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What to see in Kentucky

Attractions


Kentucky has something to offer all its visitors, giving them a lot more than just fried chicken to write home about! With over 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 350-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 indoor forest, 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 over 2,500 restaurants to choose from and all 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 have a taste it first-hand usually visit the Woodford Reserve Distillery, one of the oldest distilleries still in operation. 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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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