50 States and DC ranked by Zombie Apocalypse survivability

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Callan McAuliffe as Alden – The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 9 – Photo Credit: Jackson Lee Davis/AMC /

15. Kentucky

While we’ve discussed the idea of taking shelter in stadiums and ballparks, we haven’t discussed another great place to take shelter: Racetracks.

Kentucky is home to one of the most famous racetracks in existence with Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby. Here’s the thing about racetracks: They’re surrounded by fences, they have places to keep horses, the infield can be used for crops and the grandstands are a great place to use as a shelter and lookout. Horses are a huge asset in the apocalypse, and though they can also be zombie bait they’re worth keeping around. Transportation doesn’t come easier. Horses are a good thing so be sure to take care of the horses.

If you’re not close to Churchill Downs but you’re in greater Louisville, definitely check out the baseball museum. Why? Bats. Bats are a great defense against zombies and you have to think outside the box when it comes to procuring supplies.

Mammoth Cave National Park might be somewhere to go. I wouldn’t recommend staying in the caves, because the last thing you want is to be trapped in a pitch black cave full of zombies. However, you might be able to lure zombies into the cave so it could be a useful resource.