With its prominent location in the Great Lakes Region of the U.S., you’re bound to do some truck driving through the great state of Kentucky. This state is associated with horses, corvettes, bourbon and college basketball. I-65, I-71 and I-64 all converge in Louisville, Kentucky, making it a hub of activity for truck drivers and tourists alike.
The next time you travel through this state and have some down time, be sure to stop by some of the following sites:
- Churchill Downs: Churchill Downs is the most famous horse racetrack in the world and hosts the Kentucky Derby annually. Its central location in south Louisville makes it an easy place to visit between truck driving jobs.
- Mammoth Caves: This is the longest cave system in the world with more than 400 miles of underground caverns to explore.
- Corvette Factory: Located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, this assembly plant is where the ever-popular Chevrolet Corvette is built.
- Abraham Lincoln’s Birthplace: Hodgenville, Kentucky was Lincoln’s home during his early years. History buffs can tour his boyhood home at Knob Creek.
- Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley: Located in western Kentucky, this is the largest manmade lake system in the world.
- Barbecue Joints: Just about any barbecue restaurant in Kentucky will have some of the best grub you’ve ever had. From ribs that fall off the bone to seasoned pulled pork, it’s hard to find better barbecue anywhere (though Texans may disagree).
- Home of Bill Monroe: The father of bluegrass music was born in Rosine, Kentucky, and you can tour his home while in the area. Then, if you haven’t gotten your fill, tune in to some local radio stations to enjoy bluegrass music from its place of origin.
- Kentucky Bourbon Trail: This is a prime place to enjoy some of the world’s best bourbon distilleries, including Maker’s Mark, Jim Beam, Woodford Reserve and Wild Turkey. Stock up on your favorites, but remember, no drinking and driving!
- Kentucky Truck Stops: Because of the state’s central location, you can find dozens of truck stops located right along your truck driving route. Stop in for everything you need!