Missy’s Pies, ect

Missy’s Pies, ect

My sister got a derby pie at one of the restaurants we went to and fell in love. So on our last day she looked up bakeries determined to head home with at least two full pies. The one she decided on was Missy's Pies, ect. Missy's Pies, ect is a bakery that also offers [...]

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Shaker’s Village of Pleasant Hill

Shaker’s Village of Pleasant Hill

Between 1805 and 1910 some 3,000 acres of land past winding roads and surrounded by magical ancient lime stone fences  was home to the third largest Shaker community. You can do a variety of stuff at the village, even stay at the Inn which is about 13 different restored Shaker buildings. (About $110 per night) [...]

Horseshoes: Kentucky Grill and Saloon

Horseshoes: Kentucky Grill and Saloon

On our way back to Lexington from Claiborne's we stopped by Horseshoes for lunch. They have two locations, both attached to Days Inn's. There's plenty of space and the walls are covered in racing photos. I ordered their Country Fried Steak while my sister got a Kentucky specialty called a Hot Brown. What is a [...]

Castle Hill Farm

Castle Hill Farm

In Lexington there's a castle. The castle while surviving a fire and being passed around is currently an inn, where rooms go for $185-$595 per night, to being an event space of $4300 per night. Also for much cheaper you can buy tickets to a murder mystery event for about $75. (Still expensive, but it's [...]

Keeneland

Keeneland

On our second day in Kentucky we got up early and headed straight to the Keeneland track kitchen for some breakfast. The Track Kitchen offers a cafeteria style set up, which wasn't too uncomfortable despite multiple reviews saying it was nothing special. They offer a wide variety of American breakfast foods, though their special on [...]

Joseph-Beth Booksellers

Joseph-Beth Booksellers

I know my family is one of bookworms, but I didn't realize just how bad our bookworm nature was until this trip. Somehow my eldest sister managed to include at least one trip to a different bookstore per day, and at most three. As a person with limited space in my luggage this was torture. [...]

Mary Todd Lincoln House

Mary Todd Lincoln House

Our first stop in Lexington after some advice at the visitors center was the Mary Todd Lincoln House. The Mary Todd Lincoln House is open from Monday-Saturday from 10am until 3pm and closed on Sundays. There are tours every hour with the last one being at 3pm for $12 per adult.  It is the first [...]