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holidays for Kentucky. On the site, you can see comprehensive list of
national business holidays that are celebrated within Kentucky.
Bourbon and horse racing are Kentucky's figureheads. But the 'Bluegrass
State' has a lot more to offer: as a hub between the regions of the USA, it
combines the charm of the southern states with the dynamism of the north and
wild nature with urban culture.
Kentucky forms the border between the midwestern United States and the
southern states and is known for the Central Kentucky region. The rolling hills
of the Kentucky Bluegrass, with their grass pastures blooming blue-green between
March and April, have given the state its nickname "Bluegrass State".
Kentucky is characterized by landscape diversity. In the east are the
Appalachian Mountains, in the west the huge lakes and rivers and in the
southwest extensive plains. This is also where the Trail of Tears runs, the
route the Cherokee Indians used, which (like most Indians in most of the
southern United States) had to leave their country in 1838. At that time, they
were forcibly driven out of the fertile southeastern woodland of the USA into
the barren Indian territory in what is now the state of Oklahoma.
The state has other well-known attractions, such as the Kentucky Derby, the
horse race in Louisville that takes place in early May and attracts thousands of
visitors every year.
The small town of Hodgenville is a little bit away from the hustle and bustle
of racing. There is a neoclassical marble monument here and the replica of the
hut where Abraham Lincoln was born. The Visitor Center with lots of information
about the 16th President of the United States is also worth a visit.
In Louisville you will find the Muhammad Ali Center, which tells about the
career of the famous boxer with interactive exhibitions and captivating
Outside the city there is a mysterious stone fortress from before
Columbus. According to theories, it was built in the 12th century by the Welsh
explorer and presumed first colonist of America, Prince Madoc.
Highlights in Kentucky
- Mammoth Cave National Park
The impressive Mammoth Cave in central Kentucky is the longest known cave in
the world with an extension of approx. 627 km.
- Red River Gorge
The area around the Red River Gorge in Central East Kentucky with its
sandstone cliffs, natural bridges and waterfalls is ideal for hiking and
- Muhammad Ali Center, Louisville
The much acclaimed museum and cultural center is dedicated to the life of
the boxer Muhammad Ali, who comes from Louisville. His exhibition provides
insights into the history of racial discrimination and the US civil rights
- Maker's Mark
Marker’s Mark, 30 km south of Bardstown, is a Bourdon distillery. You can
visit the premises of the distillery with the distiller's house from the
1840s and enjoy the whiskey on site.
Interesting cities & places
Louisville is located on the Ohio River, the border river between Kentucky
and Indiana, and is the site of the Kentucky Derby. But the legendary horse
race isn't the only thing the city has to offer. Follow the 'Louisville's
Urban Bourbon Trail' or shop at the outlet mall in nearby Shelbyville. The
Speed Art Museum, Kentucky's most important art museum, and the Muhammad
Ali Center and the Louisville Slugger Museum are also worth a visit.The
Louisville Downtown Civil Rights Trail is one of three stops in Kentucky on
the US Civil Rights Trail through the southern United States.
Lexington, the horse capital of the world, is located in the heart of
Kentucky's bluegrass region and is surrounded by 450 horse farms and
well-tended pastures. The city offers excellent galleries, restaurants and
shopping opportunities. And let's not forget: Bourbon was invented in this
State Facts & Figures
Area: 104,659 kmē
Population: approx. 4,437,000 (42.5 per kmē)
Capital: Frankfort (approx. 25,500 pe)
Highest point: Black Mountain (1,262 m)
State bird: Red cardinal
State flower: goldenrod
State tree: tulip tree
State animal: gray squirrel
Taxes: State Sales Tax: 6%
Time zone: Eastern: UTC − 5 / −4, Central: UTC − 6 / −5
Maximum speed: Interstates 65 mph, sometimes also 75 mph,
state roads 55 mph
Int. Airports: Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International