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Located in the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky, the city of Lexington attracts the most visitors. It's called the "Horse Capital of the World" because thoroughbred horse farms surround the city, and many of them offer tours.
Although it's not the state's largest city, it's still a city filled with interesting places to visit.
It was once known as "Athens of the West" because of its wealth and its abundant cultural attractions. Still the center for art and history, Lexington's Gallery of Fine Crafts and Art showcases local craftspeople and artist. Another place,ArtsPlace, concentrates on all Kentucky artists.
But, the museum that I enjoyed the most was The Lexington Children's Museum (one of the most visited children's museums in the nation). It's so neat because it encourages everyone to touch, explore, and play with the exhibits. I vividly remember walking through a giant human heart!
For history buffs, the Mary Todd Lincoln House, where she spent her childhood, is delightful. You may also wish to visit Henry Clay's house called "Ashland".
The University of Kentucky and Transylvania University (oldest in state) also reside in Lexington.
The largest "draw" to Lexinton is horses. Kentucky Horse Park, located north of the city, has beautiful bronze statues of famous racehorses such as Man o' War. You also see shows featuring over 40 breeds of horses. In the spring/summer, you're able to see newborn foals with their mothers. They have wonderful, knowledgeable guides there.
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