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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 ...



Locals: are you a member of a club or association that holds regional or national meetings? Do you serve on a board? Does your company hold annual meetings? Whether it's 50 people or 5,000, VisitLEX, Lexington's convention and visitors bureau, stands ready to help you bring your meeting home. If the job of bringing your organization's meeting to Lexington seems overwhelming, don't despair, we're here to help, and to save you time!

Recommend Lexington, and VisitLEX will help you with:

  • hotel availability
  • meeting space options and unique venues
  • electronic bid presentations
  • site visit coordination
  • suggestions for tours and activities

As a citizen of the Horse Capital of the World, you know better than anyone how truly special this area is. Just imagine how impressed your attendees will be with our breath-taking Kentucky countryside, magnificant horse farms, vibrant restaurant scene, nearby historic Bourbon distilleries, and our charming, walkable downtown.

Recommend Lexington become a Hometown Host. You'll feel great knowing you've had a positive influence on the economy of our area. Tourism is a major economic driver, ranking as Kentucky's second leading private employer.  Last year, people staying in Lexington hotels spent more than ninety-seven million dollars eating out in local restaurants. Add the money spent shopping, seeing local attractions, buying local gas and staying in local hotels, and you'll see that your meeting could have a significant impact.

To find out what it takes to host your meeting or special event in Lexington, please call us at (859) 233-1221, or (800) 848-1224.

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