Quality, convenience, and professional service in one of the nation’s most beautiful settings.
As the region’s most popular multi-use entertainment, convention, and shopping complex, Central Bank Center stands ready to meet the demands of even the most discerning presenter. Indeed, its location at the intersection of Interstates 64 and 75 and within a day’s drive of 75% of the US population, conveniently places Central Bank Center at the heart of one of America’s most traveled crossroads. And one that affords touring casts and crews, meeting planners, exhibitors and visitors alike the warm hospitality for which Lexington and Kentucky are so famous.
Central Bank Center
Central Bank Center has 130,000 sq. ft. of elegant and versatile banquet, exhibition and meeting space. The Convention Center and two attached convention hotels occupy a common corner, within easy walking distances to shopping, dining and entertaining destinations.
Home to the 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Champions, the University of Kentucky Wildcats, Rupp Arena offers dozens of staging and seating configurations for all types of events. Rupp Arena hosts the annual Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s boys Sweet Sixteen® basketball tournament which attracts approximately 120,000 die-hard fans from across the Commonwealth. Need space for a circus? This multi-function facility seats up to 23,000 people. Looking for an intimate concert setting? With our special curtaining system, we offer spaces customized to accommodate as few as 2,300 or can adapt to meet your projected attendance. Noteworthy musicians appearing at Rupp Arena over its storied history include KISS, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Elton John, Billy Joel, Taylor Swift, Boston Pops, Willie Nelson, Kenny Chesney, Black Eyed Peas, Nickelback, and literally hundreds of other legendary performers.
Lexington Opera House
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Lexington Opera House is known to be one of the premiere performing arts centers in the region. Originally constructed in 1886 after a fire destroyed the original theatre located on the corner of Main and Broadway, the “new” Opera House, designed by Oscar Cobb, opened it’s doors on July 19, 1887 and quickly gained a reputation as one of the most well-designed and well-equipped theaters in the nation. The Opera House has played host to the most famous stage personalities of the 1900s, including Al Jolson, W.C. Fields, Will Rogers, Harry Houdini and many others.
Current programming at the Opera House offers something for everyone: ballet, opera, children’s productions, family shows, comedy, concerts, and professional national Broadway tours!
Triangle Park fans out to envelop the beholder into the tranquility of soft waterfalls and wide stone promenades lined with Honey Locust trees. Park patrons can enjoy lunch from at the outdoor café, engage in games of chess and backgammon attend open-air exercise classes, surf the Internet or simply soak up the sun. In the fall, an ice skating rink keeps the park vibrant and alive during the winter season.
Triangle Park officially opened to the public on July 2, 1982. The landscape designer for the park was well known landscape architect Robert L. Zion of New York. Robert Zion, designed some of New York’s most cherished oases and considered landmarks of civic design: Samuel Paley Plaza (better known as Paley Park), the atrium of the I.B.M. Building and the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden of the Museum of Modern Art (for which Mr. Zion long served as a consultant to the garden’s architect, Philip Johnson) are among the most enduring contributions to the cityscape in the past half-century.
Having under gone extensive restoration, Triangle Park has been returned to its lush greenery, with cascading waterfalls, a people’s park within Lexington’s cityscape.
Triangle Park is now smoke free.