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Visit These University Campuses in the Bluegrass State
Draw up the plans for your next visit to Kentucky. The Bluegrass State is home to wide range of attractive, diverse, and historic destinations – the universities around Kentucky encompass all three of those attributes and prove to be ideal visiting spots at any time of year.
From western Kentucky and cities like Murray and Cave City, to the Greater Louisville area and eastern Kentucky with cities like Lagrange and Lexington – find your way to any of these impressive universities and enjoy campus tours and exciting college sports.
Western Kentucky University was established in 1906 in the charming city of Bowling Green. You'll find WKU is a swift, scenic drive from nearby cities like Franklin and Hopkinsville – enjoy a tour of this public university and check out the statue of Dr. Henry Hardin Cherry, found on top of The Hill near Cherry Hall.
Make your way to E.A. Diddle Arena, home of the WKU Hilltopers and Lady Hilltoppers – WKU athletics compete in NCAA Div. 1, within the Sun Belt Conference. The Hilltoppers football team plays home games at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium.
Just west of Lake Barkley in western KY, find the city of Murray, home to Murray State University. Another public institution, Murray State features a picturesque campus where you'll want to check out the statue of Rainey T. Wells, just outside of the Pogue Library. The Murray State Racers compete athletically in the Ohio Valley Conference – the Racers football team plays games during the fall at Roy Stewart Stadium. Make the short drive in from nearby Paducah.
Venture into the greater Louisville area and head for the University of Louisville. Established in 1798 as a public university, U of L is found just south of downtown Louisville, a short drive from the Ohio River. Drive in from Shepherdsville or Lagrange and enjoy a campus tour – explore the Rauch Planetarium, or the Papa John's Cardinal Stadium for football games in the fall.
Find the city of Frankfort just east of Shelbyville and make a plan to visit Kentucky State University. KYSU was founded in 1886, is a public university, and offers students a wide range of undergraduate and post-grad degree programs. Be sure campus highlights like the Blazer Library, Jackson Hall, the William Exum Center, and Alumni Stadium.
When your travel plans have you visiting eastern Kentucky, head for Lexington and visit the University of Kentucky. A co-ed, public school, and the flagship of the University of Kentucky System, UK features a large, urban campus of nearly 785 acres. Check out campus hot spots like Patterson Hall, one of the oldest buildings on campus, the William T. Young Library, or the UK Arboretum – ideal during the spring. Make the drive in from nearby Lawrenceburg.
UK sports area a major draw in the area – watch as the Wildcats compete in the Souther Eastern Conference. Head for Rupp Arena to enjoy UK Wildcats basketball, Cliff Hagan Stadium for Wildcats baseball, or the Commonwealth Stadium for UK football games. Notable UK alumni include actress Ashley Judd, U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell, and Thomas Hunt Morgan, known as the father of modern genetics.
Closer to Barbourville and Corbin, find the University of the Cumberlands. A private school established in 1889, the University of the Cumberlands was known as Cumberland College up until 2005. It features a rural campus in Williamsburg, with their athletics teams – the Patriots – competing in the Mid-South Conference of the NAIA.
Back in Lexington, not far from Georgetown, be sure to visit the campus of Transylvania University. Another of the private colleges in eastern KY. Explore the stunning and awe inspiring campus on your next visit, and be sure to explore the Transylvania Lawn, the Old Morrison Building, and Marquad Field, home of the TU Pioneers baseball team.
When your visit takes you to Winchester, don't miss out on a tour of Morehead State University. Drive in from nearby Louisa and check out the Adron Doran University Center or Eagle Lake. The MSU Eagles play within the Ohio Valley Conference in sports like football, baseball, and basketball. Check out a MSU Eagles football game during the fall at Jayne Stadium.
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