Get To Know Kentucky

Kentuky State Parks

Kentuckians are justifiably proud of their state park system, widely considered to be the nations best. The Commonwealth offers 17 state resort parks - more than any other state - and 24 state recreational parks. Within this system, visitors can hike, bike, camp, golf, fish, boat, swim, picnic, and bask in the warm glow of our famed Kentucky hospitality

Kentucky Water Ways

Kentucky Golf Links

Horse racing and basketball may be the sports that first come to mind when one thinks of Kentucky, but with some 180 golf courses scattered across the state, the commonwealth has become a duffer's paradise.

For those who collect trivia, here's one for you - Kentucky is home to the nation's oldest golf course in continuous play - the Middlesboro Country Club, whose members have been teeing off since 1889.

But you don't have to be a country clubber to enjoy good golf in the commonwealth. Some 180 public courses are located across the state.

State Travel Guide

Kentucky Government

My Old Kentucky Home
Words and Music by: Stephen C. Foster

The sun shines bright in the old Kentucky home
'Tis summer, the people are gay;
The corn top's ripe and the meadow's in the bloom,
While the birds make music all the day;
The young folks roll on the little cabin floor,
All merry, all happy, and bright,
By'n by hard times comes a-knocking at the door,
Then my old Kentucky home, good night!

Weep no more, my lady,
Oh weep no more today!
We will sing one song for the old Kentucky home,
For the old Kentucky home far away.

They hunt no more for the 'possum and the coon,
On meadow, the hill and the shore,
They sing no more by the glimmer of the moon,
On the bench by that old cabin door;
The day goes by like a shadow o'er the heart,
With sorrow where all was delight;
The time has come when the people have to part,
Then my old Kentucky home, good night!


The head must bow and the back will have to bend,
Wherever the people may go;
A few more days and the trouble all will end
In the field where sugar-canes may grow;
A few more days for to tote the weary load,
No matter, 'twill never be light,
A few more days till we totter on the road,
Then my old Kentucky home, good night!


You know that Kentucky is famous for the Derby, but here are some facts about Kentucky you may not know.

  • Kentucky has more shoreline than Florida.
  • Kentucky features the largest waterfall south of Niagara.
  • Kentucky is home to the largest elk herd east of the Mississippi.
  • Kentucky has the most continuous cave system in the world.
  • Kentucky is less than a day’s drive for most people in the eastern U.S.
  • Kentucky was home to Daniel Boone, one of the greatest pioneers; to Abraham Lincoln, one of the greatest presidents; and to Muhammad Ali, the man they simply call, "The Greatest."

We are most proud of our people, however,
because they have an "Unbridled Spirit" for life, hospitality and friendliness.

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Maria Gnas
443 Darby Creek A Lexington KY 40509