Top 10 Beautiful Tourist Places to Visit in Kentucky

Kentucky, the most beautiful state pinpointed in the southeastern coastal region of United States. It comes under four independent states of US (other three states are Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and Virginia). Kentucky is commonly known as “The Bluegrass State, ” and the largest city of Kentucky is “Louisville.” It was the fifteenth state, joined the Union on 1st June 1792. Before the statehood, it was the part of Virginia, but now it is an independent state. The Bluegrass State is the 26th popular state by population and 36th substantial state by area. The capital of Kentucky is “Frankfort.” It has two important cities Lexington and Louisville. It is the state with various environments and vast resources. It is mainly famous for horse racetracks.

Kentucky has some beautiful attractions which include, Kentucky Derby, Daniel Boone National Forest, Kentucky Horse Park, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, Louisville Mega Cavern, Mammoth Cave National Park, Keeneland, Mississippi River and Red River Gorge.

It is also known for Bluegrass Music, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Automobile Manufacturing, Tobacco, Horse Racing, The Historic site: My Old Kentucky Home, Coal and bourbon distilleries.

Some delightful destinations of Kentucky are in order:

Churchill Downs

Churchill Downs is an adventurous place situated in South Louisville, Kentucky, U.S. It is officially introduced in 1857 and organized Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby in the same year. Churchill Downs is mainly popular for yearly organizing Kentucky Derby ( horse riding). The main and famous events (races) of Churchill Downs are Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks, Stephen Foster Handicap, Clark Handicap and Woodford Reserve Turf Classic. It is the renowned sports track of Kentucky, United States. The Churchill Downs track encompasses 80 acres of land area that Clark hired from John and Henry Churchill.

Churchill Downs offers many beautiful attractions for travelers like- Kentucky Derby Museum, Louisville Mega Cavern,  Mint Julep Tours, Conrad- Caldwell House Museum, The Speed Art Museum, The Big Four Bridge, Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville Slugger Museum, and Factory.

Daniel Boone National Forest

Daniel Boone National Forest, the only forest which is completely on the borderline of Kentucky, United States. The forest was introduced on February 23, 1937. It was initially known as the Cumberland National Forest, but after it was named as Daniel Boone National Forest. The forest of the land area around 1,338,214 acres (5,416-kilometer square) in its ruling borderline. The national forest is appraised as an urban forest because of its accessibility in biggest cities and populations.

The most amazing and special attractions of Daniel Boone National Forest are as follows- Arches, Red River Scenic Byway, Zilpo Scenic Byway, Lake Cumberland Lake, Laurel River Lake, Cave Run Lake, Rockcastle River, Cumberland River, Red River, Rock Shelters, Rock Creek, Wetlands, Wilderness and more.

Kentucky Horse Park

Kentucky Horse Park is an educational theme park situated in Fayette County, Blue Grass Region, U.S. It was introduced in 1978, and its land area is approximately 1,224 acres (495-centimetre square). Kentucky Horse Park is the biggest attraction of Bluegrass Region.

This unique attraction of Bluegrass Region displays all the popular racehorses of the world and entertain visitors. It also showcases many unique places such as three marvelous Museums, Horseback Riding, Carriage Rides, An Art Gallery, Pony Rides, Horse Drawn Tours, and Exhibitions. The Kentucky park entertains the most exhaustive program on Horseback Riding events in the nation. Equine admirers crowd to the park to witness steeplechase, specialized breed shows, cross country competitions, four-star equestrian show, poll and carriage driving in North America.

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, a beautiful village situated in North of Harrodsburg, Kentucky, United States. The village covers approximately 3000 acres of land area. It is the village with many historical buildings which shows the Conservative life of shakers.

The Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill has many beautiful attractions such as- Dixie Belle River Boat Rides, High Bridge Park, Old Fort Harrod State Park, Irish Acres Gallery of Antiques. Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park, Big Red Stables, Peninsula Golf Resort, Devine’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch, Anderson Dean Aquatics, Back Porch Treasures Craft and Antique Mall and Lemons Mill and much more.

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, an amazing attraction of Kentucky is situated near southwest of Corbin, Bluegrass State, U.S. It is completely accommodated within Daniel Boone Forest, and it is known for its 68 foot long Cumberland Falls. The land area of Cumberland Falls Resort Park is around 1,657 acres. Sometimes Cumberland Falls are known as “The Great Falls” or the “Little Niagara.” The park is also the residence of 13 meter Eagle Falls.

The major attribute of Cumberland Falls is one can see the moon over the falls which is called as “Moonbow.” It has many more features to attract people such as Dupont Lodge, Cottages, Hiking Trails, Playground, Picnic Tables, Horseback Riding, Rafting Trips, Fishing and more activities.

Louisville Mega Cavern

The Mega Cavern is a former limestone mine, situated in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. It has begun as limestone and miles. The Cavern is used for business, recycling, tourism, and storage. Although, the support formation of Mega Cavern is categorized it as the tallest building in Louisville,  Kentucky. The cave extends the inner portion of the Louisville Zoo and the Watterson Expressway. It usually offers Zipline Tours, Mountain Bike Park, Team Guided Tours, Showcase Holiday Lights Yearly and a Rope Course.

The major attractions of Mega Cavern offer Louisville Zoo, Cave Hill Cemetery, Kentucky Derby Museum, Louisville Slugger Field, KFC Yum Centre, Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse. The Thirsty Pedaler, Cave Taste Tours, Louisville Dive Centre, Copper and Kings American Brandy Distillery, Kentucky Fair and Exposition  Centre, Angel’s Envy Distillery, Fourth Street Live and the Kentucky Kingdom.

Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park is the world’s most beautiful and extended cave system. This park is pinpointed in Edmonson, Kentucky, U.S. It is traversed approximately 400 miles. This place is extremely glorious, shadowy and remarkable. Usually, this park is known as “ The Cave City.” It conserves the cave system and a portion of a green river valley. The large chambers and multiplex networks have obtained its title- Mammoth.

Mammoth Cave National Park offers many wonderful attractions which are in order: Gothic Avenue Tour, Diamond Caverns, Sand Cave, Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo, Mammoth Cave Wildlife Museum, Kentucky Action Park, Jesse James Riding Stables, Cub Run Cave, Cave Valley Golf Club, Dinosaur World and much more.

Keeneland

Keeneland, is the most wonderful place of the state (Kentucky), United States. It is pinpointed in Lexington, Kentucky. Keeneland is known for the reference library. The land area of Keeneland is around 147 acres. The important races of Keeneland include Bluegrass Stakes, Turf Mile Stakes, Ashland Stakes and Breeder’s Futurity.

It has most fantastic attractions to entertain visitors: Thoroughbred Heritage Horse Farm Tours, Aviation Museum, Bluegrass Tours, Lexington Cemetery, The Arboretum, The Henry Clay Estate, West Sixth Brewing, Barrel House Distillery, Legacy Trail, The Red Mile, The Winstar Farm, Fayette Mall, Headley- Whitney Museum, Big Blue Pedlar and Rupp Arena.

Mississippi River

The Mississippi River is a peaceful place named as the “Old Man River.” The River is located on the North American Continent, Kentucky. It is a Lord to a second sizeable drainage system. The name origin of Mississippi is “Misi-ziibi” and the “Big River.” The Big River either flow throughout the states of Kentucky, Missouri, Mississippi, Wisconsin, Louisiana, Tennessee and Minnesota. The length of Mississippi is around 2,328 (3734 km square), and the basin is 1,451,000 square meter.

Mississippi is a delightful state filled with Historical landmarks, Natural beauty, and Cultural attractions. This state is recognized as Hospitality state or the Magnolia state.

Friendly and familiar attractions of Mississippi such as zoos, theme parks, and educational ones.

  • Vicksburg National Military Park.
  • The Museum of Natural Science.
  • Jackson Zoological Park.
  • Gulf Coast Beaches and Water Activities.
  • Natchez Trace Parkway.

Red River Gorge

Red River Gorge, a natural river, and breathtaking landscape are situated in Slade, Kentucky, United States. The red river is a portion of the Pottsville Escarpment. The river gorge is recorded as a National Natural Landmark. Red River Gorge is a canyon system which is pinpointed on the Red River. Canyon system was established in February 1937. It is the great climbing meccas near the Mississippi. Red River Gorge is residence to an endangered plant which is distinctive to rock shelters in the region. It is a residence to endangered animals too. The Red River is the central locale in Kentucky.

The major attractions and activities which Red River Gorge offers are in order. Natural Bridge State Resort Park,  Kentucky Reptile Zoo, Auxier Ridge Trail, Red River Adventure, Ye Old Country Peddler, Nada Tunnel, Red River Outdoors, Red River Appalachian Zipline  Tours, Wolfe County Historical Museum, Thrills vile Adventure Park, Torrent Falls Climbing Adventures, Osborne Bend Trail and Natural Bridge Sky Lift Bridge Shop.

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