A southeastern State bounded by the Ohio River
Area: 268601 sq.mi, 2nd Land 261914 sq. mi., 2nd - Water 6687 sq.mi., 9th
Major Cities: Capital City: Frankfort.
Topography: Mountainous in east;rounded hills of the Knobs in the north; Bluegrass, heart of the state; wooded rocky hillsides of the Pennroyal; western coal fields; the fertile Purchase in the southwest.
Statehood: June 1, 1792
State Bird: Cardinal
State Flower: Goldenrod
The state of coonskin caps. Daniel Boone, and lacy dogwood trees, Kentucky is best known for its bluegrass, which springs from the rich soil that breeds champion stallions and smooth bourbon.
Lexington; is the heart of Thoroughbred country. Rich limestone deposits in the soil are said to provide the minerals that build the strong bones of the racing steeds bred here, on the rippling fields of blue-budded grass. Get an equine education at the Kentucky Horse Park, just minutes north of downtown.
Amble through this working horse farm and visit the grave of Man o'War. Ride across the huge park on horseback, in a covered wagon pulled by draft horses, or, when snow covers the gentle hills, in a horse-drawn sleigh.