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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Transportation

Whether arriving by air or by highway, getting to Lexington is easy, and so is getting around while you are here. Lexington's Blue Grass Airport, a 10-minute drive from downtown, is located near Keeneland Race Course and surrounded by horse farms -- creating one of America's most beautiful air approaches. A number of car rental companies have airport locations.

In the downtown area, many attractions, restaurants and shops are within walking distance of major hotels. All the buildings surrounding Triangle Park in the heart of downtown are connected by pedways. An intra-city bus system (Lextran: 859-253-4636 or www.lextran.com) and taxicabs (859-231-8294 or 859-381-1010) provide convenient transportation. There is a Greyhound Bus station on the north side of town (859-299-8804 or 800-231-2222). Miller Trailways offers inexpensive shuttle service between Lexington and Louisville. Taking a tour by van is a great way to see horse country.

Blue Grass Airport
www.bluegrassairport.com
Info: (859)
425-3100
4000 Terminal Drive
Lexington, KY 40510

Carriers
Allegiant (702) 505-8888
American (800) 433-7300
Delta Air Lines (800) 221-1212
United Express(800) 241-6522
US Airways (800) 428-4322

Check out the Park, Sleep and Fly Promotion here.

Nonstop Cities** (see map)

Atlanta, GA 1 hr, 15 min
Baltimore, MD 1 hr
Charlotte, NC 1 hr
Chicago, IL 1 hr, 25 min
Dallas, TX 2 hrs, 30 min
Detroit, MI 1 hr, 30 min
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 2 hrs
Ft. Myers/Punta Gorda, FL 2 hrs
Houston, TX 2 hrs, 20 min
Minneapolis, MN 2 hrs, 20 min
Myrtle Beach, SC 1 hrs, 30 min
Newark, NJ 2 hrs
New York, NY 2 hrs
Orlando, FL 2 hrs
Philadelphia, PA 1 hr, 45 min
Savannah, GA 1 hr, 20 min
Tampa, FL 2 hrs
Washington, D.C. 1 hr, 30 min
**One-stop flights change frequently. Verify with a travel professional

Car Rentals/Airport Locations

Company Phone Nat'l 800 #
Alamo 859-425-4077 800-462-5266
Avis 859-281-1681 800-331-1212
Budget 859-246-1405 800-527-0700
Dollar 859-281-1681 800-800-0700
Enterprise 859-425-4077 800-261-7331
Hertz 859-254-3496 800-654-3131
National 859-254-8806 800-227-7368

Taxi/Limo Companies

Company Phone
Blue Grass Tours (859) 252-5744
Bluegrass Cab 
 (859) 687-8094
Celebrity Limousines (859) 272-1000
Cornett's Limo (859) 967-6195
Discount Cab (859) 305-1213
Gold Shield Limousines (859) 255-6388
LexCab (859) 231-0001
Lexington Taxi (859) 305-1213
Thoroughbred Limousine (859) 273-3690
Wildcat Cab (859) 231-8294
Yellow Cab (859) 231-8294


Highway Mileage Chart of Destinations Within 600 Miles of Lexington

(See map )

Atlanta, GA 385   Indianapolis, IN 172
Baltimore, MD 538   Kansas City, MO 584
Bardstown, KY 59   Knoxville, TN 173
Berea, KY 38   Little Rock, AR 560
Birmingham, AL 402   Louisville, KY 79
Branson, MO 580   Memphis, TN 413
Buffalo, NY 520   Milwaukee, WI 462
Charleston, SC 542   Myrtle Beach, SC 571
Charlotte, NC 380   Nashville, TN 214
Chicago, IL 367   Norfolk, VA 580
Cincinnati, OH 85   Paducah, KY 260
Columbia, SC 413   Pittsburgh, PA 359
Columbus, OH 178   St. Louis, MO 336
Dayton, OH 133   Toronto, ON 580
Detroit, MI 350   Washington, DC 507
Evansville, IN 196      

Lexington Van Tour Companies

Blue Grass Tours and Charters 859-252-5744 or 800-755-6956
Horse Farm Tours, Inc 859-268-2906 or 800-976-1034
Thoroughbred Heritage Horse Farm Tours 859-260-8687 or 800-808-9533
Unique Horse Farm Tours 859-233-4303 or 800-678-8813

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