- 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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