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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.

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.

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
Frankford, 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.

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."

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.

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.

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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. Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
  6. Churchill Downs
  7. Ashland
  8. Waverly Hills Sanatorium
  9. Kentucky State Capitol
  10. Mary Todd Lincoln House

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