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Supplement to “WORTH THE TRIP’s Kentucky Official State Things”

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If you’d like to visit any of the places featured in the story, listed below are contact information, times, and more on featured Kentucky state official things:

Ayres Family Orchard
525 Wilson Lane
Monterey, KY 40359
(502) 514-1594

Chaney’s Dairy Barn and Restaurant
9191 Nashville Road
Bowling Green, KY 42101
(270) 843-5567
Group educational tours (for 10 or more people) are available April 1-October 31 by appointment. Small group tours (for parties fewer than 10 people) are available at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Fridays and Mondays only in June and July. Call ahead for reservations.

Kentucky Coal Museum
231 Main St.
Benham, KY 40807
(606) 848-1530

Portal 31
26 Church Street
Lynch, KY 40855
Open by reservation only, call (606) 848-1530 to schedule a tour.

Riverview Park
Frankfort, KY
(across the street from Capital Plaza Hotel)
October 7, 2012, 1-5 p.m.
(859) 760-8497

Bill Monroe Homeplace and Jerusalem Ridge Bluegrass Celebration
6210 U.S. Highway 62E
Rosine, KY 42370
Note: for GPS, it is best to use same address with Beaver Dam, KY 42320
October 4-7, 2012
(270) 274-5552

Rosine Barn Jamboree
8225 U.S. Highway 62E (Blue Moon of Kentucky Highway)
Rosine, KY 42370
Free; every Friday evening at 6 p.m. Central Time
(270) 274-9181

Kentucky Music Week
Old Kentucky Home Middle School
301 Wildcat Lane
Bardstown, KY 40004
June 17-22, 2012
(502) 348-5237

Kentucky Music Weekend and 2012 Kentucky State Dulcimer Competition
Iroquois Amphitheater
1080 Amphitheater Road
Louisville, KY 40214
July 27-29, 2012
(502) 368-5865, from voice menu press 2 “for reservations and special events”

Kentucky Railway Museum
136 South Main Street
New Haven, KY 40051
(800) 272-0152

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Track down more of Kentucky’s official symbols

Take a trip to My Old Kentucky Home State Park in Bardstown, site of The Stephen Foster Story—Kentucky’s official state outdoor musical—and inspiration for Kentucky’s official state song, My Old Kentucky Home. Tour the Corvette plant in Bowling Green, where they make Kentucky’s official state sports car. Or try your hand at catching a Kentucky spotted bass, the state fish, at a lake near you.

Here are lots more of Kentucky’s official symbols or emblems:

State Motto: “United We Stand, Divided We Fall”

State Bird: Cardinal, Cardinalis cardinalis

State Fossil: Brachiopod

State Wild Animal Game Species: Gray squirrel, Sciurus carolinensis

State Agricultural Insect: Honeybee, Apis mellifera

State Gemstone: Freshwater pearl, Hyriopsis Cumingii

State Tree: Tulip poplar, Liriodendron tulipifera L.

State Musical Instrument: Appalachian dulcimer

State Bluegrass Song: Blue Moon of Kentucky

State Silverware Pattern: Old Kentucky Bluegrass, The Georgetown Pattern

State Arboretum: Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest

State Botanical Garden: The Arboretum, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky

State Honey Festival: Clarkson Honeyfest

State Science Center: Louisville Science Center

State Theatre Pipe Organ: Kentucky Theatre’s (Lexington) Mighty Wurlitzer

Official Center for Celebration of African American Heritage: Kentucky Center for African American Heritage (Louisville)

State Amphitheater: Iroquois Amphitheater (Louisville)

Covered Bridge Capital of Kentucky: Fleming County

Official Covered Bridge of Kentucky: Switzer Covered Bridge (Franklin County)

Official Pipe Band: Louisville Pipe Band

State Bourbon Festival: Kentucky Bourbon Festival Inc. (Bardstown)

For a complete listing, see or Kentucky Revised Statutes, Chapter 2, Have fun exploring!

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To read the Kentucky Living April 2012 feature that goes along with this supplement, go to Kentucky Official State Things.

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