Department of Travel
2011 Kentucky Visitor's Guide Is a Great Resource for Travelers
If you are looking for something to do this weekend or already planning your summer vacation, check out the 2011 Kentucky Official Visitor’s Guide for a wealth of ideas for getaways in the Bluegrass State.
With feature articles about lakes, horse country, dining, crafts, music and more, the free visitor’s guide is much more than just a compilation of listings. Four regional sections use color and design to make travel planning fun and easy.
The 2011 Visitor’s Guide includes a region-by-region guide to accommodations, attractions and state parks. Each regional section also includes several suggested itineraries for visiting highlights of the Commonwealth’s diverse areas.
“Kentucky is one of America’s best leisure travel destinations and every region offers so much to experience and explore,” said Gov. Steve Beshear. “This year is a great time to visit Kentucky as 2011 marks the beginning of the Civil War sesquicentennial and the 100th anniversary of the birth of Bill Monroe, the father of Bluegrass music.”
Printed copies of the Guide are available at eight staffed welcome centers on Interstate highways throughout the state or can be mailed right to your home or office by calling 800-225-8747. An online version will be available soon at www.kytourism.com.
Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism Mike Cooper said, “The guide is a fantastic way to introduce the state to the many people considering a visit to Kentucky as it hosts its inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup race at the Kentucky Speedway in Sparta in July and the Breeders’ Cup, thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious competition, at Churchill Downs in November.”
The guide was produced in partnership between the Department of Travel and Tourism and publishing company Miles Media.
The Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism is an agency within the Tourism, Arts & Heritage Cabinet, which promotes the Commonwealth as a travel destination. Tourism in Kentucky has an economic impact of nearly $11 billion, employs more than 176,000 people and generates $1 billion in taxes.