Known as the “Horse Capital of the World”, this vibrant city has become a wonderful travel destination for its balance of scenic beauty and urban amenities. Book with Choice Hotels in Lexington, KY to discover historic horse racing facilities, wonderful museums and many other attractions, including:
Lexington is home to the only park in the world dedicated to horses, the Kentucky Horse Park. The venue has more than 50 breeds of horses grazing upon its 1,200 acres of pastures. Do not miss the Parade of Breeds, held twice daily, which showcases both common and rare horses. In addition, the park is a retirement home for some of the world's greatest competition horses, including Cigar, John Henry, Forego and Bold Forbes.
Experience racing as it was meant to be at Keeneland thoroughbred horse racing complex and the Red Mile (Lexington's oldest existing racetrack). With its tranquil setting and stone fences, historic Keeneland is one of the most beautiful racetracks in the world. Live thoroughbred racing takes place in April and October.
Kentucky's famed Bluegrass Region offers visitors the perfect excuse for a weekend getaway or a family vacation. The region gets its name from the genus Poa, a pasture grass that has a bluish-green color. Famous for its picturesque countryside, numerous historical attractions, outdoor recreation, wonderful antique shopping and southern hospitality, the Bluegrass Region has it all.
Go Big Blue! While visiting Lexington, catch one of the many Wildcats athletic events held throughout the year at the University of Kentucky, also known as UK. Not into sports? Check out the University of Kentucky Art Museum and the Otis A. Singletary Center for the Arts, both located on the college campus.
If you want to see the Wildcats men's basketball team play, you can go to a game at Rupp Arena. Located in downtown Lexington, Rupp Arena is the centerpiece of the Lexington Center convention and shopping facility. The arena is also home to numerous concerts, family shows, sporting events and tradeshows throughout the year.
This beautiful city offers excellent restaurants, specialty shops, outdoor recreations and entertainment options for all ages. During your stay with Choice Hotels in Lexington, KY, you will learn the “Horse Capital of the World” offers more than racing. Book now and save!
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