Kentucky Experience to Share the State’s Highlights with WEG Visitors

LEXINGTON, KY – Spectators at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games will get a sensory tour of the state in 2010 without ever leaving the grounds of the Kentucky Horse Park.

The Kentucky Experience, an interactive collection of tourism exhibits, arts and entertainment presentations, and Kentucky-made product sales and samplings, will showcase the best that Kentucky has to offer during the 16-day event. The facility, which will be located within walking distance of the Games’ events, will not only give visitors a “Mini-World Fair” showcase of their hosting state, according to organizers, but will also be equipped to help interested visitors arrange for tours and excursions across Kentucky, or ship purchases of local products around the globe, according to Mike Cooper, commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism, one of the planning organizations behind the 25,000-square-foot endeavor.

The Kentucky Experience facility will feature a welcome center and courtyard area, surrounded by a 6,500-square-foot product pavilion that will offer product sales and sampling opportunities, a 6,500-square-foot exhibit pavilion highlighting Kentucky’s nine tourism regions, and a 4,100-square-foot entertainment pavilion featuring live performances of Kentucky-based arts ranging from Bluegrass music to ballet to clogging….

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Date: 6-2-2009