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Department of Parks

Kentucky is home to some of the most beautiful scenery and most interesting historical sites in the country. Our state park system includes 49 parks and historic sites and one interstate park with facilities for meetings and conferences, fine accommodations, camping, golf, education and much more.

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Department of Travel

Welcome to Kentucky. From the hills and hollows of eastern Kentucky through the rolling bluegrass of our heartland to the massive lakes and flatlands of the west, Kentucky has much to offer.

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Fish & Wildlife Resources

Welcome to the gateway of the Kentucky outdoors. Take a look around and learn about conservation, wildlife, hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation in the state. We want you to enjoy Kentucky, naturally.

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Frankfort Convention Center

The Frankfort Convention Center is a Commonwealth of Kentucky enterprise located in Historic Downtown Frankfort…Kentucky’s Capital. Our resources are dedicated to providing professional management services to the conventions and meeting industry.

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Governor's School for the Arts

The Governor’s School for the Arts provides hands-on arts opportunities for the state’s talented high school students who are dancers, actors, instrumental and vocal musicians, creative writers, future architects or visual artists. GSA’s primary components include a three-week summer residential program, regional arts workshops and master classes, college and career day and an artist roster of performing and visual artists made up of GSA alumni.

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Kentucky Artisans Center at Berea

In this 20,000 sq. foot facility you can shop for Kentucky products; experience Kentucky hospitality; explore Kentucky made crafts & history; enjoy Kentucky cuisine; learn about other must-see places; and enjoy full rest stop services.

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Kentucky Arts Council

The Kentucky Arts Council supports, through grants and technical assistance, Kentucky arts organizations, non-profit community organizations, local arts councils, local government agencies, individual artists and crafts persons. The Council's major programs are: Arts and Cultural Organizational Support, Community Arts Development, Arts in Education, Individual Artist Recognition and Support, Arts Marketing, Folk and Traditional Arts Support, Arts Directories and Honors Programs.

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Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

We welcome you to the Kentucky Center website, highlighting up-to-date information about our history, art, center tours, staff & board members, employment information, and volunteers.

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Kentucky Heritage Council

The mandate of the Kentucky Heritage Council is to identify, preserve, and protect the cultural resources of Kentucky. The Council also maintains continually updated inventories of historic structures and archaeological sites and nominates properties to the National Register of Historic Places. Through its various programs the Council strives to show how historic resources contribute to the heritage, economy, and quality of life of all Kentuckians.

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Kentucky Historical Society

The Kentucky Historical Society engages people in the exploration of the Commonwealth’s diverse heritage. Through comprehensive and innovative services, interpretive programs and stewardship, the Historical Society provides: connections to the past, perspective on the present, and inspiration for the future.

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Kentucky Horse Park

The horse park is like none other in the world. Dedicated to man's relationship with the horse, the park features two outstanding museums, twin theaters and nearly 50 different breeds of horses. All of these elements combine to make a visit to the park an enjoyable learning experience for everyone - from those unfamiliar with the horse to the horse expert.

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Kentucky Venues

The Kentucky State Fair Board promotes the progress of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and stimulates public interest in the advantages and development of the Commonwealth by providing the Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center and the Kentucky International Convention Center for exhibitions, conventions, trade shows, public gatherings, cultural activities, and other functions. In managing these facilities, the Kentucky State Fair Board resolves to advance Kentucky's tourism industry and economy while serving the entertainment, cultural and educational interests of the public.

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Creative Services

The Office of Creative Services assists the efforts of the Cabinet of Tourism, Arts and Heritage and many state agencies by providing photography, audio and video production, location sound, and graphic design. The Photography Section's staff covers numerous events and assignments, and is based in a lab with custom film processing and printing services. The Audio-Video Section supplies camera crews, while also producing turn-key audio and video projects. The Multimedia Section ensures public and media events are conducted with a professional sound system, while the Graphic Arts Section designs publications, logos, and just about anything else agencies need for use in print.

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Kentucky Humanities Council

Telling Kentucky's Story.... Our pride, Our glory. Our popular living history Kentucky Chautauqua dramas will introduce your community to a dozen people who made Kentucky great. Kentucky Humanities magazine gives you fresh perspectives on our history and culture. And we'll invest in your good ideas for telling Kentucky's story, too -- ask us about a grant. Join us in creating a legacy of pride in the wealth of Kentucky culture!

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The Kentucky Sports Authority

The Kentucky Sports Authority will be responsible for bringing major national and international sporting events, conventions, organizations, and franchises, both professional and amateur, to the commonwealth.

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Center for African American Heritage

The Kentucky Center for African American Heritage is the result of a collection of African American educators, artists and historians who have collaborated to give the long dormant history of African Americans in the region the voice and platform it deserves.

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