Are you ready to head out on a memory-making family vacation? If you are struggling with finding the perfect destination for your family, I can help. As a travel advisor, I have made it my goal to make sure parents get all those memory-making moments while on vacation with their kids. You don’t even need to travel halfway across the world to accomplish this. You can easily reach this goal of making memories with your kids in nearby states like Kentucky. I know, not a lot of people consider Kentucky for family vacations. I am bringing it up as a possibility though because it is National Kentucky Day.
Let’s Celebrate National Kentucky Day with Fun Facts
There is a lot you may want to learn about this wonderful state. This will ensure you know what you are missing if you decide to skip this fabulous area when planning your next family vacation. To give you an idea of what you can expect in the state of Kentucky, here are a few fun facts to celebrate National Kentucky Day.
- The Kentucky Derby is the oldest horse race in the world. It is held in Louisville, Kentucky during the month of May.
- Thomas Edison showed off his light bulb to the public at the Southern Exposition in Louisville in 1883.
- Post-It Notes originated in Cynthiana, Kentucky.
- Abraham Lincoln was born in Kentucky.
- Mammoth Cave in Kentucky is the longest cave system in the entire world.
- The very first Mother’s Day was held in Kentucky in the 1880s. It was at that time, a teacher, Mary Wilson, recognized her mother. Mother’s Day didn’t become an official holiday until 1916.
- The first restaurant to serve cheeseburgers was Kaelin’s in Louisville in 1934.
- Kentucky was originally a county within the state of Virginia. It became its own state in 1792.
- Kentucky Fried Chicken started in Corbin, Kentucky.
- Patty and Mildred Hill wrote the song, Happy Birthday, in Kentucky. Surprisingly, it took a while for the song to become as popular as it is today.
- The Kentucky Bend is comprised of 17 square miles. It is part of the state of Kentucky, but it is not attached to the rest of the state. A couple of people who live there must drive 40 miles to actually find themselves in another part of the state.
- The World Peace Bell is located in Newport, Kentucky.
- The largest hand-blown glass window in the world can be found at Covington’s Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption.
- The man who founded Duncan Hines was born in Bowling Green in 1880.
- Half of this state is comprised of forests.
- You can check out a moonbow in Kentucky. Don’t know what a moonbow is?? It is rays of light that are emitted from the moon. Visit the Cumberland Waterfall in Kentucky for the best moonbow views.
- Louisville has been pronounced 5 different ways. The pronunciations include Louie-Ville, Luhvul, Loo-A-Ville, Loo-A-Vull, and Luis-Ville.
- There are more bourbon barrels than people in Kentucky.
- Fort Knox is where the largest amount of gold in the world is stored.
- Kentucky’s state beverage is milk.
- It is illegal to throw tomatoes, rotten eggs, or flowers at a public speaker in Kentucky.
- Fines of $100 are possible if you try to take a reptile in to a church in Kentucky.
- It is illegal for a woman to marry one man more than 3 times in Kentucky.
- When you are in Kentucky, you must shower at least once a year according to the law.
- It is illegal to place ice cream in your back pocket in Kentucky.
These are some of the fun facts I found when doing research for National Kentucky Day. I am sure these fun facts are making you want to take a family vacation in Kentucky!
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