University Inn Hotel is centrally located to Lexington KY’s Arts & Leisure  

We are centrally located to:

  • Singletary Center for Arts
  • Fayette Mall
  • Lexington Opera House
  • Kentucky Theatre
  • Kentucky Horse Park
  • Rupp Arena (Lexington Center complex)
  • Lexington Children’s Theatre & Explorium Museum
  • Lexington Farmer’s Market

Shopping, Arts & Nightlife – we have it all nearby!

In town just to enjoy the shopping? It’s a ten minute trip to Fayette Mall on Nicholasville Road, Kentucky’s largest mall – and Turfland Mall on Harrodsburg Road. For the arts, we have Rupp Arena, which hosts numerous concerts, family shows, motor sport events and trade shows throughout the year. The Singletary Center for the Arts is just under a mile away. The Lexington Opera House and The Kentucky Theatre, are both just under 10 minutes away. For the kids, we have the Lexington Children’s Theatre, one of oldest continuously operating theatres in in the country creating live performances for young people, and the children’s Explorium Museum again just under 10 minutes away. Downtown Lexington offers a host of boutiques, fine dining, live music, and so much more … come and explore!

We are truly the … Inn the Heart of Lexington.


Singletary Center for the Arts 

singletaryThe Otis A. Singletary Center for the Arts at the University of Kentucky offers the promise of excitement and discovery that only great performances and art can provide.  The Center provides professional, full-service venues for the creation, practical application and dissemination of artistic, cultural and educational expressions by international, national, regional, university and student performers, artists and speakers.

405 Rose Street
Lexington, KY 40508
(859) 257-1706*We are .9 miles (approximately 2 minutes) from the Singletary Center.


Fayette Mall

fayetteFayette Mall is a regional shopping mall in Lexington, Kentucky, located at 3401 Nicholasville Road in southern Lexington. It is the largest mall in the state of Kentucky. The mall is anchored by JCPenney, Macy’s, Dillard’s, and Dick’s Sporting Goods.

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3401 Nicholasville Road
Lexington, KY 40503
(859) 272-3493*We are 2.8 miles (approximately 6 minutes) from the Fayette Mall


Lexington Opera House

operaListed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Lexington Opera House is known as one of the premiere performing arts centers in the region. Programming at the Opera House offers something for everyone: ballet, opera, children’s productions, family shows, comedy, music and professional national Broadway tours!

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430 W. Vine Street
Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 233-4567*We are 2.4 miles (approximately 9 minutes) from the Lexington Opera House


Kentucky Theatre

kytheatreThe Kentucky Theatre is a familiar Landmark to generations of Lexingtonians. It’s richly ornamented walls and glowing stained glass fixtures have hosted gala events and entertained overflowing crowds. They have also endured hard times and disasters, both natural and manmade. And so it stands today, a true palace of memories, a hall full of comedy, tragedy, drama, adventure, and just plain fun.  We hope you enjoy this brief look at her history and join us soon to continue the tradition by making some memories of your own.

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214 East Main Street
Lexington, Kentucky 40507
(859) 231-6997*We are 2 miles (approximately 8 minutes) from the Kentucky Theatre


Lyric Theatre

lyric-theatreThe mission of the Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center is to preserve, promote, present and celebrate diverse cultures with special emphasis on African-American cultural heritage through artistic presentations of the highest quality, educational programming and outreach, film, and opportunities for community inclusion.

Lyric Theatre & Cultural Art Center
300 E. 3rd Street, Lexington, KY 40508(859) 280-2261*We are 2.1 miles (approximately 8 minutes) from the Lyric Theatre


Kentucky Horse Park

kyhorseThe Kentucky Horse Park strives to educate and inform through state-of-the-art museums and educational courses. Located in Lexington, Kentucky with 1032 expansive acres dedicated to equestrian activities from international events to national shows. The Kentucky Horse Park seeks to honor the animal that has made an invaluable contribution to the world and to help horse owners and handlers improve the quality of life for the equines in their care through a wide variety of educational opportunities.

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4089 Iron Works Parkway
Lexington, Kentucky 40511
(800) 678-8813*We are 10.15 miles (approximately 25 minutes) from the Kentucky Horse Park


Rupp Arena

ruppRupp Arena, home of the University of Kentucky Wildcats. This 23,000 seat arena houses concerts, family shows and everything inbetween. Rupp Arena is best known as the home court of the University of Kentucky Men’s Basketball team where each year, over 350,000 fans watch the greatest game in sports. The University of Kentucky Women’s Basketball team, UK Hoops, play many games here as well with a growing audience each season. Rupp Arena also hosts numerous concerts, family shows, motor sport events and trade shows throughout the year.

View Larger Map 430 West Vine Street
Lexington, Kentucky 40507
(859) 313-1000*We are 2.3 miles (approximately 9 minutes) from Rupp Arena / Lexington Center Complex


Lexington Children’s Theatre & Explorium Museum

childrenFounded in 1938, Lexington Children’s Theatre LCT is a fully professional, non-profit organization dedicated to the intellectual and cultural enrichment of young people. We are one of the oldest continuously operating theatres for young people in the country and are proud to be the State Children’s Theatre of Kentucky.  Staffed with PROFESSIONAL actors, directors, designers, educators and administrators, we are a values based company. We are guided by our mission statement and beliefs. OUR MISSION is simple. LCT creates imaginative compelling theatre experiences for young people and families.

Explorium Children’s Museum: Located in the heart of the Horse Capital of the World, Explorium of Lexington offers adventures in fun and learning. With nine discovery zones filled with interactive exhibits designed to inspire imagination and curiosity, kids of all ages have experiences that can last a lifetime. Formerly known as the Lexington Children’s Museum, Explorium is one of the oldest children’s museums in the United States. Since 1990, over one million visitors from around Kentucky and across the country have enjoyed this fun, educational experience. The mission of the Explorium of Lexington is to create a fun and dynamic hands-on learning environment that inspires imagination and curiosity.

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418 West Short Street
Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 254-4546*We are 2.1 miles (approximately 9 minutes) from the Lexington Children’s Theatre & Explorium Museum


Lexington Farmer’s Market

farmersThe Lexington Farmers’ Market is a cooperative run by a Board of Directors elected by the membership. It was established in 1975 as the Farm and Garden Market Cooperative Association. We have the market on leased land two days per week, on a downtown street on Saturday, and on private property on Sunday. The Lexington Farmers’ Market, as we are known to our customers, has developed into a four day per week market during the season.  Our normal outdoor season is mid-April until late November, but we operate year-round from December to mid-April in Victorian Square Plaza.

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628 N. Broadway #5
Lexington, KY 40508
(859) 259-3996*We are 2.9 miles (approximately 10 minutes) from the Lexington Farmer’s Market