Although we love venturing to Kentucky in May for the famed Kentucky Derby, there are tons of fun activities in the Bluegrass State that draw visitors year-round. One of the most notable, of course, is for the legendary bourbon. Sip on some of the best bourbon that the country's got to offer all across the state – or, stop into one of our favorite Lexington taverns to try them all in one place. If you love horses, Kentucky is the state to visit! With acres upon acres of pastures and picturesque scenery, you can find all sorts of outdoor activities to keep the whole family entertained.
Kentucky Artisan Center
Watch artist demonstrations, explore exhibits, and more in Berea at one of the top art galleries in the region.
Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn
One of the most praised barbecue joints in Kentucky, Moonlite offers an extensive buffet with incredible desserts.
This 52,830-acre national park in central Kentucky contains parts of the world’s longest cave system.
Kentucky Horse Park
Get to know more about Kentucky’s beloved horse country in Lexington on a horse-drawn tour of this Smithsonian-affiliated facility.
Louisville Mega Cavern
The world’s only underground zip lining course also hosts tram tours and Christmas light shows during the holidays.
The Big Four Bridge
Running across the second longest river in the U.S., this bridge over the Ohio averages over 1.5 million visitors each year.
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
Explore over a century of making baseball bats in the city of its namesake...just look for the world’s largest bat out front.
National Corvette Museum
Visit the museum of “America’s Sports Car” with over 80 Corvettes in Bowling Green and tour the Corvette plant across the street.
Muhammad Ali Center
Commemorate the life and legacy of boxer Muhammad Ali in his hometown of Louisville.
The Bluegrass Tavern
Esteemed as one of the best bourbon bars in the South, this Lexington joint holds over 450 bourbons–most of them Kentucky-made.