Indian name meangin “plain” or “meadow”


Nickname: Bluegrass State

State bird: Cardinal

State flower: Goldenrod

Capital: Frankfort

Time: Eastern (GMT – 5) in the eastern part of the State; Central (GMT – 6) in the west.

The State: Kentucky is best known for horses, bourbon, fried chicken and bluegrass music. Lexington is the horse-breeding centre and many of its surrounding farms welcome visitors on free tours. Louisville boasts the famous Kentucky Derby, along with historic buildings, top arts venues and steamboat trips.

Other attractions include: the Patton Museum at Fort Knox; the pioneer settlement, Homeplace 1850s, at Kentucky Lake, one of the largest man-made lakes in the USA; the Daniel Boone National Forest; and Bardstown, the ‘bourbon capital of the world’. Berea is the ‘crafts capital’ of the State.