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Kentucky Museums and Memorials

Because of the state’s rich history and heritage, you’ll find dozens of Kentucky museums and memorials commemorating everything from the Civil War to music, bourbon and horses.

Celebrate the legends of Kentucky horse racing at Churchill Downs’ Kentucky Derby Museum, and the International Museum of the Horse at the Kentucky Horse Park. Visit the childhood home of Abraham Lincoln in Hodgenville, KY, or view the Civil War battlefields of Perryville and Richmond.

Hear some of the earliest, most influential sounds of American music, and discover dozens of famous native Kentucky musicians at the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame Museum. While in Owensboro, don't forget to stop by The International Bluegrass Music Museum.

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Northern Kentucky River Region Louisville, KY
Located in the heart of downtown Louisville, the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience combines two of America’s favorite things, history and Bourbon.  Whether you&rsq...
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Northern Kentucky River Region Bardstown, KY
March-December, Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m.-4 p.m., January-February, Closed Sunday and Monday, Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Last tour offered one hou...
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Northern Kentucky River Region Louisville, KY
There's Only One....Kentucky Derby Museum. Located at Gate 1 of historic Churchill Downs, the Museum presents the traditions and excitement of the "greatest two minutes in spo...
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Kentuckys Southern Shorelines Bowling Green, KY
There's Only One...National Corvette Museum. A sinkhole can’t stop the National Corvette Museum! Step inside to see over 70 Corvettes in periodic settings including m...
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Bluegrass Region Covington, KY
Interiors of railroad cars, railroad memorabilia and locomotives displayed are displayed at this educational museum. Gift shop; banquet facilities up to 80 people. Group rates...
Western Wetlands Paducah, KY
Celebrate Paducah's maritime legacy and lore with interactive water-filled exhibits, including a working model of a lock and dam. Captain a towboat, pleasure watercraft of C...
Western Wetlands Guthrie, KY
The nation's first poet laureate and three-time Pultizer Prize winner is remembered here at his home. Exhibits on the life and works of Robert Penn Warren are thoughout the ho...
Western Wetlands Eddyville, KY
Guided Tours and Gift Shop. Oldest standing structure in Old Eddyville. Working model of iron furnace. Local and regional history. Home is on National Register.
Bluegrass Region Augusta, KY
There's Only One Rosemay Clooney House Museum. Visit where Rosemary lived, and let the memories of yesteryear come back to you. Showcasing the largest private collection of "...
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ Rosine, KY
Bill Monroe, known internationally as the "Father of Bluegrass music", is buried in Rosine Cemetery along with many family members including Birch & Charlie Monroe and Pen...
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