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KENTUCKY TRAVEL GUIDE

The Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Kentucky

Kentucky Hotels, Restaurants, Spas and More

From thoroughbreds to bourbon and bluegrass, Kentucky has something for everyone. Its scenic highways, breweries and historic battlefields are balanced by sprawling metropolises, like Louisville, where visitors come for fine dining and a sophisticated arts scene.




LOUISVILLE


The Kentucky Derby was inaugurated in 1875
"AND THEY'RE OFF!"
Kentucky Derby 2015
This year will mark the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby. Taking place on May 2nd, 2015, the event will have a $2 million guarantee and host 20 of the most elite thoroughbreds vying for the first place prize. Take note: re-entry, selfie sticks and photo drones will be prohibited at the Kentucky Derby.

Make a dash to this year's Kentucky Derby



Dining room at 610 Magnolia in Louisville, Kentucky
RESTAURANTS
Dining in Louisville

Louisville Restaurants Search and the Hot 10

Louisville's Best Steakhouses

The Best Restaurants in Louisville



Discover the top restaurants for finger-lickin' barbeque with GAYOT's Best Louisville Barbeque Restaurants guide
BABY'S GOT BACK
Louisville's Best Barbeque
Louisville restaurants know how to serve savory baby back ribs, such as the house-smoked meat dressed in a tangy mustard-based sauce with traditional sides at Mark's Feed Store.

See GAYOT's guide to the city's best barbecue

KENTUCKY TRAVEL FEATURES


Distillery Process at Jim Beam Distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky
JIM BEAM COUNTRY
Bardstown, Kentucky Photo Gallery
Explore the Bourbon Capital of the World, Bardstown, Kentucky. Take a photo tour of the Jim Beam Distillery, the Kentucky Bourbon Festival and more in our gallery.

Explore the nuts and bolts of the Jim Beam Distillery



BLUEGRASS BITES
Dining in Northern Kentucky

Dee Felice Café

Graeter’s (Newport, KY)

Graeter’s (Fort Mitchell, KY)

Knotty Pine on the Bayou

Pompilio’s



Explore the hiking trails of Kentucky
BLUEGRASS TRAVELIN'
On the Trail in Kentucky
Follow some of the country's most scenic roads on a heritage tour of Kentucky. Whether you want music, bourbon, caves or quilts, you'll find it while traveling the Bluegrass State.

Enjoy the great outdoors in Kentucky



Shelbyville Horse Show in Kentucky
GIDDY UP
Shelbyville Horse Show
Shelbyville, Kentucky is considered the world capital of the Saddlebred industry and is home to the annual Shelbyville Horse Show. The event showcases elegant, smooth-gaited horses and leads up to the World's Championship Horse Show.

See the beautiful creatures in action



Susan Reigler provides 150 recommendations to satisfy your food and drink cravings
GET READY FOR ADVENTURE
Adventures in Dining: Kentucky Bourbon Country

From food critic and writer Susan Reigler comes this detailed, witty guidebook. Filled with reviews of the best and most interesting restaurants, bourbon distilleries and candy makers in the Bluegrass State, everyone can find just about anything to their liking.

Get a taste of Kentucky

Kentcuky Derby images courtesy of Power Creative/ Dan Dry
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