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Kentucky, officially called the Commonwealth of Kentucky, is a state located in the east south-central region of the United States. It is one of the states in the US that was constituted as a commonwealth, along with Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts. It was previously a part of Virginia before it joined the 'union' or the United States in 1972. 

Kentucky is known as the "Bluegrass State," a nickname based on the bluegrass found in many of its pastures due to the fertile soil. One of the major regions in the area is the Bluegrass Region in central Kentucky, which houses two of the state's major cities: Louisville and Lexington. Kentucky is also a land with diverse environments and abundant resources, with the longest cave system (Mammoth Cave National Park), the greatest length of navigable waterways and streams in the contiguous United States, and the two largest man-made lakes east of the Mississippi River. 

The state is also home to the highest per capita number of deer and turkey in the United States, the most productive coalfield, and the largest free-ranging elk herd east of the Mississippi river. Many other novelties, including horse racing, bourbon distilleries, automobile manufacturing, tobacco production, bluegrass music, and college basketball are developed here. Currently, Kentucky's men's basketball team on the NCAA (National College Athletics Association) is on top, and with Kentucky Fried Chicken or KFC making its rounds in the cities of the world, the list of fun facts about the state will be endless.

 

What to see & do

Mammoth Cave National Park - the Mammoth Cave National Park lives for its name. It is the biggest and longest cave system known in the world, established in 1941 and was formed years and cycles before its 'establishment'. The park's 52,830 acres are located primarily in Edmonson County,

Kentucky, with small areas extending eastward to Hart County and Barren County. The cave is centered on the Green River, with a tributary which is the Nolin River. The Nolin River feeds to the Green River, which is just inside the park. With 400 miles of surveyed passageways, the Mammoth Cave within the park is by far the longest known cave system in the world, being twice as long as the second largest cave system, Mexico's Sac Actun underwater cave. When visiting the cave, do not miss out on the Grand Avenue, Frozen Niagara, and Fat Man's Misery routes, as well as other "wild" routes that venture away from the developed parts of the cave into muddy crawls and dusty tunnels. There is also the Echo River tour to check out, where in all visitors are taken on a boat ride along an underground river, although it was discontinued in the early 1990s.

Louisville Zoo - Founded in 1969, the Louisville Zoo is a 134-acre zoo located in Louisville, one of the major cities in Kentucky. It is situated in the city's Poplar Level neighbourhood, and is considered as the "State Zoo of Kentucky." In here, travellers may check on some 1,700 species of animals in naturalistic and mixed animal settings, representing both geographical areas and biomes or habitats. The zoo's primary exhibits include the Gorilla Forest, the Herpaquarium, the Islands, the Wallaroo Walkabout, the Glacier Run, and the Lorikeet Landing. 

Kentucky Horse Park - the Kentucky Horse Park is a working horse farm and an educational theme park opened in 1978. It is located off Kentucky State highway 1973, in Lexington, near the northern Fayette County. It is an equestrian facility and is dedicated to develop "man's relationship with the horse." The park has a daily Horses of the World Show twice a day, showcasing both common and rare horses from around the globe. 

 

How to get around within Kentucky

Kentucky can be best navigated by car, although within the major city centres, travellers may opt to experiment and try other means. Interstate buses are also available here, while taxis and other modes are most accessible within the city centres. 

 

How to get there

There are three large airports serving the state. Louisville International Airport in Louisville is served by several major airlines including Southwest, Frontier, Delta, US Express, United Express, American Eagle/Express, Continental Express, and Midwest Connect. Meanwhile, the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport is another major hub, while the Blue Grass Field also offers direct flights from fourteen cities through commercial airlines. 

Flights to Kentucky

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