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Lexington Public Library Ceiling Clock and Foucault Pendulum

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Address: 140 E Main St, Lexington, KY 40507-1318
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Unique clock and area

The pendulum clock at the downtown Lexington Central Library is very unique - you will not see another one like it. In addition, there are very well done horse paintings all... read more

Reviewed 14 December 2016
Lexington, Kentucky
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Lexington, Kentucky
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Reviewed 14 December 2016

The pendulum clock at the downtown Lexington Central Library is very unique - you will not see another one like it. In addition, there are very well done horse paintings all around the area housing the pendulum. Definitely worth seeing if in town.

Thank the1drjazz
San Diego, California
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

Did not expect much walking into this Library, but it was pretty awesome. The mosaic, the pendulum and several other unique art pieces

Thank Crt811
Lexington, Kentucky
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

You will enjoying seeing the swinging clock and its setting in the downtown Lexington Library. The library has a good genealogy department too!

Thank Leelex
Watsonville, California
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Reviewed 30 September 2016

Beautiful library with very inclusive genealogy research area on 2nd floor. Plenty of space /tables to spread out and look. warning- place is kept very cool & air conditioned. Bring sweater if there for very long! Staff very helpful.

Thank Kerryloves2travel
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Reviewed 2 September 2016

The clock is a unique and beautiful piece of art as well as a timekeeper. It will appeal to those with a scientific mind and an appreciation for public art. The clock is in Lexington's Main Branch of the Public Library which is housed in a relatively new building. The building itself is not to my taste but some may... More 

Thank getLexington
Lexington, Kentucky
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

This clock was the vision of a former resident who was generous with her public gifts. It features horses and a pendulum that depends on movement of the earth. Quite fun to see and huge. I enjoy seeing it every time I visit which is often.

Thank Elaine M
De Kalb, Texas
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Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

This is definitely worth the walk or drive to the downtown area. The pendulum swings with the rotation of the earth, which is amazing enough, but the library itself is impressive with 3-4 floors. It's well kept and clean. The librarians are very knowledgeable.

Thank Amy M
Lexington, Kentucky
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Reviewed 9 June 2016

This is a cool little exhibit. Big Pendulum showing the movement of the earth in a day. Should take 5 to 10 minutes to enjoy. Not worth a separate trip, but if you are exploring Downtown Lexington it is a worthwhile stop. It is in the Atrium of the main Public Library branch, a short walk from the most excellent... More 

Thank redneckbluevote
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Reviewed 20 April 2016

My family loves books, so the library was a must. Beautiful building even if you don't like books. Take the time to go to the top floor and see the view from the there!

Thank alanna s
Berea, Kentucky
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Reviewed 28 December 2015

We were lucky enough to get a parking space right in front of the library. The library is pretty and nice enough. The clock is not work at this time and they are getting it fixed. There was an exhibit of local photos in the gallery.

Thank Patty L G

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