Well here’s a disappointing study for a very slow Tuesday afternoon: according to a study by WalletHub, Kentucky is one of the least fun states in America. The study compared all 50 states across 22 key indicators of a good time, such as number of restaurants, movie theaters, and national parks per capita. Kentucky came in 47th, ahead of only Alabama, West Virginia, and Mississippi. Woof. The most fun states? Nevada, South Dakota, Colorado, North Dakota, and New York. The Dakotas? Really?
According to the study, Kentucky has the fifth fewest restaurants per capita and the fourth lowest state and local expenditures on parks and recreation per capita; however, we are slightly better when it comes to nightlife, ranking 39th out of the 50 states in average beer and wine price, movie costs, nightlife options, access to bars, music festivals, etc. So, there!
Compare Kentucky’s “fun” rank with other states in the map below:
Clearly, this study didn’t take basketball into consideration.