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

Museum of the American Printing House for the BlindThe 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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Get Revved up at Kentucky’s National Corvette Museum!

September 25th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Kentucky's National Corvette MuseumIf you’re a fan of the Corvette, or just sports cars in general, you owe it to yourself to visit the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky!

One of the most iconic and popular American sports cars, the Chevrolet Corvette has been capturing imaginations and burning up the road since the mid 1950’s. Kentucky’s official sports car, the Corvette – or Vette – was named after a small, maneuverable style of warship. Originally built in Michigan and Missouri, Corvettes have called Bowling Green, Kentucky home since 1981 – so finding the National Corvette Museum here should come as no surprise.

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Explore Kentucky’s International Bluegrass Music Museum

September 14th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

International Bluegrass Music MuseumThe International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, Kentucky is the only museum of its kind, with an extensive collection of historical bluegrass music and memorabilia, and providing films, live demonstrations, events, concerts, and the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame for your entertainment and education.

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Fly Into Fun On the Kentucky Zipline Trail!

August 21st, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Fly down the Kentucky Zipline Trail!The excitement and adventure you’ll experience on a Kentucky zipline is so universally popular that you can find ziplining parks all over the state. There’s even a Kentucky Zipline Trail!

Flying above the ground with nothing but your own feet blocking the view is so exhilarating it’s no wonder ziplining has become so popular.

In Kentucky zipline experiences can range from the traditional: zooming along above the ground or even high above a forest canopy
To the amazing – ziplining over the natural opening of a cave!
To the absolutely far out – ziplining in a massive, underground cavern!

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Canoe Green River through Mammoth Cave National Park!

August 14th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Canoe Green River through Mammoth Cave National Park!Looking for a great way to cool off during your Kentucky vacation? Visit Mammoth Cave National Park and canoe Green River for a relaxing trip on a slow-rolling river past majestic, natural scenery!

Mammoth Cave National Park, in the hilly country of south central Kentucky’s Green River valley, is a popular destination for those interested in exploring the vast chambers and complex labyrinths of the famous, natural cave that gives the park its name – but did you know you can also canoe Green River?

The Green River flows through 25 miles of Mammoth Cave National Park with graceful ease much of the year. It and 6 miles of the Nolin River, a Green River tributary, offer some of the finest canoeing in the state of Kentucky!

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