Lexington, KY: What you need to know

Lexington,KY located in Fayette County in the Bluegrass Region of the state, is known as the Horse Capital of the World — and rightly so. Thoroughbreds have been raised here since the late 18th century, and you can see some of the horses run at Keeneland Race Course, which draws visitors from all over the world. Beyond horses, the city is known for the University of Kentucky and its wildly successful Wildcats basketball team, as well as its historic bourbon distilleries. Lexington's population of 310,000 makes it the second-largest city in the state, with a walkable downtown, beautiful horse farms, great restaurants and upscale shopping.



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