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What to Do in Kentucky
This state's most extraordinary claim to fame is the Kentucky Derby, a renowned horse race held in May with lots of fanfare and excitement. However, there is much more to do in Kentucky, from exploring its natural beauty to discovering its history.
The Daniel Boone Natural Forest is a great place to start as it encompasses the Cumberland Falls State Resort Park. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy white water rafting, fishing, horse riding, hiking, and biking. The Louisville Mega Cavern is an unusual attraction that will appeal to all the family. For the ultimate adrenaline rush, thrill-seekers can try the zip line course, which is totally underground. The Red River Gorge is the place to head for those who enjoy trapping and hunting.
Museums and Art
The Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum focuses on the renowned Kentucky Fried Chicken and offers an authentic replica of the original 1940s kitchen where the recipe was invented. The Kentucky State Capitol is a stunning building with a vast marble staircase and many artworks. Sports fans will be drawn to the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory to learn all about baseball.
Other attractions in Kentucky include the Breaks Interstate Park, the Cumberland Gap National Park, the Mammoth Cave National Park, the Land Between the Lakes National Recreational Area, and the Shaker Village.
A visit to Kentucky requires a minimum of seven days to really discover this fascinating area.