Stills & Stallions: Derby Day Edition

It’s Derby Day in Kentucky and everyone will be watching the Run for the Roses. So join us on the first Saturday in May as we enjoy the Triple Crown of Lexington. Our day will begin with a morning tour of the beautiful Keeneland Race Course. Our next stop will be at Taylor Made Horse Farm, the home of Kentucky Derby Winner, California Chrome. After a well-deserved lunch at a Kentucky Proud restaurant, we will finish at Lexington’s newest distillery, the historic James E. Pepper Distillery. We will be finished in plenty of time for you take in the spectacle of the Kentucky Derby.

Pickup/ Dropoff will be at the Lexington Visitors Center. The tour will last about 7 hours.

Price: $120- Includes transportation, tours, tasting and lunch. Water and snacks will be provided.

Click on the available dates below to register for this event:

May 4th

Paranormal Investigation Experience: Rohs Opera House

“I fear not the dark itself but what may lurk within it."

Do you love to watch Ghost Hunters, Ghost Adventures or Paranormal Lockdown? Are you intrigued by stories of those who have had spiritual encounters? Have you ever been curious about how paranormal investigators collect evidence? We have a tour for those who answered yes to these questions. Our Paranormal Experience tour will take you to a site that is known for paranormal activity and pair you up with an actual paranormal investigator. You will learn about their instruments of the trade and how to conduct an investigation. They will discuss with you their experiences with other haunted sites and the outcome of their investigations. While we cannot guarantee a spiritual encounter, you will learn about the history of the site and of the reason for the investigation there. This is your opportunity for a one-of-a-kind hands-on experience.  Exorcise your curiosity with us.

The current Rohs Opera House opened in 1941 with a showing of the show Down Argentine Way. Tickets were priced at 5 cents for adults. It was originally built in 1871 as Aeolian Hall, a live production theatre located on the second floor. Silent movies were eventually added. In 1941, the “new” Rohs Opera House was added to the building by H.A. Rohs and his son Karle. Today, Rohs hosts movies, live events and is known to be haunted. Some of the activity includes an “Angry Man”, “A Lady in White”, and “Two children who run and play.”

Pick up will be at Lexington Visitors’ Center.

Tour approximately 5 hours

Price $75: Includes investigation, training and a drink. Water and snacks will be provided.

http://www.paranormalinvestigatorsofnky.com/

You can book directly from our Calendar of Events or select from the dates below:

May 11th.

Culinary Trail of the Commonwealth

Kentucky’s culinary scene was a well-kept secret until showcased on Season 16 of Bravo’s Top Chef. Throughout the three-month long broadcast, the diversity of Kentucky’s exploding food scene was revealed along with some of our most iconic sites. As we salivated though each episode, an idea emerged to combine what we love to do, show off our beautiful state, with what we live to do-eat.  Join us as we travel from Lexington to Louisville to savor the cuisine of the celebrity chefs who served as judges on the show. We will have breakfast at Ouita Michel’s Midway Bakery, lunch at Edward Lee’s Whiskey Dry, dinner at Annie Pettry’s Decca and a cocktail at the famous Seelbach Bar. We will work up an appetite by touring Kentucky landmarks: Keeneland, Makers’ Mark and the Muhammad Ali Center. This will be a unique experience for the “foodie” in all of us.

Itinerary

Pickup: Lexington Visitor’s Center

Stop #1 Keeneland

Stop #2 Midway Bakery (Ouita Michel)

Stop #3 Maker’s Mark

Stop #4 Whiskey Dry (Edward Lee)

Stop #5 Muhammad Ali Center

Stop #6 Decca (Annie Pettry)

Stop #7 Seelbach Bar

Dropoff: Lexington Visitor’s Center

Approximate Tour Time 8:15am- 8pm

Price $225: Includes all meals, tours, tastings and cocktail. Water and snacks will be provided.

*Minimum group of four needed to do tour*

Tour is by request only.  Please call and ask for more information if interested in booking.

Hooch & Hatchets

The Lexington craft beer scene has grown exponentially over the last few years. Even though each of these breweries has their own ambience, style and specialties they share a passion for beer making and a desire to contribute to the local community.  We are showcasing the best of the breweries as well as Lexington’s newest activity, ax throwing, on our Hooch & Hatchets tour.  Our first stop will be a tour and beer at West Sixth Brewing. Next, we will enjoy a flight at Country Boy Brewing. After visiting Lexington’s two oldest breweries, try your luck at Battle Axes, Lexington’s premiere hatchet-throwing venue.

We will pick you and your friends up at the Lexington Visitor Center for your afternoon of beer and hatchet throwing in the Brewgrass. Tour will last approximately 4 hours.

Price $60: Includes tour/beer at West Sixth Brewing, Flight at Country Boy Brewing and a round of hatchet throwing and a beer at Battle Axes. Water and snacks will be provided.

Click on the available dates below to register for the event:

May 18th

June 22nd

Bordeaux in the Bluegrass

McConnell Springs Wine Barrel Tasting Event

We are combining two of our favorites on this tour--wine and historic preservation. McConnell Springs Wine Barrel Tasting event is the annual fundraiser for McConnell Springs, the birthplace of Lexington.  In 1775 William McConnell and his fellow frontiersmen camped at a natural spring in the wilderness of the Virginia territory known as Kentucky. Word came from nearby Fort Boonesboro that the first battle of the American Revolution had been fought in Lexington, Massachusetts. In honor of the battle, the group named their future settlement “Lexington. Over the years, McConnell Springs--a National Registered Historic Site--was the location of a mill, a gunpowder factory, a distillery, and a dairy farm. Eventually the site was abandoned but not forgotten. Citizens efforts to reclaim McConnell Springs for its historical and natural value began in 1993 with the founding of The Friends of McConnell Springs.

In conjunction with McConnell Springs we offer tickets and transportation to a selection of 4 of central Kentucky’s wineries to sample wine that is ready for bottling. You will have the opportunity to meet the winemakers and discuss their favorite subject-wine. Enjoy the fruits of their labor and leave the driving to us. Twenty dollars from every ticket sale is donated to McConnell Springs to support historic preservation and educational activities.

Pickup will be at McConnell Springs, The tour will last approximately 6 hours.

Price $60: Includes transportation, ticket, and lunch. Water and snacks will be included.

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