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  Lexington City Facts  
CountryUSA (United State of America)
CountiesFayette County
Total Area285.5 sq miles
Lat Long Coordinates35.1494° N, 90.0489° W
Time ZoneEST (UTC−05:00)
Area Code859
Major ReligionRoman Catholic, Christian
MuseumsAviation Museum of Kentucky,The Headley-Whitney Museum,Water Fuel Museum
UniversitiesUniversity of Kentucky,Lexington University

Tourist Attraction:
  • Keeneland
  • Kentucky Horse Park
  • Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate
  • Kentucky Theatre
  • Lexington Cemetery
  • Martin Castle
  • Mary Todd Lincoln House
  • Rupp Arena

Lexington is a city in the U.S state of Kentucky. Founded in June 1775 in Virginia, the town of Lexington was established on May 6, 1782. By 1820, it became one of the largest and wealthiest towns west of the Allegheny Mountains and gained the nickname "Athens of the West." In 1974, it became the first municipality in the Commonwealth of Kentucky to form a consolidated city-county government. Known as the "Horse Capital of the World", it is the second-largest city in Kentucky and the 70th largest in the country.

Tourists on their arrival to the city choose Lexington hotels as their place to halt. The hotels provide outstanding reception to its guests and a wonderful ambience, which linger in their minds even if they checkout these hotels. Embassy Suites Hotel Lexington, SpringHill Suites Lexington Downtown, Holiday Inn Express Lexington Downtown, Marriott Griffin Gate Resort, Hilton Suites Lexington Green, Hampton Inn Lexington, Radisson Plaza Lexington, Homewood Suites Lexington, Days Inn Lexington South, Comfort Inn, Motel 6 Lexington East and Hilton Garden Inn Lexington are the renowned hotels in the city.

Places To Visit:
Aviation Museum of Kentucky, The Headley-Whitney Museum, The Hunt-Morgan House, Lexington Cemetery, University of Kentucky/Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Arboretum, Lexington History Center, Martin Castle, Mary Todd Lincoln House, Ashland, UK Basketball Museum, Water Fuel Museum, International Museum of Horse and Waveland State Historic Site are the main museums that preserve ancient artifacts of the city. The city is home to two famous horseracing tracks such as the Red Mile Harness Track - the oldest horseracing track in the city and Kentucky Horse Park. Raven Run Nature Sanctuary, golf courses at Shillito Park and Veterans Park, Jacobson Park, Masterson Station Park and Coldstream Park- the three dog parks, Woodland Park- the only public skate park are the outdoor attractions of the city. The Kentucky Horse Park that features American Saddlebred Museum, the Draft Horse Barn and the show ring Parade of Breeds are worth seeing.

A tour to Lexington must include the bright and colorful outdoor festival that takes place annually. Few of them are Mayfest,Festival of the Bluegrass,"Southern Lights: Spectacular Sights on Holiday Nights",The Lexington Christmas Parade,"It's A Grand Night for Singing",Thursday Night Live,Festival Latino in September,Gallery Hop,Beaux Arts and Tournament of Champions

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