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Lexington Quickly Becoming a Travel and Tourism City

A recent study released by the Kentucky Cabinet of Tourism, Arts, and Heritage found total expenditures attributable to travel and tourism in Fayette County in 2017 to be $2,082,039,640. This total represents an increase in expenditures of over $3.3 million from 2016. Additionally, Lexington’s tourism industry supported 15,393 jobs in 2017. Lexington’s numbers were second only to Jefferson County.

The Kentucky Department of Tourism says its hopes are to continue building upon Kentucky’s signature tourism industries of horses, bourbon, music, arts, outdoors, and culinary to reach new audiences and position Kentucky as a top-tier travel destination

See Travel And Tourism Study

According to VisitLex, the top five requests from visitors to our community are:

  1. Horse Farm Tours
  2. The Lexington Walk & Bluegrass Country Driving Tour
  3. Bourbon Distilleries
  4. Kentucky Horse Park
  5. Keeneland

Don’t take our word for it… here are just a few of the articles that are showcasing Lexington as a top destination:

The beautiful and productive Bluegrass farmland that is the factory floor of our strong agricultural industries also supports our burgeoning travel and tourism industry. Our rural land, the land outside the Urban Services Boundary, and our incredible rural assets are planned and managed by our Rural Land Management Plan.

See Rural Land Management Plan