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Did you know that Lexington, Kentucky is known as the "Horse Capital of the World"? How about the fact that 95 percent of all bourbon is distilled, aged and bottled right here in Kentucky’s bourbon country? These and other fun facts about Kentucky give you some idea of how unique the Bluegrass State really is. There’s only one Kentucky, and we’re spreading the word.

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The American Saddlebred Capital of the World, Shelbyville, is named in honor of Governor Isaac Shelby. In the early 1800's, Shelbyville was a place to stop as you traveled between Louisville & Frankfort on horseback or buggy. It was then and remains today a great place to live, work or visit.
Eat where it all began. Colonel Sanders' original restaurant, the birthplace of Kentucky Fried Chicken, has been carefully restored and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Shakers played an important role in American religious history, developing the longest lasting communal society. Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill is America’s largest restored Shaker community, with 34 carefully restored buildings and 3,000 acres of preserved farmland.
The 100-year-old cathedral, the principal church in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Covingon, attracts 70,000 worshipers a year. This example of French-Gothic architecture resembles Notre Dame in Paris.
This spectacular musical, with a cast of more than 50 performers, is based on the life of America's first great composer, Stephen Foster.
Often hailed as the world’s richest and most prestigious horse show, the World’s Championship Horse Show is held annually in Louisville, Kentucky during the Kentucky State Fair.
Built at the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln, the solid marble, neoclassical monument houses the symbolic cabin of Lincoln's birth. Be sure to see the audiovisual presentation in the Visitor Center and the Sinking Spring where the Lincolns drew their water. Site now includes Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek .
Ale-8-One, the soft drink unique to Kentucky, has been bottled in Winchester since 1926. Tours of the factory are offered on Friday's at 10:00am with appointment.
The museum, located on the grounds of the Kentucky Horse Park, is dedicated to Kentucky's oldest native breed of horse, the American Saddlebred.
Located in lovely Clark County Kentucky in the lush, rolling hills of the Bluegrass Region, Winchester is home to the one-of-a-kind Beer Cheese Festival, a spicy local delicacy and the Ale-8-One gingery soft drink found only in Kentucky.
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