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Things to Do in Lexington

We are happy to host you in Lexington! There's so much to enjoy. This page includes some of the LOEX 2017 Planning Commitee suggestions for places to go and things to see. Or you can check out the VisitLex site, which includes links to area events, suggested activities and attractions, and more. Also check out the map on our main Hotel & Travel page. We've created map layers to show area points of interest, restaurants (including many that are walking distance from the conference hotel), and more.


Lexington is known as the Horse Capital of the World. But we're more than horse farms and race tracks! The Bluegrass region also includes scenic bourbon distilleries, historic sites, arts and entertainment, and lots of natural beauty. Here are a few links to a few attractions downtown and nearby:


Lexington has a wide range of dining options, with a number of excellent restaurants within a short walk of the conference hotel. Check out area restaurant lists provided by VisitLex, TripAdvisor, or Yelp; or check out some of these places near the conference site:



See the VisitLex Nightlife page for a big list of area bars and music venues. If you're a beer drinker, check out LexBeerScene.com for information about craft breweries in the area. Here are a few suggestions for evening outings near the conference site:

Outdoor Activities

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