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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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Edgar Cayce was born in Hopkinsville and is considered by many to be the greatest psychic of the 20th century. Each year Hopkinsville’s Pennyroyal Museum hosts an Edgar Cayce Hometown Seminar. He is buried in Hopkinsville’s Riverside Cemetery.
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All Corvettes, “America’s Sports Car,” are manufacturing at this plant located near the National Corvette Museum. Take a tour and watch the parts come together. Call ahead to confirm tour availability.
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The Great American Dollhouse Museum showcases over 200 dollhouses, miniature buildings, and room boxes, furnished in remarkable detail and populated with tiny people at work and play.
Travel a Kentucky scenic byway past beautiful horse farms on your way to the Headley-Whitney Museum. Founded in 1968 by noted local jewelry designer George Headley, the Headley-Whitney Museum has long been an icon of art and culture in the Bluegrass.
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The pathway of Hidden River Cave is outlined in the streets and sidewalks and is interpreted by large signs which tell the story through pictures and quick facts.
The world’s most legendary racetrack. Churchill Downs is one of the most hallowed shrines in American sports, and since its founding in 1874, has hosted the nation's top Thoroughbreds in competition for some of the sport's largest purses. On the first Saturday in May, the sports world's spotlight shines on Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby, known as the "Greatest Two Minutes in Sports."
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Lexington, Horse Capital of the World, is a vibrant city nestled in the heart of Kentucky's famed scenic Bluegrass Region. Just minutes from the center of town are acres and acres of manicured pastureland, miles of fences, magnificent barns, dozens of ways to see horses, the 1,200 acre Kentucky Horse Park, the Thoroughbred Training Center, Keeneland Race Course and more than 450 horse farms.
Lake Cumberland, one of America’s favorite lakes, is a boater’s paradise for cruising, skiing, house boating and fishing. Pulaski Co. 606-679-6394 Russell Co. 270-866-4333
Every second weekend in May, Owensboro springs to life with the wonderful smells and sounds of the International Bar-B-Q Festival. Smoke from hickory-stoked fires blends with the aromas of sizzling chicken, bubbling burgoo and roasting mutton to complete the festival atmosphere.
The state-of-the-art, interactive International Bluegrass Music Museum is dedicated to preserving and encouraging the growth of Kentucky's native sound: bluegrass music. See the changing exhibits, hear examples of the music from its roots to today's newest acts, take a guided tour with instrument demonstrations and try creating your own bluegrass mix.
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