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Kentucky Travel and Tourism on Travel Notes
Find Kentucky Travel and Tourist Information with
links to official travel and tourism websites and state resources for
visitors to Kentucky.
Kentucky is also known as the Bluegrass State, after early
pioneers found bluish-purple buds growing on Kentucky's rich limestone soil and traders
began asking for the seed of the 'blue grass from Kentucky'.
The state capital of Kentucky is Frankfort.
About Kentucky -
Find out more about Kentucky before you travel there.
Kentucky get its name from the Kentucky River, and is famous for
its bourbon and thoroughbred horses.
States neighbouring Kentucky are: Missouri,
Illinois, Indiana, Ohio,
West Virginia, Virginia and Tennessee.
Kentucky's attractions from the State of Kentucky's website.
Abraham Lincoln was born near Hodgenville in Kentucky, so naturally
the log cabin is a national historic site.
The settlement was originally called Frank's Ford in honour of
Stephen Frank, a frontiersman killed in 1780 during a skirmish with Native Americans at a
ford in the river.
The State Capitol is modelled after the United States Capitol.
George Rogers Clark founded the first settlement here in 1778; an
area once inhabited by the Shawnee people.
Originally located on Corn Island in the Ohio River, the settlement
was moved to its present site in 1779, and named after Louis XVI of France; in gratitude
for French assistance during the American War of Independence.
Go to Louisville:
The largest collection of Victorian homes in the United States and the third largest
historically preserved district in the United States is located in Old Louisville.
The museum is a shrine to baseball's most famous bat.
The Kentucky Derby:
Held at Louisville's Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May each year; make
reservations well in advance.
The National Park, in south-western Kentucky, is home to the longest known cave system in
Its series of limestone chambers and narrow passages on five separate
levels are connected to two other nearby cave systems to form 560 km of charted
The Wild Cave Tour takes six hours, although there are shorter tours
available. It's cool down there, so bring something warm.
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