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Unforgettable Kentucky

From the untold to the unforgettable...

Stories that
Intrigue & Inspire

Stories uncovered. Legends preserved. Heroes made. Kentucky's diverse heritage celebrates them all. Come hear the stories of an African-American 17-year-old who mapped large parts of Mammoth Cave in the 19th century. Of a 5’6” jockey who won big at the Kentucky Derby. Of a young Muhammad Ali, who turned a fight for his bike into a fire that fueled a boxing legend. Explore the lives of these trailblazers and more on a journey through the Bluegrass State. Much more than a history lesson, this is a true connection to the spirit of Kentucky.

Watch Kentucky Stories

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History...In Their Own Words

Kentucky is full of stories of African Americans who were explorers and pioneers. And stories of the modern-day pioneers who are preserving their legacies. Watch these trailblazers share their stories, in their own words.


Experience Kentucky
on a multicultural tour

Trace Kentucky’s rich heritage on in-depth tours of the state’s multicultural attractions. You’ll immerse yourself in places celebrating a world-renowned boxer known as “The Greatest” and “The Greatest Race” … a historical area that was an important stop along the Underground Railroad … a notable school that advanced African American education … one of the Civil War’s largest training camps for soldiers in the U.S. Colored Troops. And when each day’s journey is through, a winning mix of top-notch hotels, restaurants and other attractions will help create your own cherished vacation stories for years to come.


Itineraries & Attractions

Travel Kentucky Inspiration

Explore Kentucky's Civil Rights Legacy

An archival photo of civil rights leaders around a table, including Whitney M. Young, Jr., and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Unbridled Courage

Take a remarkable journey to explore Kentucky sites on the U.S. Civil Rights Trail, tracing historic paths and walking in the footsteps of giants.

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