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    From stunning natural attractions such as our vast Kentucky Caves to entertaining museums, amusement parks and family attractions like the Kentucky Horse Park, Kentucky offers exciting attractions for the entire family

    • Search Attractions

      From stunning natural attractions such as our vast Kentucky Caves to entertaining museums, amusement parks and family attractions like the Kentucky Horse Park, Kentucky offers exciting attractions for the entire family

    • Agritourism

      Want to learn about horse farming or pick your own fruit? Farms in Kentucky offer family-fun agri-adventures! Find u-pick farms, vineyards and ranches and more!

    • Family Fun
    • Haunted Kentucky

      Did you know that there are lots of places to have spooky fun or spot a ghost in Kentucky? Find frightful events and activities, ghost tours, urban legends and haunted houses in Kentucky now!

      • Ghost Tours

        Looking for ghosts in Kentucky? Check out these great ghost tours throughout the state - from haunted home tours to paranormal investigations that offer real ghost hunting in Kentucky!

      • Haunted Events

        Kentucky is the place to be for haunted entertainment that ranges from family friendly to truly frightening. View our calendar of haunted events now!

      • Haunted Places

        Ready for a scare? Check out this list of spooky attractions and places in Kentucky and embark on haunted house tours, ghost hunts and more.

      • Haunted Lodging

        Have you ever wanted to visit actual haunted houses or spend the night in haunted hotels? In Kentucky, you’ll find quite a few accommodations that have histories of paranormal activity.

      • Monsters and Urban Legends

        Read up on the monster and ghost stories of Kentucky for a real fright! These Kentucky urban legends are fun to read - whether you believe them or not.

    • History & Heritage

      Visit the treasures of Kentucky State history - from great presidents, sports stars and music innovators to Appalachia artists, bourbon distillers, Civil War heroes and more.

      • Abraham Lincoln

        Visit the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln in Kentucky and learn fascinating details of the Abraham Lincoln background story. Plan your trip today!

      • African-American Heritage

        Kentucky black history runs deep. Visit the National Underground Railroad Museum and countless other African-American heritage sites in Kentucky.

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      • Heritage Towns

        The many historical places in Kentucky tell the state's story. Learn about Kentucky coal mining history and more. Plan your Kentucky history trip now!

      • Historic Sites

        Kentucky historical sites tell the story of the state and the entire nation. Visit historic sites in Kentucky for an unforgettable learning experience!

      • Museums and Memorials

        Explore Kentucky’s rich heritage in Kentucky museums and memorials commemorating our rivers, the Civil War, music, bourbon, food, sports, horses, arts and more.

      • Native American Heritage

        The story of Native Americans in Kentucky dates back to pre-historic times. Find out about Kentucky Indian tribes and sites in Kentucky.

      • Military History
      • Civil War
    • Music & Arts

      Get inspired by bluegrass festivals, Appalachian folk art and music and live theater at the Kentucky Center for the Arts – Kentucky culture is on display.

      • Arts and Crafts

        Find Shaker-style crafts, art, handmade goods and more at the Berea Arts and Crafts Festival and other places and events throughout Kentucky.

      • Live Entertainment/Theater

        Catch a great Kentucky theatre show or listen to bluegrass music at one of Kentucky’s many live music venues. Kentucky is the place for entertainment!

      • Music

        Check out a Kentucky bluegrass festival, admire the greats at the Country Music Highway Museum and enjoy great American music, all in Kentucky.

    • Natural Attractions

      Stunning Kentucky waterfalls, mammoth caves, bluegrass hills, the Appalachian Mountains, scenic lakes, mighty rivers, Kentucky is a state of unabated natural attraction.

    • State Parks

      From underground caves to the highest peaks of the Appalachians, Kentucky State Parks are amazing – Stay in a Kentucky resort park or camp in the wilderness.

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    • Tours, Byways, and Trails

      Travel the famed Kentucky Bourbon Trail, take a cultural trip down Kentucky’s Artisan Trail, go off-road on a Kentucky ATV trail. There’s more. Tour Kentucky!

    • Dining

      Discover the many tastes of Kentucky – from signature BBQ, Kentucky Burgoo, Bourbon and mint juleps to innovative, award-winning chefs and restaurants.

      • Kentucky’s Culinary Heritage

        A wealth of Kentucky famous foods make the Kentucky cuisine scene a popular one with visitors. Join us for a down-home Kentucky meal!

  • Do

    Yes, we do have bourbon and horses, racetracks and Corvettes – plus so many more fun things to do in Kentucky from fun kids’ vacations to dramatic outdoor adventures.

    • Adventure

      Kentucky adventure awaits you in the state’s vast wilderness. Hiking, fishing, canoeing caving and camping in Kentucky are only the start. Explore the Kentucky outdoors!

      • Trail Blazing

        You don’t have to blaze your own trail in the Bluegrass State. Find Kentucky backpacking, biking, ATV, OHV and horse trail riding for miles of outdoor enjoyment.

        • Hiking

          Hiking in Kentucky is among the nation’s best. With hundreds of trails, Kentucky hiking trips will take you from caves to mountain tops, and the views will take your breath away.

        • Biking

          For bicycle vacations, look no further than Kentucky. Mountain bike trails and road cycling routes throughout Kentucky deliver unique and scenic rides for all skill levels.

        • Horseback Riding

          If you like horses, you’ll love horseback riding in Kentucky. Find horse-friendly trails and parks around the state and start planning your next outing today!

        • ATV/OHV

          The Kentucky ATV trails and parks dish out wild Kentucky ATV riding challenges you won’t soon forget. Find OHV trails and ATV parks now and prepare to get dirty!

      • Adventures in Altitude

        Find adventures in altitude with deep cave exploring and rock climbing in Kentucky!

        • Caving

          Explore Mammoth Cave, the world’s longest cave system, or enjoy tours of other Kentucky caves and caverns for an experience like nothing else on Earth. Find out more!

        • Rock Climbing
        • Zip Lining

          Zip line vacations are all the rage, especially in Kentucky. You’ll find some of the best places to zip line here, from caverns to forests. Plan your trip today!

        • Tree Climbing

          Climbing tall trees with ropes and harnesses is just one of many unique trip ideas you’ll find in Kentucky. Plan your treetop tour today!

      • Water Adventures

        There are countless water adventures to enjoy in the Bluegrass State. Plan kayaking vacations, boat outings and fishing trips in Kentucky!

        • Paddling

          A little Kentucky canoeing makes for a great getaway. But you’re missing out if you’re not experiencing the rafting and kayaking Kentucky has to offer. Come paddle our rivers, streams and lakes today!

        • Boating

          Kentucky boating is alive and well! Enjoy this favorite family pastime on the gorgeous lakes of Kentucky. Boat rentals and the many Kentucky boat ramps mean you can set sail any time.

        • Fishing
      • Wildlife

        Discover the incredible diversity of wildlife in Kentucky. From birds to cave species to the enormous Kentucky elk herd, there’s a lot to see here!

        • Wildlife Viewing

          Catch a glimpse of Kentucky wildlife, from the eastern Kentucky elk herds to centuries-old forests. The heart of Kentucky nature is its brilliant and varied species of wildlife. Explore!

        • Hunting
      • Sites & Services
        • National Parks

          Kentucky national parks are places for unbridled adventure. From caving to climbing, there’s a Kentucky national park for whatever you want to do. Learn more!

        • State Parks

          Kentucky state parks are recreational paradises with boating, golfing, hiking, swimming, camping and more. Get your recommended dose of Kentucky adventure in Kentucky state parks!

        • Camping & RV

          Kentucky campgrounds provide an escape from the everyday - post up for the night at one our many horse camps or stay in one of the Kentucky RV parks and put a little luxury in your getaway.

        • Outfitters

          Looking for Kentucky fishing guides or hunting experts? Kentucky outfitters can enhance any vacation. Find Kentucky hunting outfitters and fishing guides now!

        • Shooting Sports
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      • Adventure Blog
      • Adventure Guide

        Looking for America’s top adventure vacation destinations? Download a Kentucky Adventure Guide and you’ll be amazed at all there is to do here.

      • Kentucky Century Challenge
      • Sheltowee Trace - Kentucky's Long Trail
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    • Events

      Kentucky Festivals celebrate our unique music, arts, sports, history, outdoors and more. Make plans to visit us during one of our year-round Kentucky events.

    • Golf

      Challenging courses, beautiful golf resorts and 300 courses make Kentucky the ideal destination for dream golf vacations.–Enjoy Kentucky golf year round.

    • Horses
      • Guided Tours

        Explore renowned Kentucky horse parks, farms and more -- find Kentucky horse tours and book your trip today!

      • Horse Camps

        Embark on adventure at a wilderness horse camp and escape from it all. Find Kentucky horse camps and book today!

      • Horse Farms and Stables

        Pet Derby greats, go on Kentucky horse farm tours or take horse riding lessons. Kentucky horse country lets you get up close and personal to with beloved equines.

      • Horse Racing

        Horse racing in Kentucky is arguably the best in the world. Come experience the thrill at one of several Kentucky horse racing tracks!

      • Horseback Riding & Trails

        The variety of horseback riding places in Kentucky means you’ll never get bored in the saddle. Find horse trails in Kentucky and prepare for adventure!

      • Kentucky Horse Park

        Visit the Kentucky Horse Park and admire the International Museum of the Horse, the undisputed king of all Horse Museums. Learn more and book today!

      • Museums & Associations

        From the Kentucky Derby Museum to the Kentucky Horse Park, get your horse fix in Kentucky. Be sure to grab a souvenir at the Kentucky Horse Park gift shop!

    • Kentucky Trail Towns
    • Marinas

      Kentucky marinas have all the amenities necessary for a great day on the water. Eat, sleep, refuel or store your boat at one of these Kentucky lake marinas.

    • Nightlife

      Looking for things to do in Louisville, Kentucky tonight? Find bars, clubs and concert venues here. Also check out the nightlife in Lexington, Kentucky and other cities.

    • Shopping

      Get your retail therapy in Kentucky! From fun vintage goods at Kentucky flea markets, to high fashion from the newest Kentucky outlet mall, you’ll find it here.

      • Antiques

        Find antiques in Kentucky in big cities such as Louisville and in small villages such as Hazel. Kentucky antiques are a great excuse to plan a getaway!

      • Flea Markets

        From the small towns to the big cities like Louisville, flea market bargains and fun in Kentucky can’t be beat. Find flea markets in Kentucky now!

      • Food & Wine

        Embark on a culinary adventure and savor famous Kentucky foods and fine wines from the top wineries in Kentucky. Start planning a delicious trip today!

      • Galleries

        Looking for a great art gallery? Lexington, Louisville and dozens of other cities and towns display and sell works by top Kentucky artists.

      • Kentucky Handcrafted

        Admire a masterpiece at the Kentucky arts and crafts museum or check out the Artisan Center at Berea. Kentucky crafts are a must-see on your next vacation!

      • Specialty Shopping

        From high-fashion clothing boutiques to charming quilt shops, in Kentucky you’ll find plenty of unique shops. Find top Kentucky shopping here!

    • Sports

      Kentucky sports action includes Kentucky car racing, the Corvette Museum of Kentucky, horse racing, Muhammad Ali Center, the Louisville Slugger Museum and more.

  • Taste
    • Food & Dining
    • Wineries & Breweries

      Tour scenic ‘European style’ Kentucky wineries and enjoy Kentucky breweries where you can sip homemade brew and enjoy live music and special events.

    • Bourbon Country

      Plan your tour of the legendary Kentucky Bourbon Trail to taste the best Kentucky bourbon, and explore the many sites and attractions of Bourbon Country.

      • Distilleries & Attractions

        The bourbon distilleries in Kentucky offer a unique look at “America's Native Spirit.” Get behind-the-scenes Kentucky distillery tours and more!

      • Kentucky Bourbon History

        Learn about Kentucky bourbon history as you travel through the Bluegrass State. Book Kentucky bourbon tours now!

      • Microbreweries & Craft Distilleries

        Kentucky microbreweries and craft distilleries offer aromas and flavors that are uniquely Kentucky. Try them all -- we promise you’ll find a new favorite drink.

  • Culinary
  • Stay

    Kentucky’s affordable attractions and lodging mean you can easily find inexpensive vacation ideas. We make planning inexpensive family vacation easy. Start now!

    • Search Places to Stay

      Kentucky’s affordable attractions and lodging mean you can easily find inexpensive vacation ideas. We make planning inexpensive family vacation easy. Start now!

    • Bed & Breakfasts / Historic Inns

      The relaxed, friendly Bluegrass State invites you to enjoy the comfort of Kentucky bed and breakfasts and the luxury of Kentucky’s classic historic inns.

    • Cabins, Cottages & Condos

      Enjoy your stay in Kentucky -. Find Kentucky mountain lodges and cabins, Kentucky lake cabin rentals and cozy cottages waiting for you in the Bluegrass State.

    • Campgrounds

      For the best family camping vacations, Kentucky campsites can't be beat. You'll find plenty of spots to set up camp. Reserve a campsite today!

    • Hotels/Motels

      Use our easy search to decide where to stay in Kentucky on your next unbridled adventure. Browse motels and hotels in Kentucky and book today!

    • Houseboats
    • Resorts & Lodges

      Search for Kentucky resorts near top family vacation spots in Kentucky or find a beautiful lake or mountain resort for a romantic getaway.

    • RV Parks
    • Unique Lodging

      You’ve come to the right place for unique vacation spots and accommodations. Kentucky offers plenty of unique lodging options – check them out now!

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    The holidays in Kentucky are always celebrated with an abundance of decorations, activities and events. See our holiday calendar of events, photos and crafts!