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Known as the Horse Capital of the World, Lexington has traditionally been dominated by the horse industry and is also heavily influenced by the University of Kentucky, the state's flagship university and the largest employer in the city. The horse industry has greatly influenced Lexington's culture and scenic beauty; the University of Kentucky and Transylvania University contribute to a college town atmosphere with a richer and more diverse culture than some might expect from its size and location. Lexington's compact central downtown district is surrounded by historic neighborhoods. Lexington is in the heart of the Bluegrass region of Kentucky and is still home to hundreds of horse farms.

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  1. The world's largest ceiling clock and a five-story Foucault pendulum are located inside the Lexington Public Library.
  2. The largest basketball arena in the United States, the Rupp Arena, is located in Lexington.
  3. Lexington was the first city to launch a reenactment of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video.
  4. Lexington is known as the Horse Capital Of The World.
  5. The first American performance of a Beethoven symphony was in Lexington in 1817.

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