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Lexington - Kentucky

Overview

  • Flight Time: 10 Hours
  • Time Zone: UTC -6:00
  • Best Time to Travel: April - October

Known as the Horse Capital of the World, Lexington has traditionally been dominated by the horse industry and is also heavily influenced by the University of Kentucky, the state's flagship university and the largest employer in the city.

Flying into Lexington’s Blue Grass Airport, one gets a preview of its world class landscape. The grandstand at Keeneland Race Course and the famous red and white barns of Calumet Thoroughbred Farm prove that you are indeed in the “Horse Capital of the World.”
That alone would be enough to entice visitors to the area, but when you factor in more than 200 years of history and a distinct culture combining the graciousness of the Old South, the time-honored tradition of distilling Bourbon (the United States’ only native spirit), and the folk art and music at the foothills of the mountains, it’s no wonder that Lexington’s Bluegrass Region’s mantra is “Horses, hooch and heritage.”

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  • 21c Museum Hotel Lexington
    Lexington - Kentucky

    21c Museum Hotel Lexington

    21cMuseum Hotel Lexington is located in the heart of Lexington, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Lexington History Center and Mary Todd Lincoln House. Rupp Arena and University of Kentucky are also within 1 mi (2 km).

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  • DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Lexington
    Lexington - Kentucky

    DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Lexington

    Just minutes from downtown, the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Lexington is also close to the University of Kentucky, Horse Park and area restaurants. Guests can explore the rolling hills and horse farms of the Kentucky countryside, enjoying Southern hospitality and green pastures, scenic roads and the legendary Keeneland Race Course, home of thoroughbred racing.

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  • Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa
    Lexington - Kentucky

    Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa

    Enveloped by the rolling hills of beautiful Bluegrass Country, Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa is a true urban oasis. This hotel in Lexington, KY is ideal for travellers who value privacy and accessibility. Nearby points of interest include Kentucky Horse Park, Keeneland Race Track and the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, a collection of distilleries offering facility tours and tasting events.

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    Taste of Kentucky

    Experience the tastes, sounds and sights of Kentucky birthplace of Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Muhammad Ali and the father of Bluegrass music, Bill Monroe

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  • Bourbon, Bluegrass, Corvettes and Music City
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    Bourbon, Bluegrass, Corvettes and Music City

    Follow the Kentucky Bourbon trail, experience the famous Bluegrass music scene, check out the National Corvette Museum before visiting a wealth of museums in "Music City"

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  • Kentucky Highlights
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    Kentucky Highlights

    There’s a great deal more that makes Kentucky unlike any other place in the world. The Natural beauty here is unsurpassed, and adding to the unparalleled outdoor adventure is Kentucky’s Mammoth Cave National Park, the world’s longest cave system.

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