Incredible journey to the horse capital of the World-Lexington! #notonTripoto

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1st May 2018
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Lexington, is the second largest city in Kentucky, USA. Known as the Horse Capital of the World is in the heart of the Bluegrass region of Kentucky. Lexington is dominated by horse industry and is home to hundreds of horse farms. It is home to two universities, University of Kentucky and Transylvania University, natural sanctuary, Keeneland, Kentucky wildcats, Arboretum, distilleries, Mary Todd Lincoln house, Parks, etc. It is one of the “untapped destination” from the land of America by the tourists.

I am writing about my days in Lexington –The horse capital of the world. The life in Lexington is calm and away from the crowd.

Aerial view of Lexington, Kentucky

Photo of Lexington, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Lexington, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh

How to reach Lexington?

Blue Grass Airport: Lexington have medium ranged regional airport which is connected to 13 major cities of USA. Adjacent to Keeneland and few miles from Downtown, Lexington.

Bus: You can reach Lexington by bus. Greyhound bus service is available from major cities. Greyhound station is just ten minutes from Downtown.

Where to Stay?

There are good hotels near Downtown, Lexington. You can book with Booking.com

Places to Visit

Keeneland is an internationally renowned race course and consist of Thoroughbred leading auction house. Keeneland race course conducts live race meets in two seasons: a spring meet in April and a fall meet October. It’s world’s largest Thoroughbred auction house, conducting three sales annually. No one can escape from the beauty of the Keeneland. Keeneland is a National Historic Landmark and is open to visitor’s year round. To experience best of Keeneland took a guided walking tour. Guided tour takes us through Keeneland grandstand, grounds, paddock, sales pavilion. It costs around $ 11/person. If you are visiting Keeneland, have a traditional southern Kentucky breakfast at the canteen (Cost: $6).

Photo of Keeneland Race Track, Lexington, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh

Keeneland race track

Photo of Keeneland Race Track, Lexington, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Keeneland Race Track, Lexington, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Keeneland Race Track, Lexington, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Keeneland Race Track, Lexington, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Keeneland Race Track, Lexington, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Keeneland Race Track, Lexington, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Keeneland Race Track, Lexington, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh

Auction house

Photo of Keeneland Race Track, Lexington, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh

Thoroughbred auction house

Photo of Keeneland Race Track, Lexington, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Keeneland Race Track, Lexington, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Keeneland Race Track, Lexington, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh

Traditional Southern Kentucky breakfast

Photo of Keeneland Race Track, Lexington, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh

It’s very unique natural sanctuary dedicated to preserving the natural beauty and early history of Kentucky. It is one of the city public park and the entry is free. It is best for hiking and trail provide access to beautiful streams, urban forest and meadows. More often you can find deer and turkey. To preserve the flora and fauna visitors are asked to hike only on marked trails. You will definitely love this hike.

Prohibited activities in Sanctuary

• Camping

• Picnicking other than the designated trails

• Destruction of and flora and fauna in the sanctuary

• Biking

• Bringing Alcohols

• Using Drones

Photo of Raven Run Nature Sanctuary, Raven Run Way, Lexington, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Raven Run Nature Sanctuary, Raven Run Way, Lexington, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Raven Run Nature Sanctuary, Raven Run Way, Lexington, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Raven Run Nature Sanctuary, Raven Run Way, Lexington, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Raven Run Nature Sanctuary, Raven Run Way, Lexington, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Raven Run Nature Sanctuary, Raven Run Way, Lexington, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Raven Run Nature Sanctuary, Raven Run Way, Lexington, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Raven Run Nature Sanctuary, Raven Run Way, Lexington, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Raven Run Nature Sanctuary, Raven Run Way, Lexington, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Raven Run Nature Sanctuary, Raven Run Way, Lexington, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Raven Run Nature Sanctuary, Raven Run Way, Lexington, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh

Downtown Lexington is a blend of big city amenities and small town friendliness. It has many attractions and skylines. Downtown hosts many events and festivals. The most important were independence day, Irish festival, Cracker show, Halloween and Christmas market. Festive season you can enjoy the live music concerts, street food and drinks.

Photo of Downtown Lexington Partnership, West High Street, Lexington, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Downtown Lexington Partnership, West High Street, Lexington, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh

Cracker show at downtown, Lexington

Photo of Downtown Lexington Partnership, West High Street, Lexington, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh

Musical Concert at Downtown, Lexington

Photo of Downtown Lexington Partnership, West High Street, Lexington, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Downtown Lexington Partnership, West High Street, Lexington, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Downtown Lexington Partnership, West High Street, Lexington, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh

It was girlhood home of Marry Todd Lincoln, the first lady and wife of the 16th president of United States, Abraham Lincoln. Today the house is a museum containing portraits, furniture and artifacts from the Todd and Lincoln families. Hour long guided tour introduces the house and Todd life history. The property is open to public as historic house museum and ticket cost is around $15/adult.

Photo of Mary Todd Lincoln House, West Main Street, Lexington, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Mary Todd Lincoln House, West Main Street, Lexington, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Mary Todd Lincoln House, West Main Street, Lexington, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh

Backyard of Lincoln House

Photo of Mary Todd Lincoln House, West Main Street, Lexington, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh

Lincoln house

Photo of Mary Todd Lincoln House, West Main Street, Lexington, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh

Triangle park in downtown, Lexington, is public park filled with blooming flowers, soft water fountains and green grass covered by tables and chairs. During winter the trees shed their leaves and the park converted to ice skating rink, which keeps the part vibrant and alive. No doubt Triangle park forms the perfect winter wonderland of Lexington.

Photo of Triangle Park, West Main Street, Lexington, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Triangle Park, West Main Street, Lexington, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Triangle Park, West Main Street, Lexington, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Triangle Park, West Main Street, Lexington, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Triangle Park, West Main Street, Lexington, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Triangle Park, West Main Street, Lexington, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh

The Kentucky theater is a historic cinema house in downtown, Lexington. The theaters show emphasizes, art films, classic films and live shows. The theater has two screens and the walls of the theater were richly ornamented. The theater also has art exhibition lobby. 

Photo of Kentucky Theatre, East Main Street, Lexington, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Kentucky Theatre, East Main Street, Lexington, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Kentucky Theatre, East Main Street, Lexington, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Kentucky Theatre, East Main Street, Lexington, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Kentucky Theatre, East Main Street, Lexington, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Kentucky Theatre, East Main Street, Lexington, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh

The world’s most award winning distillery is just 40 minutes away from horse capital Lexington. It is the manufacturer of one of the world’s finest bourbon whiskey. This property was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and designated as National Historic Landmark.

Photo of Buffalo Trace Distillery, Great Buffalo Trace, Frankfort, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Buffalo Trace Distillery, Great Buffalo Trace, Frankfort, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Buffalo Trace Distillery, Great Buffalo Trace, Frankfort, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh

Famous Bourbon Whiskey

Photo of Buffalo Trace Distillery, Great Buffalo Trace, Frankfort, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Buffalo Trace Distillery, Great Buffalo Trace, Frankfort, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Buffalo Trace Distillery, Great Buffalo Trace, Frankfort, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh

Burbon tasting

Photo of Buffalo Trace Distillery, Great Buffalo Trace, Frankfort, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Buffalo Trace Distillery, Great Buffalo Trace, Frankfort, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh

University of Kentucky art museum is an art museum in Lexington, Kentucky. The collection includes European and American art works. The art museum is located on the University of Kentucky campus.

Photo of University of Kentucky Art Museum, Rose Street, Lexington, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of University of Kentucky Art Museum, Rose Street, Lexington, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of University of Kentucky Art Museum, Rose Street, Lexington, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of University of Kentucky Art Museum, Rose Street, Lexington, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of University of Kentucky Art Museum, Rose Street, Lexington, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh

University of Kentucky is a public university in Lexington, Kentucky. University is second largest university in the state and highest ranked university in the state. It has the largest library named William T Young Library. It has Kentucky Wildcat men’s basketball team is an American college basketball team that represents the University of Kentucky.

Photo of University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh

Get around

Bus service is available from the downtown transit center to many part of the town and the airport. The last bus service is at 11pm. Fare is $1 for one way. If you are a University of Kentucky employee or student, you can avail free bus ride (Just show the ID card). Ubar and Lyft services are also available and it is convenient.

Where to Eat?

There are lot of restaurants near downtown. You can eat Mexican, Japanese, Chinese, American, Korean and Indian foods.

Mumbai Masala -Downtown, Lexington

The Local Taco-Downtown, Lexington

Han Woo Ri- Downtown, Lexington

Ginger Wasabi Sushi+Grill-Downtown, Lexington

Tandoor-Mapple, Lexington

Monster Sushi

Photo of Incredible journey to the horse capital of the World-Lexington! #notonTripoto by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh

Dumplings

Photo of Incredible journey to the horse capital of the World-Lexington! #notonTripoto by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh

Shrimp Sushi

Photo of Incredible journey to the horse capital of the World-Lexington! #notonTripoto by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Incredible journey to the horse capital of the World-Lexington! #notonTripoto by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh

Chicken Tikka

Photo of Incredible journey to the horse capital of the World-Lexington! #notonTripoto by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh

Mexican meal

Photo of Incredible journey to the horse capital of the World-Lexington! #notonTripoto by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh

Tacos!

Photo of Incredible journey to the horse capital of the World-Lexington! #notonTripoto by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh

Pizza from Mad Mushrooms!

Photo of Incredible journey to the horse capital of the World-Lexington! #notonTripoto by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh

Where to Shop?

Fayette Mall- It’s one of the best, newly emerged shopping mall in Lexington. It has favorite stores like H&M, Dillard's, Macy's, JC Penny.

Photo of Fayette Mall, Lexington, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh

Walmart-Groceries, electronic, furniture’s, cloths, stationaries, and health care

Photo of Walmart Supercenter, Nicholasville Road, Lexington, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Walmart Supercenter, Nicholasville Road, Lexington, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh

Kroger-Groceries

Most Attractive Seasons in Lexington

Winter in Lexington

The first snow fall of winter for Lexington arrives usually in December. The snow season ends by March. It is the best season to visit Lexington as you can experience the nature at its best.

Photo of Kroger Floral, Nicholasville, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Kroger Floral, Nicholasville, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Kroger Floral, Nicholasville, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Kroger Floral, Nicholasville, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Kroger Floral, Nicholasville, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Kroger Floral, Nicholasville, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Kroger Floral, Nicholasville, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Kroger Floral, Nicholasville, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Kroger Floral, Nicholasville, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Kroger Floral, Nicholasville, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Kroger Floral, Nicholasville, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Kroger Floral, Nicholasville, KY, USA by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh

Spring in Lexington

During spring Lexington blooms with colorful trees and liveliness. Spring is perfect for enjoying Lexington’s outdoor attractions.

Photo of Incredible journey to the horse capital of the World-Lexington! #notonTripoto by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
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Photo of Incredible journey to the horse capital of the World-Lexington! #notonTripoto by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Incredible journey to the horse capital of the World-Lexington! #notonTripoto by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh

This city has given lot to me. Hope you guys enjoyed touring the untapped"GEM" of America.

Beautiful University campus, Lexington, Kentucky
Photo of Incredible journey to the horse capital of the World-Lexington! #notonTripoto by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh

Transcript Avenue, Lexington

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Good luck for your next trip!

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