Bill Bailey Travel Club travels to the state of Kentucky,home of the Kentucky Derby and more. Take a trip with us as we get to know more about the history, facts on travel and information of interest to you. Welcome to the wonderful state of Kentucky, our next destination for travel with Bill Bailey.
History And Countless Opportunities Abound In Kentucky With Bill Bailey Travel Club
Home to over 4 million residents, Kentucky is the 25th most populous state in the nation. Major industries in Kentucky today continue to be similar to those of the past including agriculture, mining, horse raising, the manufacture of whiskey and other types of manufacture. Birthplace of Abraham Lincoln, Kentucky is an amazing place to visit and experience history with nuerous sites of historic importance to the nation as well as to the sports world. Take a look at some great Kentucky state facts with Bill Bailey Travel Club and learn more about Kentucky, our 15th state.
First region west of the Allegheny Mountains to be setttled by American Pioneers
The Wilderness Trail is located in Kentucky as well as the Cumberland Gap
Site of many bloody battles during the Civil War
The Kentucky Derby is the oldest continuously held horse race in the country. It is held at Churchill Downs in Louisville on the first Saturday in May.
Mammoth Cave is just one of many National Parks in Kentucky
Kentucky has over 50 state parks
Has 5 National Parks which include:
- Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site
- Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area
- Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
- Mammoth Cave National Park
- Trail Of Tears National Historic Trail
Murray is home to the Boy Scouts of America Scouting Museum
Cheeseburgers were first served in 1934 at Kaolin’s restaurant in Louisville.
Mammoth Cave is the world’s longest cave and was first promoted in 1816, making it the second oldest tourist attraction in the United States.
The first Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant owned and operated by Colonel Sanders is located in Corbin.
Thunder Over Louisville is the opening ceremony for the Kentucky Derby Festival and is the world’s largest fireworks display.
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