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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 ...


Mobile Applications

If you are on a "smart" phone, you'll automatically be re-directed to the .mobi version of our website when you go to Browse attractions, restaurants, hotels, the Events Calendar, photos and more. Our mobile site is equipped with geo-location, so be sure you have location services turned on when you get to Lexington, not just for your phone, but also within the web browser that you use on your phone. Then you can view listings and sort by "nearest me" and also get driving directions. Super cool, right?

The Inquisitive Walker's Tour of Lexington's Downtown Architecture

If you love architecture, you will want to download this free app. Developed by Richard Greissman and Karl Raitz, this walking tour currently features in-depth information on thirteen buildings near, and including, Fayette County's Old Courthouse. Also known as the "Lex Arch" tour This project was funded primarily by the mayor's office and VisitLEX, to make sure that it is accessible to citizens and visitors alike. Enjoy photography, text and audio demonstrating many facets of each building's design, construction and purpose.

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