Cities and Resorts in Kentucky

By | May 1, 2022

Bluegrass Region

Bluegrass Region, (eng. Bluegrass, of blue ‘blue’ and grass ‘grass’), an approx. 20,000 km2 large area in central Kentucky, USA, where bluegrass (Poa pratensis), meadow rapeseed, is a character plant. The grass is utilized in breeding the famous thoroughbred horses around the city of Lexington. The area is a karst landscape: the limestone subsoil is pierced by numerous caves and streams.

Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park, natural park in the limestone area of Land of Ten Thousand Sinks in Kentucky, USA; created 1941, 212 km2. The main attraction in the large karst landscape is the underground caves, which together with Flint Ridge Cave in the east make up the world’s longest cave system of approx. 500 km. The caves are located in different layers and are flowed through by river courses at a depth of more than 100 meters. Attractions include Frozen Niagara and Crystal Lake in addition to impressive stalactite columns and the 60-foot-tall Mammoth Dome.

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Cumberland Gap

Cumberland Gap, 500 m high mountain pass on the west side of the Appalachians in the USA on the border between Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee. After the legendary pathfinder Daniel Boone cleared a road through the pass in 1775 by following an ancient Indian trail, the route, later known as the Wilderness Road, became of great importance for the early colonization of the Midwest. Approx. 300,000 settlers are believed to have used the strenuous route to cross the mountains. The pass and parts of Wilderness Road have been part of the 83 km2 large, beautiful Cumberland Gap National Historical Park since 1955.

Resorts in Kentucky