 miles southwest of Lexington. (606) 365-2534 stanford-lincolncountytourism.com Historic L & N Depot and Museum Charming small town depot houses displays illustrating the railroad’s impact on local history. Open Thursday and Friday. 1866 Depot Street (606) 365-0207 stanford-lincolncountytourism.com William Whitley House The first brick home built west of the Allegheny Mountains and the site of the first circular racetrack in the nation. 625 William Whitley Road (606) 355-2881 stanford-lincolncountytourism.com Handicap Access Limited Handicap Access BLUEGRASS ATTRACTIONS Versailles 12 miles west of Lexington. (859) 873-5122 woodfordcountyinfo.com Bluegrass Scenic Railroad and Museum One hour train excursions.On- site museum.Open weekends mid-May through October and for holiday excursions. 175 Beasley Road (859) 873-2476 (800) 755-2476 bluegrassrailroad.com Castle Hill Farm Winery Sip wine and enjoy an enchanting view of a Castle! Open seven days a week mid-March through December 23. 3650 Lexington Road (859) 576-0010 castlehillwinery.com Irish Acres Gallery of Antiques Thirty-two thousand square feet of American and European furniture. Unique restaurant. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Open April through December. 4205 Fords Mill Road (859) 873-7235 irishacresgallery.com Nostalgia Station Toy & Train Museum Toys and trains showcased in historic L & N depot. Open year-round 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. 279 Depot Street (859) 873-2497 bgrm.org Woodford Reserve Distillery Only facility in the nation that uses the original Scottish “pot still” method. National Historic Landmark. Tours on the hour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday year- round. Sunday tours at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. April through December. 7855 McCracken Pike (859) 879-1812 woodfordreserve.com Winchester 20 miles east of Lexington. (800) 298-9105 tourwinchester.com Ale-8-One Bottling Company This ginger-flavored soft drink, unique to Kentucky, has been bottled in Winchester since 1926. Tours on Thursday and Friday by reservation. 25 Carol Road (859) 744-3484 ale-8-one.com Bluegrass Heritage Museum Explore the history of the Bluegrass from European contact with Native Americans to the present in a signature Romanesque Revival building. 217 South Main Street (859) 745-1358 bgheritage.com Civil War Fort at Boonesboro Visit the remnants of the earthen work fortifications built by African American soldiers. Open daily, dawn to dusk. 1250 Ford Road (859) 744-0556 (800) 298-9105 civilwarfortatboonesboro.com Lower Howard’s Creek Nature Preserve Guided hikes through the state’s first industrial settlement that includes mill foundations, dams and races, quarries and settlement era stone fences. 1945 Athens-Boonesboro Rd (859) 744-4888 lowerhowardscreek.org The Bluegrass Region showcases the best of Kentucky. Learn more about things to see and do in our beautiful state at kentuckytourism.com.