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Lexington Tourism & Sightseeing

Lexington Tourism and Sightseeing
Lexington's Bluegrass Region is home to horses, bourbon and history. The Bluegrass is the center of the world's Thoroughbred horse industry - where the top racehorses are bred, born, trained, officially registered, bought and sold, retired to stud and buried. You can meet previous Derby champions - or perhaps catch a glimpse of a future winner on the world's most famous farms. Keeneland Race Course, a beautiful park reminiscent of those in England, holds race meets in April and October and sales throughout the year. The Kentucky Horse Park features more than 50 breeds on 1,200 breathtaking acres. Nearly 95 percent of the world's bourbon is produced in Kentucky! Visit the home of Kentucky bourbon, where time-honored methods developed in the early 19th century are still in use today. Tour Town Branch, Woodford Reserve, Buffalo Trace, Four Roses or Wild Turkey to discover the heritage of the United States' only native spirit. Take a short drive through the picturesque Bluegrass countryside to one of America's historic treasures. Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill is the United States' largest restored Shaker community with 34 restored buildings and 3,000 acres of preserved farmland. Tour the village, explore 40 miles of trails and dine on delightful regional cuisine.

Top Lexington Attractions


Horse lovers will enjoy the Kentucky Horse Park, horse farm tours and Keeneland Race Course. Bourbon enthusiasts (and history lovers!) will enjoy tours of Buffalo Trace, Four Roses, Town Branch, Wild Turkey and Woodford Reserve. History lovers must see the Mary Todd Lincoln House, Hunt-Morgan House, Henry Clay Estate, and Waveland State Historic Site.

Kentucky Horse Park
Explorium of Lexington
Old Kentucky Chocolates
Aviation Museum of Kentucky
Mary Todd Lincoln House

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Top Things To Do In Lexington


Horseback riding; hiking at Raven Run Nature Sanctuary, McConnells Trace and Shaker Village; biking/skating/walking on the Legacy Trail and downtown.

Canoe Kentucky
Wild Turkey Distillery
Lexington Ice Skating and Recreation Center
Town Branch Distillery
Gattitown Lexington

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Top Lexington Events




Daniel Boone Pioneer Festival

08/29/2014 - 08/31/2014
Jason Aldean: 2014 Burn It Down Tour at Rupp Arena

09/13/2014
Kentucky Proud Incredible Food Show Featuring Ree Drummond

10/11/2014
The Delfonics at Lexington Opera House

08/16/2014
Black Jacket Symphony: Fleetwood Mac's Rumours

09/06/2014

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Upcoming Events in Lexington

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Top Places to Stay in Lexington


Stay at the best rated hotels in Lexington. To ensure accuracy, our Lexington, KY hotel guest scores come only from actual customers! That way, you can count on accurate reviews from real guests! The following places to stay are scored the highest by our customers View the hotel to see the pros and cons as reported by our customers. With over 22,000 reviews of hotels in Kentucky alone, you can't go wrong!

Embassy Suites Lexington
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From $180 / night.


Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Lexington Northeast
Guest Score:
From $135 / night.


Holiday Inn Express Nicholasville
Guest Score:
From $114 / night.


Homewood Suites Lexington-Hamburg
Guest Score:
From $134 / night.


The Corner House Bed & Breakfast
Guest Score:
From $85 / night.



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Inexpensive Places to Stay in Lexington


Trying to save money? If you are looking for inexpensive hotels, these rates are at least 30 percent less than the average room rate of $80.

Bluegrass Extended Stay Hotel
Guest Score:
From $59 / night.


Days Inn Lexington South
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From $60 / night.


Knights Inn Berea
Guest Score:
From $43 / night.


Microtel Inn by Wyndham Lexington
Guest Score:
From $48 / night.


Ramada Lexington North Hotel and Conference Center
Guest Score:
From $52 / night.



Best Time to Visit Lexington


The best time to visit Lexington, Kentucky is in the fall and spring. Fall temperatures are cool with averages in the low 50's and highs in the low 60's. Nights are cold with lows in the low 40's. Spring temperatures are cool with averages in the upper 50's and highs in the upper 60's. Spring nights are cold with lows in the upper 40's.

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Monthly Temperatures in Lexington


Month Low Avg High
January 24.1 32.0 39.9
February 27.7 36.4 45.2
March 35.9 45.6 55.3
April 44.1 54.6 65.1
May 53.6 63.8 74.0
June 62.2 72.2 82.3
July 66.4 76.1 85.9
August 64.9 74.8 84.6
September 57.9 68.0 78.1
October 46.4 56.6 66.9
November 37.3 45.9 54.5
December 28.4 36.3 44.3

Lexington Weather


More Information


For more information about Lexington, KY, call the Visitors Center at 800-845-3959 or visit the Visitor Center at 401 West Main Street inside Victorian Square.


Lexington Visitor Bureau


Lexington Visitor's Center

Lexington Visitor's Center




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