We all know Kentucky is a pretty cool state. We have impressive state parks, excellent college basketball, the best taste in drinks and we know how to live life with an unbridled spirit. But if you’re looking for a place that is truly unique and has that rare cool-factor that just makes everything about it seem special, then you’re looking for Paducah – a small town along the Ohio River in western Kentucky. Paducah is known as a haven for creative minds, which it is, along with so much more.

The economic impact of tourism has grown to more than $14.5 billion in 2016, Department of Tourism Commissioner Kristen Branscum announced today. Kentucky’s tourism industry has experienced the strongest overall economic impact growth rate the state has seen since 2005.  All nine of the state’s tourism regions registered gains again in 2016.

If you think quilting has become a lost art, then I have some news for you.  Quilting is alive and well, not only in the United States but around the world.  Fortunately for us, we don’t have to pull out our passports in order to view quilts from around the world.  No, all we have to do is head to Paducah, Kentucky to see one of the world’s best collections of modern day quilts at The National Quilt Museum.

When exploring a town, historical site or sprawling farm, it doesn’t get more charming than doing it aboard a classic trolley. Many people have realized this, as Kentucky has several spots where you can hop on a trolley and take a relaxing ride, while taking in the sites. Trolleys are an important part of American history and today they are a timeless way to savor all Kentucky has to offer.