10 Places Where You Can Still Experience Old Kentucky

Kentucky is a state that loves tradition, and you can find evidence of that in our small towns, festivals, and even in our biggest events like the Kentucky Derby. The Bluegrass State is rich with history and we enjoy preserving it, experiencing it, and learning about it in a hands-on manner. As time goes on, things inevitably change, but in Kentucky, there are many places that have managed to hold on to that “old Kentucky” spirit. If you long for the days of the past and enjoy learning about history firsthand, then you’ll love these 10 places where you can still experience old Kentucky.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

There are many places throughout Kentucky that have maintained the original passion and spirit – this list is just the beginning! When you think of “old Kentucky,” what comes to mind? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!

If you’re fascinated by the history of the Bluegrass State, you’ll love our previous article: 12 Things About You Didn’t Know About Kentucky’s History.