Meet Lexington, Kentucky


Why Lexington, Kentucky?

Lexington is the perfect place for your next club or hobby event. Why? So many reasons: our easy-to-get-to location, the low cost of hotels, transportation and event space, and the one-of-a-kind experiences, shops and attractions you can only find here.

Lexpert Spotlight

Lexington is home to some pretty smart folks. Get in touch to see how one of our local experts can help make your meeting a big hit.

Brian Real

Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky College of Communication and Information, School of Information Science

Area of Focus - Libraries and Archives. Film and Media Preservation. Cultural Heritage Informatics

Jason Scroggin

Designer/ Associate Professor of Architecture, University of Kentucky College of Design & Scroggin Studios

Area of Focus - Design, Digital Fabrication, Architectural Education

Winfrey Adkins

Owner – Nostalgia Station Toy and Train Museum

Area of focus: Antique Toys and Trains

Hometown Host Testimonials

National Beta Club 2023 Convention

What We Offer

For clubs and hobby groups in Lexington

Free Planning Assistance

Regardless of the size of your event or your budget, we’re happy to offer free planning assistance, from finding the perfect hotel with event space to connecting you with affordable local tours.

We’re Easy to Get To

Lexington’s central location is within a day’s drive of two-thirds of the country, making it easy and economical to get to. Flying in? Blue Grass Airport has direct flights all over the country.

Affordable Hotels and Transport

Nearly all hotels offer free parking for guests, and the majority of our convention hotels also offer free airport shuttle service, making it easy to get around whether you drive or fly.

Unique Attractions

From horse farm tours to Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill—plus our wide variety of local specialty shops catering to interests of all types--there’s so much to do in the Bluegrass.

Free Experiences

There’s no shortage of free experiences here in Central Kentucky—like watching the workouts at Keeneland, touring Buffalo Trace Distillery, or wandering the galleries at the 21c Museum Hotel.

Friendly Folks

Lexington is ranked #9 of the Friendliest Cities in the U.S., as well as the #3 Safest City in America. So come visit and experience Lexington’s signature brand of Southern hospitality for yourself.

“#9 among the Friendliest Cities in the U.S.”

- Conde Nast Traveler 2020

"#2 Best City for Antique and Flea Market Lovers"

- Livability 2019

“One of the Best Weekend Getaways in the U.S.”


“Top 10 Bucket List Destination”

- USA Today

Meet Your Personal Sales and Service Representative

Roseanne Mingo Director of Destination Sales

STEM, Agriculture/Environment, Government, Military, Arts/Culture, Clubs/Hobby, Social Welfare, Tourism Organizations

Featured Unique Venues

From unique to unexpected, choose a venue that makes your meeting truly one-of-a-kind.

Kentucky Horse Park

4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY, 40511
(859) 233-4303

Dedicated to man's relationship with the horse, the Kentucky Horse Park is unlike any other park in...

Central Bank Center and Rupp Arena

425 W. High Street, Lexington, KY, 40507
(859) 233-4567

This newly renovated downtown complex features 100,000 square feet of contemporary exhibit space, 16...

The Thoroughbred Center

3380 Paris Pike, Lexington, KY, 40511
(859) 293-1853

At this working Thoroughbred training facility, visitors can go behind the scenes to learn about a...

Featured Attractions

Lexington is a special place. Give your attendees a uniquely Lexington experience they’ll rave about for years to come.

Visit Horse Country

321 Merino Street, Lexington, KY, 40508
(859) 963-1004

Visit Horse Country provides a central booking outlet for member horse farms and medical equine...

Red Mile Gaming and Racing

1200 Red Mile Road, Lexington, KY, 40504
(859) 255-0752

Red Mile Gaming & Racing is the second oldest harness racing track in the world and one of the...

Buffalo Trace Distillery

113 Great Buffalo Trace, Frankfort, KY, 40601
(502) 696-5926

One of America's oldest continuously operating distilleries, even staying open during Prohibition....

Destination Industries and Experts By Market Segment

We have something to offer groups and meetings of all types from religious to medical, equine, and more.