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On vacation with kids to: Kentucky, USA.

The Commonwealth of Kentucky, also called '"Bluegrass State' is a state located in the East Central United States. Kentucky borders states of West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. The northern border is formed by the Ohio River and its western border by the Mississippi River.

Kentucky is one of four U.S. states established as a commonwealth, it's capital is Frankfort and largest city is Louisville. Kentucky with an estimated population of 4,173,405 (2000) ranks 26th in population in the United States. The nickname 'Bluegrass State' is based on the fact that bluegrass is present in many of the lawns and pastures throughout the state. Kentucky is a state with diverse environments and abundant resources, including the world's longest cave system, the most miles of navigable waterways and streams, the two largest man made lakes east of the Mississippi River and the most productive coalfield in the US. Kentucky is known for thoroughbred horses, horse racing, bourbon distilleries, bluegrass music, automobile manufacturing and college basketball.
The climate can be described as humid subtropical, monthly average temperatures in Kentucky range from a high in the high 80's and low 90's (30.9 °C) to a low in the high 30's to low 40's (-4.9 °C).
Lakes, rivers, mountains, caves, bluegrass, the outdoors, and horses can all be part of your Kentucky vacation with the kids. Its diverse landscape and waterways provide great opportunities for outdoor recreation and all year long Kentucky is alive with more than 700 festivals. A favourite attraction in Kentucky has to do with horses. Several resort areas in Kentucky feature horseback riding as outdoor recreation. Many trails are open in Kentucky for horseback riding.
Northern & Central Kentucky includes the Louisville-Lincoln region and the Bluegrass region.
Louisville is a popular tourist destination, especially with its thoroughbred racing, and so much more.
Frankfort, the capital of Kentucky, is located astride a double curve in the Kentucky River in central Kentucky and is known for one of the most beautiful capitol buildings in the country.
Western Kentucky includes the Lakes and Rivers region and the Audubon region. Here you'll find lots of outdoor activities like boating, fishing, hunting, camping, and hiking.
Eastern Kentucky is part of the Appalachian Mountain range, and expresses its own culture. Here you'll find lots of outdoor recreation, but also cultural activities like the Appalachian Center.
Southern Kentucky includes the Caves, Lakes and Corvettes region and a Lakes and Rivers region. Here are a number of caves to explore. Most famous probably is Mammoth Cave, but other caves such as the Diamond Caverns, the Crystal Onyx Cave and the Hidden River Cave are also very attractive. Mammoth Cave is surrounded by attractions, activities, motels, hotels and restaurants. This region also includes lakes like Barren River Lake, Nolin Lake and Lake Cumberland, and is stuffed with activities like rafting, canoeing, fishing, boating, house booting and relaxation.
From the hills of eastern Kentucky through the bluegrass of its heartland to the lakes and flatlands of the west, Kentucky can be a great destination for your next family vacation with the kids.

Popular cities and towns in Kentucky:

Some of the major and most popular cities and towns are: Louisville, Lexington, Owensboro, Bowling Green, Covington, Richmond, Henderson, Hopkinsville, Frankfort, Florence, Jeffersontown, Paducah, Nicholasville, Elizabethtown and Ashland.


Kentucky offers lots of accommodations suited for your vacation with the kids.
You can take a look at the accommodations section to find out what to look for in a accommodation suited for your children. No matter which part of Kentucky stands out to you as being the most suited for your vacation with the kids, there are accommodations in that area that can make your trip more exciting than you ever imagined. In Kentucky you'll find lodging accommodations ranging from family friendly bed and breakfasts to secluded cabins to family friendly hotels to kids friendly resorts. Several resort areas in Kentucky feature horseback riding as outdoor recreation. Why not check out one of the campgrounds Oregon has to offer. Or why not choose a vacation rental, from lake cottages to cosy mountain cabins to city apartments, there are lots of family friendly Kentucky vacation rentals that will meet all your needs. As you can see Kentucky has a variety of accommodations that are well suited for your vacation with the kids.


Kentucky has much to offer for families. Below we've listed some activities that are suited for your Kentucky vacation with the kids.

Amusement and Theme Parks:
Beech Bend Raceway
Guntown Mountain
Kentucky Action Park
Kentucky Horse Park
Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom

Kentucky Zoos:
Louisville Zoo
Newport Aquarium

Other family friendly attractions:
Mammoth Cave National Park
Fort Knox
Daniel Boone’s National Forest
Bluegrass festivals
Riverside Drive Historic District in Covington
Barlow House Museum
World’s Largest Sassafras Tree in Owensboro
Old Stone Jail in Franklin
Cumberland Falls
Cathedral of the Assumption in Louisville
Kentucky Derby Museum in Louisville
Carroll Chimes Bell Tower in Covington
Highlands Museum and Discovery Center in Ashland
Big South Fork Scenic Railway in Stearns
Middlesboro - the only US city built inside a meteor crater

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More usefull websites:
Kentucky Official State Information Website
The Official Site of the Kentucky Department of Tourism

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