8 Quick Things to Do in Lexington

8 Quick Things to Do in Lexington, Lexington, Kentucky (B)

Many people have mentioned that they had never even considered visiting Kentucky before as they wouldn’t know what to do there. Is there anything to DO in Kentucky?

Until recently I also was under the same impression. The only thing I knew about Kentucky prior to visiting was that the Kentucky Derby and KFC originate from, of all things… Kentucky! Beyond that, I had no idea what there was to see or do.

My parents like to move. A lot. And in 2016, they moved to Kentucky and we managed to make it home for Christmas. So I searched and searched on Pinterest for things to do in Kentucky. And Lexington came up.

Lexington is not the capital of Kentucky, as one might think. Nor is Louisville. Actually, that title goes to Frankfort. But as Kentucky’s second largest city, we thought we would give it a go!

Turns out Lexington is nicknamed both “The Thoroughbred City” and “The Horse Capital of the World” and is best known for its horse racing.

Ok, ok, this one isn’t technically IN Lexington, but if you’re headed to Lexington, then you HAVE TO visit this non-profit retirement farm for Thoroughbred horses, many of whom have either ran in the big name races such as the Kentucky Derby or who have had a parent who did. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 8 Quick Things to Do in Lexington
Guide Location: USA » Lexington
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Lorelei Frey
Read it on Author's Website: https://caliglobetrotter.wordpress.com/2017/01/23/8-quick-things-to-do-in-lexington/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Thoroughbred Park
  • Square
  • Old Kentucky Candy
  • Kentucky Theater
  • Mary Todd Lincoln House
  • Town Branch