Visiting Kentucky

Kentucky’s heritage reeks of bourbon, Boone, and bluegrass, and the state still holds its traditions in esteem. The most revered are the “most exciting two minutes in sports” -- the Kentucky Derby, a confluence of thoroughbreds, massive hats and silver-cupped mint juleps, run the first Saturday in May since 1875 at historic Churchill Downs. The glory of The Derby is on permanent exhibition at the Kentucky Derby Museum, while the natural beauty of the Bluegrass State extends underground to the Mammoth Cave, the longest cave system in the world at over 390 miles.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and ... Read More
Kentucky’s heritage reeks of bourbon, Boone, and bluegrass, and the state still holds its traditions in esteem. The most revered are the “most exciting two minutes in sports” -- the Kentucky Derby, a confluence of thoroughbreds, massive hats and silver-cupped mint juleps, run the first Saturday in May since 1875 at historic Churchill Downs. The glory of The Derby is on permanent exhibition at the Kentucky Derby Museum, while the natural beauty of the Bluegrass State extends underground to the Mammoth Cave, the longest cave system in the world at over 390 miles.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do, browse amazing photos ; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

Stories and Tips Kentucky

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Visiting 4 Courthouses in the Afternoon

Written by ToothTraveler on 09 Sep, 2010

My wife was finished with teaching school and home by 11:15. The car was packed and a haircut was the only requirement that had to be completed before we were on the road. The trim took what seemed like an hour to accomplish…Read More


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Louisville Slugger Field

Written by ToothTraveler on 26 Aug, 2010

It’s the end of summer and the football teams are all having try outs from grade school on up to the professionals. Each year they go through the basics from putting on the pads and helmet to the essentials of blocking the opponent to…Read More


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Zachary Taylor National Cemetery

Written by ToothTraveler on 09 Aug, 2010

Zachary Taylor National Cemetery is located in the northeastern section of Louisville, Kentucky alongside Brownsboro Road. Thousands of cars pass by it daily and few stop and visit one of the 2 national cemeteries in the city; one of 7 in the state.…Read More


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Cave Run Lake and Vicinity

Written by ToothTraveler on 18 Oct, 2009

An attraction in the area that is not known to many outside of the region is Cave Run Lake. Situated in the Daniel Boone National Forest, it is a clear water recreation spot to many of the local people and visitors from around the…Read More


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Mount Sterling Horror Part 2

Written by bledpub on 14 May, 2008

Once outside, we parked ourselves across the street on the sidewalk and watched the house until Jack got home. Now, there were only two rooms upstairs, one on either side of the stairwell. A large window separated the rooms. If anyone had crossed from one…Read More


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The Mount Sterling Horror Part 1

Written by bledpub on 14 May, 2008

Note: Please don’t take this as a stab to Mount Sterling. I love Mount Sterling and I loved living there. As a matter of fact, it’s one of my favorite places in Kentucky. The following story has no bearing on the town. It’s just…Read More


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Toyota Motor Manufacturing Plant of Kentucky

Written by RoBoNC on 29 Aug, 2007

Kentucky is well known for its horses from the world famous Kentucky Derby to the Lexington Horse Park. The state is instrumental in producing horsepower, but not the type you may be thinking about. Toyota has built one of the biggest automobile plants in North…Read More


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How They Make American Bourbon Whisky

Written by MilwVon on 20 May, 2007

Rather than to fill up three reviews with the details of the full process, I thought it best to tackle that as a separate topic. So to that end, I offer. . . How they make American bourbon whisky.In order to be called bourbon whisky…Read More


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Week 05 - Who Said 10cm Isn't Lot to Shout About! (USA)

Written by Shady Ady on 14 May, 2006

As I didn’t have that much planned to do this week, I was hoping it was going to be a short entry, but it really hasn’t turned out like that at all! The week didn’t get off to the best of starts, as I was…Read More


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Week 04 - A Day at the Races (USA)

Written by Shady Ady on 14 May, 2006

With the first draft of my thesis needing to be handed in this Friday, it has meant a pretty boring week of working hard and little play. This hasn't stopped me doing a few things of interest though, most notably a day at the races.…Read More


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