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Kentucky Lincoln Heritage Trail

... continues to generate interest, visitors to historic sites

Summer 2011, and the Kentucky Lincoln Heritage Trail continues to attract visitors from all around the U.S. and even international travelers to Kentucky Lincoln sites.

Winner of the summer 2009 passport promotion Micki Leichman of Cincinnati and her husband, Will, pose in front of the Boone County Welcome CenterA signature project of the Kentucky Heritage Council / State Historic Preservation Office, the trail was revived in 2008 in partnership with the Department of Travel, Lincoln sites, Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and Kentucky Lincoln Bicentennial Commission.  The scenic driving route across central Kentucky is made up of nearly 20 historic sites that in some way shaped the Lincoln legacy and influenced the president throughout his life.

In October 2009 the Kentucky Department of Travel received four awards in the Kentucky Tourism Council’s Annual Traverse Awards for Excellence in Tourism Marketing, including second place for its Saving Lincolns television ad promoting travel deals to Lincoln-related sites.

In 2008 and 2009 the Heritage Council sponsored a passport promotion to encourage trail travel, and the tradition continues under the Kentucky Lincoln Sites Alliance, which is now administering the trail. 

Visit www.kylincolntrail.com [External Link - You are now leaving the .gov domain. ] for more.  Trail travelers are also encouraged to post photos of their Lincoln site visits to the Kentucky Lincoln Heritage Trail Flickr Web site. External Link - You are now leaving the .gov domain.

 

Last Updated 6/15/2011