Top 10 Tourist Destinations in Kentucky

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6) National Corvette Museum

Car enthusiasts will definitely want to stop by this museum located by the nearby Corvette factory in Bowling Green, Kentucky.  The museum houses many of the classic models made by Corvette since the first one rolled off the assembly line back in 1953, including some used in movies and other media.


7) Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Park

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This national park is located in Hodgenville, Kentucky and preserves the farm on which the famous sixteenth president was born and lived until approximately the age of seven.  A cabin that is said to be built to the exact specifications of the one owned by the Lincoln family at the time is also housed there in a museum.  Interesting historical items related to this remarkable president make it a one-of-a-kind tour that is perfect for lovers of history.


8) National Quilt Museum

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While quilting may not seem like the most exciting of subjects, this Paducah-based museum does a great job of showing how the making of quilts is really an excellent example of folk art in the United States.  Many of the quilts housed there have won contests both in the United States and abroad, and feature intricate designs that will impress anyone who truly appreciates the beauty that is art.


9) The Cumberland Gap

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The gap is a narrow passageway through the Appalachian Mountains that exists roughly where the states of Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee merge.  It was vitally important during the growth of the nation, as it served as a gateway to the west for settlers looking to make a new life for themselves and their families.  The Cumberland Gap was explored by Daniel Boone and used by countless pioneers in the preceding years.  Today, tourists can see the gap by visiting the Cumberland Gap National Park in Bell and Harlan County.


10) Frazier History Museum

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Located in Louisville, this small museum is world-famous for its amazing collection of firearms and other weaponry, including rifles owned by presidents George Washington and Theodore Roosevelt, as well as side arms that once were fired by famous (and infamous) historical icons such as the outlaw Jesse James and entertainer Bill Cody.

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