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Kentucky Fun Places to Visit

Fun Places to visit

Louisville Mega Cavern

Unique only begins to describe the underground adventure that awaits below Kentucky's most populated city. It is home to the world's first and only complete subterranean zipline. Travel along five lines, including a fun-filled dual racing zip, and across three suspending bridges on an exhilarating ride for up to two hours. Louisville Mega Cavern also boasts the world's first underground bike park. With BMX style technical features, the total trail mileage currently totals 12 miles. Covering 100 acres beneath Louisville, Kentucky, the Louisville Mega Cavern has 17 miles of corridors to explore some of the most unique sights in the commonwealth. With an average temperature of around 58 degrees the cavern stays comfortable throughout the year. Knowledgeable guides will lead you and your family on a tram tour throughout the underground and teach you about early cavern formations, view a replica of a Cuban Missile Crisis Fallout Bunker and historical remains of the old mining operation.

Kentucky Dinosaur World

Over 150 Life Size Dinosaurs to see and discover! Conveniently located near Mammoth Cave National Park, Dinosaur World in Cave City is an attraction dedicated to the giants of years past.

With over 20-acres to explore, you will find yourself wandering amongst some of the most feared predators ever to walk the planet. Dinosaur World offers a unique, natural setting featuring a lush garden setting and paved walkways where you will encounter a wide variety of dinosaurs representing many diverse and unusual species.

Kentucky Horse Park

For families, the best place to have a true equine experience is the Kentucky Horse Park, the only park in the world dedicated exclusively to the horse. A statue of the gallant Thoroughbred, Man O’ War, welcomes visitors to the 1,200-acre park, which showcases not just Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds, but as many as 50 different breeds of horse.

Newport Aquarium

Marvel at thousands of colourful creatures at the Newport Aquarium as they encircle you in the 360-degree tunnel. While you’re at the aquarium, be sure to check out Newport on the Levee, where you can find bowling, great dining, nightlife, theatre and comedy club.

Sweets Trail

Whether you are in search of handmade Kentucky chocolates, perfect doughnuts, mile-high meringue pie, Derby Pie®, or world-famous bourbon balls, you can find it all in Kentucky. You’ll visit culinary icons such as Rebecca Ruth Candy Company, famous for first making the bourbon-filled Kentucky chocolates known as Bourbon Balls. You’ll also get to savour creations from up-and-coming sweets shops such as the allergy-friendly Annie May’s Sweet Café. This trail takes you through some of Kentucky’s most popular spots for dining, shopping and fun, including Lexington, Louisville, Bowling Green and Paducah. For more details please refer to Culture & Cuisine/Culinary Trails.

 

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