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Saturday, November 24, 2018

The Official Kentucky State Facts and Travel Tips

Official Kentucky State Facts and Travel Tips
Kentucky was the 15th state to join the union and was originally part of Virginia. It's the 26th most populous state in the country and is known for its bluegrass music, horse farming, horse racing, underground caves and caverns, national parks and is home to the world-famous Louisville Slugger baseball bat. The state prides itself on being the birthplace of president Abraham Lincoln.

Here are some of the official Kentucky State Facts.

Nickname: The Bluegrass State
Abbreviation: KY
State Motto: United We Stand, Divided We Fall
Capital: Frankfort
Largest City: Louisville
Top 5 Largest Cities: Louisville, Lexington, Bowling Green, Owensboro and Covington
State Bird: Cardinal
State Horse: Thoroughbred
State Beverage: Milk
State Fruit: Blackberry
State Fish: Spotted Bass
State Flower: Goldenrod
State Tree: Tulip Poplar
State Rock: Kentucky Agate
Official Kentucky State Facts and Travel Tips
The beautiful state of Kentucky has many attractions and events that attract tourists from all around the world. You'll find Mammoth Cave National Park, Red River Gorge in the Daniel Boone National Forest, Natural Bridge, Lake Cumberland, Abraham Lincoln's Birthplace near Hodgenville, the Kentucky Derby at Kentucky's Churchill Downs, Country Music Highway Museum in Paintsville, Louisville Mega Cavern & Zips, National Corvette Museum, Kentucky Railway Museum, Cumberland Falls (the Niagara Falls of the South), and so much more!
Cumberland Falls in Kentucky

We had the pleasure of visiting the great state of Kentucky for 5 days late last year and absolutely loved it. We were there MOSTLY for business, but during our downtime we did go out exploring and visiting some of the tourist attractions. If you ever have the opportunity to visit Mammoth Cave National Park, we highly recommend it! If you're a corvette or "hot sport's car" fan, you'll definitely want to pay a visit to the National Corvette Museum. If you enjoy spending time in the great outdoors, you need to visit the stunning Cumberland Falls (waterfall). There are a lot of fun things to see and do in Kentucky!
National Corvette Museum in Kentucky

If you live in south central Pennsylvania and driving to Kentucky for vacation or for business, you'll want to allow at least 10 hours of drive time. All of that will depend on road construction and traffic. We were able to get to our destination in 10 hours, but on the return trip home we hit three traffic jams and it ended up taking us almost 14 hours on the trip back home. With that said, it was a beautiful drive (during the Fall season) from Pennsylvania to Kentucky and we enjoyed all of the Fall Foliage along the way.

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