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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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Itineraries

These are just a few of the many group tour itinerary options for Lexington and the Bluegrass Region. Check the suggestions below for 1, 2 and 3 night itineraries. The professional Group Tour sales staff of VisitLEX will be happy to assist you in making your Lexington tour a memorable one. Just register or consult with Group Sales at 800-848-1224.

1 Night Itinerary
Day 1
1:00 pm Welcome to Lexington - Tour one of our historical homes, Ashland, Hunt-Morgan House, Mary Todd Lincoln House, or Waveland
2:30 pm A photo stop at Thoroughbred Park with life-size bronze horses and jockeys.
3:00 pm Stroll through the Lexington Cemetery, an incredible arboretum featuring local flora.
4:00 pm Check in at hotel.
5:30 pm Depart for the Kentucky Horse Park's "Kentucky Sundown". A fun-filled evening including a park tour, hayride, movie, southern buffet and square dancing.
9:30 pm Return to hotel.
Day 2
7:00 am Depart for Keeneland Race Course.
7:15 am Early morning workout and breakfast at the Track Kitchen. Watch Thoroughbreds work out -- track side. Your step-on guide gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the Thoroughbred racing world.
8:30 am Depart Keeneland for a driving tour through the magnificent  Bluegrass countryside. Have your cameras ready!
9:15 am A "sweet" stop at Old Kentucky Chocolates to see bourbon chocolates being made. Free samples!
10:00 am Depart Lexington for Berea to shop at the crafts capital of Kentucky. Lunch at the Boone Tavern Hotel owned by Berea College and famous for spoon bread and student service.

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2 Night Itinerary
Day 1
1:00 pm Welcome to Lexington - Arrive at The Mall at Lexington Green which includes restaurants overlooking the lake, great boutiques and Joseph-Beth Booksellers, named America's Best Book Store by Publisher's Weekly.
2:00 pm Depart for American Saddlebred Museum and the Kentucky Horse Park.
4:00 pm Check in at hotel.
6:00 pm Dinner at a Lexington restaurant.
7:30 pm Arrive at Waveland State Historic Site for candlelight tour and desserts.
9:00 pm Return to hotel.
Day 2
7:00 am Depart for Keeneland Race Course.
7:15 am Early morning workout and breakfast at the Track Kitchen. Watch Thoroughbreds work out -- track side. Your step-on guide gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the Thoroughbred racing world.
9:00 am Depart for the Thoroughbred Center. Tour a Thoroughbred training facility, meet and talk with an equine trainer. Visit the Tack Shop.
10:30 am Depart for Shaker Village.
11:30 am Arrive & tour historic Shaker Village. See demonstrations of handmade Shaker crafts and music with a stop at the Gift Shop.
1:00 pm Lunch at the Trustees Inn.
3:00 pm Return to hotel.
5:30 pm Depart for the Red Mile for dinner. Try your luck among 900 "instant racing" machines or witness live racing at the Harness Track (seasonal).
10:00 pm Return to hotel.
Day 3
8:30 am Breakfast at hotel.
9:30 am Depart Lexington for Georgetown, KY for a tour of the Toyota Manufacturing Plant.
11:00 am Stop to visit with famous retired celebrity horses at Old Friends.

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3 Night Itinerary
Day 1
12:00 pm Welcome to Lexington - Lunch at Saul Good. Wander over to Triangle Park.
1:00 pm Take a scenic driving tour with a visit to a private horse farm.
3:00 pm Check in at hotel.
4:00 pm Depart for evening in Renfro Valley, KY to enjoy an old-fashioned dinner and show.
9:30 pm Return to hotel.
Day 2
8:30 am Breakfast at hotel.
9:30 am Tour one of our historical homes, Ashland, Hunt-Morgan House, Mary Todd Lincoln House, or Waveland.
11:30 am Take a scenic drive to Irish Acres Gallery of Antiques. Lunch at The Glitz Restaurant.
2:30 pm Return to the hotel.
5:30 pm Depart for the Kentucky Horse Park for dinner and entertainment.
9:30 pm Return to hotel.
Day 3
7:00 am Depart for Keeneland Race Course.
7:15 am Early morning workouts and breakfast at the Track Kitchen. Watch Thoroughbreds work out -- trackside. Your step-on guide gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the Thoroughbred racing world. Shopping at the Keeneland Gift Shop.
9:45 am Depart Keeneland.
10:00 am Visit Headley-Whitney Museum, a unique museum featuring a Jewel Room, Shell Grotto and fine art objects for a tour and lunch.
1:00 pm A "sweet" stop at Old Kentucky Chocolates to see bourbon chocolates being made. Tasting allowed!
2:00 pm Photo"op" at Thoroughbred Park .
3:00 pm Return to the hotel.
6:30 pm Dinner at one of Lexington's fine restaurants.
Day 4
8:00 am Breakfast at hotel.
9:00 am

Head to Buffalo Trace Bourbon Distillery for a tour.

10:30 am Continue on to Frankfort, our state capital, touring the Governor's Mansion, the Floral Clock, Orlando Brown Home, and the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.

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