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Kentucky Bed & Breakfast Blog

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Christmas tree
There's no better place to unwrap new memories of the holidays than at our member Bed and Breakfasts, where hospitality takes center stage. Book today!

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Bourbon
Today, there are over 20 working distilleries in Kentucky that offer public tours and bourbon tasting. Book a room at our Kentucky Bed and Breakfasts today!

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Horses
Horseback riding in Kentucky is a way of life, and we're ready to help you live this piece of your dream. Book your etaway to Kentucky's horse country!

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Horse Farm with road
Enjoy a bike tour through Kentucky's horse and bourbon country, where you'll enjoy postcard-perfect vistas, and the perfect taste of fall in Kentucky.

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Though not always considered a primary fall foliage destination, there are a number of reasons to plan a fall escape to Kentucky's colorful countryside.

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This fall, treat yourself to something special, and come spend a few blissful nights at an award-winning Bed and Breakfast in beautiful Kentucky.

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Summer activities in Kentucky range from the simple to the spectacular, and we think tours are a great way to see the state through the eyes of a local.

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Warm summer days and wine tasting seem to be two things that go perfectly together, and we can think of no where than the beautiful state of Kentucky.

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waterfall
It's no secret that Kentucky is home to some of the best waterfalls and swimming holes in the country.  Book now, and come explore them with us!

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Staying at a Bed and Breakfast can be the perfect alternative to traditional hotels and vacation rentals, from amenities offered to cost and location.

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Harrodsburg, located less than an hour outside of Lexington, is the perfect place to spend a day. It was voted one of Best Choice Reviews’ "50 Best Small Town Downtowns in America" and one of Smithsonian Magazine’s "20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2014." Book your stay at a Kentucky Bed and Breakfast today!

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Jet skiing
From popular lakes like Lake Cumberland, the call of the back country in Daniel Boone's National Forest and the Red River Gorge, the rolling hills of horse country, and the taste of summer barbeque, there's something for everyone in Kentucky. Space is limited this summer; book your summer vacation today!

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BBQ Sandwich
Kentucky is famous for its down home cooking, which lends itself nicely to a wide range of fascinating foodie adventures.  The best way to work your way through Kentucky's regional cuisines is to trace your path along a culinary trail, of which Kentucky has several. Book a room at a Kentucky Bed and Breakfast Today!

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Cold Mint Julep mint leaves
Despite being at the forefront of the bourbon scene, other drinks have crept into the spotlight in Kentucky. Both the craft beer industry and Kentucky's wine industry are located in Bluegrass country, and have seen steady growth over the past several years.

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Horse Race
Planning well enough in advance for the Kentucky Derby ensures you top of the line lodging, like one of our fine Kentucky Bed and Breakfasts.  From the luxurious to the unique, our Member Inns offer you the finest in both accommodations and hospitality. Find a Bed and Breakfast, and book your room today.

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Sun Rising
There's so much to do and see in Kentucky, that it will likely take you several trips to this great state to do it all. Take your time to travel the scenic byways and roads in our great state, and we guarantee you'll open your world in ways previously unimagined. Enjoy these scenic drives, and stay at a Kentucky Inn.

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Hot Air Balloon
Hot air ballooning is a magical experience, and one that needs no special reason to merit the occasion.  The bluegrass country in Kentucky is a popular place for hot air ballooning, with the rolling green hills of Kentucky and picturesque horse farms far below.  Enjoy this experience, stay at a Kentucky Bed and Breakfast

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COUPLE LAUGHING
n honor of Valentines Day this year, we've listed the most romantic places in Kentucky, a great destination for honeymoons and romantic getaways. From the rolling hills of Bluegrass Country to the rugged mountains of the east, the picturesque backdrop of Kentucky is the perfect place for romance. Book a room today!

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HOLIDAY DRINKS WITH MARSHMELLOWS
The Urban Bourbon Trail is located in downtown Louisville, and boasts "the worlds best bourbon bars."  In total, the bars along the Urban Bourbon Trail serve at least 50 different kinds of Bourbon and in some place as many as 150 varieties.  Book a room at a Kentucky Bed and Breakfast today, and warm up with Bourbon!

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Bald Eagle water
Though it may seen counterintuitive to some, wildlife viewing in the winter months is actually pretty good across the state of Kentucky.  Many of the State Parks have organized wildlife tours that make it easy to get outside and be adventurous. Find a Kentucky Inn today, and book your winter getaway.

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Banjo Male playing
The iconic International Bluegrass Music Museum pays homage to Kentucky's traditional bluegrass music.  In Kentucky, bluegrass is more than just music.  It's a world filled with culture, art, history, and adventure. Book a room at a Kentucky Bed and Breakfast, and take an adventure with us!

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The Kentucky Horse Park is a one-stop horse attraction.  It is open year-round, and is a great place to visit during the winter months.  There will be less crowds at this time of year, leaving you free to enjoy the experience. Whatever your preference, there is a Kentucky Bed and Breakfast waiting for you.

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HOLIDAY DECOR
Kentucky is one of the top Christmas destinations in the country, with a wonderful variety of seasonal events and activities throughout the holidays.

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ARCH MOUNTAIN
If you've always wanted to explore Kentucky's Red River Gorge, there is no time better than this fall. Book a room at one of our Member Bed and Breakfasts!

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Ghost lady in Haunted House
There are plenty of ghost stories, urban legends, and spooky places throughout the state of Kentucky just waiting to be discovered. Get haunted this fall!

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SUNSET
Are you looking for the best lodging prices and deals? Look no further than the beautiful Bed and Breakfasts of Kentucky. Book your Kentucky vacation now!

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Fall colors view Mountain
Though many consider New England to be the country's primary fall foliage destination, there are a number of reasons to escape to Kentucky instead.

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Kentucky Wineries are ready to welcome you with open arms this summer! Come experience the best of Kentucky while staying at our member Bed and Breakfasts.

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Civil War Cannon
Along the Kentucky Civil War Heritage Trail, you'll find Civil War Battlefields, along with battle re-enactments, tours, historic homes, and more.

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Eclipse
There are several places around Kentucky that will offer extraordinary viewpoints of the solar eclipse. See it from a Kentucky Bed and Breakfast!

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Country Fence green grass
Trail towns and scenic byways are a great way to explore the major attractions in each state. Book a room at a Kentucky Bed and Breakfast today!

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TROPICAL WATER
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Zip line Lady
With hundreds of hiking trails, many parks, rivers and lakes, and the longest underground cave system, Kentucky is the best place for climbing adventures.

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Kentucky is a state whose people like to have a good time, and who have plenty to celebrate. There are several fun festivals and events throughout the year.

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CELLO MAN
One of our favorite pastimes during the summer months, apart from enjoying the great outdoors, is listening to the sweet sounds of Kentucky Bluegrass music.

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WHITE FENCE AND FIELDS
There's more to Lexington, Kentucky than meets the eye. The Kentucky Derby is spectacular, but we urge you to explore these other attractions in Lexington.

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The Daniel Boone National Forest is a true treasure to the state of Kentucky, and a place worthy of exploring this spring and summer.

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You don't need to own your own horses in Kentucky to enjoy them. One visit to a Kentucky horse farm, and you'll fall in love with them, too.

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PLANTS
There are 49 unique State Parks in Kentucky, each with one thing in common; a sense of adventure and a glimpse into the stunning beauty of Kentucky.

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COUNTRY FENCE
From the Western water lands to the rugged terrain of Daniel Boone country in the east, Kentucky's regions are unique and fascinating places to explore.

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HORSE HEAD
Book your room today for the Kentucky Derby. Though it's still just under 3 months away, it's never too early to start planning for this popular event.

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COUPLE MAKING A HEART WITH HANDS
In honor of Valentines Day, we're taking a look at all of the wonderful activities Kentucky has to offer, and why it makes a perfect honeymoon destination.

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BUILDING WHERE ABE LINCOLN BORN
Come visit Kentucky, and discover historic attractions like Lincoln's Birthplace, Civil War Forts and Battlefields, and the Legendary Trail of Tears.

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Fence green grass
With Kentucky's top indoor attractions including a variety of museums, historic attractions, and delicious food, it is truly the perfect winter destination.

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BALD EAGLE
Tap into your adventurous side in Kentucky this winter, and you'll gain a whole new perspective of the incredible Bluegrass State.

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SUNSET
Whether you come from near or far, there truly is only one Kentucky. The many wonderful attractions and National Treasures here are worth traveling for.

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Twinkling Lights
There's no better way to start off the holiday season than by booking a getaway in Kentucky, where you'll find magical Christmas activities waiting.

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Couple cheers wine glass
From the rolling hills of horse country to the rugged mountains of the east, picturesque Kentucky is the perfect place to stage a romantic getaway.

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WINDOW NIGHT DARK
Home to haunted nightclubs, houses, hotels, hospitals, and a lot of paranormal activity, Kentucky is considered one of the most haunted states.

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Though many consider New England a prime fall color destination, there are a number of reasons to escape to Kentucky's colorful countryside instead.

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cinnamon shots of Bourbon
Stay at a Kentucky Bed and Breakfast, where you can explore Kentucky Bourbon made under a specific set of guidelines, predominantly in southern Kentucky.

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TROPICAL OCEAN WITH BOAT
Blessed with more flowing water than many other states, fishing is a year-round activity on Kentucky's plentiful lakes and rivers.

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Sunrise
Come explore Kentucky's unbridled spirit. Western Kentucky is home to a rough-and-tumble, yet exciting world of outdoor recreation begging to be explored.

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LAKE WITH MOUNTAINS
Cool off in Lake Cumberland, known as the Houseboat Capital of the World, and the fourth best recreational lake in the United States.

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CANYON WITH SUN SHINING THROUGH
This summer, it's your turn to head underground into Mammoth Cave National Park, one of Kentucky's most famous cave systems.

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Sun shining through water fall
With thousands of miles of land and water trails and an incredible range of summer activities, there is no better place to be than beautiful Kentucky.

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THREE BEERS IN A LINE
In Kentucky, the craft brew scene has found it's home in Lexington, where small batch, high quality craft beer offerings appear along the Brewgrass Trail.

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LAKE
Come for the outdoor adventure in Kentucky this spring, and discover how the unbridled spirit of Kentucky draws visitors in and captivates them forever.

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Horse Racing
Whether you're interested in history music and the arts or outdoor adventure, there are a variety of fun festivals to enjoy in Kentucky every year.

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Shots of Bourbon
While Kentucky may be best known for it’s Bourbon and the ever-popular Mint Julep, they also have an arguably delicious comfort food scene worth exploring.

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HORSE WITH A FENCE
In Kentucky, horses are a defining feature of the state's culture, and the reason for the unbridled spirit visible throughout the state of Kentucky.

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Getting off the beaten path in search of outdoor adventure is easy in Kentucky Parks, which are as varied and unique as our member Bed and Breakfast Inns.

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MOUNTAIN SIDE VALLEY
Ohio County, Kentucky has many attractions, not the least of which is the childhood home of country legend Bill Monroe, the Birthplace Of Bluegrass.

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WORDS FOR AN EVENT
A Christmas tradition for 22 years, Kentucky Horse Park's Southern Lights holiday driving tour is 4+ miles of light displays and a Holiday Festival park.

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SOLDIER VINTAGE HAT
Bardstown Pioneer Village, Civil War Museum, and the Women’s Museum of the Civil War are the largest museums of the Civil War's Western Theater in the US.

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The American Printing House for the Blind is the world's largest company devoted solely to products for the blind - and it's older than the Civil War!

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OLD BARN
You've heard the famous song, "Coal Miner's Daughter" - but did you know that Loretta Lynn's Butcher Hollow is a real place you can visit in Kentucky?

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Coal mining has been a part of Kentucky since the state was admitted to the union. You can experience that world with a visit to the Kentucky Coal Museum.

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national Red Corvette Museum
If 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!

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international Bluegrass Music Museum sign
The International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, KY is the only museum of its kind with an extensive collection, events, concerts, and much more.

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GIRL ON BIKE
The excitement and adventure you'll experience on a Kentucky zipline is so universally popular there's even a Kentucky Zipline Trail!

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WATER LAKE WITH LUSH GREEN TREES
Looking for a great way to cool off during your Kentucky vacation? Visit Mammoth Cave National Park and canoe Green River!

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ZIP LINE FEMALE
If you're in South Central Kentucky and looking for a little fun, don't stop at Kentucky Action Park because they offer a LOT of fun - not just a little.

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OLD PAPER AND VINTAGE WRITING
We've discussed the Kentucky Bourbon Trail and the Urban Bourbon Tour, now it's time to discover the Kentucky Bourbon Trail's Craft Distillery Tour!

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DRINKS WHISKEY
Last post we looked into the official Kentucky Bourbon Trail - now let's dig a little deeper with an exploration of Louisville's Urban Bourbon Trail.

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DRINKS ON A TRAY
There are many reasons to visit Kentucky but perhaps the most popular reason is the Kentucky Bourbon Trails: self-guided tours of Kentucky Bourbon Country.

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COLONIAL HOUSE WITH WALKWAY
Wickland, the Home of Three Governors is famous not only for its former residents but also its history, architecture, quilts and dolls, and its spirits ...

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June 13th, 2015 sees the 7th annual return of Winchester, Kentucky's famous Beer Cheese Festival and ... wait: what is "beer cheese," exactly?

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FERRY BOAT
Take a cruise aboard a National Historic Landmark, the oldest operating Mississippi River-style steamboat in the world: Kentucky's own Belle of Louisville!

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COSMOS
Jeptha's Knob in Kentucky's Bluegrass Region was long thought to be cryptovolcanic but now appears to be evidence of an ancient, massive meteorite strike.

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MOUNTAIN CAVE TUNNEL
Kentucky's Lost River Cave is a fascinating tourist attraction - but it has also been a nightclub, a Civil War camp, saw mill, and even a trash dump!

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COSMOS
The Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area is more than 170,000 acres of forests, wetlands, and open lands in Western Kentucky and Tennessee.

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LAKE WITH WATER
Shelbyville may be the American Saddlebred Capital of the World but Lexington's Kentucky Horse Park includes The American Saddlebred Museum and Gift Shop.

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WHITE HORSES
Shelbyville, KY is home to many of the best breeding and training facilities -thus its designation as the American Saddlebred Capital of the World.

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WATERFALL
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park offers 17 miles of hiking trails, horseback riding, boating, fishing , and a rare, Western hemisphere moonbow!

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great American Dollhouse Museum Mom kid observing
They say it's the little things in life that matter most and The Great American Dollhouse Museum in Danville, Kentucky may just prove it to you.

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CANYONE WITH SUNLIGHT SHINING THROUGH
Horse Cave Kentucky was built around a deep sinkhole into Horse Cave - also known as Hidden River Cave from the fresh water stream that flows through it.

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TWINKLING LIGHTS
A full list of all the Kentucky holiday lights is too long, so here's a short-list of some of the more well-known or popular displays from around the state.

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If you're walking along and suddenly realize there are sharks overhead, either you're in real trouble - or one of the Newport Aquarium's underwater tunnels!

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CANDLE STICKS ON A TABLE
Step back in time this holiday season with a visit to Fort Boonesborough in Richmond, Kentucky to celebrate an 18th Century Christmas!

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RAIL TRACK IN A MINE
Have you ever wanted to explore the tunnels of a coal mine while riding in a rail car? Well, now you can with a Portal 31 Mine Tour in Lynch, Kentucky!

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Muhammad Ali was one of the greatest heavyweight boxers in history. Now you can revisit his life and career at The Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, KY.

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The Simpsons, has long had a running joke regarding what state its main characters live in - is there a Kentucky Simpsons connection?

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Lincolns birthplace
Illinois may call itself the "Land of Lincoln" but only Kentucky is home to the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park.

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JEWELS
The Headley-Whitney Museum's fascinating collection of jewels, artifacts, shells, books, and more has long been an icon of art and culture in Lexington, KY.

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KFC CORNEAL
Colonel Sanders' Kentucky Fried Chicken is an iconic part of America - visit the Harland Sanders Museum and Cafe in Corbin, Kentucky.

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VINTAGE HOUSE
Pleasant Hill Shaker Village is the largest restored Shaker community in the United States - and it's right here in Kentucky's Bluegrass region!

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LINE DRAWING OF A VILLAGE
Hankering for a little old-world charm? Visit Covington, Kentucky's MainStrasse Village and you'll find yourself in a 19th century, German/American town.

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Located just outside the legendary Churchill Downs in Louisville, the two-story Kentucky Derby Museum is not your fusty old dad's museum.

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If you're in Cave City, Kentucky and see the head of a Tyrannosaurus Rex peeping down at you, don't scream - pull over! You're at Dinosaur World Kentucky!

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LOGO FOR UNESCO
Paducah, Kentucky, known as Quilt City USA, was designated a UNESCO Creative City and is now a part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network!

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GIRL IN WHITE DRESS
The Creation Museum's Christmas Town offers a unique, in-depth look at the biggest holiday of the year - Christmas!

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MEGA CAVERN
Lights Under Louisville is the world's only fully underground, drive-through Christmas light show and it's held in Louisville's MEGA Cavern.

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BLACK AND WHITE PICTURE OF A MAN
Edgar Cayce, the sleeping prophet and father of holistic medicine was born in Hopkinsville, KY. Come see the town that produced this amazing man.

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BLACK AND WHITE
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park is one of those places so rich with history and significance words can't do it justice. Really, you just need to go.

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GREEN LANDSCAPE
Big Bone Lick State Park has forty acres of picnic grounds and an indoor-outdoor museum with life-size replicas of mastodons and bison.

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TRAIN DRAWING
The Kentucky Railroad Museum in New Haven, Kentucky is a great place for railroad enthusiasts of all ages!

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SPIRITS IN VARIOUS BOTTLES
Did you know that Kentucky is the birthplace of America’s commercial wine industry? Thomas Jefferson, among others, enjoyed the first Kentucky wine in 1803!

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FLYER FOR AN EVENT
Bluegrass fans from all over come to enjoy both the traditional and contemporary sounds of the Vine Grove Bluegrass Festival.

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Red River Gorge Zipline
There are lots of things you can do in while vacationing in our state - but few are likely to be as exciting as ziplining Kentucky.

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MID SIZE BUILDING
The Louisville Slugger Museum: You’ll know you’ve come to the right place when you see the 120 foot tall baseball bat leaning against the building.

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RED YELLOW AND BLACK DESIGN
Mammoth Cave National Park, located in south central Kentucky, was established in 1941 to protect the world's longest known cave. Come explore it!

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