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Kentucky is the front porch of the South, welcoming visitors with Southern hospitality. While horses, bourbon and bluegrass are signatures, here you will also find the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln and Muhammad Ali plus the finest in dining, arts, entertainment, history and thrilling outdoor adventure to make your visit complete. This holiday to Kentucky includes visits to both Lexington and Louisville, two of the states most famous cities.
Time to saddle up! Equestrian fans are spoilt for choice. Get close to more than 40 breeds of horses at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, visit retired champions at Georgetown’s Old Friends Farm or take in the track kitchen and watch the morning workouts at the Keeneland Race Track. Alternatively, explore the history and pageantry of sport’s greatest two minutes at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington and the Kentucky Derby Museum in Louisville. Some 450 Thoroughbred and Standardbred horse farms surround the city of Lexington in all directions, and many are open to the public. There are few American sporting events with the history of the Kentucky Derby. Its rich traditions makes the Kentucky Derby not just a sporting event, but a celebration of Southern culture and a true icon of Americana.
Kentucky offers diverse landscapes, rolling hills, large lakes and many national and state parks. Known as the ‘Niagara of the South,’ thundering Cumberland Falls is 65 feet high and 125 feet wide, while Mammoth Cave National Park is the world’s longest cave system with more than 400 miles explored.
The Kentucky Bourbon Trail is also a must do! 95% of the world’s bourbon is made in Kentucky so make the most of your time in the home of bourbon!
Top Tip from our Kentucky Destination Expert
Kentucky produces ninety-five percent of the world’s Bourbon.. Immerse yourself in our bourbon heritage with a tour of one or more distilleries. You’ll find a unique experience in the sights, sounds and tastes of each tour as you absorb the magic that is making bourbon, recognized as “America’s Native Spirit.”