Lexington Tourism

Visit Lexington - Best of Lexington

Lexington the second largest city in Kentucky is a beautiful city that dots the bluegrass fields of central Kentucky like a glistening jewel in a royal crown. Known as the Horse Capital of the World, Lexington offers vibrant horse racing and well-groomed horse farms to browse as well as a wealth of information at several horse-related museums and parks. The city has the world’s top equestrian events.

The city is also rich with history and natural beauty and provides visitors staying at hotels in Lexington, Kentucky with a large selection of historical sites and nature parks to wander through.

This city is not only good for tourism but is also high on education, it stands in the 10th position in United States in terms of education.


Lexington Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Lexington tips for your visit

  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone
  • Currency: US Dollar
  • Electricity and Internet: the plug type in Lexington is Type A and Type B. Standard Voltage and Frequency is 120 V and 60 Hz.
  • Internet is available throughout the city with Wi-Fi spots.
  • Languages: Spanish and English
  • Security/Emergency: 911
  • State Police: 800-222-5555
  • Bluegrass Rape Crisis Centre: (859) 253-2615
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-TALK
  • Kentucky Division of Emergency Management: (800) 255-2587
  • The American Red Cross: (859) 253-1331
  • National Weather Service: (859) 281-8131 or (800) 631-9212

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Facts and Stats for Lexington*

  • Pollution Statistics in Lexington

    Know the pollution level of Lexington before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 33.33 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 16.67 (Very Low)
  • Lexington: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Lexington for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Lexington.

    • Burglary and Theft 50 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 39.58 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 50 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 33.33 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 50 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 66.67 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 29.17 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 52.08 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 64.58 (High)
  • Living in Lexington - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Lexington is 200.55 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 46.88 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 76.68 (High)
    • Pollution Index 13.79 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 23.75 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 68.86 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 68.19 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.17 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 136 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Lexington

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Lexington

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.5 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 38.43 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 74.67 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 42.58 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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