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Licores y deportes patrimoniales

El bourbon es conocido como “el licor nativo de Estados Unidos”, además de ser la exportación más famosa de Kentucky, y las carreras de caballos purasangre son el evento deportivo más emblemático en torno a esta bebida. Las culturas que los rodean se combinan para crear una cultura única y en crecimiento, especialmente cuando se trata de comida y bebida; desde julepe de menta servido en vasos de metal en el Derby de Kentucky hasta maridajes de bourbon y excelente comida en los restaurantes. La deliciosa oferta gastronómica de Kentucky proviene de siglos de influencia de las culturas inglesa, irlandesa, escocesa-irlandesa, alemana, afroamericana y de los indígenas estadounidenses. Agrega una pizca de influencias amish, asiática y latina, y tendrás una maravillosa combinación de sabores y tradiciones para descubrir.

 

Diversión pionera en Kentucky

Si buscas una escapada, Kentucky cuenta con abundante naturaleza y aguas para explorar, además del sistema de cavernas conocido más extenso del mundo, el Mammoth Cave National Park (Parque Nacional Mammoth Cave). Kentucky es un paraíso para los pescadores y hogar de los lagos Kentucky y Barkley, dos de los lagos artificiales más grandes del país. Estas extensas aguas son también un lugar ideal para navegar y practicar esquí o tubing. Los visitantes pueden caminar por los innumerables senderos que serpentean por el estado, incluido el Sheltowee Trace National Recreational Trail (Sendero Recreativo Nacional Sheltowee Trace), el más largo del estado, que se extiende por más de 418 kilómetros a través del Daniel Boone National Forest (Bosque Nacional Daniel Boone).

 

La historia de los personajes de Kentucky

Como el lugar de nacimiento de Abraham Lincoln, Muhammad Ali y Bill Monroe, "el padre del bluegrass", Kentucky ha desempeñado un papel importante en la historia EE. UU. (y, por supuesto, el coronel Sanders perfeccionó su receta secreta para el pollo frito y creó su imperio mundial, KFC, aquí). Visita los sitios, museos y monumentos que capturan las vidas e historias de estos influyentes estadounidenses y, luego, pasa un tiempo explorando los pequeños pueblos históricos, las grandes ciudades urbanas, los distritos de arte, las granjas de caballos y mucho más.

 

¿Cómo les va?

Conoce a Sortedfood, un grupo de amigos provenientes de Londres que buscan comida excepcional que te decir GUAU. Los videos Game Changers se tratan de las historias, las personas y la pasión detrás de diferentes especialidades estadounidenses. 

 

 

 

Kentucky, Yes
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Train to Win exhibit at Muhammad Ali Center
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Home of legends: Kentucky is the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln and Muhammad Ali.

Layers of bourbon barrels aging in a rickhouse
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Kentucky makes 95 percent of the world’s bourbon, which equals 1.5 barrels of bourbon for every resident of the state.

Playing traditional bluegrass music in Kentucky
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Kentucky is known as the “Bluegrass Music Capital of the World,” a distinction celebrated at the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Owensboro.

Lugares imperdibles

Exterior of Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, home of the annual Kentucky Derby horse race

Churchill Downs Racetrack

Famous for hosting the Kentucky Derby, the stately Thoroughbred racetrack at expansive Churchill Downs is a quintessential Kentucky experience. Attend a race if you can, or take a tour of this prestigious institution to learn about its history. Visit the Kentucky Derby Museum on site and sit in on “The Greatest Race,” a 360-degree sound and visual experience. Take a historic walking tour around the track and mingle with the resident Thoroughbred and miniature horse.

Train to Win exhibit at Muhammad Ali Center

Muhammad Ali Center

Dedicated to preserving the story of the prominent professional boxer through its award-winning museum, this multicultural center in downtown Louisville has a lot to explore. A variety of permanent and changing exhibits focus on racial history and civil rights through interactive displays, artwork, artifacts and multimedia presentations.

The starting gate at Keeneland

Keeneland

This center for all-things equestrian highlights Kentucky’s famous horse culture. Tour the Thoroughbred auction house, explore the graciously-sized grounds on your own, or take a guided walking tour to learn about the facility’s operations from the perspective of the Paddock and Grandstand. Watch a race, talk to jockeys or take part in a Paddock saddling demonstration.

A ranger leads a group through Mammoth Cave

Mammoth Cave National Park

The longest recorded cave system in the world with more than 643 kilometers explored and mapped is a subterranean wilderness. Take a ranger-led tour through the limestone labyrinths and chambers; some treks are well-lit and some have visitors carrying their own lamps (“wild” tours through more hidden areas are available, too). Spot bats, crickets and salamanders thriving in this peculiar habitat.

Catching a moonbow at Cumberland Falls

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park

Often called the “Niagara of the South,” this state park’s 125-meter screen of water features a visible “moonbow” (or nighttime rainbow) on full moon nights. With kilometers of trails, horseback riding, fishing and gem mining available, the falls offers much to do. Kayak or raft the Cumberland River on one of several routes.

A BB Riverboats cruise at sunset

BB Riverboats

Newport’s throwback riverboats, the Belle of Cincinnati and the River Queen, navigate the Ohio River and offer all manner of cruises, from historic to seasonal to kid-themed. The evening sojourns, where dinner, jazz, bourbon and barbecue are served up alongside the stunning scenery, are not to be missed.

Touring a bourbon distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky

Kentucky Bourbon Trail

Sample “America’s Native Spirit” on this road trip, which stops at nine of the most renowned distilleries such as Maker’s Mark, Four Roses, Wild Turkey and Woodford Reserve. Watch as bourbon is distilled, tour the facilities and enjoy after-tour tastings, leaving with a cocktail recipe or two.

Family touring historic Shaker building in Pleasant Hill, Kentucky

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

The 34 historic Shaker-style buildings located along a 1.5-kilometer road here were constructed over a span of 105 years. Visit this unique village to tour the grounds, try your hand at heritage crafts in The Historic Centre, or hang out with the animals at The Farm. Visitors can hike The Preserve for a wide window into the prairies, woodlands and watersheds that supported this spiritual community for so long. Hay rides and a stable round out this working village, which also offers demonstrations and events.

Corvette outside the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky

National Corvette Museum

See the iconic car like never before, and get an education in sports car history while you’re at it. Bowling Green’s auto museum offers 80 Corvettes of all stripes to view, as well as Motorsports Park, where visitors can take a lap or just watch others tool around. A plant tour gives a behind-the-scenes glimpse into how these flashy cars are made.

The exterior of the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum in Owensboro, Kentucky

Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum

Explore permanent and changing exhibits dedicated to showcasing Bluegrass culture past and present in this 2,044-square-meter museum. Tour the Hall of Fame to learn about bluegrass luminaries and introduce yourself to the Father of Bluegrass Music, Bill Monroe. See historically significant instruments, follow the bluegrass history timeline or take part in an Open Jam session.

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