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Sightseeing in Kentucky

Museum
“American Thoroughbred horse racing museum located on the grounds of Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. Dedicated to preserving the history of the Kentucky Derby.”
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Historic Site
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“Fabulous fun and just something different. A hour road trip, check out a distillery in the area and have dinner on the train. ”
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Historic Site
“This is a great place to take your family to learn about one of our great presidents and the time in which he lived. In the fall, they hold a Lincoln Days celebration, as well as other events in February to honor his birthday. ”
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Tourist Information Center
“This place is still in the same building it was in years ago since before prohibition. Very historic for the industry.”
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Outdoor Sculpture
“Be sure to visit the town of Metropolis while in the area. From the superman statue to the museum. The kids will love visiting this town if the are into comic books. There are also several great restaurants in the area and local shops.”
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Historic Site
“Home of John Hunt Morgan, Confederate general. Before he went to war he rode his horse thru the door to tell his mother goodbye.”
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Historic Site
“Beautiful tours, only $5. The residency of the man who built the home you will be residing in. ”
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Trail
“There is a beautiful trail up to Fort Hill located behind one of the tall office buildings downtown. Fort Hill hosts a beautiful view of the capital city and gorgeous walking trails.”
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Building
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Art Gallery
“The Portsmouth floodwall has been transformed into a chronological history of the area. Beginning on the East end of the wall with depictions of some of the prehistoric inhabitants and the works they left behind and progressing to the exploration of explorers and the early villages. Many aspects of the community and its history are included and quite accurately portrayed.”
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Historic Site
“The first established home in Kentucky is memorialized in our county at the Dr Thomas Walker State Park. It is a peasant, peaceful park and a great place for a picnic. It has Putt-putt Golf seasonally. ”
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Museum
“The race is known in the United States as "The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports" or "The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports" for its approximate duration, and is also called "The Run for the Roses" for the blanket of roses draped over the winner. It is the first leg of the American Triple Crown and is followed by the Preakness Stakes, then the Belmont Stakes. Unlike the Preakness and Belmont Stakes, which took hiatuses in 1891–1893 and 1911–1912, respectively, the Kentucky Derby has been run every consecutive year since 1875. ”
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Historic Site
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Historic Site
“AKA "the Muster Grounds" is the sight where the troops from the region gathered for the Revolutionary War. Walk here! From my driveway, walk straight across Stone Mill Rd. onto Hurt St. Follow Hurt St. until you see the town houses and on your left will be a path to the meadow and pond behind the historic home. It's an easy 5 minute walk. Great place for a picnic by the pond. There is a also a short walking trail you can take starting at the bridge by the pond. ”
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