By taking a holiday in Kentucky, you’ll discover one-of-a-kind attractions and immerse yourself in a unique culture whilst absorbing the states unabated energy. From the metropolitan cities to the quaint towns, enticing waterways to beautiful rolling hills, an unbridled spirit runs wild in the Bluegrass State.

Experience all of the attractions you know about and discover all of those you don’t. We know what you’re thinking: Kentucky is all about bourbon and horse racing, right? Well, there’s no denying that fun things to do in Kentucky start with these storied attractions.

However, Kentucky’s fun doesn’t stop with bourbon, horses, and history. There are a lot more exciting holidays ideas on offer, whether you’re on a romantic getaway, traveling with friends, or searching for family-friendly ideas that will keep parents happy, too. Kentucky has it all.

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Tour beautiful horse farms. If you've got an equestrian passion, don't miss what is regarded as the greatest two minutes in sport - the Kentucky Derby.

Explore the acclaimed Bourbon Country where 95% of the world’s Bourbon is distilled. Take some time to enjoy a tasting on one of the behind-the-scenes tours.

Visit the birthplaces of legends; Abraham Lincoln, Muhammad Ali and the Corvette sports car.

Enjoy the sweet sound of bluegrass in some of the small music halls dotted around the state or experience a larger festival.

Explore the great outdoors, whether Mammoth Cave (the world’s longest cave system) or one of the many other outdoor adventures ranging from boating and fishing to 12,000 miles of trails for hikers, bikers and equestrians, not forgetting rock-climbing in Red River Gorge.

Unbridled Spirit

The lively state of Kentucky borders seven states and within its borders are some of the newest and best attractions. Kentucky also boasts a temperate climate, a gracious mix of urban and rural settings and a population known for its hospitality.

Kentucky’s geography varies from the Appalachian Mountains in the east to America’s largest inland peninsula “Land between the Lakes” to the west. In between are beautiful rolling hills, enticing waterways, and bluegrass horse country.

History & Horses

The state is best known for horse farms (with Lexington being the horse-breeding centre and many of its surrounding farms welcome visitors on free tours), bourbon distilleries, moonshine stills, fried chicken, bluegrass music and of course, the famous Kentucky Derby which is held annually in Louisville.

Louisville was founded by General George Rogers Clark in 1778 as a base from which to harass British troops during the American Revolution. Today, restored historic sites sit side-by-side with modern structures and visitors can wander through the quaint streets in Old Louisville.

Kentucky's Bourbon

If you want to discover (and taste) the true spirit of Kentucky, you go to bourbon country. As America’s signature liquor, bourbon is crafted with pride and care only in the Bluegrass State. Add to that the many wineries and breweries, and there’s a whole range of signature drink offerings for you to explore, including the famous Kentucky Derby mint julep. You’ll find Kentucky’s spirit wherever you go. Here’s to your health

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