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Things to do in Lexington

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“The Battle of Lexington State Historic Site is a history nerd's must see! Between the museum, Anderson House, and battlefield grounds...it is impressively preserved to give you a feel for the September, 1861 battle.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Museum
“Housed in the old Cumberland Church - this place has lots of local history - and even Colonel Mulligan's sword that was used to surrender at the Battle of Lexington in 1861. Walking distance from Sweet Dreams.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Museum
“A very nicely done museum honoring the former Wentworth Military Academy (1880 - 2017). Located three blocks northeast of Sweet Dreams.”
  • 1 local recommends
School
“Sit on our front porch and you'll be looking right at it from just one block away.”
  • 1 local recommends
Cemetery
“A step back to the days of post Civil War America - Lexington's first African American cemetery founded in the 1870's. This site has recently undergone much needed maintenance and has become a favorite of local historians now doing research about those laid to rest there. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Other Great Outdoors
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“A WPA funded civic center built when Art Deco was sweeping the nation's architecture. Lots of weekend events. Located across the street from Sweet Dreams.”
  • 1 local recommends
Shopping Centre
“Very nice selection of antiques with affordable prices. Just a block and a half to the west from Sweet Dreams.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“Good booze. Good burgers. Good atmosphere. Two blocks from Sweet Dreams.”
  • 1 local recommends
Courthouse
“This should be your starting point to your journey around Lexington. The Greek Columns are quite impressive - and it is just a block away from Sweet Dreams.”
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“More than just a city park - this was the site of the Old Masonic College and Colonel Mulligan's headquarters during the Battle of Lexington. After the battle, the site served as the fortifications of the United States Army during the town's occupation from 1861 - 1865.”
  • 1 local recommends
Cemetery
“Cemetery dating back to the early 19th century. This has incredible history, spook factor, and is a must see.”
  • 1 local recommends
Home Goods Store
“Higher end antiques that will make you drool! A short block and a half to the east of Sweet Dreams.”
  • 1 local recommends
Store
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“Stop in and enjoy a delicious sandwich, awesome ice cream, or get caught up on town gossip! Of course, we are a little bias...but we think it's the best place in town!”
  • 1 local recommends