Lexington (Kentucky)

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Lexington is the second largest city in Kentucky, located in the Bluegrass Region. Known as the Horse Capital of the World, Lexington has traditionally been dominated by the horse industry and is also heavily influenced by the University of Kentucky, the state's flagship university and the largest employer in the city. The horse industry has greatly influenced Lexington's culture and scenic beauty; the University of Kentucky and Transylvania University contribute to a college town atmosphere with a richer and more diverse culture than some might expect from its size and location. Lexington's compact central downtown district is surrounded by historic neighborhoods. Lexington is in the heart of the Bluegrass region of Kentucky and is still home to hundreds of horse farms.


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  • Lexington, Kentucky

    Consolidated city-county in Kentucky, United States

  • University of Kentucky

    Public research university in Lexington, KY, USA

  • Bluegrass region

    Geographic region in the U.S. state of Kentucky

  • Kroger Field

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  • University of Kentucky Arboretum
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  • Ashland (Henry Clay estate)

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  • Bluegrass Community and Technical College

    Public community college in Lexington, KY

  • William T. Young Library

    Central library at the University of Kentucky

  • Roman Catholic Diocese of Lexington

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