Tourism

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Located on a hill off Stanford Road (US 27) in Lancaster, this beautifully restored 1804 home, with 13 rooms, two hall ways, and two stairways, enjoys spectacular scenic views of the surrounding country side and Lancaster Public Square.

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The Lancaster Grand Theatre opened its doors in 1925 - a beautiful venue that has been restored to its original beauty. It's Central Kentucky's newest performing arts center. Visit their site to view upcoming events!

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The Old Garrard County Jail is an historic building in Lancaster, Kentucky that was used as the county jail from 1873 to 1986. The property was added to the United States National Register of Historic Places in 1984.

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Located only 30 miles from Lexington is Herrington Lake. Here you will find a perfect playground for many outdoor and recreational sports such as water skiing, tubing, swimming and even cliff jumping.

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Garrard County offers two of the best Nature Preserves around. The Tom Dorman Nature Preserve and the Dupree Nature Preserve allow easy access for any outdoor adventure.

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Open year round, the Camp Nelson RV Park offers over 30 primitive camping sites overlooking the Scenic Kentucky River and offers activites such as a public swimming pool, camp store, boat ramp, horseshoes and vollyball court.

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Peninsula has been rated a four and one half star course by Golf Digest and selected as one of the best 200 places to play in North America. The course also plays host to various professional and amateur events.

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Paint Lick Presbyterian Church was founded in 1784 by Rev. David Rice, and is located adjacent to the historic Paint Lick Cemetery. Come and learn about the several Civil War skirmishes that happed at this location.

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Restaurants
NameAddressPhone
The County Diner
881 Stanford Road
Lancaster, KY 40444
(859) 792-3723
Heavenly Cafe
73 South Campbell Street
Lancaster, KY 40444
(859) 792-8506
Mariachi's Mexican Restaurant
515 Stanford Street
Lancaster, KY 40444
(859) 792-1215
The Burger House
2152 Stanford Road
Lancaster, KY 40444
(859) 792-2360
Nina Ridge Country Store
1497 Nina Ridge Road
Lancaster, KY 40444
(859) 792-3074
Smith's Restaurant
55 Public Square
Lancaster, KY 40444
(859) 792-6255
China Gourmet
124 Pleasant Retreat Drive
Lancaster, KY 40444
(859) 792-6600
Lancaster Cafe
75 Public Square
Lancaster, KY 40444
(859) 792-9133
Herrington Marina
136 South Homestead Lane
Lancaster, KY 40444
(859) 548-2282
Godfather's Pizza
233 Lexington Road
Lancaster, KY 40444
(859) 792-1300
Lodging
NameAddressPhoneWebsite
Hammonds Hall Bed and Breakfast
216 W. Maple Avenue
Lancaster, KY 40444
(859) 792-6632
Peninsula Golf Resort
200 Clubhouse Drive
Lancaster, KY 40444
(859) 548-5055
The Ashley Inn
9863 Lexington Road
Lancaster, KY 40444
(859) 548-4922
The Sowder House
1251 White Lick Road
Lancaster, KY 40444
(859) 925-4241 
Cliffview Retreat and Conference Center
789 Bryant's Camp Road
Lancaster, KY 40444
(877) 792-3330
Halcomb's Knob
430 Wallacetown Road
Paint Lick, KY 40461
(859) 925-9936
Harrington Lake Marina
136 South Homestead Lane
Lancaster, KY 40444​
(859) 548-2282