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Kentucky


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Kentucky’s historic outdoor theatre trail

As dusk gathers and spotlights illuminate costumed actors, singers and dancers, a stage dressed with scenery and set with props emerges. Music swells; the crowd falls silent. Another summer of outdoor theatre gets underway. “Outdoor theatre adds an entire menu… (more)
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Follow in the footsteps of Animal Planet’s Turtleman

Ernie Brown, Jr., aka the Turtleman, has faced down many a vicious animal, including giant snapping turtles, snakes, skunks, raccoons and wild hogs, in most cases trapping the critters with his bare hands. But a trail in Lebanon, Ky., named… (more)
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Visiting Bardstown: the Bourbon Capital of the World

Like sentinels watching over a village, warehouses filled to the rafters with Kentucky Bourbon barrels surround Bardstown — the Bourbon Capital of the World. With its three distilleries, Bardstown is the hub of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail and folks here… (more)
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Bardstown Civil War Museum Echoes America’s Darkest Hour

Tucked away in a quiet neighborhood — away from My Old Kentucky Home, the bourbon distilleries and downtown shopping district — is the impressive Civil War Museum of the Western Theater; the cornerstone of Bardstown, Kentucky’s Museum Row. Ranked one… (more)
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Bucket List Adventure: ‘Indulge me’ packages from Maryland to Middle-earth

Channel your inner hobbit and slip into a hobbit-hole where you can read “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy to your heart’s content. Feel the world melt away as your muscles turn to jelly beneath a blanket of hot stones… (more)
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Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory Hits a Home Run

It’s a sure bet that when J. Frederick Hillerich emigrated from Germany in 1842, making an impact on America’s favorite pastime — baseball — was the furthest things from his mind. Settling in Louisville, J. Fred started a woodworking shop… (more)
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21c Museum Hotel: What’s In and Into the Future

It’s easy to find 21c Museum Hotel — just look up. 21c’s famous Red Penguins line the building’s façade, welcoming guests to this unusual place where 21st century contemporary art is king and a visit here becomes an adventure. Walking… (more)
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Bucket List Adventure: Taste your way along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail

Tradition, limestone and a little bit of magic. These are the key ingredients needed for good Kentucky bourbon and Kentucky, being the place where 97 percent of the world’s bourbon is made, has lots of good Kentucky bourbon. They’ve been… (more)