Unbridled Spirit Visitors Guide Brings New Changes
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 13, 2006) – Hot off the presses and free for the asking is the state Department of Tourism’s Kentucky Unbridled Spirit 2007 Official Visitor’s Guide.
The 176-page full color publication is designed to help you plan a visit to Kentucky and serve as a handy resource guide once you get here.
“We’re extremely proud of this publication,” said Kentucky Tourism Commissioner Randy Fiveash. “We believe it is an outstanding introduction to everything that makes Kentucky a special place.”
The guide provides a wide range of visitor information, organized mostly into the state’s nine travel regions. For each region, you’ll find an overall description as well as information on accommodations, campgrounds, marinas, historic sites, state parks, major events and attractions. The guide also informs readers about the state’s “signature” tourism appeals – such as horses, bourbon and Bluegrass music.
New for 2007 is a section on Abraham Lincoln, putting into perspective his ties to his birth state, in advance of the birth of Abraham Lincoln bicentennial celebration, starting in 2008.
This year’s guide is also distinctive for another reason – it will have alternating covers. For the first part of the year, the cover will feature a photo of a Kentucky horse farm. Later, the cover will depict a tour of Mammoth Cave by lantern light.
Department staff designed and wrote the guide, Fiveash said. Work began on it in March. The department has printed 550,000 copies, and it will be distributed at no cost to anyone who requests it.
To obtain a copy of the guide, visit http://www.kentuckytourismcom or call 1-800-225-8747, or write the Kentucky Department of Tourism, 22nd Floor, Capital Plaza Tower, 500 Mero St., Frankfort, KY 40601. Or you can stop by one of our eight Welcome Centers or the visitor desk at the State Capitol in Frankfort.
The Kentucky Department of Tourism, an agency of the Kentucky Commerce Cabinet, exists to promote The Commonwealth as a travel destination, generate revenue and create jobs for Kentucky’s economy.