A travel guide to Kentucky, United States of America providing Kentucky tourism and travel information.
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Overview

Kentucky is all about southern hospitality, from the rugged terrain of Appalachia to the tranquil waters of Lake Cumberland, and from the shady forests and waterfalls of Daniel Boone Country to the deepest reaches of Mammoth Cave. Explore hundreds of horse farms, tour the renowned Bourbon Country distilleries, stand on Civil War battlefields, or immerse yourself in numerous museums and innovative galleries. The state's natural attractions and state parks are considered among the best in the country. Kentucky features exquisite mansions and legendary horse farms all over the state. Western Kentucky is the place to travel for outdoor recreational activities in a beautiful setting. Enjoy endless opportunities for adventure and relaxation that a Kentucky travel has to offer. Visit Kentucky for an incredible, fun-filled and affordable vacation rich in history and entertainment.

The sprawling cities of Lexington and Louisville feature a vibrant metropolitan atmosphere. Lexington abounds with history in the center of Bluegrass Country, and the famous Kentucky Derby is hosted in Louisville with weeks of festivals and other entertainment each year.  In Louisville spend a day exploring Museum Row which features several world-class and interactive museums. The Louisville Slugger Museum offers tours through the famous baseball bat factory where official MLB bats are made, and boasts the World's Biggest Baseball Bat. Louisville Science Center presents three levels of interactive, hands-on educational displays and a four-story IMAX Theater. For history buffs, the Frazier International History Museum takes visitors on a fantastic voyage across 1,000 years and houses two superb collections, the Frazier Collection and Britain's Royal Armouries including the Tower of London. Sports aficionados will enjoy the Muhammad Ali Center, with three stories of engaging interactive exhibits and multimedia presentations promoting Ali's legacy. The Center offers on-demand video of all Ali's fights and hands-on boxing experiences.

For outdoor adventures and gorgeous natural attractions, Kentucky can't be beat. Enormous Kentucky Lake is a main attraction and is located along a major migration route. The heartland's favorite natural playground, Land Between the Lakes, offers hundreds of thousands of acres of historical sites, wildlife and recreation opportunities surrounded by hundreds of miles of pristine shoreline. Cumberland Falls is otherwise known as the “Niagara of the South,” with its 125-foot-wide falls pouring over 60 feet into the gorge below. The mist here creates the moonbow phenomenon, visible during clear full-moon nights, and appearing nowhere else in the Western Hemisphere. At Cumberland Gap, the historical gateway to the western frontier where buffalo, natives and pioneer once tread, modern explorers are awestruck at the park's scenic features. Part of the Cumberland Plateau, the pristine Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area showcases striking panoramas, hiking, fishing and rafting.¬† Mammoth Cave National Park is composed of the longest known cave system in the world boasting over 360 mapped miles. The cave system is managed and well-preserved along with the valleys of the Green and Nolin Rivers. Guided cave tours are available. Kentucky tourism has many adventures to offer visitors.

Kentucky's neighboring states are Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia, Missouri, Virginia, and Tennessee.


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