About Lexington

Experience one of America's most beautiful air approaches when you arrive to the Lexington area by plane. Internationally-known as the horse capital of the world, Lexington is home to over 450 horse farms as well as the Keeneland Race Course, The Red Mile harness track and Kentucky Horse Park. Lexington's rolling hills, flanked by miles of impeccable white fences, provide some of nature's most stunning countryside.

Located 81 miles south of Cincinnati and 74 miles east of Louisville, the population of the Lexington metropolitan statistical area exceeds 479,000. The region has something to please everyone's tastes. Browse one of the local museums, shop at an art gallery, take in a game at one of the sporting venues, tour a bourbon distillery, enjoy a fine dining experience or brush up on your history at an historic home.

For additional information on area attractions, universities, upcoming events, weather and accommodations, visit the Lexington Convention and Visitors Bureau and Kentucky Department of Tourism.