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Lexington Public Library Ceiling Clock and Foucault Pendulum

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Address: 140 East Main St, Lexington, KY 40507
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Another gem in the Lexington crown

Another great place to visit in Lexington. The city is quickly becoming our second home. We sit and enjoy the extensive library and the clock is inspiring

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 September 2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

Another great place to visit in Lexington. The city is quickly becoming our second home. We sit and enjoy the extensive library and the clock is inspiring

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Destin, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

We participated in a game the visitor's center of Lexington has made called "Big Lex". We learned our way around the city and it was fun. If you haven't ever seen one of these clocks it's sure worth the time to do so.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2013

I enjoy visiting public libraries in the cities I travel to. This one is very large and modern. The clock is really nice to watch. Beautiful entry to the building. There is free parking behind the building after 5 pm during the week and free on the weekends. There is a nice park with a water feature next to the... More 

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Fairfax, Virgina
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

Based on other reviews, we were very excited to see the pendulum on our recent trip to Lexington. We walked into the atrium and it was not moving! The person at the information desk just said "I don't know why it isn't working." There was no explanation or offer to find out or indication when it might be started again.... More 

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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

Parking was a little tough but it was neat to see the clock. Only takes a few minutes to see. After you check out the clock, take the elevator up to the 4th flour and look down at the pendulum. Also worth a look at the downtown out the 4th floor window. 4 blocks down main street is Triangle park... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

The clock is amazing and interesting for children and adults alike. There is a great little cafe on the ground floor and an outside courtyard to enjoy coffee, a salad or sandwich. The children's floor is pretty cool...lots of windows, space and enjoyment. If you get the opportunity to see a movie in their theatre, enjoy! Comfortable seats and excellant... More 

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Decatur, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2013

It was so exciting to go see this clock. What a beautiful piece and very nicely displayed. The clock is right in the library lobby. You can take the elevator up to any of the upper floors and look down at the amazing clock. Also, be sure to look up. Very cool and unique attraction, And free, They also have... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2013

I certainly didn't think I'd walk into a giant pendulum swinging from the ceiling when I walked into the library. It's absolutely beautiful! Could watch it for hours and marvel at the art.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2013

Was visiting Lexington to see friends and they brought us into the library to see the Pendulum. Very cool to see and makes you think about the earth's rotation. Was glad we stopped in to see it.

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Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2012

Lexington Library is located in downtown Lexington. The main feature is their Ceiling Clock and Foucault Pendulum which is located in the center of the building. It is very interesting to see but it is not something that takes long to see. You might find driving around in the downtown district interesting if you enjoy seeing renovated older buildings. Lexington... More 

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