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Lexington Public Library Ceiling Clock and Foucault Pendulum

140 E Main St, Lexington, KY 40507-1318
+1 859-231-5500
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Beautiful

What a gorgeous library. Wish we had one like this back home. The city should be very proud... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
fcrane35
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Troy, Michigan
Eye-pleasing design

The designers of this library were really creative. Its got an atrium with a pendulum. As a... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2018
Peter H
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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140 E Main St, Lexington, KY 40507-1318
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Reviewed 3 days ago

What a gorgeous library. Wish we had one like this back home. The city should be very proud. Worth exploring this and the adjacent park

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

The designers of this library were really creative. Its got an atrium with a pendulum. As a patron goes to the upper floors, there are balconies with views back to the atrium. The interior of the library was well thought out and planned. Its a...More

Thank Peter H
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Lexington's Downtown Library is sort of a tourist destination with the Foucault pendulum, large windows overlooking Phoenix Park and downtown (if you like construction until Centerpoint is complete in 2019), as well as other large open spaces. The pendulum is located right inside the main...More

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Reviewed 22 September 2017

We heard about it , but seeing it "......it's FANTASTIC... I watched it for about 15 min. You can see it from different floors, the elevator makes it easy . We had a great day.

Thank Penny F
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

This masterpiece of a clock is so worth seeing! It is located inside the Central Public Library on Main Street. You may park for free ( get your parking ticket stamped) and find your way to the first floor of the library. This clock has...More

Thank Daytrip206
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

The ceiling clock pendulum in the Lexington Downtown Central Library is something you will not find anywhere else. The area that the pendulum swings across was hand set by a local artisan and is most unique. All around the rotunda housing the pendulum are horse...More

Thank Ron A
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

We went in to look for a location of a business that my husband worked for in the 60's/70's. What we found kept us there for 2 hours! The Kentucky section on the 3rd floor is a treasure of books and photos that would rival...More

Thank Brenda T
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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

I am a science fan. This pendulum swinging to the beat of the earths energy is completely fascinating to watch and even more amazing to comprehend how it works! The pros: library is very large with other galleries to see too; public bathroom; air conditioned;...More

Thank yeahwhynot
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

Love the clock...it always makes me happy. My grandchildren think it's cool, too. Add to this the amazing library, and you have a wonderful day in Lexington.

Thank monicahess
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Reviewed 24 June 2017

I was in town for a library conference, so it seemed appropriate to go visit the Lexington Public Library. It is a lovely place with a good vibe. The Foucault Pendulum is wicked. I had never seen anything quite like it. But the library staff...More

Thank Piercedlibrarian
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