Things to do in Kentucky

There are things to do in Kentucky for every type of traveler. Kentucky attractions range from outdoor activities such as hiking and camping, researching the Civil War, and participating in all of the Kentucky attractions that have to do with the Kentucky Derby. You could easily tour Kentucky for an entire summer and not run out of interesting things to see or do.

Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky Derby takes place every year in May in Louisville on one of the world’s most famous horse racing tracks, Churchill Downs. People often refer to the derby as the “most exciting two minutes in sports.” The derby is by far the most well-known of all Kentucky Attractions.

Kentucky Horse Park

If you are planning to tour Kentucky, start with the Kentucky Horse Museum located in Lexington KY. Lexington is commonly referred to as the horse capital of the world. The Horse Farm features dozens of breeds of horses living on acres of beautiful pastures and a museum that tells the story of horse racing in Kentucky. There are also several events that go on at the Horse Museum.

Corvette Museum

The Corvette Museum offers a glimpse into automobile making history. There are actual corvettes on display from decades past as well as Corvette memorabilia, films, and photographs. The GM assembly plant isn’t far from the Corvette Museum. Visitors can see a real corvette being assembled on a factory tour.

Louisville Slugger Museum

If you’re looking for things to do in Kentucky, head to the Louisville Slugger Museum. The museum provides a great opportunity to learn how Slugger bats are made and what makes them so popular with baseball players. Upon driving up to the Louisville Slugger Baseball Museum, visitors will immediately notice the “World’s Biggest Bat,” which is 120 feet tall and weighs nearly 68,000 pounds.

Lake Reba

Lake Reba is the perfect lake for swimming, fishing, or taking in some scenic Kentucky sights. Other recreational activities that are available include mini golf, horse shoes, and golf. The recreational complex at the lake is a very popular gathering spot for family reunions because of the abundance of picnic seating areas. If you plan to tour Kentucky, be sure to put this excellent recreational complex at the top of your list.

Louisville Zoo

The Louisville Zoo should be one of the Kentucky sights that everyone sees. The facility located right in the heart of Louisville and is home to a diverse range of animals. The habitats of the animals are what make the zoo so unique. Each animal lives in an environment that replicates their natural habitats. When you go to the zoo, be sure to stay for an educational talk by an experience zoo volunteer or a geologist.

Mammoth Cave

The Mammoth Cave is said to be the longest cave structure in the world and is one of the top Kentucky attractions. Visitors will marvel at rock formations and learn how the cave was formed millions of years ago. Bring your hiking shoes when you visit the cave, as the tours can be quite strenuous in nature.

Kentucky Center for the Arts

There are a variety of things to do in Kentucky that have to do with art. The Kentucky Center for the Arts is the state’s premier place to see a live musical performances and an array of art exhibits. The Center for the arts has been famous ever since the early 1980’s when the presidential debates between Ronald Reagan and Walter Mondale took place there.

Kentucky Rivers

If you enjoy fishing or white water rafting, head to the Cumberland River and the Big Sandy River for some outdoor fun and a chance to see some natural Kentucky sights. The Cumberland River is popular for fly fishing during the summer time, while the strong current of the Sandy River provides the ideal place to go whitewater rafting.

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