Welcome to Central Kentucky
Central Kentucky is the state's most celebrated region. The key reason: it's bourbon country! Kentucky's world-renowned homegrown spirit pays the bills, keeps the population buzzed and even flavors the local cuisine. Small and scenic Bardstown is the epicenter of big-name distilleries. More bucolic hooch makers cluster around Frankfort, the picture-postcard capital. Hip Louisville provides your urban fix with buzzy restaurants and exceptional museums (and bourbon, of course). Not to mention it hosts the world's most famous horse race. Lexington likewise knows its ponies. The refined city is the global hub for the horse-breeding industry, plus it brews a mean beer. Add in Berea's arts, Bowling Green's Corvettes and Mammoth Cave's eerie underworld and you've got the best of Kentucky.