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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."

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  • Kentucky Horse Park Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    4089 Iron Works Pkwy

    Transformed in the 1970s as tourist attraction and showcase for Kentucky's equine heritage, this 1,200-acre working horse farm celebrates the state's best-loved ahimal. Don't miss the excellent introductory movie, Thou Shalt Fly Without Wings, or the..

  • Ashland Recommended Recommended

    120 Sycamore Rd

    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..

  • Lexington Green Recommended Recommended

    161 Lexington Green Cir # B

    The first confrontation between the British soldiers and the Minutemen on April 19 took place in this triangular park. Henry Kitson's statue The Minuteman represents the leader of the Lexington militia, Captain Parker. Seven of the colonists killed h..

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  • Hilton Lexington Downtown

    369 West Vine Street USA - Lexington 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, free WiFi and free shuttle service to Bluegrass Airport. At the Hilton Lexington/Downtown, ever..

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