Kentucky, known as the Bluegrass State, captivates travelers with its rich history, horse racing heritage, and Southern hospitality. From the iconic distilleries on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail to the beauty of Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky is a worthy destination for any kind of travel adventure.

woman sits at edge of watering hole at the base of Princess Falls in the The Kentucky Wildlands region

Princess Falls is just one of the more than 800 waterfalls in the The Kentucky Wildlands region.

Courtesy of the Kentucky Wildlands/Lisa M.


Planning your trip

Use these articles, resources, and guides to plan and inspire your next trip in the great state of Kentucky.

Read Before You Go
Resources to help plan your trip
As the first woman named master distiller, Marianne Eaves has “big ideas” about the next life of bourbon.
The expanding U.S. Bicycle Route system allows plenty of unique opportunities to traverse lesser-known roads and explore America on two wheels.
One safe Derby Day bet: This mint julep will be the most extravagant race day drink. It’s also second only to gambling in speedy ways to empty your wallet. Net proceeds, though, go to charity.
Musicians Aimee Mann, Joe Henry, and Loudon Wainwright III gather in Louisville to indulge in raw oysters, dry martinis, and unscripted conversation.
If you’re yearning to join a jam session in Bluegrass country, head to these workshops and camps first.
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