Top 10 Free Things to do in Lexington, KY

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Who says a vacation should cost you a lot? Discover all the free things to do in Lexington, KY and save your dollars while having fun.

 

  1. Admire the Kentucky tradition of bourbon making at Buffalo Trace with their free tours. This highly acclaimed historic distillery is top notch, offering six different tours that are all complimentary and come with a tasting afterward.

 

  1. Stroll through the halls of The Art Museum at The University of Kentucky and admire masterpieces from both American and Kentucky artists.

 

  1. Take a self-guided tour using the Lexington Walk and Bluegrass Country Driving Tour. You can pick up the tour map at the Lexington Visitors Center in Victorian Square. Or download PDF here.

 

  1. Wander through the historic streets of Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill. With over 3,000 acres that includes farmland, scenic river, historic city center, and a nature preserve there is no shortage of things to do.

 

  1. Discover local foods and artists at the vibrant Lexington Farmer’s Market, held every Saturday; spring through the fall. If you can’t make it on Saturday, there are several other markets to choose from during the week and on Sunday.

 

  1. Pack a picnic and enjoy a lazy afternoon in the sun at the site where Daniel Boone once lived. The Boone Station State Historic Site highlights the homestead of this famous pioneer and provides visitors with ample green space perfect for a walking tour of this historic site.

 

  1. Not only is it free but if you complete the journey you get a prize! Join the Big Lex Scavenger Hunt and discover the ten historic sites associated with the horse, Lexington, behind the legend.

 

  1. Uncover the legendary curse of Transylvania University. As Kentucky’s first university, established in 1780, visitors can take a peek at the university’s historic and haunted past by taking the historic walking tour.

 

  1. Go back to where it all began at McConnell Springs. This historic site is where frontier explorers learned about the first battle of the American Revolution in Lexington, Massachusetts. In honor of this historic moment, the campsite was appropriately named Lexington. There are 26 acres of the natural landscape to explore within the park.

 

  1. Check out downtown’s Triangle Park. At the corner of Main and Broadway; cascading waterfalls are the main attraction here with ample room to sit and read a book while sipping on an afternoon coffee.

 

Where to stay in Lexington, KY

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