Welcome to the Bluegrass State, the land of bourbon, fried chicken, horse racing, and tobacco!
If you think Kentucky stayed rural – think again! Louisville alone can provide you with entertainment of a lifetime. Old Louisville is the largest preserved Victorian district. The Kentucky Derby and the Derby Festival are the spectacles worth seeing, not to mention the Kentucky State Fair. And there are also Hodgenville, where Abraham Lincoln was born, Bardstown with the annual Kentucky Bourbon Festival and historic My Old Kentucky Home State Park, and Winchester’s Beer Cheese. Natural tourists can have their fill in Mammoth Cave National Park.
The economy of Kentucky is mixed: some agriculture (tobacco, cattle, and corn), some industry (automotive assemble), and the best companies for building your career - Humana, Yum! Brands, Ashland Inc., and, of course, KFC. The University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville are the two major research institutions and educational facilities of the state.