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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!
Curious about Lexington’s connection to the history of America’s Native Spirit? 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.
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
Sep10

Jefferson Street Soiree

The restaurants and bars along Jefferson will offer food and beverage tastings, and live... more
Sep13

Crave Lexington

Unique among music festivals, the Crave Lexington food + music makers’ festival... more
Sep26

Anderson County Burgoo Festival

Lots of burgoo, music, entertainment and vendors of all kinds.    Held in... more
Oct2

34th Annual Festival of the Horse

Exhibits, concessions, parades, carnival, arts and crafts and 5K run. ... more
Oct3

Keeneland Fall Race Meet

No racing on Mondays or Tuesdays. See live Thoroughbred racing at the most elegant race... more
Oct4

Perryville Battlefield Commemoration

Battle re-enactments, living history, parade, food and crafts.... more
Oct10

The Bourbon Chase

An overnight relay adventure.  Teams of runners cover 200 miles of scenic byways... more
Oct11

Kentucky Guild of Artists & Craftsmen Fall Fair

The Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen’s Fall Fair is an event you cannot... more
Oct11

Kentucky Proud Incredible Food Show

Featuring Celebrity Chef Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman.  Now in its sixth year,... more
Oct24

Haunted Train Ride

Haunted Halloween Train Ride!  Enjoy an 11 mile, 90 minute round trip train... more
Oct28

Alltech National Horse Show

The National Horse Show is America’s oldest indoor horse show, firmly established... more

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Farm to Table

by Mindy, Cuisine Blogger

"Farm to Table" is a hot food trend around the US and it is a movement I can fully get behind. The trend is focused around knowing that your food is fresh and not processed from a facility 900+ mils ...

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Dogs and Horses and Polo

by Margaret, Horse Blogger

HORSES, HORSES Dogs and horses have a long shared history on farms. Visitors to Bluegrass horse farms can usually count on seeing some dogs (as well as some cats in the barns who keep mice away ...

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The Kentucky Hot Brown

by Mindy, Cuisine Blogger

Here in the Bluegrass we are known for a few things...The Kentucky Wildcats (#BBN), Bourbon, Horse Racing, Beer Cheese, and one of my personal favorites...The Kentucky Hot Brown!I always take for ...

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Ponies!

by Margaret, Horse Blogger

HORSES, HORSES The photo is of a Fell Pony, a rare equine breed. Not too long ago there were only about 20 Fell Ponies in the U.S.

Thanks to the efforts of Victoria Tollman, the Director of the Equine ...

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