Kentucky's Historical Top 10
As with the rest of the Deep South states, Kentucky has plenty of historical attractions. Here's our pick of the best; something to sate everyone's historical appetite.
- Muhammad Ali Centre is a must-visit museum in Ali's hometown of Louisville. Inspired by his life and core ideals, this immersive attraction is hugely popular - just like the legend himself.
- Boone Trace gives visitors a taste of American pioneer history. This chunk of America's history is crucial to understanding how we came to establish the America we have today.
- Petrol-heads will appreciate the National Corvette Museum & Assembly Plant, a celebration of this quintessentially American car and its place in America's history.
- Whether you do it in its entirety, or simply cherry pick the bits that appeal to you the most, the Kentucky Bourbon Trail is well worth experiencing. With many distilleries along the route, each has its own unique history. There could be a few tasting sessions on this trip!
- The Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill offers another immersive slice of history, allowing visitors to experience life as its Shaker residents did in the 19th century.
- If sporting history is what you're after, then the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory could be just the thing! Learn about the iconic baseball bat's origins and its part in baseball history.
- Those interested in the early history of Kentucky will enjoy Old Ford Harrod State Park. An historic working fort, complete with re-enactments.
- Waveland State Historic Site offers a taste of plantation life. Tour the antebellum house, and see the slave quarters.
- Walk the Louisville Downtown Civil Rights Trail - a trail of historic markers commemorating civil rights demonstration spots.
- Winchester's Bluegrass Heritage Museum tells the history of Bluegrass people and places, right from the Eskippakithiki Indian settlements right up to the modern day.
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