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Taylor Made Farm
1215 High Point Dr.
Visit Taylor Made Thoroughbred Farm in Jessamine County.
VisitHorseCountry.com or call (859) 858-3511.

Asbury University
1 Macklem Drive

Founded 1890. Originally named Kentucky Holiness College, the school was renamed to honor the founder of American Methodism, Bishop Francis Asbury. Enrolls 1,300. Christian Liberal Arts.
Asbury College Equine Center Guided scenic trail rides and bird-watching on horseback trail rides, as well as summer horse camps. Call (859) 858-3511.
Asbury Theological Seminary
204 N. Lexington Ave.
Asbury Seminary, founded in 1923, is a multidenominational, multicultural graduate school offering masters and doctoral degrees. Asbury Seminary has over 1,700 students and offers classes on three campuses, Kentucky, Florida and Virtual. (800) 227-2879
Blue Grass
Sportsmens League
Wide range of outdoor sporting activities for the outdoorsman.
Camp Nelson Civil War
Heritage Park

Located on US 27, 5 mi. south of Nicholasville
(859) 881.9126
Features a Union Army Civil War supply depot and training camp. White House, c. 1850, used as the officers’ quarters by Union troops during the Civil War and restored as an interpretive center. Camp Nelson Cemetery is adjacent to the site. Interpretive trail system open to dusk. White House open Wed. – Sat. 10 – 4.
Chrisman Mill
Vineyards and Winery

2385 Chrisman Mill Rd.
Nicholasville, KY. 40356
Wine Tasting and Special Dinner Nights, featuring Italian Cuisine, Homemade Desserts, Available for Weddings & Parties
Disc Golf Lake Mingo Disc Golf Course and Riney-B Disc Golf Course.
First Vineyard
5800 Sugar Creek Pike
Nicholasville, Kentucky
First Vineyard is the birthplace of the wine industry in the United States. Visit the website, call or email to find out what’s going on. (859) 885-9359, Email: thefirstvineyard@aol.com
Great Golf Opportunities Jessamine County’s Golf Offerings.
Harry C. Miller
Lock Collection

Lockmasters Security Institute
2021 John C. Watts Drive
Nicholasville, Kentucky
Museum at Lockmasters Security Institute featuring the World’s Largest Lock Collection. Open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Self-guided tour and gift shop.

(859) 887-9633

High Bridge &
High Bridge Park
KY 29, South of Wilmore
High Bridge, built in 1877, was the highest trestle in the world. Reconstructed Victorian pavilion extends 35 ft. beyond a cliff with views of the trestle, Kentucky River and Palisades. The High Bridge Homecoming Festival happens every August.
Kentucky Pro
Football Hall of Fame

508 North Main Street
Kentucky is the only state that has its own Pro Football Hall of Fame and it’s located in Nicholasville. Established in 2003, inductees have included Lenny Lyles, Babe Parelli, Tom
Hammond, Tim Couch, Shaun Alexander and Howard Schnellenberger. Future plans call for a museum. (859) 887-4351
Jakes Cigar Bar & Lounge
263 East Brannon Rd., Nicholasville
Large selection of cigars & spirits. Located in Brannon Crossing Shopping Center.
Jim Beam
Nature Preserve

US 27 to Hall Lane
Protects portion of the Palisades of the Kentucky River. Feeding habitat for rare bat species. Open to public for hiking, birding and nature study.
KCAL Oldtime Radio Hour
109 South Main Street
Nicholasville, Kentucky
KCAL are the call letters of the mythical radio station of the Creative Art League of Jessamine County.  The KCAL troupe performs re-enactments of old radio shows from the golden age of radio for live audiences. Learn more…
Kentucky River

US 27, KY 29 & US 68
Spectacular limestone cliff formations cut out by the Kentucky River.
Old Jessamine
County Jail

200 South Main Street
Nicholasville, Kentucky
A restored 1870 jail and 1873 jailer’s residence. Listed on the National Reg. Houses local history museum.
Parks of Nicholasville
and Jessamine County
Nicholasville/Jessamine County Parks & Recreation is comprised of sixteen parks. Each park has its own unique beauty and special attributes to offer for the enjoyment of all citizens of Nicholasville and Jessamine County. Please visit one of these jewels and discover the ‘hidden’ treasures throughout Nicholasville and Jessamine County.
Riney B Aquatic Center
300 Martin Luther King Blvd.
Nicholasville, Kentucky 40356
For more information, contact The Jessamine County YMCA at 859-885-5013
Shopping Opportunities Jessamine County’s shopping offerings.
Special Events Jessamine County’s Special Events Calendar.
Springhouse Gardens
185 West Catnip Hill Road
Nicholasville, Kentucky 40356
A place for plants and people. Founded by Richard J. Weber, who has had a lifelong love of plants and nature.
Sugar Creek Resort
5800 Sugar Creek Pike
Nicholasville, Kentucky
Guided trail rides and dinner rides for adults, hay rides, canoes, kayaks, bon fires, hot dog roasts, and a conference room that comfortably accommodates up to 50 people.
Valley View Ferry
KY-169 South
KY-169 S. from Nicholasville at the Kentucky River. 11 miles to the ferry. The oldest continuous business in Kentucky since 1785.