The state of Kentucky is situated in the eastern United States, and has a distinct Southern identity. KY is also known as the ‘Bluegrass State’ because of the bluegrass that can be found growing around the area within its potent soil. Hiring a car in Kentucky means that you can head to the attractions the state is known for. These include automobile manufacturing so check out the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY, and horseracing - take a trip to Chuchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby, if you enjoy the competitive spirit of a good race.