Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Horse Capital of the World: A Bucket List Destination

Lexington made USA Today's Top Ten for the best U.S. monuments and landmarks!  Have you visited the Horse Capital of the World?
See the article and read it for yourself!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Photos, photos, photos of the Horse Capital of the World

Have you see the new There are hundreds of photographs on our new site.  Some are organized into albums for browsing. 

One album lives on the home page under “Explore”. Clicking on the photo of our beautiful Convention Center launches a viewer.  You can click through the entire album called Downtown Lexington.  At the bottom of the viewer you have access to other albums: Attractions, Bourbon, Horses, Keeneland Race Course.

Your might want to explore this album:

Click on the images, and explore what happens when you click on Details, or Share, or Search at the top of every image.

As BigLEX likes to say: Seeing is believing!

Friday, April 25, 2014

See us in a new light!

The Convention and Visitors Bureau for Lexington has a new name, VisitLEX, and very soon, a new look!  Keep your eyes open.  We will soon launch a brand new  All the great content you've come to expect to help plan your trip, and even more! Colorful, interactive, in-depth...we think you'll be impressed.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Thoroughbred Park in Lexington, KY

Many beautiful statues of Thoroughbred in this park, but also alot of great information important characters in the development of the Thoroughbred Industry and the Horse Capital of the World.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Horses Horses Horses! Margaret Buranen blogs about horses on

Yes Lexington is the PEERLESS destination for horse lovers. Sure, we have museums, an incredible culinary scene,  art galleries and live theater, a skateboard park, historic homes open for tour, arboretums..... But if you are a horse lover, Lexington is a bucket list destination.  And once you are here, your must do list should include:
Kentucky Horse Park
The Red Mile
The Thoroughbred Center
Thoroughbred Park
The International Museum of the Horse
a tour of a private horse farm
breakfast at the Track Kitchen.

But that is just a suggested list to get you started.

At you can read about all the aspects of the horse culture that gives Lexington it's magnetic appeal to horse lovers around the globe. Margaret Buranen blogs about special events, breeds, people the news, horse attractions, competitions, arts shows....everything related to horses, horses, horses! Check it out!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Coming soon: VisitLEX


All that....yes! But Lexington is also a little quirky, suprising, unexpected.  We think that blue horse says it all.

The Lexington Convention and Visitors Bureau will soon be changing its name to VisitLEX.  Our favorite blue horse is still prominent in our new logo. And we will still provide the same services for meeting planners and visitors. You will still find our website,, to be your very best resource for planning a meeting or vacation in Lexington. 

Friday, November 15, 2013

Horsey Holiday Lights

The Southern Lights holiday festival at Lexington's Kentucky Horse Park is celebrating its 20th anniversary! From November 22 through December 31, more than 100,000 individuals in more than 27,000 vehicles will stream through the 1,200 acre state park.  Even if you are not staying overnight in Lexington, make a detour if you are passing Lexington at dusk.  Located at Exit 120 off I-75, it's just two minutes off the highway. This is the largest holiday light display in the South. Don't miss it!