Caves, Horses, Bourbon
by H Milan Winkelhock - 4 years, 6 months ago
Kentucky was the last state I visited before being able to check off all fifty of the US regions, it’s an area that is not very well known for its tourism but certainly has some gems that are worth a detour. I drove as part of a longer cross country trip, entered through the south in the Bowling Green area and exited in the north by Lexington. The main attraction beside all the race tracks is mammoth caves national part, the largest cave complex in the world with over 600 miles of mapped cave systems. The surrounding landscape is beautiful with gently rolling hills, plenty of old colonial towns and small wooded forests. The capital city Frankfort is a good place to stop as well, has a lovely suburb with plenty of bourbon distilleries and a very pretty Capitol Hill neighborhood.