In 1961, the University of Kentucky's Department of Agriculture needed background music for a film it was producing. Roughly 65 musicians volunteered, including students and faculty from surrounding universities. Fast-forward four years and this motley crew became The Lexington Philharmonic. Central Kentucky's largest arts organization, LexPhil has since performed more than 100 concerts annually, bringing orchestral music into schools and concert venues alike to inspire citizens and bring music to the masses.
From Hugh Laurie to Dru Hill to the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, the performers who've taken the stage at the Otis A. Singletary Center have been as unpredictable as they've been distinguished. The creative focal point for students at the University of Kentucky, the Center is more than a performance venue—it's also a practice space, an art museum, and one of the few rooms with enough seats for a rabbit's family reunion.
Family fun constantly unfolds at General Custers Golf & Gulp, where mini-golfers putt
past obstacles on two different 18-hole courses. Along the way, they cross paths with quirky sea creatures, characters from pop culture, and a large, wooden pirate ship, a sight that is usually only spotted in the ocean or the bathtubs of billionaires. Away from the courses, visitors can trade their clubs for spoons and dig into nearly 40 flavors of ice cream, or visit the newly opened bungee trampoline jumper. They can also re-fuel for another round with smoothies, sundaes, shakes, and ice cream sandwiches.
Have some free time to kill? Head on over to Know Theatre of Cincinnati in Cincinnati and explore the great outdoors.
Check out the restaurant at this park for a delicious meal.
During the summer months, don't miss out on Know Theatre of Cincinnati's outdoor patio seating.
If dinner conversation isn't your thing, Know Theatre of Cincinnati's got you covered with live tunes from a DJ or musical group.
Enjoy live music with your food and drinks at Know Theatre of Cincinnati as well.
DJ fans will appreciate Know Theatre of Cincinnati's frequent live mixes.
Between the music and the crowds, be prepared for a lot of noise at this park.
The park fills up on the weekends, so keep that in mind before heading out.
Sidle into a space on the street or park your vehicle in the adjacent lot.
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Endless parking options are readily available close to Contractors Choice.
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If you're on the hunt for a new TV to watch the big game, Digital Broadcasting System in Cincinnati has a large selection of affordable TVs for you to choose from.
Do you love watching movies? You will feel like you are right in front of the "big screen" with a home theater.
Treat yourself to a new computer, such as laptops and smartphones, and reap the benefits of a well-equipped and technology-advanced computer.
No matter what type of vehicle you drive, you can find safe parking options nearby.
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