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The city with a population of around 225,000 is a major hub for the Kentucky economy.
Located at the heart of Central Kentucky's famed scenic Bluegrass Region, Lexington is home to downtown skyscrapers overlooking acres of lush pastures.
It's where bourbon was born and burley tobacco is raised. It's where champion horses are bred, foaled, trained, bought, sold, raced and retired. Horse breeding is one the pillars of the mentioned economy - the main breeds are Thoroughbred, Standardbred, and American Saddlebred.

The other one is the tobacco production and Lexington has the largest Tobacco market in the world where producers and buyers meet from all over the world.
It takes place between December and February each year. About 100 million pound tobacco will be sold on the auction.

As visitor to Lexington your first stop should be at the Visitor Center at 301 E. Vine Street where you get maps and lots of information.




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