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Kentucky at a Glance

Are you in need of travel tips to the bluegrass state? Kentucky is nestled in the eastern/southern region of the United States and offers travelers plenty of exciting activity possibilities. Considered Southern, the state has a unique blend of Midwest and Appalachia influences. If you fancy yourself a bourbon and whiskey connoisseur, you’ve come to the right place. Explore a few distilleries and taste some of the finest libations around. Horse breeding and racing are very popular in Kentucky also, but even if you can’t get into the Kentucky Derby, you can still view some thoroughbreds gracefully run the track. From historic architecture to Civil War battlefields, lip-smacking Southern cuisine to legendary music, there’s a lot to love about Kentucky, making it perfect for you next travel adventure.

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Popular Places
  • Louisville Louisville
  • Red River Gorge Area Red River Gorge Area
  • Mammoth Caves National Park Mammoth Caves National Park
  • Lexington Lexington
Getting There
Major Airports
  • Major Airport Louisville International Airport
  • Major Airport Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky International Airport

Passport / Visa Requirements

All travelers to the United States are required to hold a valid passport; the passport should be valid for six months beyond your departure from the U.S. The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) allows citizens of 37 participating countries to travel within the United States without a visa for 90 days; travelers must have valid Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) approval prior to travel, return travel tickets and a passport with a photo and an electronic chip. Visitors not eligible for VWP must apply for a non-immigrant visa. For more information, visit the U.S. State Department's travel website.

Need to Know

Severe Weather: Kentucky Has four defined seasons, but still witnesses the occasional tornado. Flooding is more common. Pay attention during times of severe weather.

Safety Concerns: Kentucky's crime rate varies by region and by city. Stay safe no matter where you are by keeping valuables out of sight, locking doors and windows and sticking with the group especially at night.

Health Concerns Kentucky presents visitors with no serious health concerns. Stay safe by filtering water when hiking in the wilderness and by using good hygiene.

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