Day trips in Kentucky

Kentucky day trips

Summer is here, and it is time to get out and explore our amazing state. Here are our top three picks for affordable and interesting day trips in the state of Kentucky.

Bardstown, the “Bourbon Capital of the World”

Here in Kentucky, we are famous for our bourbon. And Bardstown is Ground Zero for bourbon distilleries, with several local distilleries open for tours and taste tests. There’s even a trolley that will take you around from one distillery to the other – how convenient!

Mammoth Cave

Kentucky’s cave system is incredible, and Mammoth Cave is justifiably the most famous. Take a tour of this amazing natural wonder, and enjoy the cool, damp weather all year round as a side bonus. Hard to believe how much weird stuff is underground.

Lexington

Immerse yourself in Kentucky’s horse culture in Lexington, the horse capital of the world. Visit local horse farms, place some bets at Keenland Race Park, and visit retired race horses in the Hall of Champions.

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