Convention Center: The CALLED Pastors Family Convention will be the exclusive occupant of the Lexington Convention Center from June 21-24, 2020. Conveniently located in the center of the downtown and within a day’s drive of 75% of the country’s population, the Lexington Convention Center is a beautiful and versatile multi-purpose event facility. The Convention Center is in the heart of Lexington’s historic and vibrant downtown. Retail boutiques, unique restaurants, and many other entertainment opportunities are all within easy walking distance in a city famous for its scenic beauty, world-famous Thoroughbred farms, small-town charm and genuine hospitality. Lexington offers the business and recreational traveler a delightful combination of sophistication, culture, history, and fun.
Downtown African-American Heritage Interpretive Sign Program: Walk and discover the rich history of African-Americans in Kentucky. These signs feature people and places that played a significant role in the advancement of equality. Stories stretch from times of slavery, through Jim Crow discrimination, and up to the Black Freedom Struggle. A great place to begin is at Courthouse Square where you will find an orientation sign and a map of sign locations.
Big Lex Scavenger Hunt: Got a couple hours to spare in Lexington? VisitLEX offers a scavenger hunt with the theme of the big blue horse called ‘Big Lex.’ Find ten sites related to the horse behind the legend, and VisitLex reward you with a special prize! On the way you will discover the home of Henry Clay, 7 bronze horses, the world’s largest ceiling clock, and many more interesting things.
Horses: Drive in any direction and you’ll soon be surrounded by rolling hills of pristine bluegrass countryside. You’ll pass horses grazing carefree in the fields and farms with names like Calumet and Claiborne—because this is Horse Country, the center of the Thoroughbred breeding universe and the Horse Capital of the World. Lexington is home to more than 450 horse farms.
Beyond Grits: Local farms have been supplying Lexington restaurants with farm-to-table ingredients since before it was cool. And right now, Lexington’s culinary scene is on fire, with new restaurants, cafes, food trucks and bistros popping up at every turn. And many of the restaurants have Vegan and Vegetarian items on their menu.
The Outdoors: Surrounded on all sides by rolling hills of Bluegrass, miles of fence-lined horse farms and rivers that carve through the land, Kentucky is known for its natural splendor and Lexington is the center of it all. Within a short drive, you can see where the Bluegrass kisses the Appalachian Mountains. You can chase waterfalls. You can hike into absolute seclusion. And you can explore the Red River Gorge, one of the best-kept geological wonders in America.
Ark Encounter: A full-size Noah’s Ark built according to the dimensions given in the Bible is featured in the Ark Encounter. Spanning 510 feet long, 85 feet wide, and 51 feet high, this modern engineering marvel amazes visitors young and old. Ark Encounter is a world-class theme park featuring the most authentic full-size replica of Noah’s Ark in the world. Travel back in time on a mile-long scenic bus ride and ascend in view of the massive Ark. Next, take a wild adventure and soar across gorgeous valleys on a zip line tour. Then spot some exotic animals at Ararat Ridge Zoo, or relax with your friends and family at the casual two-story restaurant. Ark Encounter is situated in beautiful Grant County in Williamstown, Kentucky, about a 45-mile drive from Lexington.