"Lexington, KY... Neeeeeighborly" Top 5 Page for this destination Lexington by davecallahan

Lexington Travel Guide: 273 reviews and 622 photos

I can see why they call Lexington, KY the "horse capital". Drive along I-64 or I-75 and just get off any secondary road along the way and within three minutes you will see a horse farm or stables or horses. Ocala, FL is like that on its outskirts but not as prevelant as here in Kentucky. Must be something in the grass (chuckle). (actually it has to do with the amount of limestone in the soil.... good for bones I guess).

This part of Kentucky could also vie for the "panoramic view capital" too.
Bright green pastures against deep blue skies and rolling hills make for some mighty nice photographs.

wikipedia info:
268000 people in Lexington in Fayette County

official website for Lexington: http://www.lfucg.com/

ZIPCODES for Lexington:
40502 through 40517, 40522 through 40526, 40533, 40536,
40544, 40546, 40550, 40555, 40574 through 40583, 40588,
40591, 40598
038-01-47N 084-29-41W
38.020, -84.490
Area Code 859

interesting facts

Lexington is second largest city in Kentucky (after Louisville)

the symbols for the Lexington area are hops and horshoes.

another nickname for Lexington: "Athens of the west"

famous Lexington:
John Breckinridge (U.S. Vice President) for whom a county is named
Henry Clay of revolutionary war times lived in Lexington for many years

  • Last visit to Lexington: Jun 2001
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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