Kentucky has been a spiritual destination since the days of colonial America. Many of the bluegrass’ first settlers in the 1770s were Catholics from the east coast, starting a long and diverse history of religious faith and spirituality.
Now it’s your turn to experience Kentucky’s rich spiritual history through our diverse spiritual tourism attractions and points of interest, including one of the largest Shaker settlements in the U.S. and an authentic life-sized replica of Noah’s Ark. In addition, Kentucky has one of the fastest-growing Amish populations and is proud to be home to the first inland Catholic Archdiocese in the United States. Whether you visit for a week or a weekend, there are plenty of opportunities around the state to experience spiritual growth. Start reading about the many options for faith-based trips in Kentucky and plan a spiritual tourism vacation today!