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What to see in Kentucky


Kentucky has something to offer all its visitors, giving them a lot more than just fried chicken to write home about! With around 50 state parks, the Bluegrass State's natural attractions draw those with a penchant for the outdoors from all over the globe.

Its largest city, Louisville, is home to the famous Kentucky Derby, the renowned horse race held at Churchill Downs on the first Saturday of every May. Whether it's the famed and popular Derby or the 405-mile expanse of the Kentucky caves at Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky makes for a popular tourist destination for anyone with an affinity for the open air.

Visitors also celebrate Kentucky's other recreational activities such as its forests, a restored old sternwheeler river boat, a wonderful zoo and an exciting amusement park. All of these are sure to keep children and adults entertained and having fun.

Kentucky's incredible food is also a popular drawcard for visitors, with its restaurants serving an array of cuisines. Whatever your taste, you'll find something to enjoy at any one of its gourmet restaurants.

Kentucky's bourbon is world-famous. Visitors looking to taste it first-hand usually visit the Woodford Reserve Distillery, one of the oldest distilleries still in the state. For those in search of a little history, a lot of open air and great food, Kentucky is certainly worth the trip.

Churchill Downs

The home of the most famous horse race in America, Churchill Downs is full of tradition and amazing stories. It opened in 1875, and has hosted the Kentucky Derby ever since. The track also hosts the…

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Kentucky Derby Museum

Even those who aren't horse racing fans can experience the thrill of the sport at the museum and through tours offered at Churchill Downs. Established in 1874, it's one of the world's oldest…

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Kentucky Horse Park

The only theme park in the world dedicated to man's relationship with the horse, the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington covers 1,200 acres in Kentucky's famous Bluegrass region. Visits begin with a film,…

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Fort Knox

This US Army fort, located an hour south of Louisville, is world-famous as the home of America's largest stockpile of gold bullion. However, the repository is closed to visitors. A popular attraction…

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