About Lexington

Welcome to Lexington!

As you might expect in the Horse Capital of the World, we have horses! But in Lexington's Bluegrass Region, there are hundreds of exciting things to do, see and experience. Lexington is Kentucky's centerpiece, offering all the best Kentucky has to offer. Need a little guidance?

Here's our Top 10 list to get you started...

Kentucky Horse Park: Top Ten Things to do in Lexington

1. See nearly 50 breeds of horses, plus museums, art galleries, shows and demonstrations at the 1,200 acre Kentucky Horse Park.

2. Try your luck at Keeneland Race Course during a race meet, or tour the grounds any time of year.

3. Meet our four-footed celebrities in their own homes on a Horse Farm Tour. You won't believe the lifestyle of our most famous residents!

4. Indulge in delightful Dining at one of our world-class, independently owned restaurants. Yes, it's "the South" but our cuisine goes way beyond grits.

5. Visit four period Historic Homes of the area's most famous citizens.

6. Wander through the restored Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, the largest restored Shaker village in the world.

7. Discover hand-crafted works from local artisans, or the largest mall in the state on a Shopping excursion in the heart of the Bluegrass.

8. Celebrate the living history of Kentucky Bourbon at five historic distilleries nearby: The Woodford Reserve Distillery, Buffalo Trace, Four Roses, Town Branch Distillery and Wild Turkey. These aren't just "visitor experiences!" These are real working distilleries.

9. Explore the scenic beauty of horse farm country with our Bluegrass Country Driving Tour. Call 1-800-845-3959 and we'll mail you our most popular map.

10. Enjoy shops, galleries, restaurants, walking tours, parks and historic sights in charming Downtown Lexington.

Downtown as a unique and vibrant place in Lexington for business, residential life and entertainment. Visit our website to learn about events, entertainment, dining and shopping options.

Rupp Arena - a 23,000 seat sports and entertainment center, home of University of Kentucky Men's Basketball.

The Lexington Opera House - a 1,000 seat historic theatre, originally built in 1886 and renovated in 1976.

Lexington Convention Center - Nearly 130,000 square feet of elegant and versatile meeting, pre-function and exhibition space.

The Shops at Lexington Center - Three levels of unique, locally owned and operated boutiques, fine gift and specialty shops with a food court offering casual dining choices.

Triangle Park - This landmark park features a beautiful cascading fountain.

Lexington, consolidated with Fayette County, is the second-largest city in Kentucky and the 61st largest in the United States. Known as the "Horse Capital of the World", it is the heart of the state's Bluegrass region. With a mayor-alderman form of government, it is one of two cities in Kentucky designated by the state as first-class; the other is the state's largest city of Louisville.[a] In the 2014 U.S. Census Estimate, the city's population was 310,797, anchoring a metropolitan area of 489,435 people and a combined statistical area of 708,677 people.[3]

Lexington ranks tenth among US cities in college education rate, with 39.5% of residents having at least a bachelor's degree.[4] It is the location of the Kentucky Horse Park, The Red Mile and Keeneland race courses, Rupp Arena, the world's largest basketball-specific arena, Transylvania University, the University of Kentucky and Bluegrass Community & Technical College.

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Updated: 10th December, 2018 3:39 AM.