"Weep no more my lady Oh! Weep no more today! We will sing one song for My Old Kentucky Home for My Old Kentucky Home, far away." (Stephen foster 1853) If you have not heard this song you have not lived in Kentucky. Let me tell you what you are missing. The song quoted above is the state song. You will hear it at most sporting events such as the Kentucky Derby that is held in May each year.
Kentucky is located in the Eastern Central part of the United States.
The state has everything from fishing to festivals. Kentucky is home to Cave Run Lake which covers about 8, 200 acres and offers some of the finest fishing, camping, hiking, swimming and other water activities. Kentucky is also home to two parks dedicated to caves. The two caves are Carter Caves and Mammoth Caves.
If you like trains you might like to visit My Old Kentucky Dinner Train which includes a 2 ½ hour trip, and lunch or supper on board the train. There is also the Big South Fork Scenic Railway tour or the Kentucky Railway Museum which includes a train trip.
If your taste runs toward historical things you might want to visit Bardstownand the surrounding area for fun historical things to do. You can also visit distilleries, state parks, food festivals and music festivals while in the area.
If you like going to the zoo, you might want to visit the Louisville Zoo with its Splash Park and 4D ride theater.
If you like horses you will probably want to check out Lexington and the Kentucky Horse Park. There are many other horse farms in the Lexington area.
There are also festivals going on during most of the year.
Did I mention the autumn? The trees on the hills turn bright vibrant colors and it’s gorgeous.
You may have heard the old stereotypes of what Kentucky is like and nothing could be further from the truth. The state is known for its southern hospitality. If you visit you will find the people are kind, patient and tolerant, except for those who do not support the UK Wildcats and then you are on your own! Just kidding.