Celebrate at Kentucky’s Top Festivals

April 22nd, 2016 by B&B Association of Kentucky

Kentucky FestivalsThe state of Kentucky is an incredibly diverse and interesting place to visit. It’s a state whose people like to have a good time, and who have plenty to celebrate. Whether you’re interested in the state’s history and heritage, music and arts scenes, or wildly delicious foods, there’s always something interesting happening in Kentucky. Though the Kentucky Derby is just around the corner, there are still plenty of fun and exciting festivals and events worth discovering this year. Complete your vacation in Kentucky by booking a room at one of our charming Kentucky Bed and Breakfasts nearby.

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Find your Outdoor Adventure in Kentucky

April 16th, 2016 by B&B Association of Kentucky

Outdoor Adventure KentuckyWith thousands of miles of land and water trails and an incredible range of activities to choose from that will most certainly get your adrenaline pumping, there is no better place to be this spring than the beautiful state of Kentucky.  Kentucky’s unbridled spirit doesn’t stop in Kentucky’s rolling horse country, but rather extends to every facet of life across the state of Kentucky.  Come for the outdoor adventure in Kentucky this spring, and discover Kentucky’s unique personality. To complete your adventure, book a stay at any of our incredible Kentucky Inns.

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Horses Are the Heart of Kentucky

March 28th, 2016 by B&B Association of Kentucky

Horses KentuckyIt is impossible to talk for any length about the many wonderful activities to do and attractions to see in Kentucky without talking about horses.  In Kentucky, they are a defining feature of the state’s culture; they are the reason for the unbridled spirit that is apparent in every facet of Kentucky’s personality.  To put it simply, horses are the heart of Kentucky.  One visit to Kentucky’s horse country, and you’ll understand that the love for these majestic animals runs deep and true. Book your room at any one of our incredible Kentucky Bed and Breakfasts today, and discover where Kentucky’s unbridled sense of adventure began.

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Spring Into Adventure in Kentucky Parks

March 18th, 2016 by B&B Association of Kentucky

Kentucky Parks Hiking AdventureGetting off the beaten path in search of hiking adventures across the state of Kentucky is easy.  There is tremendous variety in hiking trails across the state, ranging from bluegrass countryside and challenging Appalachian Mountain climbs, to vast national forests and rugged state parks.  Trails in Kentucky Parks total over 12,000 miles, creating a seemingly endless opportunity for adventures throughout this beautiful state.  Whether you’re young or old, new to hiking or have extensive backpacking experience, Kentucky has a park to fit every personality. Book your room at any one of our incredible Kentucky Bed and Breakfasts today, and discover an unbridled sense of adventure in the great state of Kentucky this spring.

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Ohio County – The Birthplace Of Bluegrass

December 28th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Ohio County - Birthplace of BluegrassOhio County, located in the Kentucky Derby Region of the state, has many attractions, not the least of which is the childhood home of Bill Monroe – also known as the Birthplace Of Bluegrass.

A visit to Kentucky’s Ohio County can take many shapes, whether one is here for a festival or to visit one of the many attractions, such as the Fordsville L&N Depot Museum, the Bluegrass Motorcycle Museum, or the Ohio County Veterans’ Museum. Easily one of the biggest draws, however, is Bill Monroe’s childhood home – the Monroe Homeplace – considered the Birthplace Of Bluegrass.

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Visit the Kentucky Horse Park’s Southern Lights!

December 11th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Kentucky Horse Park's Southern Lights Holiday FestivalKentucky Horse Park’s Southern Lights holiday driving tour is over four miles of Christmas light displays and a Holiday Festival park that together, after 22 years, has become a southern Christmas tradition.

We all have a neighborhood or two we like to drive through during the holidays to see their stunning light displays. Well, what if, instead of a few houses, you could drive for literal miles viewing scene after scene of delightful, sparkling Christmas displays, followed by a holiday theme park with a range of activities, gifts, and attractions?

Sound good? That’s Kentucky Horse Park’s Southern Lights and Holiday Festival!

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Discover Bardstown Pioneer Village & Civil War Museum

November 23rd, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Bardstown's Civil War MuseumBardstown Pioneer Village, Civil War Museum, and the Women’s Museum of the Civil War in Bardstown, KY are the largest and most complete museums of the American Civil War’s Western Theater.

Just one hour West of Lexington and 45 minutes South of Louisville, downtown Bardstown’s Civil War Museum and the Women’s Museum of the Civil War feature over 8000 square combined feet of exhibit space. The displays brim with authentic uniforms, weapons, memorabilia, letters, and more from the American Civil War.

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Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind

November 13th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

The American Printing House for the Blind is the world’s largest company devoted solely to researching, developing, and manufacturing products for people who are visually impaired – and it’s been around since before the Civil War!

The American Printing House for the Blind (also referred to as APH) was founded in 1858 – the oldest organization of its kind in the US – with a mission to promote the independence of the visually impaired through products and services, primarily educational materials, such as embossed books, globes, and, in the modern world, audio products.

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Visit Butcher Hollow – Birthplace of Loretta Lynn

October 23rd, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Butcher Hollow - Loretta Lynn's BirthplaceYou’ve heard the name in her famous, autobiographical song, “Coal Miner’s Daughter” – but did you know that Loretta Lynn’s birthplace, Butcher Hollow, is a real locale you can visit in Kentucky?

“Well, I was born a coal miner’s daughter
In a cabin on a hill in Butcher Holler …”

Coal Miner’s Daughter – Loretta Lynn

Loretta Lynn sings it as “Butcher Holler,” pronounced as any true resident of the region might do, but the name as written is “Butcher Hollow” – a little neighborhood located just outside of Van Lear, Kentucky.

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Dig Into the Kentucky Coal Museum and Portal 31

October 12th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Visit the Kentucky Coal MuseumCoal mining has been a part of Kentucky since the state was admitted to the union – and you can experience that world and learn more about its history with a visit to the Kentucky Coal Museum and Portal 31 Exhibition Coal Mine.

The Kentucky Coal Museum, in Benham, KY, is uniquely qualified to educate about coal mining camps and the Kentucky coal industry because, less than one hundred years ago, the building housing the Kentucky Coal Museum was company commissary – a bustling center of life – for a Kentucky coal town: Benham Coal Camp!

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