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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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Take the legendary Kentucky Bourbon Trail through the heart of bourbon country and stop in on six of the state’s distilleries including Maker’s Mark, Jim Beam and Woodford Reserve.
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The Derby Festival is a two week plus celebration of the world’s most famous horse race. The oldest festival event, the Pegasus Parade, was first held in 1956 and today, nearly 70 events make up the festival.
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Located at Gate 1 of historic Churchill Downs, the museum presents the traditions and excitement of the "Greatest Two Minutes in Sports." Highlights include two floors of interactive, horse racing-related exhibits, a 360-degree high-definition video presentation and a walking tour of Churchill Downs.
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Pet the Kangaroos in the Outback or learn to play a didgeridoo while you learn about Aboriginal culture. Feed colorful Rainbow Lorikeets in the Land of Lories AND feed the Australian Budgies at Terra Rosella - but be warned the birds will land on you!
This equestrian facility is a 1,224-acre park dedicated to "man's relationship with the horse” with more than 50 breeds on display. This working horse farm also features two museums: International Museum of the Horse (a Smithsonian affiliate) and American Saddlebred Museum.
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The Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area is located between Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake in western Kentucky. The area was designated a national recreation area by President Kennedy in 1963. LBL is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise with miles of trails and water.
Loretta Lynn's birthplace is nestled between two fog-shrouded mountains up a "holler" just two miles southeast of the coal mining camp of Van Lear.
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Lost River Cave offers Kentucky's Only Underground Boat Tour. Nestled on the floor of the scenic valley, unseen from above, the Lost River disappears from view as you board the boat on the river that Ripley's Believe It or Not maintains is the shortest and deepest in the world.
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It takes a special place to craft the Official Bat of Major League Baseball. Experience history-in-the-making as you stroll through the factory where world-famous Louisville Slugger baseball bats are made. View the world's biggest baseball bat; experience interactive exhibits along with bat factory tour; receive a free mini souvenir bat and create your own personalized bat, just like the pros.
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Mammoth Cave National Park was established to preserve the cave system, including Mammoth Cave, the scenic river valleys of the Green and Nolin rivers, and a portion of the hilly country of south central Kentucky.
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