the bluegrass state
When Europeans first arrived in Kentucky, they were enamored with the flowering grass that grew in this region. The abundance of blue blooms they saw gave Kentucky its nickname, The Bluegrass State. From the Red River Gorge to Mammoth Cave state park, there is so much to explore. Horse lovers from all over the world come to Kentucky to see the horse farms and experience the horse racing culture that has played a huge influence on the state’s residents.