Kentucky, the Bluegrass state, is well known for horse racing, bourbon distilleries, bluegrass music and as the birthplace of KFC. For your summer break to the United States this year Kentucky is the perfect state for a fun-filled and educational experience. We’ve singled out some of the top attractions in Kentucky that should be a priority to visit for you and your family.
Ahead of your trip to the Bluegrass State, make sure your passport is valid and remember to apply for your ESTA Visa well in advance in order to make gaining access to the country as smooth as possible.
Kentucky Derby Museum
Arguably one of the premiere attractions throughout the Louisville region, the museum is positioned adjacent to the historic Churchill Downs Racetrack. Over four million tourists have visited the museum including famous faces like Steven Spielberg and Sigourney Weaver (we presume not together), exhibits include two floors of interactive horse racing exhibit and a 360° HD video presentation. There is a tour of the track via golf cart and a Twilight Tour where you can view the glory of the tract at night with the help of the Twin Spires glow.
Louisville Mega Cavern & Mega Zips
The world’s only fully underground zip-wire and ropes challenge course, with six different zips that takes over two hours to complete, this high adrenaline course requires reservations due to its popularity. There is also a 70 minute tram tour (pulled by an SUV) through the caverns, a historic replica of the Cuban Missile Fallout Bunker. Plus during the winter season you can drive your own car through the caverns in the only underground light show in the world.
National Corvette Museum
An absolute must for all petrol heads comes the home of America’s sports car. The National Corvette Museum has over 70 Corvettes in the periodic settings including a number of mint edition classics, one of a kind prototypes and racing champions. Sit in a 2015 Stingray in the lobby and test your knowledge at a number of interactive trivia kiosks. Visit the gift shop for a number of Corvette themed souvenirs and visit the NCM Motorsports Park where you can take a lap or just spectate.
Evan Williams Bourbon Experience
Kentucky produces 95% of the worlds bourbon whiskey supply so your visit to the Bluegrass State wouldn’t be complete without sampling the odd tipple for yourself. Evan Williams Bourbon combines history and Bourbon where you can enjoy learning and sipping at the same time. Evan Williams was the first commercial distiller in Kentucky and you can learn all about him through the guided tours and learn how his famous recipe has been made since 1783.