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Southern Starts Here!

Welcome to the new visitLEX.com. All the great content, maps and planning tools you would expect from this magnetic destination are here. Lexington is both classic and contemporary; Southern yet worldly; elegant but approachable. We designed our new site to reflect those qualities.

We hope our website will entertain and inform you, and, most importantly, entice you to plan a visit to Lexington, Kentucky, Horse Capital of the World. As Big Lex would say, "Seeing is believing."

 
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A new site, with new ways to explore. We showcase the premier places to eat, shop, play, stay and experience the time-honored traditions of Kentucky's centerpiece. Click below to learn more about Lexington's Bourbon connections or how to tour a private horse farm, or browse our photo albums.

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LEX marks the spot. Bourbon starts here!
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Horse Farm
Visit the homes of our four-legged celebrities.
Horse farm tours are a “must-do” when visiting the Horse Capital of the World! more

featured events

Looking for things to do on your next visit to Lexington? Click here to view all upcoming events.
Jul7

78th Junior League Horse Show

The Lexington Junior League Charity Horse Show is the first leg of the American... more
Jul10

Lexington Lions' Club Bluegrass Fair

Enjoy Carnival rides, grandstand shows, petting farm, games, food and much more!... more
Jul11

25th Annual Breyerfest

This fun festival celebrates everything we love about horses and the Breyer model horses... more
Jul17

Keeneland Concours d'Elegance

11th Annual unique four-day event featuring over a hundred exquisite automobiles... more
Aug8

Well Crafted: Local Brews + Local Bands

This event brings together delicious flavors, soulful music, craft beers and tons of fun,... more
Aug16

AFB Woodland Art Fair

This is Lexington's largest, free, outdoor art event with over 65,000 visitors... more
Aug23

Charlie Daniels Band

The Kentucky Guard Memorial Fund presents Charlie Daniels Band with special guests, Sundy... more
Aug28

Bluegrass Classic Dog Show

Five days of all-breed conformation, obedience & rally competition. ... more
Sep8

Keeneland September Yearling Sales

The September Sale is globally acknowledged as the Thoroughbred yearling auction, and... more

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Junior League Horse Show

by Margaret, Horse Blogger

HORSES, HORSES This year's edition will be the 78th annual Lexington Junior League Charity Horse Show. This show means a lot to both the community and the American Saddlebred breeders, owners, and ...

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Happy Fourth of July

by Margaret, Horse Blogger

HORSES, HORSES Happy (Equine) Fourth of July! This handsome horse is Sneaky (proper name On Second Thought), who appears in the "Horses of the World Show" (held daily at 11AM and 2PM) at the ...

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Arabians and Carriages

by Margaret, Horse Blogger

HORSES, HORSES This pretty horse is an Arabian, part of the "Horses of the World" show, which is presented at the Kentucky Horse Park, daily at 11AM and 2PM.

Arabians are among the most ...

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Summer Horse Shows

by Margaret, Horse Blogger

HORSES, HORSES It's not quite Summer, officially that is, but the Summer horse show season has gotten busier,now that June is here.

Many of these Summer horse shows are happening at the wonderful ...

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Horses of the World

by Margaret, Horse Blogger

HORSES, HORSES One of my favorite parts of the Kentucky Horse Park is the Horses of the World show. Presented daily at 11AM and 2PM, the show features brief performances by several horses of ...

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