Arches, Bourbon, Corvettes, Derby — and Lincoln
What do these words have in common? You’ll find out on these four new drives in Kentucky. Explore charming towns bursting with Southern hospitality, breathtaking natural beauty, and recreation opportunities for all ages and abilities. Whether you want to visit historic Civil War sites or bourbon distilleries, place a bet at Churchill Downs, or venture into subterranean caves, Kentucky has it all.
It seems only fitting that we launch this drive on Lincoln’s Birthday. Our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, was born February 12, 1809, in Hodgenville, Kentucky. Learn more about Lincoln, his family roots and the landscape that shaped his character. Then relax, sip and savor a beverage in Bardstown, the Bourbon Capital of the World.
Yes, Duncan Hines was a real person — and one of the first travel reviewers in the United States. Learn more about is life, celebrate the Corvette, America’s favorite sports car and get your recreation on in Mammoth Cave National Park.
Who knew that Kentucky was second only to Utah for the number of natural stone arches? Explore these geologic wonders, many easily accessible with a short stroll from the parking lot, or up close and personal on a myriad of hikes for every level.
Midway between Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky, this road meanders under a canopy of trees surrounded by bountiful views of Kentucky bluegrass and thoroughbred horse farms. Along the way, meet Kentucky Derby winners, and tour of some of the State’s best bourbon distilleries.
February 14-16: A Weekend Celebrating Leaders and Lovers
Originally established in honor of George Washington in 1885, Presidents Day celebrates all U.S. presidents past and present. And how perfect that the long weekend falls on Valentine’s Day this year! Search through our pre-planned trip itineraries for inspiration and take your sweetie on a Valentine’s Day trip, or book a hotel for a romantic weekend getaway. Bonus — free admission to all National Parks!
Mark your Calendars - Free Entry to our National Parks
- February 14-16, 2015
Presidents Day Weekend
- April 18-19, 2015
Opening Weekend of National Park Week
- June 13, 2015
National Get Outdoors Day
- August 25, 2015
National Park Service Birthday
- September 26, 2015
National Public Lands Day
- November 11, 2015
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