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Cultural Guide

Kentucky (KY) – "Bluegrass State "

Time Zone:

Eastern Standard Time (EST)



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Famous For:

Kentucky is known as the "Bluegrass State", a nickname based on the bluegrass found in many of its pastures because of the fertile soil. It is a land with diverse environments and abundant resources, including the world's longest cave system, Mammoth Cave National Park. Kentucky is also known for horse racing, automobile manufacturing and college basketball.

Major Cities:

Louisville, Lexington

National Parks:
  • Mammoth Cave National Park
  • Cumberland Gap National Historic Park
Must do while there:

Travel through soft rolling hills of Horse Country and visit the Kentucky Horse Park or Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, known as the "Niagara of the South," the 125-foot wide curtain of water is dramatic day or night. View exotic animals and hundreds of aquatic creatures at Louisville Zoo. View the birthplace of the 16th U.S. president at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park along the Lincoln Heritage Trail.

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