Lexington is the second largest city in Kentucky and is located in the Bluegrass region. Lexington has been traditionally dominated by horse breeding and is also known as the "Horse Capital of the World". Horse breeding has greatly influenced Lexington's culture and scenic beauty. However, the largest employer is the University of Kentucky.
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Lexington was founded in 1775. It was part of Virginia at the time, since the state of Kentucky was founded in 1792.
- IATA: LEX). approximately 9 km west of the city Blue Grass Airport (
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- The Interstate comes from Chattanooga, crosses Lexington and continues to Cincinnati.
- The Interstate from Frankfort (Kentucky) and leads to Huntingdon (West Virginia).
- Henry Clay Estate), 120 Sycamore Rd (off Richmond Rd). Tel: . Home of the famous Senator of Kentucky, Henry Clay, near downtown Lexington. Beautiful park accessible around the house, even if you don't want to make a tour. Opened: Tu-Sa 10AM-4PM, Su 1-4PM; Jan concluded, Feb only for groups. Price: Adults $10, children 6-18 $5, children 5 and below free. Ashland (
- 240 Gentry Rd (Richmond Rd 1.5 miles past I-75, then left on Cleveland Rd, right on Gentry miles Rd, park is on the left after 0.4 ). Tel: . In December 1779 Daniel Boone and his family founded Boone Station. The park has a 1.6 km long path and a tomb on which several members of the Boone family are buried. Opened: Apr-Oct. Boone Station,
- 201 N Mill St (downtown, in historic Gratz Park, 1 block from Broadway & 2nd St). Tel: . Built by the first millionaire west of the Alleghenies, John Hunt-Morgan, the house features early Kentucky furniture, 19th century paintings and antique porcelain. The Alexander T. The Hunt Museum with civil war memorials is located on the second floor. The house was built in 1814 when Lexington was known as "Athens of the West". Opened: W-F 1PM-4PM, Sa 10AM-3PM, Su 1-4PM;. Price: Adults $7, pensioners $6, students and children under 12 $4. Hunt-Morgan House,
- 214 E Main St (downtown, 2 blocks from Limestone). Tel: . A historic cinema with two screens, restored architecture and beautiful murals in the city center on Main Street. Price: tickets $7.50; Children/pensioners and before 6PM $5.50. The Kentucky Theater,
- 140 E Main St (downtown, at Limestone). Tel: . The central library is worth a quick look at its art installations. Pink granite covers the façade and the airy atrium houses a 5-story Foucault pendulum, which displays time by rotation. In front of it, the Phoenix Park has a beautiful green and fountain, and a small statue of a Bedouin on a camel marks the "zero milestone" from which all distances to Lexington are measured. However, the view is somewhat obstructed by a building on the other side of the road. Opened: M-Th 9AM-9PM, F 9AM-6PM, Sa 9AM-5PM, Su 1-5PM. Lexington Public Library,
- 578 W Main St (downtown, 3 blocks NW of Broadway). Tel: . Abraham Lincoln's wife's two-story girls' home and the nation's first shrine for a First Lady. The house has 14 rooms and includes antique furniture, furniture from Todds and Lincolns, as well as family portraits. Opened: Tours mid-March-Nov: M-Sa 10AM-3PM Price: Adults $15, children 6-12 $6, children under 6 free. Mary Todd Lincoln House,
- especially at night), 400 W Main St (inner city between Main St, Vine St, & Broadway, opposite to the Lexington Convention Center). In summer, you can take off your shoes or sandals and hike in the stepwise fountains that form the backbone of this park. Get a lot of pictures of the illuminated fountains against the Lexington Convention Center. Events throughout the year include summer movies on Friday evenings, winter ice rink and occasional concerts. Cross the street and talk to the concierge at the Hilton Hotel to book a carriage ride through the city center. Opened: year-round; Fountains switched off in winter. Triangle Park (
- 225 Waveland Museum Ln (near Nicholasville Rd & Man o' War Blvd). Tel: . The house was built in the Greek style in 1848 by Joseph Bryan, a great nephew of Daniel Boone, and preserves the 19th century plantation life in Kentucky. The smoked shop, the ice-cream house and the slave accommodation are still in the annex. Opened: M-Sa 10AM-5PM, Su 1-5PM. Tours and museum closed Jan-Mar, but grounds open year-round. Price: Adults $7, pensioners $6, students $4, children under 6 free. Waveland State Historic Site,
- Kentucky Horse Park
- Aviation Museum of Kentucky
- First African Baptist Church
- University of Kentucky Art Museum
- 2260 Elkhorn Road. Tel: , Fax: +1 859 293 8349. Motel 6 Lexington East **,
- 775 Newtown Court. Tel: , Fax: +1 859 253 9118. Courtyard Lexington North,
- 1951 Pleasant Ridge Drive, I-75 at Man-O-War Boulevard. Tel: , Fax: +1 859 263 9535. Courtyard Lexington South/Hamburg Place,
- 3050 Lakecrest Circle. Tel: , Fax: +1 859 224 3338. Fairfield Inn Lexington Keeneland Airport,
- 5532 Athens-boonesboro Rd. Tel: . Holiday Inn,
- 1000 Export Street. Tel: . Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites,
- 1080 Newtown Pike. Tel: , Fax: +1 859 388 9369. Residence Inn Lexington North,
- 2688 Pink Pigeon Parkway. Tel: , Fax: +1 859 263 9942. Residence Inn Lexington South/Hamburg Place,
- 863 South Broadway. Tel: , Fax: +1 859 225 1534. SpringHill Suites Lexington Downtown at The Red Mile,
- 1800 Newtown Pike. Tel: , Fax: +1 859 255 9944. Griffin Gate Marriott Resort,
- 401 West High Street. Tel: , Fax: +1-859-254-7430. Hyatt Regency Hotel,
- 369 West Vine Street. Tel: , Fax: +1-859-281-3737. Hilton Lexington/Downtown,