Lexington Tourism

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.


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

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Lexington

  • Save 7% Bourbon Trail Tour to Woodford Reserve, Buffalo Trace, and Wild Turkey
    Bourbon Trail Tour to Woodford Reserve, Buffalo Trace, and Wild Turkey3 Reviews

    Duration: 8 Hrs

    Personally experience what makes theBourbon trail so famous and visit 3 of the elite Bourbon Distilleries in Lexington Kentuc...

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  • Save 4% Thoroughbred Horse Farm Tour in Kentucky
    Thoroughbred Horse Farm Tour in Kentucky35 Reviews

    Duration: 3 Hrs

    Experience why Kentucky's Bluegrass Horse Country is world famous! This 3-hour family-owned thoroughbred heritage horse farm ...

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  • Save 4% Half-Day Lexington Kentucky Horse Farm Tour
    Half-Day Lexington Kentucky Horse Farm Tour15 Reviews

    Duration: 3 Hrs 30 Mins

    This 3-hour Horse Farm Tour may include a drive by world famous Calumet Farm with some history of what made this farm so famo...

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  • Save 4% Bluegrass Horse Farm Tour
    Bluegrass Horse Farm Tour4 Reviews

    Duration: 3 Hrs

    Experience some of the world's most famous thoroughbred farms and equine related facilities. Our tour focuses on getting out ...

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

    • Air Pollution 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 33.33 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 20.83 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 2.78 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 16.67 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Lexington for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Lexington.

    • Burglary and Theft 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 35 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 53.33 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 50 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 33.33 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 45 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 65 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 78.33 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 35 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 46.67 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 50 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Safety Index 49.31 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 77.32 (High)
    • Pollution Index 21.36 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 23.33 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 74.01 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.22 (Very Low)
    • 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.

  • 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 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 28 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 67.64 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 33.33 USD

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