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The Commonwealth of Kentucky, more commonly referred to as Kentucky, is one of the four U.S. states (out of 50) constituted as a commonwealth. Kentucky bears the nickname "Bluegrass State", for the abundance of bluegrass in many of its pastures due to fertile soil. The state also boasts of the highest per capita number of turkey and deer in the country, and the largest free-ranging elk herd. Kentucky is divided into five primary regions: the Cumberland Plateau, the Pennyroyal Plateau, the Western Coal Fields, the Jackson Purchase, and the Bluegrass Region, which can further be divided into the Inner Bluegrass and the Outer Bluegrass regions.

What to see & do

Kentucky Horse Park - The unique 'theme park' is both educational and fun, dedicated to 'man's relationship with the horse'. Instead of being an actual theme park with mechanical rides, the 1,224-acre equestrian facility has riding programs, the International Museum of the Horse, and hosts educational exhibits, events, and competitions related to horses. Not only will visitors get to meet horses of both common and rare breeds around the globe, there is also the opportunity to go horseback riding along the outskirts of the park. The Kentucky Horse Park is a definite must-visit for horse lovers all over the world.

Mammoth Cave National Park - Located in central Kentucky, the Mammoth Cave National Park includes portions of the Mammoth-Flint Ridge Cave System, the longest known cave system in the world. The park covers 52,830 acres of mostly in the Edmonson County, and partly in Hart County and Barren County. It is listed as both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an International Biosphere Reserve. The Mammoth Cave National Park is also known as 'the most haunted natural wonder in the world', with over 150 documented paranormal events.

Louisville Zoo - Also called the Louisville Zoological Garden, the State Zoo of Kentucky houses more than 1,700 animals. It contains six geographic settings: the Islands, African Veldt, Asian Plains, North and South America Panorama, Aquatics, and the Australian Outback. Additionally, the zoo also features a Gorilla Forest, Herpaquarium (for reptiles, amphibians, and fish), Wallaroo Walkabout, Glacier Run, and more. Louisville Zoo has a mission 'to better the bond between the people and our planet'.

How to get around within Kentucky

Kentucky has several car rental agencies, perfect for those who wish to travel independently. Larger groups can opt for motorcoach or school bus transportation for hire. Kentucky is also served by Amtrak, which operates two long-distance trains passing through Kentucky. There are stations in Ashland, Fulton, Louisville, Mayville, and South Shore-South Portsmouth.

How to get there

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, also called the Greater Cincinnati Airport, is an international airport serving Cincinnati and the Tri-state (Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana) area. It is located in the census-designated place Heron. The airport is served by the airlines Allegiant Air, Air Canada Express, American Eagle, Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection, Frontier Airlines, Ultimate Air Shuttle, United Express, and US Airways Express, and is the only airport in the Tri-State area with nonstop service to and from Europe. Two other major international airports serving Kentucky are Louisville International Airport and Blue Grass Airport.

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