This is a book store located in the basement of the Main Library in Lexington. They offer very reduced prices on good quality books. I believe the proceeds go toward the library. I was able to find several hard books for only a couple dollars. I wsa quite impressed with their selection, prices and quality. Parking is available in the nearby parking garage and you can have your ticket validated for free parking while visiting the library.
I have visited Fort Harrod many times over the past 40 years, first as a child and now with my grandchildren. There is a fort you can walk through with exhibits and little houses to tour. There is also a huge tree that has been there for many years that is great for pictures and climbing. Perfect for picnics etc. There is a small fee for admission to the fort.
When visiting my son, I always make an effort to visit McKays. They stock gently used books, cds, movies etc. I often trade back in books from my personal collection so I can then purchase others that I'm wanting to read. I am impressed with how many books they keep on stock. They have recently moved to a new location where they have more room but it is still very accessible from interstate.
As an avid coin collector, I was really impressed to see the selection there at Bluegrass. I went with my son-in-law and enjoyed looking at all the coin supplies and collecting books. They seemed to have very competitive prices as well. This is not just a coin store, they also had jewelry and other items as well.
I have never stayed at the Campground but have really enjoyed the driving trail at Cades Cove. They have an 11 mile loop where we have been able to see hundreds of deer from the car. This is a free driving tour. There are also many little old churches and houses that tell the history of the Cove. The only drawback is that on busy days and at busy times, the traffic through the cove is really bad. You only drive 10-15 miles an hour so make sure you allow plenty of time to make the loop.
This is a wonderful place for families. and the price is great - free with donations suggested. During the Christmas season, they even have a nativity with live animals. The inside of the conservatory has changing exhibits and incredible plantlife and waterfalls. Absolutlely amazing that this is still free. A definite must see!
I have been to this Zoo several times over the years with my mother and my grandkids. This is a great place for the family. It is kind of pricy but is quite comparable to other zoos etc. There is a carousel as well. There is a nice paved trail all through the zoo that allows for strollers, handicapped vehicles etc. Great place for families.
I have enjoyed going through the Slugger Museuem several times. They take you from the beginning where they receive slabs of wood all the way through the process to where they seal the bats and process them for the baseball market.. They even give you a souveneir bat before you go for free. Cost is pretty reasonable even for a family. Nice tour!
I took the self tour through Constitution Square and was surprised at what I was able to learn even after living in KY all my life. There were old buildings that showed the history of KY, a circle that showed all the Governors of KY, and a beautiful walking path through them all. Cost was great - free. Very enjoyable!
I visited the Boyle County Millenium Park while visiting family and could not believe how well kept and clean it was. This park is first class. There are several ball fields, at least 3 playgrounds and a pond with a fountain. We went on the 2 mile walking trail and really enjoyed our visit. Well done!