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.

Bluegrass, Blues & Barbecue

Bill Monroe
Bill Monroe
  • Bill Monroe
  • Kentucky Bluegrass Music
  • Kentucky Barbecue (Burgoo)
  • International Bluegrass Music Museum

Home to world-famous Kentucky barbecue and music legends, Bill Monroe, the Everly Brothers and W.C. Handy, the Bluegrass, Blues & Barbecue region of Kentucky invites you to travel the roads of tradition. Visit Bill Monroe's birthplace and learn more about him at the International Bluegrass Music Museum. Enjoy music festivals, Civil War re-enactments, Ellis Park Racetrack, Broadway shows, outdoor adventure and more.

Owensboro, Kentucky’s Festival City, is home to the International Bluegrass Music Museum.  Take a ghost tour or hop on the River City Trolley to visit historic downtown and other major shopping destinations. Home to John J. Audubon, the world’s greatest naturalist, Henderson offers music, art, history and adventure, year-round festivals and a historic downtown area with fun eateries and quaint shops.

You will find unique museums and art galleries throughout the region, as well as, natural wonders such as the Western Kentucky Botanical Gardens, the Dogwood Azalea Trail,  two Wildlife Management Areas, and the John James Audubon State Park.  Visit working nurseries, orchards, and farms and get a taste of Kentucky.

Plan your next Kentucky adventure around one of our award-winning year-round festivals and enjoy live bluegrass music at a Kentucky bluegrass festival and famous Kentucky barbecue any time you visit the land of Bluegrass, Blues and Barbecue.

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