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Why Famous
  • Kentucky is known as the \"bluegrass state\".
  • It is a land with diverse environments and abundant resources, including the world\'s longest cave system, mammoth cave national park, the greatest length of navigable waterways and streams in the lower 48 states, and the two largest man-made lakes east of the mississippi river.
  • Kentucky is also known for thoroughbred horses, horse racing, bourbon distilleries, bluegrass music, automobile manufacturing, tobacco, and college basketball.
  • Kentucky can be divided into five primary regions: the cumberland plateau in the east, the north-central bluegrass region, the south-central and western pennyroyal plateau, the western coal fields and the far-west jackson purchase.
  • Kentucky is also known for thoroughbred horses, horse racing, bourbon distilleries, bluegrass music, automobile manufacturing, tobacco, and college basketball.
Facts Destination
  • Major rivers:- Ohio river, mississippi river, cumberland river, kentucky river, green river.
  • Major lakes:- - Lake cumberland, kentucky lake, lake barkley.
  • Highest point:- Black mountain - 4,145 feet (1,263 m) above sea level.
  • Bordering states:- Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia.
  • Name for residents:- Kentuckians.
  • Major industries:- Agriculture (tobacco, corn, peanuts, wheat), mining (anthracite coal), horse-raising, whiskey manufacturing, automobile and truck manufacturing, chemical manufacturing.
  • Largest city - Louisville.
Area Info
  • Kentucky is one of four u.s. states constituted as a commonwealth (the other three being virginia, pennsylvania, and massachusetts).
  • The commonwealth of kentucky is a state located in the east central united states of america.
  • Kentucky is the only u.s. state to have a non-contiguous part exist as an exclave surrounded by other states.
  • It is also home to the highest per capita number of deer and turkey in the united states, the largest free-ranging elk herd east of montana, and the nation\\\'s most productive coalfield.
  • Kentucky was the first region west of the allegheny mountains to be settled by american pioneers.
Why Visit
  • Kentucky\'s \"Unbridled Spirit\" makes every activity an adventure.
  • Agritourism in Kentucky is widespread and many of our farms and businesses welcome visitors.
  • Bourbon. “America’s native spirit,” is almost exclusively distilled, aged and bottled in Kentucky.
  • Kentucky\'s entertainment opportunities fit every interest and every pocketbook.
  • Kentucky has more than 700 festivals and countless events that showcase our Unbridled Spirit.
  • From mountaintop tees to lakeside fairways, Kentucky has a wide variety of courses to challenge any golfer.
  • With a wealth of outdoor activities, Kentucky is your playground for Unbridled Adventure.
  • Variety of wildlife make for an unbelievable getaway no outdoor enthusiast can resist.
  • From caving, hiking and paddle sports to rock climbing, Kentucky is an adventure waiting to happen.
Best Time
  • Springtime in the Kentucky Bluegrass is stunning.
  • You might hit a rainy day or two, but warm, sunny days are frequent, and the chilly nights are great for sleeping.
  • Fall is also a fine season
  • The Kentucky Derby Festival is held in the two weeks prior to Derby Day (the first Saturday in May) at Churchill Downs in Louisville.
Transport

Roads:-

  • Kentucky is served by five major interstate highways (I-75, I-71, I-64, I-65, I-24), nine parkways, and three bypasses and spurs.
  • Greyhound provides bus service to most major towns in the state.

Rails:-

  • Amtrak, the national passenger rail system, provides service to Ashland, South Portsmouth Maysville, Kentucky and Fulton, Kentucky.
  • Bardstown features a tourist attraction known as My Old Kentucky Dinner Train. Run along a 20-mile (30 km) stretch of rail purchased from CSX, guests are served a four-course meal as they make a two-and-a-half hour round-trip between Bardstown and Limestone Springs.
  • Big Four Bridge rail trail will contain the second longest pedestrian-only bridge in the world.

Airports:-

  • Kentucky\'s primary airports include Louisville International Airport (Standiford Field), Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), and Blue Grass Airport in Lexington.
  • Louisville International Airport is home to UPS\'s Worldport, its international air-sorting hub.

Water:-

  • Water transportation has historically played a major role in Kentucky\'s economy.
  • Many of the largest ports in the United States are located in or adjacent to Kentucky, including:
        * Huntington Tri-State (includes Ashland, KY), largest inland port and 7th largest overall
        * Cincinnati- Northern Kentucky, 5th largest inland port and 43rd overall
        * Louisville- Southern Indiana, 7th largest inland port and 55th overall
  • The only natural obstacle along the entire length of the Ohio River was the Falls of the Ohio, located just west of Downtown Louisville.
Lifestyle
  • Kentucky\'s culture is generally considered to be southern.
  • The state is known for bourbon and whiskey distilling, tobacco, horse racing, and college basketball.
  • Renfro valley, kentucky is home to renfro valley entertainment center and the kentucky music hall of fame and is known as\"kentucky\'s country music capital.
  • Contemporary christian music:- Contemporary Christian music (or CCM; also by its religious neutral term \"inspirational music\") is a genre of popular music which is lyrically focused on matters concerned with the Christian faith.
  • kentucky\'s cuisine, like much of the state\'s culture.
  • The pendennis club in louisville is the birthplace of the old fashioned cocktail.