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4 Local Staycation Ideas in Lexington, KY

 
Posted On March 14th, 2017 by Emily Cvengros | Comments Closed

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Planning a Staycation? We’ve got you covered!!

Spring Break is right around the corner in Central Kentucky! You may be looking for some local activities that the entire family will enjoy. We’ve uncovered some local treasures that will appeal to a wide variety of interests.  Below you will find four different activities to keep your family entertained all week long!

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Tea Tuesdays at Waveland Museum

Looking for something fun, unique and different to do? Waveland State Historic site is serving tea every Tuesday! Tea is served at 2 p.m. in the mansion on fine china. All teas include a program, savory food, and delicious tea served by period dressed interpreters. Once you are finished with the tea enjoy a tour of the Waveland Mansion. A unique one-of-a-kind experience! Reservations are required, so call 859-272-3611 to save your spot!

Cost: $30 a person

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Salato Wildlife Education Center

From the lush, eastern mountains to rolling prairies… from low- land marshes to clear running streams… you’ll experience Kentucky’s diverse regional ecosystems and the wealth of fish, plants and animals that make this their home.

Salato Wildlife Education Center has:

  • Indoor Exhibits where you can see a Living Bee Tree, Snakes of Kentucky, a Warm Water Aquarium, and an Alligator Snapping Turtle!
  • Outdoor Exhibits where you can see Bald Eagles, Bison, a Black Bear, Elk, Deer, Turkey, and Bobcats!
  • Four Miles of Hiking Trails for all levels of hikers
  • Two fishing lakes open from dawn until dusk
  • Covered picnic shelters and picnic tables with charcoal grills and conveniently located between the Salato Center and the large fishing lake

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University of Kentucky Baseball Game

Baseball is America’s greatest pastime! Come experience the thrill of the Kentucky Wildcats taking on the Vanderbilt Commodores on April 2nd at 1pm at the Cliff Hagan Stadium in Lexington, KY.

  • General Admission Seating (Adults): $5
  • General Admission Seating (Ages 6-18): $2
  • General Admission Seating (Ages 65+): $2
  • Ages 5 and under are free

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Kentucky Children’s Garden at the Arboretum

The Kentucky Children’s Garden is a safe 2-acre outdoor learning environment designed to help children 2-10 years old discover plants and the environment.

There’s an integrated combination of various “child-scaled” theme gardens and garden-like elements for experiential play. The garden’s most popular features include the wading stream, a model train layout, a pioneer house for dramatic play and raised beds in fun themes.

Events:

  • April 5th at 11am: Party for the Planet– Native Spring Flowers Tour
  • April 7th from 10am-1pm Party for the Planet– Spring Has Sprung Tree Planting

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