Traveling the Bluegrass | Kentucky Life | KET

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Planning a trip to Kentucky? Need a road trip idea? Here the Ky Dept. of Travel and Tourism and KET’s Kentucky Life break up the Bluegrass State into 9 distinct regions — defined by culture, characteristics, and traditions — to help you plan your next vacation!

• Western Waterlands: Lake Barkley, Kentucky Lake, and the Land Between the Lakes
Bluegrass, Blues, and BBQ: Bill Monroe’s birthplace, the W.C. Handy Blues Festival, and Owensboro barbecue
• Bourbon, Horses, and History: Distilleries, the Kentucky Derby, and the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace
• Northern Kentucky River Region: Kentucky Speedway, Newport Aquarium, and the covered bridge capital of Kentucky, Flemingsburg
• Bluegrass Region: Horse farms, the State Capitol, and Berea, the state’s crafts and folk arts capital
• Kentucky’s Southern Shorelines: Lake Cumberland, Big South Fork, and Mill Springs Park, home of the world’s largest working water-wheel
• Caves, Lakes, and Corvettes: Mammoth Cave, Nolin Lake, Barren River, and the National Corvette Museum
• Kentucky’s Appalachians: Red River Gorge, the Country Music Highway Museum, and Carter Caves
• Daniel Boone Country: Cumberland Gap, Natural Bridge, and Renfro Valley

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