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.

African-American Heritage

Muhammad Ali Center, LouisvilleIn Nicholasville, visit Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park, one of the largest training grounds for African-American soldiers in the Union army where 10,000 men gained their freedom during the Civil War. In Maysville, experience the perilous life of escaped slaves by visiting the National Underground Railroad Museum, and take a unique guided or driving tour retracing the footsteps of countless African-Americans who journeyed to freedom on the 'underground railroad'.

Visit the Kentucky Mammoth Cave National Park where the first tour guides and some of its most significant early explorers were African-Americans. In Bowling Green, take a walking tour of the ShakeRag Historic District to experience an early African-American neighborhood that stands as an important part of Kentucky black history.

Many other Kentucky black history sites in Louisville, Lexington, Northern Kentucky and elsewhere provide glimpses into the lives of African-Americans who have helped weave the rich cultural tapestry of this border state that reflects influences of both Northern and Southern culture.

Immerse yourself in Kentucky black history at the National Underground Railroad Museum or one of countless other African-American heritage sites in the Bluegrass State.

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Kentucky Derby Museum located at Churchill Downs, Louisville, KY. Open Daily!
Louisville, KY
www.derbymuseum.org
There's Only One....Kentucky Derby Museum. We share the fun of the Kentucky Derby experience. Spend the day with us and experience two floors of exciting new exhibits! Your ad...
Louisville, KY
www.louisvilleglassworks.com
Daily self guided tours though the flameworking, stained glass/architectural glass art and glassblowing studios.
Big Bone Lick State Park
Covington, KY
www.nkytourism.com
The Northern Kentucky River Region - spectacular scenery and historic venues await you. Experience beauty and sights that will last a lifetime! Near scenic Carrollton re...
Bardstown, KY
www.1792bourbon.com
Tour a fully operating distillery in Bardstown. All ages welcome.
Walton, KY
www.cityofwalton.org
A Brief History     The Abner Gaines House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979, was likely built sometime around 1814.  On Jan...
Louisville, KY
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Demoiselle et Garçon, featuring Silvia Willkens and John Nation We are pleased to announce the opening of Demoiselle et Garçon, featuring Silvia Willkens and ...
La Grange, KY
www.aaooc.org
Gallery 104 is a beautiful art gallery in the heart of historic LaGrange, Kentucky. Local artists proudly display some of the most imaginative and stunning artwork seen in Ken...
Bowling Green, KY
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Gallery 916 features original local and regional artwork, hand-dyed/painted work, hand-made silk clothing, accessories and original handcrafted jewelry. It's a one-stop source...
Louisville, KY
www.billyhertzgallery.com
For over fifteen years Gallery Hertz has been providing the vivid color and unique artistic vision that has helped define Louisville as one of the premier cultural hot-spots o...
Louisville, KY
www.thegalleryhouse.com
Art is a priority at Gallery House and so is the art of providing guests delightful accommodations and delicious breakfasts. These modern Victorian guest rooms offer private b...
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