State Overview

There’s Only One Kentucky

There’s a reason we say “There’s Only One Kentucky.” Certainly, there’s only one Kentucky Derby and only Kentucky can lay claim to being the Horse Capital of the World. There is a great deal more that makes Kentucky unlike any other place in the world.

Virtually all of the world’s bourbon is produced in Kentucky and the distilleries that are in Bourbon County, including along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® offer their distinctive tastes and tours.

There’s only one Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area in our western lakes region and in the eastern mountains is where you’ll find the rugged Red River Gorge. Adding to the unparalleled outdoor adventure in Kentucky is Mammoth Cave National Park, the world’s longest cave system.

Kentucky is the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln, Muhammad Ali, and the father of Bluegrass music, Bill Monroe. There are sites and museums dedicated to these influential Americans. And of course, Colonel Sanders perfected his secret recipe and launched his global empire from the café you can still visit.

There’s only one Kentucky, and it’s waiting for you to discover!