Kentucky Department of Travel - Recent Headlines

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  • Celebrate Spring with Kentucky's Colorful Blossoms
    Monday, March 31, 2014
    Spring in Kentucky brings a profusion of flowery color, particularly with the blooming of the Commonwealth’s famous dogwood and redbud trees. Several locations offer the best prospects for viewing large concentrations of redbuds’ striking pink blossoms and snowy white dogwood blooms.
  • 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.