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Southern Starts Here!

Welcome to 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. Come discover an extraordinary cuisine scene, a compact and vibrant downtown, thriving arts and a legendary landscape.

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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Enjoy browsing visitLEX.com. 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.
Jul24

Cinderella

An enchanted pumpkin, a legendar shoe, two brassy stepsisters with nothing to do. ... more
Jul24

Lexington Restaurant Week 2014

Venture out and celebrate Lexington's explosive cuisine scene!  Over 55 restuarants... more
Jul26

Moontower Music Festival

Eight fantastic acts will be on hand including the epic local duo that is Sunday Best and... more
Aug2

Shaker Village Craft Fair

The Shaker Village Craft Fair is one of the state's premier craft events.  The fair... 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
Sep13

Crave Lexington

Unique among music festivals, the Crave Lexington food + music makers’ festival... 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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