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.
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Heritage Towns

Historic Paducah

Explore Kentucky coal mining history, frontier life and more

The many historical places in Kentucky reflect the diverse heritage that the state proudly represents. Visit Hodgenville and walk the hallowed grounds of the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln. At Harrodsburg and Boonesborough, watch history come alive as costumed interpreters portray life on the rugged frontier in pre-Revolutionary War forts. Kentucky’s development was shaped by its many waterways, and visiting Ohio River towns from Paducah to Maysville and Ashland will impart a glimpse into how the river brought life to the young commercial center. Learn about Kentucky coal mining history and see how coal has played such an important role in Kentucky’s industrial and cultural heritage by visiting mining company towns like Benham and Lynch in the Appalachian Mountains.

Visit the hundreds of historical places in Kentucky and brush up on Kentucky coal mining history, its famous citizens and its development through the years. Start planning a historic Kentucky trip today!
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Flemingsburg, KY
www.flemingkychamber.com
The Historic District includes houses churches and covered bridges.
Georgetown, KY
www.georgetowncollege.edu
Georgetown College strives for excellence in a well-rounded environment for all students. Tiger athletics puts a premium on the overall experience, celebrating the true studen...
Lexington, KY
www.lexingtonky.gov
The Gratz Park Historic District is one of the most beautiful areas in downtown Lexington, comprised of a city park and several large residences.
Henderson, KY
www.hendersondepot.org
Provides a look into the history of Henderson.
Frakes, KY
www.hendersonsettlement.com
Enjoy a picturesque location, plenty of housing and food service. It is an ideal location for a conference or retreat.
Greenville, KY
Visit Downtown Greenville
Pikeville, KY
www.tourpikecounty.com
Covers the Historic sites and structures of Pikeville.
Winchester, KY
www.tourwinchester.com
Historic Winchester was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in1981. The business district looks much as it did over a hundred years ago with the five globe lamp...
Horse Cave, KY
www.kygetaway.com
Horse Cave, (population 2,250) is located on the southern edge of Hart County. The town is centered on a cave from which it derived its name and water supply.  It was an ...
Horse Cave, KY
Check out Horse Cave's award-winning cell phone tour that showcases the history and culture of the tiny town built on top of a cave. The tour is linked to a website (www.horse...
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