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Best things to do in Lexington

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

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“Always enjoyable, excellent choice for dinner. Chef specials are well thought out, the standard menu is delicious.”
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University
“See the chapel that Robert E. Lee used to worship in. He and members of his family are buried there as well as his horse!”
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Museum
“Home of General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson. Tours are informative and interesting.”
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Church
“A National Historical Landmark on the campus of Washington and Lee University. Ideal for history buffs, rare portrait of George Washington, easy walk to VMI campus and museums.”
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American Restaurant
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“An institution with W&L alumni and students. Bar and restraurant, music, active scene.”
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Restaurant
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“Southern fare in intimate, historic digs. In November 2003, the Bistro on Main opened its doors with an expanded menu that retained the appeal of the Black Dog Café but also added many upscale dishes. Offering a different menu for brunch, lunch, and dinner the Bistro also offers daily special soups, quiches, and entrees. The intimate, casual atmosphere and affordable menu has made the Bistro on Main a favorite among visiting students and their parents as well as locals and tourists alike. ”
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University
“Catch a VMI parade; you must visit the Cadet Museum beneath the chapel; see the Marshal Museum, too. ”
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Route
“Mostly along the Maury River, limestone cliffs, wildflowers, forest, and wet lands. Beautiful, relaxing, always enjoyable whatever the weather. 7 Miles long, has mile markers so you choose how far you want to go. Check website for more info.”
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Restaurant
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“They do really nice Greek and American food from early until late and they are very friendly. ”
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Restaurant
“Perfect for a classy date. Call for reservations and check to see when they offer a live piano.”
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Restaurant
“ Say hi to Bill the bartender- the best guy around! Great drinks and casual dining. Cozy atmosphere with an awesome two sided fireplace.”
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Restaurant
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“Here it is folks! This place will really up your standards for fine dining. Make your reservations in advance because seating is very limited.”
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Café
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Bar
“Great selection of beers on tap as well as growlers and mix and match beers to go. They have a small menu with appetizers and wafflewich sandwiches. Live music and karaoke on weekends!”
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Bakery
“Wonderful for breakfast and lunch, bakery goods, best burgers in town! Occasional music in the evening, great locals place, laid back, very nice.”
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Meal Takeaway
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“For an unrefined, basic setting featuring several TVs purveying popular sports. The crowd is younger and rowdy. Often open very late.”
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