Whatever your interest or passion, we invite you to use this guide to help you plan your stay in Kentucky.
Explore the many multicultural tourism opportunities in Kentucky, learning about the state’s diverse cultural, heritage and travel attractions in this guide.
Learn about Kentucky's natural diversity and beauty. Come explore the wonder of the Commonwealth's four major regions.

Historical Facts about Kentucky

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Kentucky Facts: History, Government and Traditions

From horse racing and Bourbon Country, to the culture of Appalachia, Civil War significance and Abraham Lincoln, Kentucky is a state enriched with deep traditions, important history and authentic heritage.

Here you'll find a number of Kentucky facts including the state’s history at a glance; Kentucky state facts such as the location of the state capital, city populations, geography and natural resources; Information on Kentucky’s government, symbols and traditions; and even a list of famous Kentuckians.

Click the links below to discover all of the fascinating historical facts about Kentucky.

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