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Kentucky Guide Books


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Kentucky Off the Beaten Path®: A Guide to Unique Places (Off the Beaten Path Series)

By Zoe Strecker

Globe Pequot Press
Paperback (264 pages)

Kentucky Off the Beaten Path®: A Guide to Unique Places (Off the Beaten Path Series)
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Tired of the same old tourist traps? Whether you’re a visitor or a local looking for something different, let Kentucky Off the Beaten Path show you the Bluegrass State you never knew existed.

Soothe your ailments and your hunger with the healing properties of poke at the Poke Sallet Festival; take an expedition through Walt Whitman’s “vale of the Elkhorn” in a canoe; or stay in your own personal concrete teepee in Cave City.

Visit the incredible collection of fossils on display at Big Bone Lick State Park, in an area where colossal mammals came to lick salt (and sulfur) more than 10,000 years ago.

So if you’ve “been there, done that” one too many times, get off the main road and venture Off the Beaten Path.

Kentucky Bourbon Country: The Essential Travel Guide

By Susan Reigler

University Press of Kentucky
Paperback (248 pages)

Kentucky Bourbon Country: The Essential Travel Guide
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Like wine lovers who dream of traveling to Bordeaux or beer enthusiasts with visions of the breweries of Belgium, bourbon lovers plan their pilgrimages to Kentucky's bourbon country. And what a country it is! Some of the most famous distilleries are tucked away in the scenic Bluegrass region stretching between Louisville, Bardstown, and Lexington. Locals and tourists alike seek out the world's finest whiskeys in Kentucky as interest in America's only native spirit continues to grow.

In Kentucky Bourbon Country, Susan Reigler offers essential information and practical advice to anyone considering a trip to the state's distilleries or to the restaurants and bars on the Urban Bourbon Trail. Featuring 200 full-color photographs and a bourbon glossary, the book is organized by region and provides valuable details about the Bluegrass―including attractions near each distillery and notes on restaurants, lodging, shopping, and seasonal events in Kentucky's beautiful historic towns.

In addition to providing knowledge about each point of interest, Kentucky Bourbon Country weaves in little-known facts about the region's best-kept secrets, such as the historic distillery used as a set in the movie Stripes and the fates of used bourbon barrels. Whether you're interested in visiting the place where your favorite bourbon is made or hoping to discover exciting new varieties, this handy and practical guide is the key to enjoying the best of bourbon.

Birds of Kentucky Field Guide

By Stan Tekiela

Adventure Publications Inc.
Paperback (292 pages)

Birds of Kentucky Field Guide
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Make bird watching in Kentucky even more enjoyable! With Stan Tekiela's famous field guide, bird identification is simple and informative. There's no need to look through dozens of photos of birds that don't live in Kentucky. This book features 112 species of Kentucky birds, organized by color for ease of use. Do you see a yellow bird and don't know what it is? Go to the yellow section to find out. Fact-filled information, a compare feature, range maps and detailed photographs help to ensure that you positively identify the birds that you see.

Kentucky (National Geographic Guide Map)

By National Geographic Maps

National Geographic Maps
Map (2 pages)

Kentucky (National Geographic Guide Map)
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• Waterproof • Tear-Resistant • Travel Map

Expertly researched and loaded with helpful information, National Geographic's Kentucky Guide Map is a must-have for travelers exploring "The Bluegrass State." Cities and towns are easy to find with the map's helpful index. Highways, roadways, toll roads, scenic routes, and other roads are clearly designated. Distances in miles are noted on major highways so travelers can easily plan their best route. In addition to a state map, inset maps provide detail on the Covington, KY-Cincinnati, OH Area; Land Between the Lakes; Owensboro; Bowling Green; Frankfort, Louisville and Lexington.

Additional information and maps feature the recreation activities available in Mammoth Cave National Park and the attractions along the Kentucky Heartland scenic drive which stretches from Lexington to Harrodsburg. National and state parks, public campsites, visitor information centers, airports, ski areas, hospitals, and more are noted. A handy chart of park service sites and climate information are also included.

Every State Guide Map is printed on durable synthetic paper, making them waterproof, tear-resistant and tough — capable of withstanding the rigors of any kind of travel.

  • Map Scale = 1:1,140,000
  • Sheet Size = 24.75" x 17.75"
  • Folded Size = 4" x 8.75"

Kentucky Nature Set: Field Guides to Wildlife, Birds, Trees & Wildflowers of Kentucky

By James Kavanagh

NBN Press
Pamphlet (2 pages)

Kentucky Nature Set: Field Guides to Wildlife, Birds, Trees & Wildflowers of Kentucky
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The Kentucky Nature Set offers the best in wildlife and plant identification for The Bluegrass State. The set includes three Pocket Naturalist Guides to Kentucky, Trees & Wildflowers, Birds, and Wildlife, and is attractively packaged in an acetate bag. The beautifully illustrated folding guides highlight well over 300 familiar and unique species and include ecoregion maps featuring prominent wildlife-viewing areas and botanical sanctuaries. Laminated for durability, Pocket Naturalist Guides are lightweight, pocket-sized sources of portable information and ideal for field use by novices and experts alike. Made in the USA.

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Moon Kentucky (Moon Handbooks)

By Theresa Dowell Blackinton

Avalon Travel Publishing
Released: 2014-06-03
Paperback (472 pages)

Moon Kentucky (Moon Handbooks)
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Native Kentuckian Theresa Dowell Blackinton gives readers an insider's look at the Bluegrass State, from the revelry of the Kentucky Derby Festival to quiet, cool Mammoth Cave. Blackinton provides suggestions for unique trip itineraries, including Horsin’ Around, Traveling the Bourbon Trail, and The Best of the Bluegrass State. Complete with tips on where to find the best bluegrass tunes and barbecue in Owensboro and how to rent a house boat to cruise the Land Between the Lakes Recreation Area, Moon Kentucky gives travelers to tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

KENTUCKY DERBY JULEP GLASS PRICE GUIDE -- 2019 EDITION

By CINDY CHIPPS

Independently published
Paperback (96 pages)

KENTUCKY DERBY JULEP GLASS PRICE GUIDE -- 2019 EDITION
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An up to date price guide for Kentucky Derby mint julep glasses. Covers every official Kentucky Derby mint julep glass. Also talks about bar glasses, sample glasses and more. All accepted major errors covered. Show all sides of the early rare glasses. Full size glass photos. Realistic pricing.

KIDS LOVE KENTUCKY, 4th Edition: A Family Travel Guide to Exploring Kid-Friendly Kentucky. 400 Fun Stops & Unique Spots (Kids Love Travel Guides)

By Michele Darrall Zavatsky

Kids Love Publications
Paperback (188 pages)

KIDS LOVE KENTUCKY, 4th Edition: A Family Travel Guide to Exploring Kid-Friendly Kentucky. 400 Fun Stops & Unique Spots (Kids Love Travel Guides)
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KIDS LOVE KENTUCKY, 4th Edition Your Family Travel Guide to Exploring "Kid-Friendly" Kentucky - 400 Fun Stops & Unique Spots Your kids will love finding where to: Cross over Natural Waterfalls & Bridges...Explore places from Boone to Burgoo...from Lincoln to land of Horses...from Caves to Corvettes and so much more. Well-known attractions plus hundreds of places you've probably never thought of. Make short vacation plans or get to know your favorite area better. Each chapter is a day trip zone including points of interest, events and suggested lodging & dining. Choose from nearly 400 listings in one book about Kentucky travel with kids ages 2-15. Save Time. New features include HIGHLIGHTS and web resources to quickly help you make the most of a short trip in each chapter. Searching countless hours on the internet? We give you fast travel facts, prices, and our exclusive, expert kid-tested reviews for every listing. We did the work so you don't have to. You won't find this information ORGANIZED together anywhere else Save Money. Book owners have access to online updates that keep each book FRESH for years. Plus, we've found many places to visit for little or no charge.

Kentucky Wildlife Encyclopedia: An Illustrated Guide to Birds, Fish, Mammals, Reptiles, and Amphibians

By Scott Shupe

Skyhorse
Released: 2018-05-08
Hardcover (256 pages)

Kentucky Wildlife Encyclopedia: An Illustrated Guide to Birds, Fish, Mammals, Reptiles, and Amphibians
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From the earliest European exploration and settlement of Kentucky, the state’s wildlife has played an important role. Men like the legendary Daniel Boone were in part lured to Kentucky by the opportunity to hunt Whitetail Deer, Bison, and Elk; and the Native Americans living in the region sustained themselves largely by harvesting mammals, birds, and fish. While the state’s wildlife is still an important resource for trappers, hunters, and fishermen, wildlife is also increasingly important for its intrinsic, aesthetic value.
In Kentucky Wildlife Encyclopedia, nationally known naturalist Scott Shupe has collected information on all the wildlife that reside in the Bluegrass State. The first in a series of state wildlife encyclopedias, this book will be a handy, usable, layman’s guide to Kentucky’s wildlife. Included are over 800 color photographs, depicting the different species of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and fish, while also offering over 600 range maps to show their territory. Along with basic information for the biology of each animal, Shupe includes the size, habitat, and abundance of each species located in the state.
Whether you’re a lover of the outdoors, photography, or are looking to learn more about your state, this comprehensive guide will teach you about the wonderful wildlife that covers the water, earth, and skies of Kentucky.

Hiking Kentucky: A Guide to 80 of Kentucky's Greatest Hiking Adventures (State Hiking Guides Series)

By Carrie Stambaugh

NATIONAL BOOK NETWRK
Black Paperback (368 pages)

Hiking Kentucky: A Guide to 80 of Kentucky s Greatest Hiking Adventures (State Hiking Guides Series)
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  • From old country roads to dense forest paths, Kentucky boasts more than 1,500 miles of marked and maintained trails. Author Michael Brown describes seventy-nine of his favorite hikes, from 1-mile nature trails to multiday backpacks.
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From old country roads to dense forest paths, Kentucky boasts more than 1,500 miles of marked and maintained trails. Author Carrie Stambaugh describes eighty of her favorite hikes, from 1-mile nature trails to multiday backpacks. With detailed information on trailhead location, difficulty, and much, much more, Hiking Kentucky, Third Edition is bound to have something for everyone!


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