Known to American school kids as the land of pioneer trailblazer Daniel
Boone - Kentucky is also famous for its fried chicken, tobacco
and bourbon, and foot-stomping Kentucky Blue Grass music festivals held throughout the year..
Other notable annual events that continue to draw the crowds happens at Churchill
Downs in Louisville each May for the Kentucky
Derby horse race that kicks off the yearly run for the Triple Crown. In August, also don't miss a trip to the annual Kentucky State Fair in Louisville.
In the southwesterly part of the state -- sprawling across to Tennessee -- lies Land Between the Lakes national recreational area, featuring the largest herd of buffalo east of the Mississippi!
Top Kentucky tourist attractions include Cumberland Falls in Corbin (left); shows & exhibits at Kentucky
Horse Park in Lexington (middle): and Mammoth Cave National Park in south central Kentucky (right).
Usual Kentucky attractions include the controversial Creation Museum in Petersburg -- while another kind of "spiritual" experience awaits for avid car lovers at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green.
Bored with standard hotel rooms on your travels? For the highly curious, the Wigwam Village Inn in Cave City allows guests to trade up for a stay in a giant tepee.
Kentucky Tourism Information - Major historic attractions including miles
of nature refuges and lake-front water recreation, along with a hotel and lodging
guide, restaurants, entertainment, getting around, maps and pictures.
Kentucky Vacations - Featuring the region's state park system with information
on attractions, facilities and activities, bike & hiking trails, campground
and hotel guide, event calendar, pictures.