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

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Week 03 - Partaking in American Traditions (USA)

Written by Shady Ady on 14 May, 2006

Another week and a few more tales to tell!  As seems to have been the norm over the past few weeks, the weekend saw yet another run, this time the Louisville Half Marathon. I wasn't even bothering trying to get a good time for this,…Read More


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Week 02 - So Close Yet So Far (USA)

Written by Shady Ady on 14 May, 2006

I am one broken male after the weekend and the Chicago Marathon, and to say I'm gutted would be a bit of an understatement! I managed to finish it in 4 hours and 4 minutes, which although is my best time ever, is annoyingly close…Read More


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Week 34 & 35 - A Professional Sportsman? (USA)

Written by Shady Ady on 31 May, 2006

It has been a while since my last update from Kentucky, but as I have moved house and celebrated 25 years on this planet, I thought it was about time!I will start by being typically English and talking about the weather as Kentucky has made…Read More


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Week 33 - Do You Like Frogs? (USA)

Written by Shady Ady on 18 May, 2006

Well it has been a quieter week here in America than previous ones, but I think this will be a one off, especially with birthday shenanigans taking place next week! As I mentioned last week, there had been a spate of shop hold-ups in the…Read More


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Week 32 - A Young Sean Connery (USA)

Written by Shady Ady on 15 May, 2006

It’s been a pretty eventful week so I thought I would keep everyone up to date with recent shenanigans!At the start of the week, I almost managed to make another guest appearance on TV, but alas it wasn't to be. On returning back home from…Read More


Thoroughbred Farm Stallion Tours

Written by Christie on 29 Dec, 2000

Although there are several tour companies which specialize in group farm tours, it is not difficult to arrange a tour on your own. The advantages of doing it yourself include a more personalized tour of the farms (and stallions) which you are most interested in…Read More


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The Frosty Freeze

Written by bledpub on 14 May, 2008

Call them what you will- Frosty Freeze, Dairy Bar, Dairy Shack, Freezer Fresh, etc. To me they're all Frosty Freezes. What exactly are they? Well, they're locally owned little businesses that generally don't have indoor seating, whose main function seems to be to sell…Read More


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Christmas Lights in Richmond

Written by bledpub on 26 Dec, 2007

Some might call it tacky, but I love Christmas lights. I like the tasteful houses with the icicle lights and the green wreathes hanging daintily on the front doors, but what I LOVE are the houses that go all out. You know, the ones that…Read More


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Horse Mania Around Lexington

Written by bledpub on 07 Dec, 2007

Horse Mania was inspired by Chicago's "Cows on Parade." The horse was an obvious choice to represent the Lexington community because Lexington is in the center of "Horse Country." Seventy-nine life-size fiberglass horses were made by various local artists and then set up around…Read More


Sqecial Media

Written by bledpub on 07 Dec, 2007

I originally went to Sqecial Media for candles, incense, and stones. (Don’t ask.) I had always been a little intimidated by it because whenever I drove past I would see odd looking people standing outside. Well, after finally venturing in I was really impressed. Yes,…Read More


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