Kentucky

THE BLUEGRASS STATE

The state’s largest city, Louisville, is home to the Kentucky Derby, the renowned horse race held at Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May. 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.

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