Kentucky Department of Travel - Recent Headlines
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- In Spring, Kentucky Is World's Equestrian Epicenter
Monday, February 24, 2014
With spring’s arrival, Kentucky emerges as the equestrian epicenter, as horse lovers from around the world converge on the Bluegrass State for thoroughbred racing and sales, the Rolex Three-Day Event and – yes – partying.
- Observe Black History Month by Visiting Kentucky's Camp Nelson
Monday, February 03, 2014
Celebrated as Black History Month, February is a good time to explore Kentucky’s Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park. The 525-acre park 20 miles south of Lexington marks the site where more than 10,000 formerly enslaved African-American men trained as soldiers for the Union Army and thereby obtained freedom for themselves and thousands of family members.
- Louisville Museums Offer Great Winter Escape
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Louisville recently turned up in the pages of National Geographic Traveler magazine as one of several "Best of the World" destinations. Downtown boasts unique attractions ideal for a memorable winter escape, including West Main Street's "Museum Row."
- Welcome 2014 with a New Year's Eve Event
Friday, December 13, 2013
As 2013 draws to a close, you may be searching for something special to do to welcome the New Year in a safe and fun way. The Kentucky State Parks are gearing up for 2014 with plans for several New Year’s Eve parties and events at resort parks around the state. Many hotels and restaurants in Lexington, Louisville and other cities will host New Year’s Eve celebrations.
- Unique Kentucky Attractions Provide Holiday Spirit
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
From an underwater appearance by Santa Claus at the Newport Aquarium to massive lighted figures handcrafted in China at Louisville’s Galt House Hotel, attractions unique to Kentucky will enliven the holiday season.
- In Kentucky, the Holidays Mean Music
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Musical sounds of the holiday season will soon be reverberating across Kentucky with concerts and performances aimed at getting listeners in a festive mood.
- New Website Lists Halloween Attractions in Kentucky
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
From ghost walks and graveyard tours to a “scream park” and haunted steamboat, Kentucky will be a very scary place this Halloween season.
- Ky. Tourist Attractions Are Still Open Despite Federal Closure
Thursday, October 03, 2013
While the federal government shutdown has temporarily closed several national parks in Kentucky, all Kentucky state parks and private attractions remain open for travelers’ and vacationers’ enjoyment.
- Kentucky's ColorFall 2013 Helps Public Track Leaf Changes
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Fall has arrived, and with it the 2013 edition of the ColorFall program promoting travel to peak foliage viewing areas and exciting autumn events around Kentucky. ColorFall is designed to aid public enjoyment and media coverage of autumn in the Bluegrass State.