The Ultimate Kentucky Travel Guide
Kentucky: Blend of natural spectacles and awe-inspiring human-made wonders, including the full-size replica of Noah’s Ark. Kentucky is quite captivating! Here is my Kentucky travel guide outlining major Kentucky attractions!
To make it easy for you to navigate the content, I have organized my Kentucky travel guide into two sections. (1) A brief introduction to Kentucky, a little history, some geography, commute, and weather. (2) Major Kentucky attractions, if you wish, you can skip the introduction and move on to the next section, Kentucky Attractions.
History: Kentucky was added to the union on June 1, 1792, becoming the first US state west of the Appalachian Mountains. The state got its name from the Wyandot Indian name for “plain” in reference to the central plains of the state. The state’s nickname – the Bluegrass State, is because of the vast expanses of Bluegrass, a species of grass, found across the state. Kentucky is famous for breeding horses, tobacco farms, and, of course, the Kentucky Derby.
Geography: Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio border Kentucky in the north. In the south, Kentucky is bordered by Tennessee. West Virginia and Virginia border Kentucky on the east, and Missouri borders Kentucky on the west. Kentucky Bend, a non-contiguous land that is entirely surrounded by Missouri and Tennessee, is actually part of Kentucky.
Flight: Louisville International Airport (SDF), Lexington Blue Grass Airport (LEX), and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Intl (CVG) are the major airports in Kentucky.
Drive: If you live in any of the neighboring states, you could drive to Kentucky.
Train: Amtrak offers two rail services (1) City of New Orleans connecting – Chicago, Memphis and New Orleans; stopping at Fulton, KY (FTN) and (2) Cardinal connecting – New York, Washington, DC, Charlottesville, Charleston, Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Chicago, stopping at Ashland, KY (AKY), South Shore, KY and Maysville, KY (MAY)