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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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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.
The historic steamer Belle of Louisville, built in 1914, is the oldest operating steam-driven river paddle wheeler in the country. This beautiful National Historic Landmark offers sightseeing excursions on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Cruises originate at the downtown Louisville Wharf. 502-574-2992 or 1-866-832-0011, www.belleoflouisville.org
This National Natural Landmark is the birthplace of American Vertebrate Paleontology. Fossilized bones and artifacts from the last 20,000 years have been recovered by researchers and are on display in museums worldwide. The discovery trail behind the visitor’s center gives visitors a glimpse of the drama that unfolded at the springs during Pleistocene epoch, commonly called the most recent Ice Age.
Step back into music history at the beautifully restored boyhood home of Bill Monroe, the "Father of Bluegrass Music." Imagine the musician's life with his family high on wooded Jerusalem Ridge. Guided tours are given, often by those who knew Bill or members of his family.
A 351-foot obelisk marks the birth site of Jefferson Davis, June 3, 1808, only president of the Confederate States of America. Elevator to the top.
Discover all things bourbon and have barrels of fun in the process. Explore the distilleries and bourbon related sites and see all that’s possible when you visit Bourbon Country. Anderson Co. - 502-517-6362 Bullitt Co. - 502-543-1505 Fayette Co. - 859-244-7704 Franklin Co. - 502-875-8687 Jefferson Co. - 502-560-1477 Marion Co. - 270-692-0021 Nelson Co. - 502-348-4877 Woodford Co. - 859-873-5122
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