The Lexington Convention Center is in the heart of Lexington’s historic downtown. Retail boutiques, restaurants and many entertainment opportunities are all within easy walking distance.
Lexington is the second-largest city in Kentucky and the 63rd largest in the US. Known as the “Thoroughbred City" and the "Horse Capital of the World," it is located in the heart of Kentucky's Bluegrass region. In the 2010 Census the city's population was 295,803.
Lexington is home to numerous museums and historical structures. One of the most famous is Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate situated on Richmond Road east of downtown. This two-story museum is a National Historic Landmark and was the former home of statesman Henry Clay. Another important museum is the Lexington History Center in the old Fayette County Courthouse in the heart of downtown.
Lexington is home to two historic horse racing tracks. Keeneland, sporting live races in April and October since 1936, is steeped in tradition- not much has changed since the track’s opening. The Red Mile Harness Track is the oldest horse racing track in the city and second oldest in the nation.
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Lexington and the Bluegrass Region have four distinct seasons that include cool breezes, moderate nights in the summer, and no prolonged periods of heat, cold, rain, wind or snow.
In May minimum and maximum temperatures are: 12 °C / 54 °F – 24 °C/75 °F
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