Great Cities to Visit in Kentucky:
- Bowling Green
5 Fun Things to Enjoy in Kentucky:
- Kentucky Derby Museum: The Kentucky Derby is the world’s most famous horse race, and this Louisville museum captures its history. Take a Historic Walking Tour of Churchill Downs Racetrack, where the great race is run each May.
- Big South Fork: Located on the Cumberland Plateau in the Appalachian Mountains, the Big South Fork of the Cumberland River offers scenes of gorges, rock formations, sandstone bluffs, and waterfalls, with ample opportunities for canoeing, hiking, camping, and fishing.
- Kentucky Horse Park: Lexington is the “Horse Capital of the World,” and its Horse Park allows visitors to view and interact with over 50 breeds of horses. Its 1,200 acres of pasture, campgrounds, museums, and working farms promise memories for the whole family.
- International Bluegrass Museum: Kentucky is known not only for its horses, but also for its distinctive music. This museum in Western Kentucky chronicles bluegrass music past and present, with displays of instruments, educational exhibits, and live performances by bluegrass musicians.
- Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory: Learn about the history of baseball and the baseball bat, watch bats being made, and see the World’s Biggest Bat. Visit also the Ripley’s Believe it or Not® Oddball™ exhibit, which features various unusual baseball artifacts.
Major Convention Centers:
- Kentucky Exposition Center: One of the top-ten largest meeting spaces in the U.S., this Louisville facility offers 1.2 million square feet of indoor space, perfect for large exhibitions, fairs, and athletic events.
- Kentucky International Convention Center: A sister facility to the Kentucky Exposition Center, this site is perfect for conferences and business meetings, connected directly to over 2,000 hotel rooms in the heart of Louisville.
Kentucky has four national parks and 3,380 listings on the National Register of Historic Places.
- Mammoth Cave: Kentucky is home to the longest cave system in the world. At 390 miles and increasing yearly as new passages are discovered, the Mammoth Cave system offers an experience like no other, including walking tours through lighted portions, spelunking opportunities for the more adventurous, and even a boat ride along an underground river.
- Cumberland Gap: When pioneers pushed westward across the Appalachian Mountains, they entered through the Cumberland Gap on the modern border of Virginia and Kentucky. This site offers learning opportunities for history buffs, along with some of the best wilderness camping, hiking, and backpacking opportunities east of the Mississippi.
NASCAR: Kentucky is home to the Kentucky Speedway! http://www.kentuckyspeedway.com
- This 1.5-mile track hosts the annual Quaker State 400, a Sprint Cup Series race.