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James Burnie Beck

by Stuart, History Blogger

During the 19th century, the Scottish-born James B. Beck was a Lexington lawyer and a respected national politician.

Born in Dumfrieshire, Scotland, on February 13, 1822, Beck received his early ...


Link, the Percheron

by Margaret, Horse Blogger

HORSES, HORSES This handsome horse is Link, who is new to theBreeds Barn at the Kentucky Horse Park this year.

Link, who stands about 18 hands tall, is a Percheron, whichis one of the breeds of the ...


Accident or Murder?

by Stuart, History Blogger

In 1854, a New York Times article described the death of Lexington resident James O. Frazer. Although Frazer's demise appeared to be accidental, both Frazer's wife and his overseer were later ...


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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Find your way to the Lexington Visitors Center in downtown Lexington and meet with a real live "Lexingtonian" Mondays through Fridays, 9:00 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. Click here to see our location on Google Maps.

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. 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.If you are interested in architecture, be sure to down load LexArch: The Inquisitive Walker's Tour of Lexington's Downtown Architecture.  There is a version for iPhone and for Android devices.

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, 9:00 a.m. till 5 p.m.and Saturdays, 10 a.m. till 5 p.m. (800) 845-3959 or (859) 233-7299.