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The Front Porch of the South! Horses, bourbon and bluegrass are the well-known signatures, but the Commonwealth of Kentucky offers the finest in dining, arts, entertainment, history and thrilling outdoor adventure as well.
The Deep South states of Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee are like nowhere else in America...
Kentucky is well known for a few things: the Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Bourbon and of course Kentucky Fried Chicken. However the nine districts that make up this state also offer a range of activities and events unknown to many – including being home to the longest cave system in the world, Mammoth Cave. Visit the Muhammad Ali Centre in Louisville, take a drive along the Bourbon Trail, sample down-home country cooking at Bourbon Cooking Schools or take a tour of the National Corvette Museum, the largest and most comprehensive non-profit museum ever dedicated to America's premier sports car.
With Lexington being the 'Horse Capital of the World' and offering 450 Thoroughbred, working horse farms in the area, horse lovers can easily find a destination full of things to do. Horse-riding trails are also available including woodland trails with accommodation nearby, guided trails on horseback or wagon and riding lessons on bluegrass farmland. The Kentucky Horse Park, where the World Equestrian Games (WEG) is being held, also offers the chance to get close to the horses with horseriding lessons, pony rides and live horse shows throughout the summer.
Land Area: 40,000 sq. miles
State Capital: Frankfort
Largest City: Louisville
Local Time: Five hours behind UK
Climate: Summers can be very warm, but sometimes with cool evenings. For spring and autumn, it's a good idea to carry a light jacket as there can be a breeze. Snow falls vary widely from west to east across the Commonwealth. January has an average high temperature of 39°F (4°C); July's average is 88°F (31°C).
Ntl Parks: 52 Parks
Kentucky TourismTel: 01462 440766 |
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