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Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site
Hodgenville, LaRue County, Kentucky, 42748
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park preserves two separate farm sites in LaRue County, where Abraham Lincoln was born and lived until the age of seven.

Ashland

Ashland
Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, 40502
Ashland is the name of the plantation of the 19th-century Kentucky statesman Henry Clay. Clay and his family resided at Ashland from about 1806 until his death in 1852.

Big Bone Lick State Park

Big Bone Lick State Park
Union, Boone County, Kentucky, 41091
The name of Big Bone Lick State Park comes from the Pleistocene megafauna fossils found there. Mammoths are believed to have been drawn to this location by a salt lick deposited around sulphur springs.

Buffalo Trace Distillery

Buffalo Trace Distillery
Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky, 40601
Buffalo Trace Distillery is a distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky, owned by the Sazerac Company. Its namesake bourbon brand, Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon whiskey, was introduced in August 1999.

Churchill Downs

Churchill Downs
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, 40208
Famous for hosting the annual Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs filled a void in Louisville left by the closing of Oakland and Woodlawn, two earlier race courses. The twin spires atop the grandstands are used as a symbol of the track and the Derby.

Confederate Monument

Confederate Monument
Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky, 40353
The Confederate Monument in Frankfort is placed within a circle of the graves of 68 Confederate soldiers in Frankfort Cemetery in Kentucky.

Floral Clock

Floral Clock
Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky, 40601
The floral clock in Frankfort, Kentucky, is a landmark located behind the Kentucky State Capitol. Dedicated in May 1961 by Governor Bert T. Combs, the clock was constructed as a joint project between the state government and the Garden Club of Kentucky.

Frankfort Cemetery

Frankfort Cemetery
Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky, 40353
The Frankfort Cemetery is a historic rural cemetery located on East Main Street in Frankfort, Kentucky. The cemetery is the burial site of Daniel Boone and other famous Americans.

Governor's Mansion

Governor's Mansion
Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky, 40601
The Kentucky Governor's Mansion is a historic residence in Frankfort, Kentucky. The new mansion replaced the Old Governor's Mansion, built in 1798, which still stands, at 420 High Street, Frankfort

Kentucky Horse Park

Kentucky Horse Park
Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, 40511
Kentucky Horse Park is a working horse farm and an educational theme park opened in 1978. The equestrian facility is a 1,224-acre (4.95 km2) park dedicated to "man's relationship with the horse."

Kentucky State Capitol

Kentucky State Capitol
Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky, 40601
The capitol was designed by Frank Mills Andrews. He used the Beaux-Arts style and included many classical French interior designs. The staircases, for example, are replicas of those that appear in the Opera Garnier in Paris.

Liberty Hall

Liberty Hall
Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky, 40601
Liberty Hall is a historic house museum in Frankfort, Kentucky. Built 1796-1800 by American statesman John Brown, it is known for its association with Brown and its fine Federal-style architecture.

Lost River Cave

Lost River Cave
Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky, 42101
Lost River Cave is a seven-mile cave system located in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The Lost River originates outside of the cave and flows into it.

Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory

Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, 40202
The Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory showcases the history of the Louisville Slugger brand of baseball bats made by Hillerich & Bradsby, and of baseball in general. The building also serves as their corporate headquarters and a production facility.

Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park
Edmonson County, Kentucky, 42259
Mammoth Cave National Park is a U.S. National Park in central Kentucky, encompassing portions of Mammoth Cave, the longest cave system known in the world.

Mary Todd Lincoln House

Mary Todd Lincoln House
Lexington, Fayette County County, Kentucky, 40507
Mary Todd Lincoln House was the family home of Mary Todd, the future first lady and wife of the 16th President, Abraham Lincoln. The house was built c. 1803-1806 as an inn and tavern, which was called "The Sign of the Green Tree."

Muhammad Ali Center

Muhammad Ali Center
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, 40202
The Muhammad Ali Center is a non-profit museum and cultural center in Louisville, Kentucky. Dedicated to boxer Muhammad Ali, a native of Louisville, it is located in the city's West Main District.

National Corvette Museum

National Corvette Museum
Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky, 42101
The National Corvette Museum showcases the Chevrolet Corvette, an American sports car that has been in production since 1953. It is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, off Interstate 65's Exit 28.

Newport Aquarium

Newport Aquarium
Newport, Campbell County, Kentucky, 41071
The Newport Aquarium is an aquarium located in Newport, Kentucky at Newport on the Levee. The aquarium has 70 exhibits and 14 galleries, including five seamless acrylic tunnels totaling over 200 feet (61 m) in length.

Old Governor's Mansion

Old Governor's Mansion
Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky, 40601
The Old Governor's Mansion, also known as Lieutenant Governor's Mansion, is reputed to be the oldest official executive residence officially still in use in the United States, as the mansion is the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor.

Old State Capitol

Old State Capitol
Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky, 40601
The Old State Capitol, also known as Old Statehouse, was the third capitol of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The Kentucky legislature voted for its construction in 1827.

Riverfront Plaza/Belvedere

Riverfront Plaza/Belvedere
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
Dedicated on April 27, 1973, the Riverfront Plaza/Belvedere consists of a grassy 7-acre (28,000 m2) park built atop a large parking garage and Interstate 64. It also features fountains, shelters, and an ice-skating rink.

Singing Bridge

Singing Bridge
Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky
The Singing Bridge (also known as the St. Clair Street bridge) is a two-lane vehicle and pedestrian bridge in Frankfort, Kentucky that is so named because of the humming sound it makes when driven over.

Waverly Hills Sanatorium

Waverly Hills Sanatorium
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, 40272
Opened in 1926 for tuberculosis patients, the hospital was often overcrowded. It was also used as a geriatrics hospital, but was closed in 1981 allegedly due to patient abuse. It is claimed to be the most haunted hospital in the eastern United States.

Kentucky

Kentucky State Flag
Postal Code: KY
Capital City: Frankfort
Became a State: June 1, 1792
Population: 4,425,092*
Area: 40,407.80 miles2 (104,656.31 km2)

* 2015 est. U.S. Census Bureau
Kentucky State Symbols

Top 10 Most Popular Kentucky Landmarks

  1. Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site
  2. Mammoth Cave National Park
  3. Kentucky Horse Park
  4. Big Bone Lick State Park
  5. Churchill Downs
  6. Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
  7. Kentucky State Capitol
  8. Ashland
  9. Waverly Hills Sanatorium
  10. Mary Todd Lincoln House

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