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Meet Lexington, Kentucky


Why Lexington, Kentucky?

Collaboration, diversity, and creativity are a few core principles that drive Educational programs and meetings.     Rest assured, the functions you host in Lexington, KY will set the bar high and enable your attendees to achieve their professional development goals.  Educational programs play a key role in successful initiatives and VisitLEX is here to help. 

Lexpert Spotlight

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

Dave Arnett

Director of Debate, University of Kentucky College of Communications and Information, Intercollegiate Debate

Area of Focus - High School and College Speech, Debate Events

What Makes Us Unique

Education in Lexington

Dozens of Colleges

The Bluegrass boasts 14 colleges and universities within 40 miles of Lexington, as well as four other professional and technical colleges.

Thousands of Students

In total, nearly 70,000 students are enrolled in institutions of higher learning in the Bluegrass, graduating over 17,000 annually.

We Started Early

Founded in 1780, Transylvania University is the state’s oldest four-year university—and the first university west of the Alleghenies.

185 Languages

Approximately 185 languages are spoken in Lexington. The top ten you might hear around town? Spanish, Swahili, Arabic, Japanese, Nepali, French, Mandarin, Kinyarwanda, Korean and Portuguese.

Our Public Schools

Fayette County Public Schools—with 68 programs and 41,000 students—are consistently listed among the nation’s best for cities of our size.

An Educated Community

Lexington is one of the most educated cities in the country. 44.8% of our population has a bachelor’s degree or higher, and 20.3% has an advanced degree.

“#2 Best Cities for College Grads”

- SmartAsset

One of the most educated cities with 44.8% of the population with a Bachelor’s Degree or Higher

20.3% of the population with an advanced degree

Meet Your Personal Sales and Service Representative

Sandy Johnson Director of Destination Sales

State Associations, Trade Associations, Education

Featured Unique Venues

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

Keeneland Racecourse

4201 Versailles Road, Lexington, KY, 40510
(859) 254-3412

With its tranquil setting and lovely stone fences and buildings, this national historic landmark is...

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...

Living Arts & Science Center

362 North Martin Luther King, Lexington, KY, 40508
(859) 252-5222

LASC combines science, art, education, and community service for children and adults. Exhibits and...

Lexington Central Public Library

140 East Main Street, Lexington, KY, 40507
(859) 231-5500

Built in 1989, the Lexington Public Library is a short walk from downtown hotels and adjacent to...

Featured Attractions

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

University of Kentucky

160 Avenue of Champions, Lexington, KY, 40508

Founded in 1865, the University of Kentucky is the largest public university in the state, educating...

Transylvania University

300 North Broadway, Lexington, KY, 40508
(859) 233-8300

Transylvania University, located in the heart of downtown Lexington, is a top-ranked private liberal...

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...

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.