The Group Travel Leader

MAR 2017

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Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, a Historic Landmark destination ( e Inn, Trustees' Table, Dixie Belle riverboat, Discovery Tour). Old Fort Harrod State Park/outdoor theatre. Classic Kentucky cuisine at Beaumont Inn. harrodsburgky.com 800.355.9192 HARRODSBURG: THE COOLEST PLACE IN HISTORY! Or travel west to the International Bluegrass Museum in Owensboro. Enjoy contemporary sounds by top Kentucky artists Jordan Smith, Chris Stapleton, and Cage the Elephant. Immerse yourself in the vibrant arts scene of Berea and see artisans working in their studios or participate in a workshop to learn your own cra . Travel to the UNESCO Creative City Paducah, to tour the National Quilt Museum, the largest museum in the world devoted to quilts and fi ber arts. OUTDOORS Kentucky is home to Mammoth Cave, the longest cave system in the world. In Cave City, the main gateway into the park, there is a wide variety of outdoor adventure, from ziplining to horseback riding. Kentucky is also home to thousands of miles of waterways, making this a haven for adventure seekers. Kentucky Trail Towns, located along major trail systems, are ideal places to begin your journey, with plentiful opportunities for hiking, canoeing, kayaking and much more. Kentucky's 17 state resort parks provide lodging and activities for every group. e Great American Eclipse will traverse the western region of our state in August, reaching the point of greatest eclipse just outside Hopkinsville. HISTORY Discover the story of Kentucky by visiting the birthplaces of Abraham Lincoln, Muhammad Ali and Colonel Sanders. Learn the fascinating history of the Shakers at Pleasant Hill, home to the country's largest private collection of original 19th century buildings. Travel back in time to Old Fort Harrod State Historic Site in neighboring Harrodsburg to fi nd the story of Daniel Boone and other early Kentucky pioneers. Visit multiple museums in our state capital, Frankfort, including the omas Clark Kentucky History Center and the Capitol Building, where you can also enjoy a tour of this impressive architectural treasure. FOOD AND DRINK Sample a taste of Kentucky's rich culinary heritage and innovative contemporary fare prepared by some of today's leading chefs. Take a traditional tour along the Western Kentucky BBQ Trail or the Beer Cheese Trail in Winchester. Enjoy Lexington and Louisville's growing culinary scene, garnering national and international acclaim for their bourbon-infused cuisine. e attractions and events listed here are only the beginning. Visit KentuckyTourism.com/group to plan an unforgettable getaway to fully experience Kentucky.

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