More Kentucky Facts
State Arboretum: Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest
State Bird: native redbird, commonly known as the Kentucky cardinal (Richmondena cardinalis).
State Botanical Garden: University of Kentucky/Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Arboretum
State Bourbon Festival: Kentucky Bourbon Festival in Bardstown.
State Butterfly: viceroy.
State Fish: Kentucky bass.
State Flower: The goldenrod (genus Solidago) is the state flower of Kentucky. More than 30 varieties are native to Kentucky and two, Short's and the white-haired (S. shortii and S. albopilosa), occur in few places outside Kentucky.
State Fossil: brachiopod
State fruit: blackberry
State Gemstone: fresh-water pearl
State Horse: thoroughbred
State Mineral: coal
State Latin Motto: Deo gratiam habeamus
State Soil: Crider soil series
State Song: "My Old Kentucky Home, Good-Night!," by Stephen Foster
State Bluegrass Song: "Blue Moon of Kentucky" by Bill Monroe
State Tree: tulip poplar (changed from the Kentucky coffee tree in 1994)
State Wild Animal Game Species: gray squirrel
Covered Bridges. Kentucky has thirteen covered bridges still standing, some still in use.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Information about travelling and vacationing in Kentucky is available from the Kentucky Department of Travel's Kentucky tourism web site. Links to other state offices can be found on the main state government web site.
The official state highway map and individual county maps are available from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
A listing of selected Kentucky place names is available.
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