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Keeneland Thoroughbred Racing

No racing on Mondays or Tuesdays. See live Thoroughbred racing at the most elegant race... more

"House Divided" Cemetery Walking Tours

Offered by the Mary Todd Lincoln House, the tour features graves of both soldiers and... more

Keeneland's Behind the Scenes Racing Tour

Experience an early morning tour featuring an insider's look at the Jockey's Quarters,... more

Disturbia at the Distillery

It's a night of dinner, drams and drama!  The night starts with the popular Ghost... more

Fourth Friday

The Lexington Art League is honored to participate in the city-wide celebration of artist... more

CP National Horse Show

A week-long championship event held indoors at the Alltech Arena, Featuring... more

Night Market

A monthly pop-up open air-market/street festival held on the first Friday of every month... more

Big in the Bluegrass

This music concert features the blind Boys of Alabama, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and... more

Elf the Musical

The hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag... more

23rd Annual Southern Lights

The 23rd Annual Southern Lights includes a self-guided four mile journey through a... more

LexArts Gallery Hop

Thousands of locals and visitors alike converge on downtown Lexington to celebrate art... more

Holiday Live

Holiday Market, Holiday LIVE! and Lexington's Official Tree Lighting Festival all take... more

Lexington Christmas Parade

Love a Christmas parade? Wave to Santa and other celebrants at the Lexington Christmas... more

A Kentucky Christmas

The illumination begins at 5:15 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Enjoy... more

Handel's Messiah

Hear the holiday classic performed by The Lexington Singers and enjoy the 150-plus voice... more

The Nutcracker

Lexington Ballet's Nutcracker will be performed on December 10 and 17 at 2:00 pm and 8:00... more

Visit Santa at the Distillery

Have your children get their wish list ready for Santa as you celebrate the season... more

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 ...



Historic attractions in Lexington and the Bluegrass Region will fascinate history buffs. The setting is the legendary rolling hills of Bluegrass pastures and the charming small towns of central Kentucky. Use our Trip Planner so you don't lose track of all the things you'd like to do during your visit to Lexington.

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Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate

  • 120 Sycamore Road, Lexington
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  • (859) 266-8581

Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort

  • 10299 Maysville Road, Carlisle
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  • (859) 289-5507

Bluegrass Heritage Museum

  • 217 South Main Street, Winchester
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  • (859) 745-1358

Boone Station

  • 240 Gentry Road, Lexington
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  • (859) 527-3131

Buffalo Trace Distillery

  • 113 Great Buffalo Trace, Frankfort
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  • (502) 696-5926

Camp Nelson Heritage Park

  • 6614 Danville Road, Nicholasville
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  • (859) 881-5716

Cane Ridge Meeting House

  • 1655 Cane Ridge Road, Paris
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  • (859) 987-5350

Civil War Fort at Boonesboro

  • 1250 Ford Road, Winchester
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  • (859) 744-0556

Constitution Square

  • 105 East Walnut Street, Danville
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  • (859) 236-7794

Daniel Boone's Grave

  • 215 East Main Street Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort
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  • (502) 227-2403
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