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TRAVEL GUIDE: KENTUCKY

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


LOUISVILLE

Jack Fry's in Louisville


HOTEL FEATURE
The Seelbach Hilton
Almost every corner of this hotel reveals its illustrious history. The Grand Ballroom was the inspiration for Tom and Daisy Buchanan's wedding in The Great Gatsby, and the acclaimed Oakwood restaurant was once a gentleman's billiard hall. Today guests can still dine in the alcove, complete with secret passages where Al Capone played cards.
A room at The Seelbach Hilton

Find the best barbecue in Louisville, Kentucky

BABY'S GOT BACK
Louisville's Best Barbeque

Enjoy the barbecued mutton and the original secret-recipe black sauce; relaxed atmosphere, and fun for the whole family at Old Hickory Pit Bar-B-Q.

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MORE KENTUCKY

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

Dee Felice Café
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


GET READY FOR THE ADVENTURE

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The Derby isn't the only thing luring tourists to beautiful Kentucky. If you're planning a trip to the Bluegrass State, make sure to check these hotel reviews, ratings and photos before selecting your accommodations.
Best Western Lexington Conference Center Hotel

Kentucky Trails
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.

GET READY FOR THE ADVENTURE
Adventures in Dining: Kentucky Bourbon Country
From food-critic and writer Susan Reigler comes this new highly detailed, witty guidebook. Filled with reviews of the best and most interesting restaurants, bourbon distilleries and candy makers in the center of the bluegrass state, everyone can find just about anything to his liking.

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