Things to see and do - Lexington
Unmissable tourist sites
Lexington Travel guide
Lexington : Michelin's recommendations
The heart of Kentucky's Bluegrass Country, Lexington was founded in 1779 and soon became a center of learning, wealth and culture. A group of erly 18C Federal and Georgian mansions are clustered in the 12-block Gratz Park Historid District. Today Lexington maintains a vibrant mix of educational, cultural and business interests, although the horse industry still forms the backbone of the local economy. With hundreds of horse farms, two racetracks and Thoroughbred auction facilities, the area still reigns as the "Horse Capital of the World."
Tourist attractions Lexington : Things to see and do
4089 Iron Works Pkwy USA - Lexington KY 40511
Set on the rolling 1,200-acre pastureland of a working horse farm, this facility is a paean to the state's best-loved domestic animal. Everywhere the horse is celebrated, whether it is in the excellent introductory movie, Thou Shalt Fly Without Wings..
578 W. Main St USA - Lexington KY
This rambling 14-room brick house, just west of downtown, was the girlhood home of Mary Todd Lincoln (1818-82), later the wife of Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the US. Surviving family furnishings include a mahogany table where Lincoln is believ..
120 Sycamore Rd USA - Lexington KY 40502
Known as "the great compromiser," Henry Clay (1777-1852) was Kentucky's pre-eminent 19C statesman. The US Senator, Speaker of the House of Representatives and three-time candidate for president made his home on a 600-acre estate he named As..
369 West Vine Street USA - Lexington KY KY 40507
This Lexington, Kentucky hotel is within walking distance from the University of Kentucky and the Lexington Opera House. The hotel offers on-site dining and free shuttle service to Bluegrass Airport. At the Hilton Lexington/Downtown, every room is e..