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Southern Starts Here

We welcome you to Kentucky's centerpiece. With its cosmopolitan vibe, sophisticated cuisine culture, quaint Southern charm, quirky arts scene and picturesque setting, Lexington showcases all the best our state has to offer.

We encourage you to plan a trip to the Horse Capital of the World and discover a destination that will delight and intrigue you .

Not sure where to start? We've done some of the work for you... Are you a foodie? Family with little kids? A nature lover? Explore some suggested agendas at www.visitlex.com/Staycation.

 

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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 Lexington...Kentucky's centerpiece. Click below to learn more about Lexington's Bourbon connections, or how to tour a private horse farm, or how to best enjoy our lively craft beer scene.

Bourbon Lexington 2
Cultivated tastes. Traditions of excellence.
Bourbon: it's not just another spirit. It's part of our heritage. more
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
Beer Flight Brewgrass Trail
Do the "Brewgrass" Trail
An amazing array of locally crafted beers await your discovery on the Brewgrass Trail. more

featured events

Looking for things to do on your next visit to Lexington? Click here to view all upcoming events.
May17

Big Band & Jazz 2016

Big Band & Jazz, one of Lexington's longest running and most beloved concert series,... more
Jun30

Central Bank Thursday Night Live

Featuring Flashback!  Beverages, food from local restaurants and great music by... more
Jul1

4th of July Festival

Enjoy fireworks, food, music, dancing, vending and a parade! The annual 4th of July... more
Jul7

Central Bank Thursday Night Live

Featuring Five Below Band!  Beverages, food from local restaurants and great music... more
Jul8

The Warehouse Block Party

The entire block of North Ashland Ave., from Aurora Ave. to National Ave. will be closed... more
Jul12

Big Band & Jazz 2016

Tuesdays. One of Lexington's longest running and most beloved concert series, features... more
Jul14

Central Bank Thursday Night Live

Featuring Better Off Dead!  Beverages, food from local restaurants and great music... more
Jul14

Keeneland Concours d' Elegance

The annual Keeneland Concours d'Elegance will again be held at the beautiful Keeneland... more
Jul14

Lexington Lions' Club Bluegrass Fair

Enjoy Carnival rides, grandstand shows, petting farm, games, food and much more!... more
Jul15

LexArts Gallery Hop

Thousands of locals and visitors alike converge on downtown Lexington to celebrate art... more
Jul21

Central Bank Thursday Night Live

Featuring The Twiggenburys!  Beverages, food from local restaurants and great... more
Jul21

Lexington Restaurant Week 2016

Venture out and celebrate Lexington's explosive cuisine scene!  40+ of the best... more
Jul22

27th Annual Breyerfest

The weekend celebration is the intersection of the real horse world and the model horse... more
Jul28

Central Bank Thursday Night Live

Featuring Tim Talbert Project!  Beverages, food from local restaurants and great... more
Jul29

Jurassic Quest Dinosaur Expo

Jurassic Quest brings you a Dinosaur Adventure for the whole family.  A brand new... more
Aug4

Central Bank Thursday Night Live

Featuring Bobby Perry Band!  Beverages, food from local restaurants and great... more
Aug5

Fountain Films on Friday

Movie: Bad News Bears! (40 year anniversary)  Triangle Park will be transformed into... more
Aug12

Kentucky Cork, Tap & Barrel

Kentucky Cork, Tap & Barrel celebrates Kentucky made wine, beer, and bourbon in a fun... more
Aug13

2016 Crave Lexington Food and Music Festival

From the farmers to the chef, Crave is a hugely popular celebration of the cultural and... more
Aug18

Central Bank Thursday Night Live

Featuring Conch Republic!  Beverages, food from local restaurants and great music... more
Aug19

Phoenix Fridays

Take it downtown to the heart of Lexington for another series of free outdoor... more
Aug20

Woodland Art Fair

Every August for nearly four decades, Woodland Park has been transformed into a venue... more
Aug25

Central Bank Thursday Night Live

Featuring Kenny Owens & Group Therapy!  Beverages, food from local restaurants... more

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Pioneer Samuel Boone

by Stuart, History Blogger

While Daniel Boone was Kentucky's most famous pioneer, his eldest brother, Samuel, was also an early settler to the Lexington area. Samuel now lies buried in Fayette County.

Born in Bucks County, ...

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Kids and Horses

by Margaret, Horse Blogger

HORSES, HORSES Kids and horses belong together, but sadly, most children today never get to be close to horses. If your child or grandchild hasn't had the fun of discovering how wonderful horses are, ...

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Lightning Strikes Twice

by Stuart, History Blogger

It has been said that lightning never strikes the same place twice. Unless it's the Henry Clay monument in the Lexington Cemetery.

Two lightning strikes that damaged the monument--in 1903 and ...

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