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Jockey for a smashing good time in this horse-loving haven, where mint julep-swilling socialites, a thriving thoroughbred race scene, and million-dollar mansions set a decidedly decadent scene. With culture, college kids, and countryside in spades, Lexington will have you racing to set a second trip.

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Jockey for a smashing good time in this horse-loving haven, where mint julep-swilling socialites, a thriving thoroughbred race scene, and million-dollar mansions set a decidedly decadent scene. With culture, college kids, and countryside in spades, Lexington will have you racing to set a second trip.

Whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation in Lexington. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do; browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap Lexington flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

Stories and Tips Lexington

Thoroughbred Farm Stallion Tours

Written by Christie on 29 Dec, 2000

Although there are several tour companies which specialize in group farm tours, it is not difficult to arrange a tour on your own. The advantages of doing it yourself include a more personalized tour of the farms (and stallions) which you are most interested in…Read More


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Horse Mania Around Lexington

Written by bledpub on 07 Dec, 2007

Horse Mania was inspired by Chicago's "Cows on Parade." The horse was an obvious choice to represent the Lexington community because Lexington is in the center of "Horse Country." Seventy-nine life-size fiberglass horses were made by various local artists and then set up around…Read More


Sqecial Media

Written by bledpub on 07 Dec, 2007

I originally went to Sqecial Media for candles, incense, and stones. (Don’t ask.) I had always been a little intimidated by it because whenever I drove past I would see odd looking people standing outside. Well, after finally venturing in I was really impressed. Yes,…Read More


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Rupp Arena

Written by bledpub on 07 Dec, 2007

Rupp Arena has been a vital part of Lexington culture. Many things happen here. The UK Wildcats play here, the ice hockey team Thoroughbreds USED to play here, the Lipizzaner stallions make a stop here once a year as well as the circus, and we…Read More


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Old HWY 25

Written by bledpub on 07 Dec, 2007

I love taking Old 25 from Lexington to Richmond. One of the reasons is because it's an excellent way to view the Kentucky River Palisades. As you can see, I am a big fan of bridges. Most all of these were taken from under the…Read More


Horses Rule!

Written by dglawless on 10 Apr, 2001

Lexington, Kentucky is truly the horse capital of the world. It has been the home of more champions than anywhere in the world. The horse is so central to the life and culture of the Bluegrass area that you will…Read More


House Hunting

Written by renored on 13 Sep, 2001

One of the reasons for the trip was to see if we could find a vacation house large enough to accomodate our immediate family. That includes six children and currently seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. We had almost no luck at all…Read More


The Gift Shop

Written by 1229 on 04 Nov, 2006

I went to the gift shop and they have books, postcards and more. I didn't find anything I like, but I did make a donation. Remember to have checks or cash because they don't accept major credit cards. The store was worth looking at, even…Read More


Reunions along the way

Written by renored on 13 Sep, 2001

We left home on Friday AM and leisurely drove down through Indiana to the southeastern corner of the state. There was a family reunion in Aurora, IN, on Sunday and we stayed just across the river in Kentucky. A brother and sister met…Read More


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