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There’s Only One Kentucky.

There’s only one Horse Capital of the World. There’s only one Birthplace of Bluegrass Music. There’s only one Bourbon Country. And there’s only one place to find them all. Start planning your one-of-a-kind Kentucky vacation today.


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Water, Water everywhere.. Come out and play! Kentucky has thousands of miles of navigable water and there’s plenty of ways to get out and enjoy it. Whether you’re looking for a high-adrenaline, whitewater rush through the Russell Fork in gorgeous Breaks Interstate Park, or a nice afternoon paddle around one of our excellent lakes, we’ve got more than enough options to get on the water. Anglers and boaters will find an abundance of fish to pursue and hidden coves to explore. Many state parks, including nine resort parks, are on the shores of Kentucky’s waterways. A great way to enjoy a Kentucky vacation is aboard a luxurious houseboat. Rent one and become the captain of your own

1,200 miles of shoreline and many secluded coves, it is a favorite with boating enthusiasts.

floating resort. Lake Cumberland, in south central Kentucky, is

Many of Kentucky’s major lakes are home to marinas that make

considered the houseboating capital of the U.S. With more than

houseboating easy. You choose the lake, reserve your boat and

EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED! Explore the Red River Gorge with over 80 natural arches, rock climb and hike the many trails throughout the Daniel Boone National Forest. Discover Daniel Boone’s first frontier at Cumberland Gap National Park and visit other historical sites and parks dedicated to the vast pioneer and Civil War history of southeastern Kentucky. Visit the “Niagara of the South” at Cumberland Falls and see the only “moonbow” in the United States. Get wet while whitewater rafting, kayaking or enjoying a peaceful canoe ride. Spend the day fishing at Buckhorn Lake, water sports on Carr Fork or relaxing on a houseboat at Laurel Lake. Bring the family for a favorite adventure at one of the many ATV parks. The communities of Black Mountain, Harlan, Hazard and Middlesboro as well as others feature thousands of miles of trails for the off-road enthusiasts. Take in the scenic mountains with a zipline with a view from the top. Enjoy a variety of shows and top-notch entertainment at “Kentucky’s Country Music Capital” in Renfro Valley, tour the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and Museum and dine at the Historic Lodge Restaurant. Enjoy fried chicken at Colonel Sanders’ original restaurant in Corbin or find your favorite spot along the way. See spectacular spring foliage with gorgeous redbuds and dogwoods while cruising on your motorcycle or in your favorite classic car. Spend the weekend at a festival celebrating local heritage or exploring quaint towns.

then show up to start having fun. The marina will provide a

grill, catch some rays, go ashore — the possibilities are limited

detailed orientation to the boat so if you can drive a car, you will

only by your imagination.

be able to “skipper” a houseboat. Dreaming of a wind-powered getaway? Look to Kentucky Once on the water, don’t worry about boredom setting in; there’s

Lake. If you’ve never sailed before or if you are an experienced

lots to do. Water skiing, jet skiing, tubing, fishing, swimming or

sailor and want to take your skills to the next level, sign up for

just hanging out are a few of the activities available. Fire up the

lessons at the Lighthouse Landing Sailing School. Their certified



JIM BEAM COUNTRY! Tour Jim Beam American Stillhouse, hike our nationally recognized arboretum, Bernheim Forest, with year-round events, and enjoy over 14,000 acres for outdoor adventure and a family favorite – the children’s play garden! Shop with up to 70% off at Zappos Outlet! Bourbon & Wine Passport Tour features four award-winning wineries! Over 1,000 affordable hotel rooms minutes south of Louisville at exits 121 thru 112 off I-65.

Experience an entire region full of adventure for all! Start with 8,500 acres of lake adventure from boating, fishing, skiing and tubing; then top it off with hundreds of miles of biking, hiking, nature trails and numerous award-winning golf courses. For the more adventurous type, our region offers the world’s only underground zipline! Stay and customize your own outdoor adventure. Come explore the possibilities. 800.528.2068 Shepherdsville Bullitt County Tourist & Convention Commission 395 Paroquet Springs Drive Shepherdsville, KY 40165

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Come play on Dale Hollow Lake and the Cumberland River for a great time with your family and friends. Burkesville is the perfect spot to make memories with unforgettable houseboat vacations, family friendly resorts, lake view campsites and cozy cabins. Experience incredible fishing from smallmouth bass to trout, scuba dive in the crystal clear water, hike trails to stunning overlooks and play the superb golf course at Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park.

Eastern Kentucky offers an abundance of outdoor adventure during the year with a wide variety of recreational opportunities. Cave Run Lake, Carter Caves State Resort Park, Greenbo Lake State Resort Park, Grayson Lake State Park, Yatesville Lake State Park, Paintsville Lake State Park, Jenny Wiley State Resort Park and the Breaks Interstate Park feature lakes, marinas and golf courses for the outdoor enthusiast. Comfortable lodging including cabins and campgrounds are available along with restaurants featuring “country cooking.” 270.864.5890

Visitors will enjoy touring the scenic rolling countryside during any season, but the colors are spectacular in the spring when the redbuds and other spring flowers are in full bloom. Hundreds of miles of trails await in the Daniel Boone National Forest and nearby areas, making the region perfect for hiking, viewing wildlife, and riding horses and ATVs. Majestic sandstone arches, intricate caves and large canyons make these unique natural structures and formations magnificent scenic attractions any time of the year. Eastern Kentucky is home to US 23, Country Music Highway featuring exceptional entertainment venues with the Mountain Arts Center in Prestonsburg and the Paramount Theatre in Ashland. Visit interactive museums, quilt block trails and Civil War and historical sites, including the Hatfield and McCoys in Pikeville. The region hosts festivals and unique shopping venues featuring high quality products made by skilled craftspeople of eastern Kentucky.

American Sailing Association 2- or 4-day course will allow you to learn how to sail with confidence and begin a lifetime of sailing enjoyment. Kentucky’s “great lakes” are a haven for many thousands of

boaters, skiers, anglers and other water sports enthusiasts who

VISIT WILLIAMSTOWN FUN IN AND OUT OF THE WATER Bring the entire family to our annual Paddle Williamstown “Kayak and Canoes in the Country� event on beautiful Lake Williamstown, the largest lake in northern Kentucky. Since its completion in 1955, Lake Williamstown has been a playground for families living in the northern Kentucky and Cincinnati areas. Over 200 kayaks and canoes come to Grant County for competition racing with food and entertainment for the whole family. The entire 350-acre lake is closed to power boats during competition giving regional paddlers a new venue to enjoy. Visit our website for a full schedule of events or contact Grant County Tourism. 1.800.382.7117

return to these jewels year after year, especially during warm

Paddlers have the opportunity to choose between flat water

summers when they enjoy cool breezes and refreshing dips in the

(lakes of all sizes) or rippling streams, flowing rivers and fierce

clear waters. Boating, skiing, swimming and personal watercraft

whitewater. Visitors can embark on anything from Kentucky

are great sources of recreation and entertainment in these lazy

rafting adventures to good-old-fashioned Kentucky canoeing

summer months. Open regattas, drag boat races and poker runs

trips. Overflowing with opportunities for recreational and

are scheduled throughout the year.

serious paddlers alike, Kentucky provides ample public access

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EXPLORE SOUTHERN KENTUCKY SHORE TO SHORE! More miles of freshwater shoreline than the entire coastline of Florida! Plan a Kentucky vacation to Lake Cumberland, Dale Hollow Lake, Green River Lake and the Big South Fork National Recreation Area featuring endless adventure, unlimited water sports, scenic lake view golf courses and renowned fishing spots. See seasonal colors while hiking, biking or horseback riding the hundreds of miles of trails found throughout the region or view the gorgeous scenery while whitewater rafting , kayaking and canoeing. Whether you enjoy tours on foot, wheels or boats, the scenery is something you will not want to miss any time of the year.

HARLAN COUNTY: WHERE THE ADVENTURE BEGINS Black bears roar as you climb Kentucky’s tallest mountains on your ATV and the wind cracks as you zip down Kentucky’s highest, fastest, longest zipline. Adventure awaits you in Harlan County, whether you enjoy off-roading, ATVS, ziplining, hiking, lakes, history, hospitality or festivals. Discover YOUR adventure in Harlan County and make mountain memories today! 606.573.4495 201 S Main St. Harlan KY 40831

Experience a train ride on the Big South Fork Scenic Railway to learn the importance of coal mining in Kentucky’s history. A glimpse of the Civil War history can be found by visiting Mill Springs and Tebbs Bend Battlefields along with community museums and historical homes honoring our early heritage. “Dock for the night” at a charming inn, state park lodge, resorts with moorage available, cozy cabin or camp under the stars. Make where you stay part of your experience and plan more than one visit to enjoy them all. Visitors will enjoy delightful shopping and discover unexpected treasures in our numerous antique shops and boutiques. Purchase fresh produce at the Farmers Markets and family farms, visit local wineries or buy handmade Kentucky products ranging from crafts to furniture. Schedule a visit around many of special events and activities taking place all year at state parks, attractions and downtowns. Cars shows are our specialty, with many cities hosting monthly events. We are known for houseboat vacations, but see what also lies beyond our shores. You’ll be amazed at our miles of fun!

to rivers and streams. Nine of Kentucky’s rivers are designated as Kentucky Wild Rivers, which protect their right-of-ways from

construction or any other man-made intrusion. The Wild River



It’s underground adventure and above-ground fun in Kentucky’s Cave Capital and Zipline Capital! Eight tour caves are available showcasing Mother Nature’s amazing artwork, including the world’s longest cave at Mammoth Cave National Park. Exploring the subterranean world will leave you in awe-inspiring amazement. For even more breathtaking adventure, zip over the treetops on a twin zipline, into a cave entrance or across the National Park. Where else can you play above and below ground?

Winchester, your family’s outdoor adventure destination, has carved out a NEW Beer Cheese Trail! It’s a festive trek to five destination restaurants, each featuring a unique beer cheese recipe. Winchester’s Annual Beer Cheese Festival is June 7. Ale-8-One, Kentucky’s own spirited soft drink, also offers fun tours of its facilities. Enjoy canoeing and kayaking on the Kentucky River, in addition to activities at nearby Boonesborough State Park and Red River Gorge, including ziplining. 270.773.8833 Cave City Tourism 418 Mammoth Cave St. Cave City, KY

corridors comprise a total of 114 miles of water and over 26,000 acres of land. The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources has begun highlighting popular Blue Water Trails throughout the state. These streams and rivers are excellent for both floating and fishing, and are a great way to explore some of the more scenic locations in Kentucky. Deciding what to catch is the biggest problem confronting most anglers in Kentucky. The warm, shallow lakes of western Kentucky offer great fishing for largemouth bass and crappie. The best trout and smallmouth bass fishing can be found in Kentucky’s deep, clear lakes and tailwater areas or tangle with giant muskies in the mountain lakes to the east. Cave Run Lake, a deep, cold-spring-fed mountain lake near Morehead, is recognized as the Muskie Capital of the South. And our rivers, including the Ohio, are the place to battle the behemoths: blue catfish have been recorded at more than 100 pounds. 800.298.9105 Winchester/Clark County Tourism Commission 2 South Maple Street Winchester, KY 40391

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Fishing in Kentucky requires a license that can be purchased online preferred water recreation, and one of Kentucky’s great openat You can also access free fishing forecasts, maps,

water locations will provide you with a fun day soaking up the

regulations and other information you may need to plan your trip.

sun and enjoying the water.

Besides watercraft rentals of all kinds available at Kentucky

It’s now up to you. Select your Kentucky waterway and let the

marinas, numerous boat ramps and access sites across the

fun begin. Visit for more information.

state make it easy to bring your own watercraft. Choose your

DISCOVER LONDON-LAUREL COUNTY, KENTUCKY’S CROSSROADS TO ADVENTURE! Whether you enjoy riding your bike in the “Cycling Capital of Kentucky™,” hiking in the Daniel Boone National Forest, boating on the stunning beauty of Laurel River Lake, or attending one of our many special events, your outdoor adventure awaits in London-Laurel County. Centrally located along I-75 and the Hal Rogers Parkway in the heart of the Daniel Boone National Forest, Laurel County is considered the Kentucky Crossroads to Adventure and is conveniently situated within a short drive to many of Kentucky’s finest attractions! 800.348.0095 606.878.6900

MOONSHINE, MUSIC & MOUNTAIN ADVENTURES! Head to Eastern Kentucky, THE source of “spirited” adventure! NEW backwoods Moonshine Hideaway tour. Learn the “secrets” distilled into the original brew. How did NASCAR become an offshoot of the moonshine trade? Visit Jenny Wiley State Park featuring 1,100-acre Dewey Lake, plentiful campsites, over 10 miles of hiking trails, horseback riding trails and a mountain bike trail loop. StoneCrest Championship Golf Course, Mountain Arts Center, Jenny Wiley Theatre & more. 800.844.4704


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Start planning your one-of-a-kind Kentucky vacation today!