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Lexington Cemetery

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Address: 833 West Main Street, Lexington, KY 40508
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+1 859-255-5522
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 16:00
Sat 08:00 - 12:00

Established in 1824, this is considered one of America's most beautifully...

Established in 1824, this is considered one of America's most beautifully landscaped cemeteries.

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A oasis of quietude

Lexington Cemetery is a wonderful place to stroll through, drive through, or just to sit in for awhile by the fountain and pond. It's beautiful in any season and has abundant, if... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lexington Cemetery is a wonderful place to stroll through, drive through, or just to sit in for awhile by the fountain and pond. It's beautiful in any season and has abundant, if elusive, wildlife. We've seen foxes, raccoons, many varieties of birds, and of course, the geese and ducks who are prominent in the pond area. There are many varieties... More 

Thank Lorayne B
Nicholasville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely cemetery. Spring and Fall is best to see foliage. The history there is worth inspecting as well.

Thank Kimberly D
Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an unlikely choice for a sighting of tulips at first thought, but when those flowers bloom in the spring, the colors are vibrant, rich and perfect. Must see for tourists and locals alike.

Thank ANHPhoto
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

This cemetery is essentially a free museum. Interesting sites include the graves of KY senator Henry Clay and legendary UK basketball coach Adolph Rupp. The grounds and monuments are beautiful, with several monuments being quite intricate. The tees are stunning, and the groundskeepers must really take pride in their work. The many names you will see engraved on monuments are... More 

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Pinckney, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

The Lexington Cemetery is a beautiful place to have a quiet walk and take a trip through history. While it's not the oldest cemetery around you will see a lot of graves from the early 1800's. Henry Clay's is particularly interesting.

Thank Jeremy L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

I love visiting different cities and seeing their history. The Lexington Cemetery is full of beautiful sculptures and memorials to loved ones. The lanes meander throughout the sections and provide peaceful places to contemplate and remember. A crisp fall day with the leaves changing was a perfect time to visit.

Thank GandM_va
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Great place for photographs or to just sit in peace. You forget you are near downtown Lexington when you stroll through. Good spot for fall photos as well.

Thank Joyce M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

The weather was brisk and windy, so we just drove through the cemetery, however, you could walk around if you want. There is so much history here! The grounds are gorgeous with 2 different lakes, huge trees and gardens. Mary Todd Lincoln's family is buried here, as well as Henry Clay and other historical figures.

Thank indianamerk
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I like "visiting" this place. It's beautiful in the summer, with its large lakes, and ducks, and big beautiful trees. Nice place to take long walks, although walking with someone is advised. Actually had a picnic there with my husband. There are lots of VERY old grave stones there too. Interesting.

Thank darcystaley
Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This beautiful cemetery including historic noted champion trees, one going when the U.S. Constitution was signed. Henry Clay was buried there! Park like setting. Very special...

Thank Leelex

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