From the striking Appalachian Mountains in the east to the lush horse farms of the central region and the grand lakes in the west, Kentucky is well known for its scenic vistas, warm hospitality and "Unbridled Spirit." In addition to beautiful landscapes, Kentucky also offers lively modern metropolitan areas such as Louisville, Lexington and Northern Kentucky with their soaring skylines and vibrant cultural life. The scores of historic and picturesque smaller towns provide a special charm that is sure to make you want to linger.

With more than 200 years of history and tradition, Kentucky’s ‘common wealth’ offers visitors a variety of cultural opportunities and experiences. Horse racing, including the world famous Kentucky Derby, traditional Bluegrass music and authentic crafts provide views into our past that will excite and inspire you.

Kentucky has a cultural fabric originating from different communities, regions, countries and cultures. Each of these populations has brought with them its own history, customs and cuisine to be discovered, enjoyed and celebrated.

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