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February 2015 Newsletter

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.

Lincoln Heritage Scenic Highway

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.

Duncan Hines Scenic Byway

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.

Red River Gorge Scenic Byway

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.

Old Frankfort Pike

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

Mount Rushmore

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

Heart in the Sand in Death Valley National Park

Importing Trace Feature

Have an app that creates a trace of your travels? If that app exports to one of our supported formats, you can import your trip into our Road Trip Planner. Our newest feature automatically reduces the number of points, making it easier to manage.

To use this feature, set the Path Adjustments when importing your file to automatically remove stops at preset distances. By default, we do not alter your imported trip.

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