Lexington is the 2nd largest city in Kentucky. The city boasts impressive statistics of the good, bad and indifferent varieties. The University Of Kentucky is in Lexington, and its beloved Wildcats basketball team has won more games than any other team in college basketball history. Lexington claims to be the Horse Capital of the World, and with 450 working thoroughbred farms in the area, maybe it is. The Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America named it the “Worst City for Spring Allergies”. Lexington’s JIF Peanut Butter plant produces more peanut butter than any factory on earth.
If watching a Wildcats game doesn’t interest you (don’t say that out-loud in Lexington) then you can take in a little Lexington history on the African American Heritage Trail in the city’s downtown, which features 10 important sites in the chronicle of African American’s struggle from slavery to the Civil Rights Movement. The 1814 Hunt-Morgan House is a federal mansion with a Civil War mini-museum. A bit of living history can be seen touring the county’s myriad horse-farms. Call Bluegrass Tours (800-755-6956), Horse Farm Tours (800-976-1034) or Thoroughbred Heritage Tours (800-808-5533) to make reservations to see these magnificent beasts run their paces.