The Group Travel Leader

MAR 2017

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#TRAVELKY #TRAVELKY • 1-800-225-TRIP COME EXPERIENCE WHAT WE'RE FAMOUS FOR. From the rich history of horses and bourbon to the breathtaking fun of Corvettes and caves, come experience what we're famous for… HORSES Visit the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, where you can learn about over 40 horse breeds and pay homage to oroughbred great Man O' War as the park celebrates his 100th birthday. Travel to nearby Georgetown to visit with retired champions at Old Friends oroughbred Retirement farms or to nearby Shelbyville to view a majestic Saddlebred horse. Take in the track kitchen and watch the morning workouts at the Keeneland racetrack in Lexington and explore the history and pageantry of the greatest two minutes in sports at the Kentucky Derby Museum and Churchill Downs in Louisville. BOURBON Learn about "America's Native Spirit" at historic distilleries in Bourbon Country. From cra to the world's largest bourbon producers, many invite visitors to learn about their brands and have a taste during behind-the-scenes Kentucky distillery tours. While on these distillery tours, make a stop in Bardstown, voted one of the Most Beautiful Small Towns in America, and tour the impressive mansion that is known as "My Old Kentucky Home." Book a tour of Kentucky Cooperage in Lebanon, where new charred oak barrels are cra ed for bourbon production. ARTS AND MUSIC From bluegrass to newgrass, you can explore Kentucky's diverse music history. Visit the homeplace of the father of bluegrass music, Bill Monroe, or the legendary Loretta Lynn. Start the journey on the Country Music Highway in Ashland at the Paramount Arts Center and follow this scenic road through the mountains of eastern Kentucky to see the birthplaces of scores of music stars.

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