The Campbell House in Lexington is located a comfortable two miles from the city center, making for a pleasant walk or a quick drive into downtown. There are a lot of attractions nearby that provide appeal for guests in the heart of the Bluegrass region, as well as various arts festivals which that at different points in the year.
Sports fans will be entertained by both the Commonwealth Stadium (home of the Kentucky Wildcats football team) and the Kentucky Basketball Academy. Both locations frequently hold games that are sure to entertain and enthuse, and the Commonwealth Stadium’s impressive 61,000 seating capacity means that the University of Kentucky Wildcats play in front of cheering hometown crowds.
If horse racing is more your thing, Lexington is famous for its races. The Keeneland Race Track and Red Mile Harness Race Track are within a few miles of the hotel, and the races are held fairly often. The Red Mile is notable for its harness races, in which horses pull two-wheel carts during their race. Keeneland Race Track also holds auctions for those wishing to purchase thoroughbred or bloodstock race horses.
The University of Kentucky and Sullivan University, Lexington also have campuses in the city, which make for educational and interesting trips. The University of Kentucky has fifteen libraries on campus, almost thirty thousand students and, due to its founding in 1865, boasts some beautiful architecture in the city.
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The University of Kentucky is home to the UK Arboretum, which is also known as The State Botanical Garden of Kentucky or Lexington Arboretum. Consisting of 100 acres, it is open from dawn till dusk and contains a mixture of local and international flora that represent the biodiversity found both across the world and throughout America’s own states. It’s a pleasant green space to wander through or picnic in, though the heat during the summer can be oppressive.
Woodford Reserve Bourbon Distillery is fifteen miles east of the Campbell House and offers tours around its premises to give guests an insight into the making of Kentucky bourbon. The tour provides a history of the drink, an insight into flavors and the bottling process, and a tasting of the distillery’s award-winning craft bourbon for guests over 21. The standard tours last for an hour, though there are other options that span two hours and provide a more in-depth look at Kentucky’s best-known spirit.
1375 South Broadway Road, Lexington, Kentucky, 40504, website, Phone: 859-255-4281
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