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David A. Sayre

by Stuart, History Blogger

One of Lexington's most generous residents was David A. Sayre, a silversmith-turned-banker whose fortune funded a variety of public projects during the 19th century. Today, Sayre is best remembered ...


East Meets West

by Margaret, Horse Blogger

HORSES, HORSES East meets West this week at the Kentucky Horse Park.Both of these special equine events are included with general HorsePark admission.

Representing western riding is the Clayton ...


Coles 735 Main

by Mindy, Cuisine Blogger

Coles 735 Main is a delightful restaurant located on the corner of Main Street and North Ashland. An upscale restaurant without all the fuss, Coles prides itself on passion, artistry, and ...


Young Riders & BreyerFest

by Margaret, Horse Blogger

HORSES, HORSES Two equine events at the Kentucky Horse Park this weekare designed for young people.

The FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships run fromearly morning through evening, ...


Happy Fourth of July

by Margaret, Horse Blogger

HORSES, HORSES Happy Fourth of July from Sneaky. His registered name isOn Second Thought. Sneaky is a Morgan gelding and a resident in the Breeds Barn at the Kentucky Horse Park.

In the eastern United ...


Maps & Directions

Travel to Lexington and find world-class attractions, and world-class hospitality! Look for the "Map It" button when exploring attractions, accommodations and dining on Clicking the button will launch a Google map.
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Driving directions to the Visitor Center
Find your way to the Lexington  Visitors Center in downtown Lexington and meet with a real live "Lexingtonian" Mondays through Fridays, 8:30 a.m. till 5:00 p.m.; 10 am. till 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Open on Sunday afternoons in the summer. Visit us at 401 West Main Street, Suite 104, Lexington, KY 40507.

Direct Flight Map
Direct flights to Lexington's state-of-the-art airport, Blue Grass Airport (LEX).

Central Downtown District, Lexington, KY
Web version of a street map of downtown Lexington in PDF file format.

Parking Downtown Guide and Map
A great PDF brochure from the Parking Authority showing where you can park in downtown Lexington, including parking lots, parking garages and meters.

Official Lexington Visitor Planning Guide Maps
If you ask to receive the Visitor Planning Guide, in the center are three useful maps: Central Downtown, a Hotel Locator Map, and a map of the greater Lexington Area. If you view the digital version online, you'll find these same maps at the end of the book.

Walking and Biking Tours
Call the Lexington Convention and Visitors Bureau and we will be happy to mail you the popular Lexington Walk and Bluegrass Country Driving Tour.  You can download or listen to an audio version of the walking tour here: LexWalk Audio Tour. Check out the Blue Grass Trust's Bicycle Tour of Historic Lexington, available in our Visitor Center. A number of other neighborhood walking tours are available from the Blue Grass Trust. Click on Resources.

Here is the link to the "Bike Lexington" map which is a guide to bike lanes, trails and preferred bicycling routes in Lexington.



Still need help? Talk to a Visitor Information Specialist Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. till 5 p.m.and Saturdays, 10 a.m. till 5 p.m. (800) 845-3959 or (859) 233-7299.