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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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Kentucky Derby Museum located at Churchill Downs, Louisville, KY. Open Daily!
Region Louisville, KY
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...
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...
A father and son team enjoy driving a boat in the simulator.
Region Paducah, KY
A "Save America's Treasures" project, housed in Downtown's oldest standing structure, celebrates Paducah's maritime legacy and lore. Interactive exhibits tell the story of t...
Region 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...
Region 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.
Rosemary Clooney Museum
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 "...
Region 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...
The Rotunda Gallery is located within the historic Henderson Public Library
Region Henderson, KY
The Rotunda Gallery, located in the historic Henderson Public Library, offers rotating art exhibits throughout the year.
Region Hopkinsville, KY
Nestled among a grove of trees on the Hopkinsville Community College campus, the park features King Arthur’s Sword in the Stone, a 22,000 pound replica of King Arthur&rs...
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