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.

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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.