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WHERE WOULD NO ONE QUESTION HORSEPLAY DURING A MEETING? ONLY IN KENTUCKY
Make Your Next Meeting a Double With a Tour of Bourbon Distilleries and Horse Country. This is Kentucky - Come See for Yourself!

Give Your Attendees An Unforgettable Experience

We know what you're thinking: Kentucky is all about bourbon and horses, right?

Well, it's true. Bourbon is much more than a drink here, it's also a way of life celebrated in a state that makes 95% of the world's supply. You can immerse yourself in its history, take a tour and enjoy a taste at iconic and emerging distilleries in beautiful surroundings. Speaking of beauty, Kentucky's picture-perfect horse farms, fascinating equine museums and stately racetracks offer perfect opportunities to experience the state's horse culture up close.

So yes, there's no denying a trip to Kentucky should include bourbon and horses both. But the Bluegrass State also has a lot more up its sleeve.

Whether your group has a penchant for American history, authentic live music, signature culinary dishes, epic attractions or outdoor adventure - not to mention some of the most stunning mountains, gorges, lakes, rivers, waterfalls and overlooks around - Kentucky offers noteworthy experiences to match every interest.

Visit historic sites sharing the struggles and triumphs of the state's African American trailblazers. Explore the world's longest cave at Mammoth Cave National Park, take a boat ride right up to Cumberland Falls or enjoy a scenic train ride deep into Big South Fork National Recreation Area. Take your group to the fascinating Newport Aquarium, National Corvette Museum, Churchill Downs or Muhammad Ali Center.

More than just showing you a good a time, the state's cities and infrastructure are also ready-made to host successful meetings for your group.

"Kentucky's larger cities and areas in Louisville, Lexington and Northern Kentucky are well-known for hosting meetings and conventions, and for good reason," said Mike Mangeot, commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Tourism.

"Each has world-class convention centers - with the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville and the Central Bank Center in Lexington recently undergoing major renovations - as well as a number of new and newly renovated hotels."

Top Reasons to Meet in the Bluegrass State

The Bluegrass State blends quality facilities and hospitality with some of the best travel experiences and attractions in the world. Combine that with unmatched customer service, and a meeting in Kentucky is sure to impress attendees and planners alike.

·      World-class convention facilities

·      Unique event venues and meeting spaces

·      New and renovated hotels

·      Popular pre/post-meeting itineraries

·      Incredibly affordable meeting destination

Kentucky Meetings: By the Numbers

·      More than 30,000 guest rooms and nearly 2 million square feet of convention space throughout the state

·      Modern meeting spaces and amenities, from historic and boutique hotels to a wide range of resorts to accommodate groups of all sizes.

·      Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville offers more than 1.2 million square feet of indoor exhibition space, making it the sixth-largest facility of its kind in the U.S.

·      Two international airports - Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International and Muhammad Ali International in Louisville - offering nonstop service to dozens of top destinations

Free Planning Resources & Assistance

If you're looking for a winning destination for your next meeting or convention, Kentucky is a sure bet! For more information, visit www.kentuckytourism.com/meet .

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