Kentucky offers visitors a truly unique experience, with a blend of natural beauty, rich history, and vibrant culture. Explore the rolling hills of horse country, where the world’s best thoroughbreds are bred and trained. Immerse yourself in the state’s rich history, from the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln to the iconic Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Savour the delicious cuisine, from hot browns to burgoo, and the world-famous fried chicken. Experience the hospitality of the people and the energy of the state’s vibrant urban centres, such as Louisville and Lexington, which offer everything from world-class museums and galleries to lively music and nightlife scenes. Kentucky is a destination that will captivate your senses and leave you with unforgettable memories.


What you’ll love most about Kentucky

  • Visit Kentucky Horse Park, a world-renowned equestrian facility with museums, tours, and horse shows
  • Mammoth Cave National Park is a vast underground cave system with stunning formations and a rich history, located in south-central Kentucky that’s worth taking the time out to explore
  • Learn about the history of baseball and see how Louisville Slugger bats are made at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
  • Follow the Bourbon Trail, a tour of some of Kentucky’s most famous distilleries, such as Maker’s Mark and Woodford Reserve, offering tastings and behind-the-scenes insights
  • Head to Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby, the most famous horse race in the world
  • Daniel Boone National Forest is a vast wilderness area with hiking, camping, and scenic drives, located in eastern Kentucky
  • Located in Louisville, check out the Muhammad Ali Centre, the museum dedicated to the life and legacy of the legendary boxer

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  • Cumberland Falls - Kentucky Tourism

  • Kentucky Derby, Louisville - Kentucky Tourism

  • Cumberland Gap National Historical Park - Kentucky Tourism

  • Jerusalem Ridge Bluegrass Festival in Rosine - Kentucky Tourism

  • The Gorge underground canoeing - Kentucky Tourism

  • Muhammad Ali Center, Louisville - Kentucky Tourism

  • Kentucky Capitol Building in spring, Frankfort - Kentucky Tourism

  • Dale Hollow Lake State Resport Park golf course - Kentucky Tourism

  • Lake Cumberland wakeboarding - Kentucky Tourism

  • Kentucky cuisine - Kentucky Tourism

  • Lost River Cave boat tour in Bowling Green - Kentucky Tourism

  • Mill Springs Battlefield National Monument reenactors - The Gorge underground canoeing - Kentucky Tourism

  • New Riff Distillers - Kentucky Tourism

  • Kentucky Horse Park in winter - Kentucky Tourism

  • Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park - Kentucky Tourism

  • Master Musicians Festival in Somerset - Kentucky Tourism

  • Lexington Bourbon Review - Kentucky Tourism

Average temperature

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Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.


When to Visit

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