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The Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet is dedicated to fostering and promoting the state's rich heritage as well as continuing Kentucky's long history of being a premiere travel destination for all travelers to enjoy. The Cabinet serves as Kentucky's top tourism agency, and collaborates with local tourism partners to coordinate tourism, arts and heritage efforts through legislation, tourism development, and marketing/outreach. Kentucky tourism is an $11.8 billion industry that brings millions of visitors to the Commonwealth each year. As one of the state's largest economic generators, tourism serves as a mechanism for driving economic growth in communities within all 120 Kentucky counties. 

Under the leadership of Secretary Berry, the Cabinet oversees the following agencies:

  • Department of Tourism
  • Department of Parks
  • Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources
  • Kentucky Historical Society
  • Kentucky Humanities Council
  • Kentucky Heritage Council
  • Kentucky Venues
  • Center for African American Heritage
  • Kentucky Performing Arts
  • Governor's School for the Arts
  • Kentucky Artisan Center in Berea
  • Kentucky Arts Council
  • Kentucky Horse Park