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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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Tour vintage railcars outside and a two-story museum inside at the Historic Railpark in Bowling Green
Kentuckys Southern Shorelines Bowling Green, KY
Long before interstates, people resting in Bowling Green arrived at the L&N Passenger Depot. This 1925 structure has been restored and revived to house a two-story museum ...
Kentucky Derby Museum located at Churchill Downs, Louisville, KY. Open Daily!
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...
Northern Kentucky River Region Louisville, KY
B. Deemer Gallery is located in Louisville's historic Crescent Hill neighborhood and was established in 1990. More than 50 living artists are represented by the Gallery, of...
Bluegrass Region Augusta, KY
Barbara is an exceptionally talented artist.  Originally from England, Barbara enjoys painting local landscapes and portraits. Visit her gallery by appointment.
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ Madisonville, KY
Original Paintings/works of art for sale.
Bardstown Art Gallery and Thomas Merton Books
Northern Kentucky River Region Bardstown, KY
Paintings, drawings and prints by Jim Cantrell. Open Monday-Saturday 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 214 W. Stephen Foster Ave., 502-348-6488 www.bardstownartgallery.com and www.thomasm...
Barlow House Musuem, a historic early-20th century Victorian home in Barlow, Kentucky, located in the KyGreatRiverRoad National Scenic Byway.  Visit KyGreatRiverRoad.org for more information.
Western Wetlands Barlow, KY
Rustic turn-of-the century elegance awaits you at the Barlow House. Richly appointed with original furnishings, the 11 room house was built by local patriarch Clifton Jesse Ba...
Caves, Lakes & Corvettes Stearns, KY
Reconstructed 1910 mining camp, company store, 12 miner's houses, schoolhouse and 1909-34 antique cars.
A World War II M-4 tank commemorates The Harrodsburg Tankers.
Bourbon, Horses & History Harrodsburg, KY
A World War II M-4 tank commemorates The Harrodsburg Tankers, then known as the 38th Tank Company, a Kentucky National Guard unit called to active duty prior to WWII. In Octob...
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