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Horse Capital of the World

Lexington, Kentucky

The Coolest, Kentucky-est Getaway

Looking for an authentic, affordable and convenient travel experience? Looking for something so unexpected you’re not even sure what it is? Looking for that elusive vibe that can’t be caught on camera? You don’t have to look far. Just take a look past the overcrowded, overhyped hotspots and take a Look at Lexington.

Top 100 Most Loved Destinations in the World

- Tourism Sentiment Index

20 Best Places to Travel in 2024

- Reader's Digest

Top Girls Weekend Getaway for 2024

- U.S. News

2024 Readers’ Choice Awards Nominee

- Condé Nast Traveler

Official Gateway to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail®

- Kentucky Bourbon Trail

Silver winner: Best Convention and Visitors Bureau in the Midwest

- International Stella Awards

Calendar of Events

Fun, unforgettable experiences are always on the horizon in the Horse Capital of the World. Take a look at what’s coming up.

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Free Visitors Guide

Plan your visit now with our FREE digital visitors guide. Just fill out the email sign up form for instant access to helpful travel tips like where to stay, eat and play during your trip to Lexington.

Look How Close We Are!

Driving or flying, Lexington is right around the corner.

Driving Distances Map

City
Distance
Louisville, KY
77 miles
Cincinnati, OH
82 miles
Knoxville, TN
172 miles
Charleston, WV
176 miles
Indianapolis, IN
189 miles
Columbus, OH
189 miles
Nashville, TN
214 miles
Cleveland, OH
331 miles
St. Louis, MO
337 miles
Detroit, MI
345 miles
Pittsburgh, PA
372 miles
City
Distance
Chicago, IL
373 miles
Atlanta, GA
382 miles
Charlotte, NC
401 miles
Birmingham, AL
404 miles
Memphis, TN
422 miles
Milwaukee, WI
469 miles
Washington, DC
512 miles
Buffalo, NY
515 miles
Baltimore, MD
538 miles
Charleston, SC
542 miles
Norfolk, VA
583 miles
Direct Flights Map

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  • Detroit, MI (DTW)
  • Washington DC, VA (DCA)
  • Denver, CO (DEN)
  • Chicago, IL (ORD)

Look at Lexington for your next meeting!

Our easy-to-get-to location and first-class facilities, like our new, state-of-the-art Central Bank Center, make Lexington the perfect place for conventions and meetings of all sizes and types—including yours!

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Unexpected Lexington

There's more to Lexington than bourbon and horses. A lot more.