We all want to go around the world and be a part of the miracle of nature. But only a few of us get this opportunity and if you happen to be in this situation, you really have to visit Kentucky! This will be a lifetime experience!

The associated state of Kentucky, according to the original in English “Commonwealth of Kentucky”, is one of the four Commonwealths of the United States of America, located in the south of them. Sometimes it is included in the geographic area known as the Midwest. In 1792, in June 1st, Kentucky became the fifteenth state of the Union. It is often called as “The Bluegrass State”, due to the presence of “blue grass” in many places and corners of the state.

You should visit Kentucky also because it is famous for its breeds of horses, of which “Thoroughbred” and is the race horses are the most appreciated. Other products that have a contribution to the local pride are the bourbon, the whiskey, the musical genre known as bluegrass, coal and the college basketball.

Let me tell you a few things about the origins of this name. According to The Kentucky Encyclopedia, the origin of the name Kentucky has never been accurately determined. Some possibilities would include: a word from the language of Wyandot tribe, meaning “the land of tomorrow”; a word of the language of Iroquois tribe, meaning “the place of the floodplain”; a term specific to the Algonquin group of languages referring to the bottom of the river. Also, another possibility is represented by a word specific to the language of Shawnee tribe, meaning “water source for a river”.

Originally the river was called as Kentucky and eventually the state was the one who took this name after the river.

Kentucky is a beautiful place to visit, mainly because of its impressive natural attractions. Among them there are: Red River Gorge, Cumberland Gap, Cumberland Falls State Park, Mammoth Cave National Park, Red River Gorge Geological Area, which is part of the Daniel Boone National Forest, the Land Between the Lakes, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area near Whitley City, Black Mountain, Bad Branch Falls State Nature Preserve, Jefferson Memorial Forest, located in Louisville, the Knobs region.

The list goes on with Lake Cumberland, in South Central Kentucky, Natural Bridge, located in Slade, Kentucky, Powell County, Breaks Interstate Park and many other objectives. Go and visit Kentucky! You have all the reasons!

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