Bounded by the Ohio River in the north and the Appalachian Mountains in the east, Kentucky offers a world of outdoor adventures and scenic experiences like no other. Their vibrant arts scene, expansive distilleries and micro-breweries, and explosive culinary scene have made “the front door to the South” a growing tourist destination for years. The state’s largest city, Louisville, is home to the Kentucky Derby, legendary Horse Country, the grandstands of America’s most storied thoroughbred racing tracks and the acclaimed Kentucky Bourbon Trail, Kentucky invites you to come and explore all it has to offer, and more.
Known as the “Bluegrass State,” the nickname is based on the bluegrass found in many of its pastures due to the fertile soil. 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 contiguous United States, and the two largest man-made lakes east of the Mississippi River. Kentucky is also known for horse racing, bourbon distilleries, coal, the historic site My Old Kentucky Home, tobacco, bluegrass music, and Kentucky Fried Chicken.