FRANKFORT, Ky. – Are you looking for something to do this weekend or already planning your summer vacation? Then check out the new 2013 Kentucky Official Visitor’s Guide for a wealth of ideas for getaways in the Bluegrass State.


The free guide is much more than just a compilation of listings. To make planning your trip fun and easy, the guide is divided into nine regional sections that highlight unique attractions and noteworthy events in each one.


“Kentucky offers a treasure chest of travel experiences that appeal to every interest and every age,” said Gov. Steve Beshear. “From horses to natural wonders to bourbon, we’ve got what people want in a vacation.”


Printed copies of the guide are available at seven welcome centers on interstate highways throughout the state or can be mailed right to your home or office by calling 1-800-225-8747.  An interactive online version will be available soon at www.kentuckytourism.com, where you also can order the printed version.


“The guide is a fantastic way to introduce the state to the many people considering a visit to Kentucky,” said Department of Travel and Tourism Commissioner Mike Mangeot. “As we say, ‘there’s only one Kentucky,’ and the guide will help you plan your trip to the Commonwealth’s unique and diverse attractions.”


The guide was produced in partnership between the Department of Travel and Tourism and publishing company Miles Media Group.




The Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism is an agency within the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, which promotes the Commonwealth as a travel destination. Tourism in Kentucky has an economic impact of nearly $11.7 billion, supports about 170,000 jobs and generates more than $1.2 billion in taxes.




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