The months may be a little cooler right now, but there is plenty to do in Lexington. It is a great time of year to explore the wonderful museums. Through the month of March you can purchase a museum pass from the Lexington Convention and Visitors Bureau or any of the participating museums for just $20!
The Museum Pass includes admission into the following Lexington area museums:
International Museum of the Horse...
This history of Kentucky's favorite animal is the largest and most comprehensive museum in the world dedicated to the history of all horses and how they have impacted human civilization. Now through April 6th is a great time for you to visit as you will have the opportunity to explore The Horse,
the largest equestrian exhibition ever assembled. It showcases fossils, models, dioramas and cultural objects from around the world, including many form the American Museum of Natural History. Visit http://www.imh.org/ to learn more about the exhibit.
Headley-Whitney Museum...This fascinating museum was founded by a prominent 20th century jewelry designer, George W. Headley III. Here you will find both permanent and traveling exhibits The displays include intricate dollhouse, bibelots and the shell grotto. The museum is located just six miles from downtown on LaBella Farm on the scenic Old Frankfort Pike. Find more info at http://www.headley-whitney.org/Lexington History Museum...
This museum is located in old Fayette County courthouse. The building alone is a prime example of history with its Richardsonian Romanesque architecture. It is located in downtown Lexington. You will travel back in the past through exhibits such as Athens's of the West, In Black and White, Lexington During the Civil War
and Lincoln and his Wife's Hometown
. Find out more at www.lexingtonhistorymuseum.org.The University of Kentucky Are Museum...
Art lovers are not left out of this museum tour. The Art Museum at UK has a collection of more than 4,500 pieces. The collection includes American and European paintings, drawings, photographs, prints and sculpture. You will also find changing exhibits and special events, lectures and programing open to the public. The museum is located on the campus. For more information visit http://www.uky.edu/ArtMuseum/
There is another deal offered to make your visit even more interesting. It is the Historic Homes Pass. For $20 you can visit Ashland, home of Henry Clay, as well as the Mary Todd Lincoln House, Hunt-Morgan House and Waveland State Historic Site. For more information on everything Lexington visit http://www.visitlex.com/