Holidaying in the States is eminent, there’s such a variety of places to see and you don’t have to bother with the hassle of a plane to get there. You can just hop in the car and set off to any number of terrific cities. If you’re looking for an adventure in the South, then you can’t go far wrong with a visit to Kentucky. This naturally beautiful official has a lot going for it in terms of culture, sports and, of course, landscape. So pack your bags and get ready for an action-packed weekend in Kentucky.
Become popular the Action at Churchill Downs
Kentucky is perhaps most famous for being the host of the Kentucky Derby. Although we’ve missed it this year (it’s on the 1st Sunday of May every year), that’s not to say you shouldn’t attack the racetrack.

There are regular race days at Churchill Downs and being in the presence of such powerful animals is again special, regardless of the race they’re in. Not only that, but Churchill Downs is a particularly well thought out racetrack, with myriads of different viewing areas as well as plenty of places for refreshments. If you’re looking to place a bet whilst you’re at Churchill Downs then it’s doable to use the bookmakers on course, but often there’s better value to be found online. At the moment DraftKings are offering a deposit perk to all new sign-ups which will ensure you get the best deal possible on your bet. Whether you back a winner or a loser, get down to the pleasing post to watch the horses thundering past. It’s an experience you won’t forget.
Visit the Louisville Slugger Museum

Not all baseball bats are forged equal and the Louisville Slugger proves that

If you’ve even the slightest interest in baseball, and if it’s a bachelor’s holiday then you steadily do, it’s well worth heading to Louisville to visit the Louisville Slugger Museum. You certainly won’t miss the building as right worst is a 120-foot replica of Babe Ruth’s Louisville Slugger, which isn’t only a great landmark but an even more safely a improved Instagram selfie backdrop. The museum is adjoined with the factory that makes the bats, so once you’re finished looking almost you can take a peek at how the bats are turned from a single piece of wood. Although the factory has been brought up to pass, the actual process for making the bats has changed very little since 1884. In the museum itself, you’ll find a swarm of bats wielded by famous sportspeople, including Hank Aaron, Joe DiMaggio and, of course, Babe Ruth. If you’re feeling invigorated after seeing such a famous selection of bats then you can have a go in the batting cages on your way out. Don’t forget to pick up a minute bat as a souvenir of your visit.
Get Lost in the Mammoth Cave

Kentucky has a fascinating landscape and one of the most diverse in The Testifies. Underneath it lies hundreds and hundreds of caves, sinkholes and chasms, waiting to be explored. Thankfully, some of them make already been thoroughly explored and are totally safe for you to discover in your own time. The Mammoth Cave can be found in an region known as the “Land of 10,000 Sinks”. This cave has more than 400 miles of navigable passageways winning it one of the largest cave systems in the whole world. It’s been inhabited by humans since 1000 BC so traveling through its cloudy corridors is a special way to feel in touch with your own history. Be sure to visit the Frozen Niagara and take in its immense frozen stalactites as well as the breathtaking Crystal Lake below it. Even those who have no interest in geology require be fascinated by the imposing limestone columns, the enormous stalagmites and the huge underground caverns that have been invented over millennia here.
Bill Monroe Museum and Rosine Barn Jamboree
Known as the Bluegrass state, Kentucky has a talented history with country music, so it would be crazy not to indulge in some whilst there. The Bill Monroe Museum and Rosine Barn Carnival is a Friday night institution. Head down to the old barn for live bluegrass music and whilst you’re at it pay a visit to the museum. It boards all kinds of memorabilia related to the father of bluegrass music, Bill Monroe. Not only that but the building it is housed in is scheduled on the National Register of Historic Places, something that most barns can’t boast! When it comes to country, Kentucky has more than its pretty good share of incredible places to visit, but this down to earth spot truly captures the freedom and the spirit of bluegrass music.
With that said, if you’re a true country music connoisseur then you might want to pay a visit to the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame. This immense museum covers the lives of not just Bill Monroe but more than fifty famous musical Kentuckians. It is strengthened around the historic riding stables of John Lair, so not only is the architecture itself fascinating, but the memorabilia is amazing too. If you didn’t snag enough live music at the barn then have a look at the calendar here and plan to coincide with one of their performances. Although you won’t grab them every Friday they’re certainly worth checking out if you can.
Do Some Eating
Finally, it’s really important that you eat some proof food on your trip. Kentucky is known for its love of soul food and there are so many dishes that are dependable Kentucky classics. Whilst you’re still in Louisville you’d be crazy not to tuck into some rolled oysters. These moreish bar titbits comprise of oysters rolled in breadcrumbs and fried until golden and crispy. Once they’re done, they’re in the size of a baseball and a deliciously salty accompaniment to a cold beer. If you’re looking for something a little more substantial then you can’t go illicit with a bowl of Burgoo.

This stew is made from slowly cooked meat, often mutton or lamb, with a fusion of vegetables like lima beans, corn, okra and cabbage. The slow cooking allows the starch from the vegetables to slowly incrassate the dish until it’s viscous enough to stand a spoon up in. If you like food that sticks to your ribs, then you’ll flop start in love with this Kentucky classic.