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Horse Capital of the World

What does the Horse Capital of the World offer for a winter getaway?

Outstanding cuisine at over 120 non-chain restaurants. Cozy Bourbon bars. The largest mall in Kentucky and dozens of locally owned boutiques. The intoxicating aromas of bourbon aging in warehouses on a tour of a charming Bourbon Distillery. A new entertainment complex at Red Mile with over 900 instant racing machines. Art galleries, antique shops, microbreweries, horse farm tours, music and theatre performances... Need more ideas? Explore our Calendar of Events and our Idea Guide.

 

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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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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

featured events

Looking for things to do on your next visit to Lexington? Click here to view all upcoming events.
Feb4

Mamma Mia!

Presented by Broadway Live & The Opera House Fund.  An ultimate feel-good show... more
Feb8

Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour

Join in the fun of a music show taped live and broadcast around the world. Audience... more
Feb13

Romeo + Juliet

Presented by the Lexington Ballet.  Swordfights and romance - this is the sizzling... more
Feb17

STOMP

Presented by Variety Live & The Opera House Fund.  Explosive, provocative,... more
Feb19

Jeff Foxworthy & Larry The Cable Guy

Presented by RFD-TV:We've Been Thinking Tour, bringing an unforgettable night of... more
Feb29

Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour

Join in the fun of a music show taped live and broadcast around the world. Audience... more
Mar5

Snowbird Dressage

Kentucky Dressage Association sanctioned Dressage show.... more
Mar7

Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour

Join in the fun of a music show taped live and broadcast around the world. Audience... more
Mar10

Disney On Ice Presents Treasure Trove

Presented by Stonyfield Yokids Organic Yogurt.  Disney On Ice sets the gold standard... more
Mar12

Lexington St. Patrick's Parade and Festival

Leprechauns will be spotted along Main Street.  Entertainment all day.... more
Mar18

Road to the Horse/Ride the Remuda

Don’t miss the thrill and excitement of Road To The Horse in 2016. In... more
Mar26

Paul Frazer Memorial Combined Test & Dressage

CKRH has grown into a multi-faceted program that is dedicated to enriching the community... more
Apr1

Central Kentucky Home & Garden Show

The entire Lexington Center will be completely transformed, for one weekend only, into a... more

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Aslan, the Akhal-Teke

by Margaret, Horse Blogger

HORSES, HORSES Aslan, shown in the photo above (which doesn't show all of his rider), is part of the Breeds Barn group at the Kentucky Horse Park.

He's also one of the oldest and most rare breeds of ...

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John Henry, Champion

by Margaret, Horse Blogger

HORSES, HORSES This fine portrait of John Henry, with jockeyChris McCarron, was taken by California equine photographerKatey Barrett.

It's part of a wonderful exhibit of Barrett's Thoroughbredracing ...

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