Bluegrass, battlefields and bourbon, Kentucky’s got charms that appeal to both tourists and residents alike. There are over 500 horse farms in Kentucky, and Churchill Downs Racetrack, founded in 1874, pits the nation’s fastest thoroughbreds against each other at the Kentucky Derby, also known as the “Greatest Two Minutes in Sports.” Kentucky also produces 95 percent of the world’s bourbon, the only form of alcohol that is distinctly American, and distillers such as Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark offer tours and tastings at their facilities. Kentucky is the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln, and you can visit the humble home that housed him at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park. Cities like Lexington and Louisville have hopping nightlife with sports, live concerts and dance clubs. Shoppers can lighten their wallets at antique stores, flea markets and galleries, and Kentucky’s Appalachian region offers fine handcrafted pottery woodwork and jewelry. Kentucky seems to breed country music stars almost as prolifically as thoroughbreds. The Country Music Highway winds past the birthplaces of folks like Loretta Lynn, Billy Ray Cyrus and Dwight Yoakum. In terms of healthcare, Kentucky offers some surprisingly progressive options. Health Kentucky provides free healthcare access to eligible low-income people through a volunteer network of doctors, dentists and pharmaceutical companies.