Things To Do In Nicholasville

Up to 75% Off Martial Arts

Brannon Crossing

$150 $45

Kyuki-Do classes teach kicks, stances, and blocks to kids and adults alike; great for beginners and families

45% Off Services

Nicholasville

$69 $38

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 58% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Nicholasville

$70 $32

American Saddlebred stable helmed by coaches of the University of Kentucky's intercollegiate saddleseat team offers horseback riding lessons

Up to 59% Off Golf for Two at Lone Oak Golf Course

Nicholasville

$96 $39

Cart zips twosomes across 6,473-yard course that runs around central pond and over gentle hills speckled with mature timbers

54% Off Wine and Fondue at Chrisman Mill Vineyards

Multiple Locations

$40.98 $19

Three-cheese or Grand Marnier chocolate fondue to enjoy at either location with a take-home bottle of wine and two wineglasses

Up to 51% Off Virtual Batting-Cage Sessions

Nicholasville

$70 $35

Touch-screen-operated simulator spits out a variety of pitches at speeds of up to 100 mph

Kentucky Reining Cup — 59% Off Two Tickets

Alltech Arena at Kentucky Horse Park

$44 $18

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Fifth annual Reining competition showcases some of world's top riders and horses as they clash for prizes during three days of events

Up to 53% Off Bowling Outing for Six

Multiple Locations

$53.50 $25

Spacious lanes and shoe rentals for up to six at centers in operation for more than 50 years

50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Downtown Lexington

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

Half Off Wine and Gifts at Talon Winery

Lexington-Fayette

$20 $10

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Shop for gifts, gourmet treats, and wines produced produced in a lush, 5-acre vineyard

51% Off Fitness Classes at Personal Best

Lexington-Fayette

$100 $49

Zumba, boot-camp, kettlebell, yoga, kickboxing, Pilates, and other group fitness classes are available Monday–Saturday

$10 for Intro Martial-Arts Lessons and T-shirt

Garden Springs

$29 $10

Introductory lessons teach martial-arts basics to newcomers as young as 6 years old

Half Off Five Latin Dance Classes

Lexington

$50 $25

Latin dance classes teach sizzling styles such as Salsa, Bachatango, Casino Rueda, Cuban Salsa, Samba, and Cuban Mambo

72% Off at Lexington Taekwondo & Jiu Jitsu Academy

Man O' War Boulevard

$174 $49

Learn the basics of Korea's best-known martial art or other fighting skills during one month of unlimited classes

Arthur Murray Dance Studio – Up to 90% Off

Lexington-Fayette

$400 $39

Highly trained dance instructors guide students through fancy footwork in lessons; students can hone their skills at dance parties

60% Off Boxing and Kickboxing at Title Boxing Club

Lexington

$35 $14

High-intensity workouts blend fitness and kickboxing as students practice jabs, hooks, and kicks on heavy bags

Up to 75% Off Beginner Tae Kwon Do Classes

Lexington-Fayette

$50 $15

Prosperous Place location celebrates grand opening; facility designed for safe practice with classes separated by belt color

Up to 53% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Versailles

$35 $17

Horseback-riding instructors tailor safe and fun lessons to each client's level of experience whether it be competitive or recreational

Up to 50% Off Yoga or Group Exercise Classes

Lexington

$50 $25.99

Day and evening yoga or group exercise classes for various skill levels; led by certified instructors

55% Off Gym Visits

Lexington-Fayette

$150 $68

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

50% Off Martial Arts

Lexington-Fayette

$336 $168

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

75% Off Tabata Fitness Classes

Pleasant Green Hill

$199 $50

Workouts alternate high-intensity strength training with short periods of rest, designed to burn calories and boost metabolism

Up to 55% Off Personal Training from Tiffany Folk at Exalted Fitness

Lexington

$150 $69

Personal trainer Tiffany Folk eschews a one-size-fits-all approach, favoring custom plans that account for each client's goals and abilities

51% Off Flight Lesson from NexGen Aviation

Lexington-Fayette

$221.50 $109

Get both technical and practical flight training by applying work from ground school to a supervised 30-minute flight

Up to 87% Off Fitness Classes

Lexington

$275 $49.99

Customized one-on-one 60-minute fitness classes, or 45-minute boot camps for high-tempo group training and maximum energy output

Up to 50% Off Explorium of Lexington Visit

Downtown Lexington

$16 $9

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Kids can enclose themselves in giant bubbles, build an adobe wall, and watch wild birds from an observation window at the interactive museum

Up to 62% Off Dance Classes

Lexington-Fayette

$65 $30

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Former University of Kentucky Dance Cat demystifies the basic steps of ballet, tap, and hip-hop for children aged 3–18

Up to 57% Off Zombie Laser-Tag Experience

Richmond

$80 $39

On a 25-acre farm, players make their way to one of four compounds and complete objectives while defending themselves against 100 zombies

Up to Half Off at McDowell House Museum

Danville

$14 $7

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19th-century home & apothecary contains furnishings & replicas of medical equipment used by doctor who pioneered surgery on ovarian tumors

Up to 55% Off a Winery Tour and Wine Tasting

Willisburg

$25 $13

Tour a small winery & sample its varietals, including Cabernet Franc/Carmenere & Pimpin Penguins Riesling

Up to 56% Off Horseback Riding at Brannon Stables

Lexington-Fayette

$40 $19

Enthusiastic instructors teach students safe and proper equitation techniques at a stable set on 150 acres of rolling pastures

40% Off Spring Celebration at EnterTRAINment Junction

West Chester

$31.90 $19

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25,000-square-foot indoor model-train display

Up to 64% Off Camping at Twin Island Park

Monroe

$40 $19

Camp along the Ohio River in shaded sites, each with water, electricity, and access to the docks and launch ramp

Up to 71% Off Rock-Climbing Trip at Red River Gorge

Campton

$180 $65

Certified guides lead rock-climbing ventures designed to teach technique and equipment knowledge

89% Off Six Weeks of Martial Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$349 $39

Expert instructors teach essential martial arts skills, as well as discipline and confidence

Up to 70% Off at Tri State Adventure Boot Camp

Beckett Ridge

$229 $69

Taught by a former Marine, outdoor boot camp encompasses weight training, core work, obstacle-course runs, light running, and cardio

65% Off Boot Camp

West, Chester Ohio

$120 $42

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 63% Off Visits to a Family Fun Center

West Chester

$28 $12

Batters greet baseballs and slow- or fast-pitch softballs inside cages, and an arcade boasts pool tables, air hockey, and video games

Up to 73% Off at Master K. Kim's World Class Tae Kwon Do

West Chester

$57 $20

Enthusiastic instructors create a safe and positive environment for all students who wish to master a martial art

Up to 66% Off One-Month Boot Camp Membership with Gym Access

Berea

$299 $29

Work up a sweat at this welcoming fitness center with intense boot camp sessions and professional nutritional counseling

Up to 56% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Frankfort

$40 $19

Intense, fat-burning women-only boot-camp classes provide participants with individual attention

Up to 57% Off 18-Hole Round at Duckers Lake Golf Resort

Frankfort

$80 $39

Championship course challenges players with 18 holes that reward precise shots and strategic play

Up to 46% Off Golf Outing in Shelbyville

Shelbyville

$64 $35

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18-hole course covers 6,526 yards of rolling terrain and boasts generous fairways as well as five sets of tees

Kentucky Railway Museum – Up to 50% Off Train Excursion

New Haven

$34 $18

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Train rides gift visitors with the authentic experience of riding through the countryside in an old passenger train

Wine Tastings for 4, 6, or 10

Bardstown

$14 $8

Sample fruit wines made from blueberries and blackberries handpicked on the family's farm

Up to 58% Off Tasting and Tour at WhiteMoon Winery

Lebanon

$20 $10

Visitors sample six wines paired with cheese, tour the winery, and take home a souvenir wine glass

Up to 55% Off 18-Hole Golf Package

Bardstown

$110 $59

A session at the grass-tee driving range prepares golfers for a cart-couriered round at a scenic 18-hole course

Up to 50% Off Scenic Train Ride

Stearns

$45.50 $22.75

A scenic train ride winds through Daniel Boone National Forest and Big South Fork River gorge, taking guests through area's mining past

Up to 82% Off Classes at Kelevra Krav Maga

Multiple Locations

$125 $25

Krav maga classes employ techniques used by the Israeli Army to help athletes burn calories and learn self-defense

Up to 59% Off Private Golf Lessons

Golden Tee Driving Range

$80 $39

Each private 30-minute lesson focuses on a unique six-step program

79% Off at Bikram Yoga Louisville

Crestwood

$140 $29

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Heated room deepens stretches and ousts toxins while burning fat during 90-minute classes

Up to Half Off Wine Tasting with Cheese Platter

Shepherdsville

$20 $12

Bites of cheese intersperse with sips of varied award-winning wines, served in take-home glasses in the winery’s tasting room

Up to 53% Off Wine-Tasting Package for Two or Four

Shepherdsville

$20 $10

Cozy winery with family-driven theme hosts tours and tastings before sending guests home with souvenir signature glasses

Up to 65% Off Boot Camp at CrossFit Louisville East

East Louisville

$99 $39

Boot camp incorporates interval-style training with full-body exercises that build lean muscle

Up to 53% Off Golf for Two or Four

Jeffersonville

$80 $40

18-hole, par 72 course with four tees per hole; onsite lodge serves food; private swimming pool

65% Off Boot-Camp Classes at Hybrid Maxfit

Jeffersonville

$100 $35

Ex-Marine leads high-impact workouts that build strength through a variety of lifts, gymnastic moves, and plyometrics

50% Off from Spring Tour Bus

Multiple Locations

$120 $60

The 55-seat buses are equipped with free WiFi, outlets, climate-controlled air conditioning and heat, a restroom, and reclining seats

Mega Quest Ropes Challenge Course

Poplar Level

$78 $45

Traverse an obstacle challenge course of hanging ropes and bridges in this underground cavern.

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$32 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

51% Off from Classic Biplane Tours

Bowman Field

$175 $85

Certified pilots helm fire-engine-red biplanes to circle downtown Louisville, Churchill Downs, and Ohio River

Half Off Off Ice-Skating

Lyndon

$16 $8

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Two full-size rinks welcome guests during open-skate hours throughout the week

Up to 66% Off Boot-Camp Classes and Personal-Training Sessions

Louisville

$85 $29

Boot-camp classes take place five times every day; most workout equipment made from recycled, reclaimed materials

Up to 71% Off Classes at Lightworks Yoga

East Louisville

$60 $19

Teaching restorative yoga styles, instructors promote core strength & spinal stability with gentle stretches that can use props for support

Up to 59% Off at PM Yoga

Louisville

$110 $45

Certified instructors guide students through asanas, helping them develop strength, flexibility, and balance

Up to 79% Off at Hwang's Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$190 $39

Helmed by an Olympic medalist in Judo, an experienced group of instructors & staff lead classes for students of all experience levels & ages

66% Off Boot-Camp Classes at Victory Fit Camp

Elite Fitness

$80 $27

Two-hour boot camps take place indoors or on outdoor obstacle courses; workouts influenced by the training techniques of the US Marine Corps

Up to 78% Off Classes at Yoga I.S.

East Louisville

$150 $39

Fitness studio combines yoga with Pilates, weightlifting, and ballet-barre exercises in an inventive array of classes

Up to 59% Off Zumba or Personal Training

Newburg

$50 $25

Zumba classes get exercisers moving to latin beats, and personal-training sessions allow for one-on-one attention

Up to 69% Off Personal Training

Louisville

$160 $79

Personal trainers work with clients just starting to get fit and pro athletes alike, creating custom plans to help them reach fitness goals

Up to 67% Off Fitness Classes

Mellwood Art Center

$112 $49

Advanced Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Nutrition Consultant leads classes such as Free Fit Body, Boot Camp and Cardio Hip Hop

Up to 75% Off Classes at CrossFit Regeneration

East Louisville

$195 $59

Coaches lead students through functional movements such as body-weight exercises, weight lifting, and gymnastics

Up to 73% Off CrossFit Classes at TriQFit

East Louisville

$100 $29

Get in shape in fun, challenging CrossFit classes with high-intensity routines of exercises to foster endurance, stamina, and strength

Up to 90% Off Boot Camp from Body Evolution

The H.I.T. Center (High Intensity Transformation Center)

$337 $35

Certified personal trainers lead exercises that sculpt muscles and strengthen hearts in a climate-controlled facility; small-group option

55% Off

Butchertown

$140 $63

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 78% Off Bowling or Birthday-Party Package

Butchertown

$88 $19

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Historical bowling alley houses eight lanes with automatic scoring; birthday party treats up to 10 kids to games, pizza, and private party

55% Toward Bootcamp Classes

East Louisville

$65 $29

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 54% Off Dance and Fitness Classes

East Louisville

$60 $30

Dance and fitness classes for all abilities include Zumba, salsa, and tango

64% Off Classes at Yoga East

Multiple Locations

$125 $45

Certified instructors at three studios demonstrate poses from several disciplines, including Vinyasa flow, gentle yoga, and mat Pilates

Up to 79% Off Krav Maga or Children's or Women's Self Defense

East Louisville

$130 $39

Krav Maga classes and self-defense clinics get students in shape and teach technique for thwarting strikes, holds, and gun and knife attacks

Select Local Merchants

Jackie Tamminga, co-owner of Tammcor Fitness with Keith Tamminga, draws on more than two decades of experience in the fitness industry each day. She slips through the club, overseeing trainers during complimentary sessions introducing guests to safe and effective techniques. Cardio machines purr, punctuated by the percussive, metallic sounds of resistance machines, free weights, and Olympic gold medals just being tossed on the medal pile. Music drifts from group fitness classes covering workout methods including salsa, yoga, Zumba, Pilates, and spinning. Patrons of all fitness levels mingle in the gym, and special programs cater to groups including the elderly.

143 Orchard Dr
Nicholasville,
KY
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Located at Blue Grass Airport, the Aviation Museum of Kentucky pays tribute to the Commonwealth’s rich history of aviation with its impressive squadron of rare and restored aircraft, aviation memorabilia, interactive educational displays, and active aviation restoration shop. Inside the museum, a flock of steel birds suspended on wires hangs from the hangar’s expansive ceiling. A replica of Matthew Sellers’ 1908 quadraplane—the first aircraft built and flown in Kentucky—headlines the museum collection, extending its majestic wings to shake the hands of awestruck visitors. Other exceptional designs include a Skyhawk once flown by the Navy’s Blue Angels, an F-14 Tomcat jet-fighter as seen in the film Top Gun, and a high-bypass turbofan used to propel modern jumbo jets.

Guided tours and interactive exhibits delve into the science and history of flight, while the Kentucky Aviation Hall of Fame honors the lives of those who have soared among the clouds, whether in planes or wrapped around the waist of Michael Jordan. Young ones, meanwhile, can learn more about the variety of aviation careers and set their sights on following the tailwinds of famous pilots and designers.

4029 Airport Rd
Lexington,
KY
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As the sounds of stuck landings echo off gym walls, owner and former University of Kentucky cheerleader John Ireland and Lexington Gymnastics and Cheerleading’s seasoned instructors share show-stopping routines and techniques with aspiring athletes ages 5–14 years old. One-hour daytime or evening classes fill kids with body-moving know-how, from beginning cheer’s introductory rah-rah routines to gymnastics classes’ balance-improving bar and beam work. Beginning tumbling lessons prepare bodies for the turbulent world of floor exercises. The trained staffers at Lexington Gymnastics and Cheerleading can accommodate special-needs children, ensuring a welcoming environment for a diverse crowd.

Day camp sessions focus on gymnastics, cheerleading, all sports, or circus activities. Summer camp instructors supply lunch every Friday, and take kids on field trips every week. During field trips, students may play laser tag, hike through scenic areas, or mount horses and gallop into the sunset and back.

2560 Palumbo Dr
Lexington,
KY
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The Kentucky Arts Council, in conjunction with state of Kentucky, packs 30 years’ worth of experience and excitement into Kentucky Crafted: The Market, and it shows. The weekend festival collects more than 200 exhibitors from all walks of self-expression, be they artists, musicians, artisanal food products, or writers. They populate the expansive halls of the Lexington Convention Center with their handmade artwork, giving the public a chance to interact with them, order custom artworks, or just see and sample some goods. After navigating aisles full of artful sights, sounds, and smells, guests can relax and catch a concert at the Kentucky Stage music festival, a simultaneous event that collects beloved musicians from across the state. With all of this activity, its no wonder that the Southeast Tourism Society has named the festival one of the top 20 events in the region for each of the past 15 years.

430 West Vine Street
Lexington,
KY
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The Kentucky Ballet Theatre was founded in 1998 to give Lexington audiences their own local company of ballet dancers. The performances that have followed have included classics such as Prokofiev's Cinderella and new works such as Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera. The dancers host their shows at the Lexington Opera House, a historical landmark which was built in 1887, was converted into a movie theater in the 1920s, and did a brief stint as a Rockette before returning to its classical roots in 1976.

736 National Ave
Lexington,
KY
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The extravagant Fasig-Tipton Pavilion houses this year’s Chamber Music Festival of Lexington, where acclaimed musicians give majestic performances and host master classes. Friday evening reveals a nuanced rendition of Dvořák's Terzetto in C Major, as delivered in part by the festival's artistic director, Nathan Cole, who also holds the position of first associate concertmaster with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Ravel's Trio in A Minor brings together soothing sounds of piano, violin, and cello, ad Schubert's famed Trout Quintet dances between strings, piano, and a trio of opera-singing fish. Saturday evening ushers in Busoni's Sonata no. 2 in E—its ivory, dulcet piano tickled by Alessio Bax, who has appeared as a soloist with more than 85 orchestras worldwide. Bach's Sheep May Safely Graze and a world premiere written by Daniel Kellogg set the sound stage for Dvořák's Quintet in G Major, as two violins, a viola, a cello, and a double bass come together to fight musical crimes wrought by vuvuzelas and Christmas recordings of dogs barking.

Chamber Music Festival of Lexington
Lexington,
KY
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