Lexington Map

by Vishul Malik

Lexington City Facts Country USA (United States of America) State Kentucky Counties Fayette County Total Area 285.5 sq miles Lat Long Coordinates 35.1494° N, 90.0489° W Time Zone EST (UTC−05:00)…

Lexington Map

Lexington City Facts

Country USA (United States of America)
State Kentucky
Counties Fayette County
Total Area 285.5 sq miles
Lat Long Coordinates 35.1494° N, 90.0489° W
Time Zone EST (UTC−05:00)
Demonyms Lexingtonian
Area Code 859
Language English
Major Religion Roman Catholic, Christian
Museums Aviation Museum of Kentucky,The Headley-Whitney Museum,Water Fuel Museum
Universities University of Kentucky,Lexington University
Official Website www.lexingtonky.gov/


Best Hotels in Lexington:

  • Clarion Hotel Conference Center – South
  • Hyatt Regency
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites Lexington South / Hamburg
  • Ramada Lexington North Hotel & Conference Center

Hospitals in Lexington:

  • Central Baptist
  • Shriners Hospitals for Children

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 in Lexington

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.

Festivals in Lexington

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

Shopping Malls in Lexington

  • Eastland Shopping Center
  • Fayette Mall
  • Goodwill
  • Hamburg Pavilion
  • Kroger

  • Jacobson Park
  • Masterson Station Park
  • Shadybrook Park
  • Veterans Park

Point of Interests:

  • Gay Brewer, Jr Golf Course
  • Kearney Hill Golf Links
  • Keeneland Association
  • Kentucky Horse Park
  • Kroger
  • Lakeside Golf Course
  • Lexington Blue Grass Army Depot
  • Lexington Country Club
  • Little Caesars Pizza
  • Malone’s
  • Panera Bread
  • Paul Miller Ford
  • Raven Run Nature Sanctuary
  • Safe Storage
  • Sky Zone Lexington
  • Spring Valley Golf Club
  • Tates Creek Golf Course
  • The Lexington Cemetery
  • University Club of Kentucky
  • University of Kentucky Arboretum
  • Wendy’s
  • Wild Eggs


  • Beaumont Middle School
  • Cathedral of Christ the King
  • Edythe J Hayes Middle School
  • Jessie M Clark Middle School
  • Mary Todd Elementary School
  • Rosa Parks Elementary School
  • Stonewall Elementary School
  • St Paul Catholic Church
  • Tates Creek High School
  • Transylvania University
  • University of Kentucky

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