Kentucky State Travel Guide

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EXPLORE KENTUCKY!

Known as the “Bluegrass State,” Kentucky is home to six units within the National Park Service including: Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, Fort Donelson National Battlefield, Trail Of Tears National Historic Trail, and Mammoth Cave National Park which is home to the world’s longest cave system. It’s also home to 45 state parks and 82 wildlife management areas, as well as the Daniel Boone National Forest, Red River Gorge Geological Area, the Appalachian Mountains, Cumberland Falls, Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, Bad Branch Falls State Nature Preserve, Jefferson Memorial Forest, Lake Cumberland, Natural Bridge, and Breaks Interstate Park which is known the “Grand Canyon of the South.”

Originally part of Virginia, Kentucky is one of four states constituted as a commonwealth, and became the 15th state to join the Union on June 1, 1792. Kentucky borders seven states: West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio, and is regionally divided into the Cumberland Plateau, Bluegrass region, Pennyroyal Plateau, Western Coal Fields, and Jackson Purchase. The state has the greatest length of navigable waterways and streams in the contiguous United States, the two largest man-made lakes east of the Mississippi River, and is known for bourbon distilling, horse racing and as a filming location.

“Heaven must be a Kentucky kind of place.” Daniel Boone

Our Kentucky State Travel Guide features: Parks & Public Lands, Articles & Interviews, Park Gateway Communities, Travel Info & Services, Where to Stay, Food & Drink, See & Do, and Shopping.

visitor bureaus, chamber of commerce, national park travel information, tour operators, tours, roadside help
hotels, motels, campgrounds, RV parks, where to stay in national parks
Restaurants, bars, clubs, gourmet food, coffee shops, eateries that are near to National Parks & Public Lands.

Shopping in and around National Parks and public lands

Springfield Tourism Council

 


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