Ten fun facts about Lexington
Lexington is located in north central Kentucky and is the second largest city in the state. The city is often said to be the heart of the Bluegrass Region.
It is known as the Horse Capital Of The World and also as the Thoroughbred City. This is because it is home to three major race courses- Keeneland, Kentucky Horse Park and The Red Mile.
The city of Lexington was actually founded in 1775 and later established in 1782 although Kentucky did not become a state until 1792.
Mary Todd who later became the wife of Abraham Lincoln was born and raised in this city.
The largest basketball arena in the United States, the Rupp Arena, is located in Lexington.
The Festival of the Bluegrass is held here every year.
The Lexington Pride Festival has been going strong since its introduction in 2007.
In Lexington, 4th of July festivities last for several days instead of just one day as they do in much of the country.
Lexington was the first city to launch a reenactment of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video.
The famous Arboretum in Lexington is a preserve that has more than 50 native grasses and herbs present and over 1500 different species of roses.