Tourism in Kentucky
Tourism in Kentucky
Until the arrival of whites people, native American: Chickasaw, Shawnee and Cherokee occupied the area to control Appalachian passes or rivers such as Cumberland and Ohio.
Westward penetration Route, the area was later nicknamed Transylvania by Anglo-Saxons.
The Bluegrass region to the top of Pilot Knob are meadows, taking azure reflections at the dawn of spring days, which gives the state its nickname, Bluegrass State.
Kentucky is a commonwealth state, as only three other US states, bordering the Midwest and Deep South. It is t surrounded o the north by Illinois, Indiana and Ohio, to the east by West Virginia and Virginia, on the south by Tennessee and west by the Missouri.
Kentucky name is from Native American origin, attributed to different languages, with several possible meanings, including the Iroquois word "Ken-tah-ten", which means land of tomorrow.
According to Auguste Levasseur it means "river of blood".
The minimum temperatures recorded in January and reach -4 ° C. and Maximum temperatures reach about 31 ° C them in July.
The best time to travel to Kentucky is between May and October. During these months, temperatures are mild and rainfall remains low.
During the Civil War, Kentucky declared to be neutral throughout the war.
Directly to the west of the Appalachian, Kentucky is located. Located just south of the Ohio River at the border between the Northern States and South Etas but by its history past including slavery, he rather belongs to the Southern States.
It stretches 610 km from east to west and 260 km from north to south, with nearly 4 million inhabitants for over 100 000 km².
Is relief is quite marked in the east of the state. With the west end of Appalachians, which separates the US within states of the Atlantic coast, is highest peak is the Black-mountain at an altitude of 1263 m, belongs to the Cumberland Mountains.
The State is famous for its horses, we are come to discovering and attend the famous horse races like the Rolex Kentucky with tasting a Kentucky Wine.
You can find Hundreds of thousands stud breed quality horses in the area surrounding Lexington.
Some Olympic-level competitions, welcoming horses from everywhere and of every race. Since 1875, without forgotten the Kentucky Derby, every first weekend of May in Louisvill, and a First equestrian event which gives rise to two-week equestrian festival.
You might as well make a stop in one of the finest stud farms in the country to admire the horses, symbols of this region.
Louisville! Named in honor of Louis XVI, best known for Lynn's Paradise Cafe one of the most Louisville fun restaurants. Without forgot to taste Kentucky wines, but especially the International barbecue Festival that takes place in May in Owensboro, with relaxing days guaranteed. With bonus fried chicken with eleven Kentucky herbs.
You can also follow the Bourbon Trail road, a tourist route from village to village to Bardstown, world capital of bourbon
At Paducah, located in the Lower Town Fine Arts District, contemporary art center and many studios and galleries have developed.
Without Forgot Big Bone Licks. Discovered by Charles Longueuil expedition in 1739, is a prehistoric site of Big Bone Licks, cradle of American paleontology.
Located on Big Beaver Road in Boone County, Kentucky's, its name is from Mammoths Pleistocene fossil drawn to this place by a salt block located around the sulfur springs, or bisons and horses were grazing draw for vegetation and the salt land.
Inscribed in 1972 on the National Register of Historic Places
The area was very swampy and many animals were caught in a trap with no escape
The park features several nature trails, including a boardwalk around a marsh bog with the reproduction of a woolly mammoth, accessible to people with reduced mobility
Visitors will discover fossils of a mastodon exhibition Skull 500 kl and a small bison herd also on site. Park has picnic facilities and a camping site
Without forgotten Kentucky Bluegrass music, local music, of country music branch