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    Lookout Point from Natural Bridge
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Kentucky Favorites

  • Frankfort

    Frankfort is the capital of Kentucky, as well as the county seat of Franklin County. It is a pleasant small city situated in a river valley along the Kentucky River in the central part of the state. With a population of about 28,000, it is the fifth-smallest state capital in the country. Frankfort has been named one of the most livable small cities...

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  • Louisville

    Louisville was founded in 1778 by George Rogers Clark. His original settlement was on Corn Island in the Ohio River, but it eventually became centered on the south bank of the river. The settlement grew up around the Falls of the Ohio, which presented a barrier to river traffic. River boats had to be unloaded before being moved downriver over the...

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  • third largest

    Although Kentucky is really not a very large state, it is third largest in number of counties (Texas is first and Georgia is second). There are 120 counties in Georgia and these are divided into 6 congressional districts. The first county was created in the 1790s and the last was in 1912. Present state regulations prohibit the incorporation of any...

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  • KENTUCKY'S STONE WALLS

    If you ever get the chance, you must travel along Highway 25. Starting just north of Lexington, ending just before Cincinnati and running parralel to I 75, it is one of Kentucky's most picturesque highways, with scores of horse ranches and row upon row of STONE WALLS. It never ceases to amaze me how long it must have taken folks to build these...

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  • Remember Cell Phone service is Not the...

    If your going to be traveling through Kentucky the Mountains sure mess up your calls sometimes it's not even the Mountains. So if you have to make an important call remember you might not can call out if you do you might still get cut off. Most all of eastern Ky is served by a local Cellular provider, Appalachian Cellular and Cingular. To my...

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  • Don't forget to see a Dentist

    All the Fun loving children!! HAHAHAHA (Click to see Josh's NEW Hillbilly teeth) The Frogs croaking at night.

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  • The Lincoln Connection to Kentucky

    Abraham Lincoln was America's 16th President; what did he have to do with the state of Kentucky? Well, he was born in a log cabin on his father's homestead near Hodgenville, Kentucky.He lived in Kentucky for seven years before moving to Indiana and later to Illinois.The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site is located near Hodgenville,...

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  • The American Quilters Society

    Please CLICK PHOTO to see entire brochureThe reason they call Paducah, Ky "Quilt City, U.S.A." is because for four days in April the population of Paducah more than doubles as nearly 40,00 people from all over the world come to town for the Annual American Quilter's Society Quilt Show and Contest. There are 400 quilts on display at the Executive...

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  • Kentucky Dam Visitors Center

    My parents lived close to Kentucky Dam so I visited it several times and never tired of learning about it.The Visitors Center road entrance is just east of Kentucky Dam on the north side of Hwy 62.At the Visitors center, guests can actually view the operation center of the powerplant through a wall of glass on the main floor. If you go down several...

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  • Significance of Roses at Kentucky Derby

    As a lover of roses, I was intrigued by all the information I learned at the Derby Museum.Each year exactly 554 red roses are sewn into a green satin backing with a seal of the commonwealth of Kentucky on one end and the twin spires and number of the running on the other end. It's also adorned with a "Crown" of roses, ribbon, and green fern. The...

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  • Jefferson Davis State Historic Site,...

    Forgive the looks of the photo; it is from an old slide.Jefferson Davis State Historical Site , Fairview, Kentucky, is a memorial in the form of an Obelisk made of stone. You who know me, know that I love Obelisks, and this one is the world's largest concrete obelisk. Completed in 1924, this 351 foot obelisk rests on a foundation of solid Kentucky...

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  • Getting to Know Kentucky

    Kentucky can be divided geographically into four different regions.1. The beautiful Appalachian Mountain is located in the east. These mountains become a scenic background for forests and streams. There are also many small towns among the steep hills, ravines, and narrow valleys. The Big Sandy and The Cumberland Rivers meander through these...

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  • Diversity of Kentucky is Both Good and...

    I don't think I've ever seen such a diverse state as Kentucky...it has prairies, coal fields, mountains, and floodplains that all combine to its beauty. The people are just as diverse...there's the Appalachian Mountain People and their craftwork, the coal miners of the central hills, the horse breeders of the prairies, the tobacco farmers in the...

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  • FLORENCE Y'ALL

    Those who drive through Northern Kentucky on Interstate Hwys. 71/75, can't help but see the huge watertower on the west side of the highway that proclaims "FLORENCE Y'ALL" For many years when I lived in Tennessee, I made frequent trips through Kentucky on my way to Ohio, and always smiled when I saw the sign. I especially enjoyed seeing it when I...

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  • Hillbillies?

    Through my boyfriend, a born and bred Kentuckian, I have met some amazing people who are involved with rural communities in the state. One of the people is my boyfriend's father who has recently started a new organization called Rural Strategies (www.ruralstrategies.org).Recently he has been fighting CBS to get them to stop trying to make a "real...

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  • Patton Museum at Fort Knox

    The Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor , established in 1949, is administered by the U. S. Army Armor Center, and is the largest in the US Army museum system. In addition to tanks and weaponry, the museum has a collection of mementos of Patton's military career.It is located in Keyes Park at the main entrance to Fort Knox.

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  • Schmidt's Coca Cola Museum

    Go to Elizabethtown and see the Schmidt Museum of Coca Cola Memorabilia.The Schmidt family began producing Coca Cola in Kentucky in 1901. The museum is a collection of Coca Cola promotional materials.

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  • Mammoth Cave

    Mammoth Cave is the longest recorded cave system in the world with more than 336 explored miles. It was made a National Park on July 1, 1941. It became a World Heritage Site on October 27, 1981. It was declared an International Biosphere Reserve on September 26, 1990.

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  • Maker's Mark Distillery in Loretto

    Built in 1805 as a gristmill, this is the only distillery in the USA that is designated as a National Historic Landmark. Visitors can see the still house where bourbon is made.as well as the bottling house and the warehouses.Free distillery tours are conducted Monday through Saturday.

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  • Kentucky Derby Museum in Louisville

    This is the world's largest equine museum. A 360 degree screen presents a film "The Greatest Race." There are walking tours of Churchill Down and the paddock area. The museum is located on the racetrack at Gate #1. It is open Monday-Saturday from 9:00am to 5:00pm and on Sunday from noon to 5:00pm.

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  • Cumberland Gap

    Cumberland Gap was made a National Historic Park on June 11, 1940. It commemmorates the first doorway to the west. It is located where the borders of Tennessee, Kentucky and Virginia meet. From 200,000 to 300,000 people passed through here between 1775 and 1810.

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  • Weird and Unusal

    If you are planning a trip to Kentucky, the State's official web site is useful. www.state.ky.us. For a new site that features the unusual and just plain weird places or people in Kentucky, try www.unusualkentucky.com.

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  • enjoy the outdoors

    Kentucky is is to be devided in 4 regions: the north central, the western, the Eastern and the South Central. On each of these there are visits to be made regarding the history, the lakes, the mountains (Appalachian mountains) Easy and relaxed, friendly people, beautifull nature (deer, birds, wild turkeys) and great place for hiking.

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  • Kentucky Burgoo is a must ! It...

    Kentucky Burgoo is a must ! It is a stew like dish which was made from everything available including squirrel, possum, rabit, etc..Now it is somewhat tamer without quite as much wild game but still a speciality of the state. Kentucky barbecue is also a favorite.Many wonderful state parks available and the largest cave network in the US in Cave...

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  • Next to BOWLING GREEN...on the...

    Next to BOWLING GREEN...on the IS highway east...there is for the 'car-lovers' the famous Chevrolet Corvette factory plant which you can visit...very interesting if you are into mechanics...A wonder in KY is the MAMMOTH CAVE NATL PARK...the caves are known as the largest in the USA and probably one of the largest in the world. You must visit the...

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  • You should spend a whole...

    You should spend a whole entire day at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom. They have some of the coolest rides. I remember going here a few years ago with a couple of my friends. We had the best time ever. We even got some pictures taken of us in those little photo booths.

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  • Visit a distillery! ;) This...

    Visit a distillery! ;) This is just one of many things you can do of course. But you're likely to see horses from the road, and I would say visit a distillery over the Corvette plant! Anyway, there are tons of distilleries of bourbon here, many of them generations and hundreds of years old. They'll take you through the different rooms and I'm sure...

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  • When visiting Paducah you much...

    When visiting Paducah you much talk a walk down broadway just as it was during the 1930's. Walk to the Market house museum where you'll lean about Paducah's rich history and important people from Padcuah and western Kentucky. Then end up browsing the flood wall murals that describe parts of Paducah through art work. For a great restaurant go to...

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  • It's hard to pick out one best...

    It's hard to pick out one best activity in Ky. There's so much to do and see. Try to see Mammoth Cave. There are several tours of the cave, varying in length of time, and degree of fitness of tourist.

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  • Visit northern Kentucky. This...

    Visit northern Kentucky. This little known destination area, over the river from Cincinnati, Ohio is made up of a number of small towns with histories dating back to the late 1700's. There is shopping, dining, lodging, entertainment and attractions that rival any major city. Yet you will notice few intimidating downtown areas. There is more here...

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  • naturechica's General Tip

    One of my favorite things about Kentucky, other than its remarkable natural beauty, is its people. Eastern Kentucky occupies the foot hills of the Appalachian Moutains and has a hertiage that is unlike any other!'Its as old as the hills', a native Eastern Kentuckian may say. The Appalachian culture is full of music, art, liturature and history...

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  • In the Louisville area, I...

    In the Louisville area, I would advise taking a dinner cruise on the Belle of Louisville. Louisville has some nice restaurants for a city this size which I will describe below. The best time to visit Louisville is in early May when the city celebrates Kentucky Derby week, but this is also when the hotels charge the most.

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  • take time to get to know the...

    take time to get to know the people and visit some of the sites listed below. I love my adopted State of Kentucky. Work or pleasure has taken me to most regions of the State except for the far western part of the state. If Virtual Tourist member is planning a trip to the Bluegrass State and needs more specific advice, I welcome an E-mail.On this...

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  • LAKE CUMBERLAND : If you like...

    LAKE CUMBERLAND : If you like simple family or small group fun, try renting a houseboat and live on Cumberland Lake for a week. If you have a motorboat, you can water ski, tube or just cruise the water. Also, I hear the fishing isn't too bad. Play cards, talk, grill out and drink up. It's downhome fun in a terrific natural setting.

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  • RED RIVER GORGE: Whether you...

    RED RIVER GORGE: Whether you want to just go hiking, or if you'd like to camp, Red River Gorge has something to offer you. It is a wonderful place to lose yourself for a day - just park the car and head off on one of the many trails. If you like camping, there are many sites, mostly primative. There is something magical about sitting by a camp...

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  • If you are in the Lexington...

    If you are in the Lexington area you should go see the Horsepark. If you are in the Danville area and like to camp or fish go to Lake Cumberland. I also like Cumberland Falls. There is a outfitter called Shiltowee Trace Outfitters that take raft trips and canoe trips. Great fun!! The bluegrass and horses.

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  • Mammoth Caves in Horse Cave...

    Mammoth Caves in Horse Cave Kentucky was worth seeing. If you like hiking it has nice hiking areas also.We enjoyed the Corvette assembly plant in Bowling Green. We enjoyed the Corvette assembly plant in Bowling Green.

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  • A GREAT PLACE TO VISITI...

    A GREAT PLACE TO VISITI love to visit Kentucky. The state has so many wonderful things to see. If you want come with me and I tell you a few of the places I have visited.

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  • visit Land between the Lakes...

    visit Land between the Lakes is absolutely the most beautiful place in Kentucky. It's a wildlife refuge, so everything is preserved. You can visit either Kentucky Lake or Lake Cumberland. You can go camping, whitewater rafting, sightseeing, fishing, and there are so many other things to do. They have great restaraunts and wonderful lodging. My...

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