Places To Go and Things To Do
- The Kentucky Travel Guide lists attractions, restaurants and lodging, and recreational facilities by region. The states official Kentucky tourism site also lets you search by interests, from antiques to wine.
- Were a festive state! Kentucky Festivals lets you find celebrations of everything from balloons to burgoo by location or by date.
- A less official guide to some of Kentuckys interesting spots is at Roadside America, a self-described opinionated guide to attractions like the Worlds Largest Crucifix (in Bardstown) and the medieval-style castle on U.S. 60 between Lexington and Versailles.
- Kentucky State Parks lists addresses, phone numbers, scenic highlights, and facilities available in every park and includes a calendar of events.
- Kentuckys only National Park, of course, is Mammoth Cave. The Cumberland Gap National Historical Park is headquartered in Middlesboro, and the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site is in Hodgenville. (Park trivia: Generally speaking, National Parks protect natural or scenic wonders; National Historical Parks and National Historic Sites commemorate the lives and deeds of humans. The exception is Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado, which does both.)
- National Register of Historic PlacesKentucky
- National Wildlife Refuges located completely or partly in Kentucky:
- Kentucky State Nature Preserves
- Nature Conservancy preserves in Kentucky
History, Public and Personal
Facts, Stats, and Links to More Links
- Kentucky State Government Home Page
- Kentuckys listing at 50states.com is a round-up of vital statistics, with facts and links on everything from the state flag to the current weather.
- Kentucky Quick Facts from the U.S. Census Bureau lists state and national figures side-by-side for comparison.
- The University of Kentuckys online Kentucky Atlas has geographic facts about the counties, accessible via a clickable map, plus relief maps of the state.
- Kentucky.com has news, sports headlines, and lots of links to Kentucky businesses and media outlets.