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The Bluegrass State

Canoers viewing Cumberland Falls
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park is just one of Kentucky's many hidden treasures. Visit the Kentucky Tourism Photo Gall​ery for more great images and video of the Commonwealth.

Welcome to Kentucky. From the hills and hollows of eastern Kentucky, through the rolling bluegrass of our heartland, to the massive lakes and flatlands of the west, Kentucky has much to offer.

Kentucky’s abundant natural areas, preserved historical attractions and cultural heritage and traditions make the Bluegrass State a favorite for millions of visitors each year.

Kentucky has six national sites —Mammoth Cave National Park, Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area, Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, the Daniel Boone National Forest, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, and the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site.

The 51 sites in the Kentucky State Parks system include 17 resorts, 23 recreational parks – many with campgrounds – and historic sites at some of the most beautiful spots across the state.

There are hundreds of diverse and exciting attractions ranging from the Newport Aquarium, Cumberland Falls, Churchill Downs, and the Kentucky Horse Park, to the National Corvette Museum, Fort Boonesborough, Shaker Village, the National Quilt Museum and famous Berea crafts. In addition, there are hundreds of annual festivals and events.

There are more than 3,550 businesses across the state directly serving visitors. These include hotels, motels, resorts, bed-and-breakfasts, restaurants, campgrounds, marinas, museums, historic sites, race tracks and other attractions.

Visit the official Kentucky Tour​ism website to discover more.