Kentucky Vacation Ideas

Kentucky, the Bluegrass State: Home of the University of Kentucky Wildcats, the largest waterfall south of Niagra, and the Horse Capital of the World, Lexington. Since this is my home state, I am trying to see all the amazing Kentucky Vacation Ideas and share them with you. Have you visited a Kentucky destination not on this list? I’d love to hear and add your review!

To see the destination locations on the map, scroll to the bottom of the page.

Bardstown, KY
My Old KY Home(FREE/$)

Bowling Green
National Corvette Musuem ($)

Campbellsville, KY
Green River State Park(FREE / $)

Cave City, KY
Kentucky Down Under($$)
Dinosaur World ($$)

Bernheim Arboretum ($)

Corbin, KY
Colonel Sanders First KFC ($)
Cumberland Falls (FREE)
Cumberland Falls – review #2 (FREE)

Devou Park (FREE)
Garden of Hope (FREE ?)

Danville, KY
Central KY Wildlife Refuge (FREE)
Constitution Square(FREE)
The Great American Dollhouse Museum ($)

Lazer Kraze ($)
Train Depot Park (FREE)

Elkhorn City, KY
Russell Fork River/Breaks State Park (FREE)

Fleming County, KY
Covered Bridge Capitol of KY (FREE)

Fort Knox, KY
General Patton Museum (FREE)

Frankfort, KY
Daniel Boone’s Gravesite (FREE)
KY History Center ($)
Salato Wildlife Center ($)
Recent Visit to Salato Wildlife Education Center ($)
KY Vietnam Memorial (FREE)
State Capitol Building (FREE)

Toyota Factory Tour (FREE)

Harrodsburg, KY
Dixie RiverBoat Cruise ($)
Old Fort Harrod State Park (FREE/$)
Osage Orange Tree (FREE)
Shaker Village ($)

Gap Distribution Center

Hodgenville, KY
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace (FREE)
Hintons Orchard & Lincoln’s Birthplace (FREE / $)

Jamestown, KY
Wolf Creek Fish Hatchery (FREE)

Lexington, KY
Aviation Museum of KY ($)
Keeneland ($)
Keeneland Breakfast with the Works ($)
McConnell Springs(FREE)
Raven Run Nature Preserve (FREE)

Louisville, KY
Big Four Pedestrian Bridge (FREE)
Science Center ($)
Speed Art Museum ($)
The Slugger Museum ($$)
21c Museum Hotel

Mammoth Cave
Mammoth Cave Tours ($)
Mammoth Cave Tours ($)

McCreary, KY
Yahoo Falls (FREE)

Newport, KY
Newport Aquarium ($$)

Nicholasville, KY
Jessamine County Water Park ($)
Tom Dorman Nature Preserves – KY River Palisades Trail – (FREE)

Perrvyille, KY
Perryville Battlefield (FREE)

Rabbit Hash
Slow Down Sunday – Rabbit Hash (FREE)

Slade, KY
Natural Bridge State Park (FREE)

Mt Zion Covered Bridge (FREE)

Stearns, KY
Big South Fork Scenic Railway – ($$)

Big Bone Lick State Park (FREE/$)

Winchester, KY
Ale 8 One Factory (FREE)

Kid Friendly Trips in Central Kentucky

Looking for something fun to do, but not sure what all is nearby? Just click on the map to start exploring. The vacation ideas listed on this page are already tagged on the map!

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  2. March 18, 2013  10:37 am by Ann Williams Reply

    Great list of places! I am sharing!

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