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Kentucky is easily one of the most picturesque of all 50 states. Between the hills and mountains and dozens of scenic byways, it's a driver's paradise -- especially in summer. Got kids? They'd love a visit to Mammoth Cave. Alternately, if you're taking a tyke-free trip with someone special, you might enjoy a visit to the Jim Bean distillery, right outside Louisville. Just remember: no matter how few roadblocks there are in Kentucky, keep an eye on your "sampling".