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The Sire Hotel Lexington, Tapestry Collection by Hilton

Local Attractions: 
    The Sire Hotel Lexington, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
 in Lexington

Local Attractions

Located in Lexington, Kentucky, The Sire Hotel Lexington, a Tapestry Collection by Hilton is surrounded by local attractions for guests to explore. Nestled in the heart of the state’s Bluegrass region, this city is known as the “Horse Capital of the World” and it lives up to its nickname with its thriving horse racing culture. The Keeneland Racecourse is a National Historic Landmark that is host to various stakes races throughout the year. Guests wishing to visit historic sites will not be disappointed as there are several historic homes and museums within city limits. There are also multiple shopping and dining options throughout. Whatever guests are interested in, they are sure to find something they will love in Lexington.

Mary Todd Lincoln House
This home dates back to the early 19th century when it was built as an inn. Later it was the home of future 16th First Lady of the United States Mary Todd Lincoln throughout her teen years.

Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate
This 18-room mansion was once home to Kentucky statesman, attorney, and politician Henry Clay. The plantation spanned over 600 acres at its peak.

The Lexington Opera House
The Lexington Opera House was built in 1886 and featured a lavish interior with accent inspired by a Turkish Moroccan style. Many performed here including the famed Mae West. Today the Lexington Opera House still holds live performances throughout the year.

Carnegie Library
The Carnegie Library was built in 1906 as the Lexington Public Library due to a generous gift from the Andrew Carnegie Foundation. Today this Bedford limestone structure serves as the home of the Carnegie Center for Learning and Literacy.

Bodley-Bullock House
This prominent Federal-style mansion borrows its second name for Dr. Waller Bullock of the Lexington Clinic which eventually became the Sire Hotel Lexington. It served as a headquarters for both the Union and Confederate forces throughout different points of the Civil War.

The Headley-Whitney Museum of Art
Founded in 1968 by jewelry designer, George Headley, and his wife, Barbara Whitney, this museum offers a permanent collection of fine and decorative arts.

Lexington Convention Center
The Lexington Convention Center boasts 66,000 square feet of continuous exhibit space, 40,000 square feet of meeting rooms, and a 23,000 seat attached arena. This world class facility hosts concerts, comic conventions, sports events, and more.

Keeneland Racetrack
Named for Jack Keene who helped revive the horse racing industry in America, this racetrack honors this legacy by hosting various horse races and horse related events, including the Blue Grass Stakes, a precursor to the famous Kentucky Derby.

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