In Part 1 of my Discovering Cynthiana blog, I shared information on this vibrant town and the marvelous shops and restaurants. But I have just scratched the surface! This two-part blog gives testimony to the many enchantments Cynthiana has in store. If you missed Part 1, read about it here.
With appetites satiated at one of Cynthiana’s fine restaurants, I suggest a stroll through their beautiful town to view the exquisite murals. Most notable is the Walking Dead painting created by Odeith, an international artist of extraordinary talent. Cynthiana is world famous for the Walking Dead as one the two founders, Robert Kirkman is a native. Odeith is also responsible for my favorite Lexington mural, a marvelous portrayal of Louie Armstrong.
Cynthiana local, Wylie Caudill is the creator of many remarkable works of public art about town. Wylie is behind the graceful Cynthiana mural and the mystery animal on a veterinary clinic wall (Is it a cat or a fox?), plus recent paintings inside the public library and local hospital.
An interesting mural of bourbon bottles from an era gone by was illustrated at the hand of Jerrielle Hanlon. With more murals than you can count, Cynthiana is a focal point for those of us who appreciate imaginative wall art!
Alex, Austin and Jamie founded this micro brewery in 2016 at 123 East Pike Street. They believed hard work, thoughtful recipes and passionate support for the community would be the keys to a successful brewing experience. In my opinion, they’ve hit the nail on the head. I was amazed to meet patrons from all over Kentucky. These included a customer from Louisville who remarked, “They have something for everyone.” I agree!
Pay a visit to Maiden City Brewing for a true, down-home, crafted beer experience.
May I expand on what else Cynthiana has to offer?! It is an ideal destination for a day trip or weekend getaway. Plan a stay at the gorgeous Ashford Acres Inn built in 1858. This historic home is refurbished with period pieces and décor. The stately facade features sleek, white pillars with many original, glass windows. Inside, hardwood floors, built-in bookcases and skeleton key locks complete the picture.
The interior had abundant room for tables and chairs. Everything the wedded couple desires for their special day is supplied. They proffer hors d’oeuvres, plated or buffet style meals and various dessert counters, just to mention a few accompaniments. There’s a cordial, little bar, space for a DJ, an inviting dance floor and a fun photo booth. The handsome grounds and buildings are prime backdrops for memorable photos.
Consider Ashford Acres Inn for all your party settings. You and your guests will be delighted!
Speaking of weddings, did you know that Cynthiana is home to Kentucky’s only flower truck? Maybe you have seen Brownings Flower Truck at events or shows. Owned by Lauren and Drew, this adorable pick-up and trailer will melt your heart.
Distance to Cynthiana:
Lexington – 28 miles
Georgetown – 22 miles
Covington – 57 miles
Louisville – 93 miles