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Old 03-26-2016, 05:05 PM
 
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Hey guys, just as the title says - looking for some different overnight trips other than Gatllinburg TN. The kids love it but we have been there so many times. Just looking for something different and unique for the family to do. Girls are 12yr. I've thought of Brown Co and Yellow Springs - just not sure if there is enough to do for the day. Also I am an amt photographer so going somewhere with photo ops (old / unique architecture, urban exploration, churches, etc) is a huge plus for Dad :P

Thank you!
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Old 03-26-2016, 06:23 PM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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When you say overnight trips, how far are you willing to drive? You looking state wide? Eastern part of the state?
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Old 03-27-2016, 01:57 PM
 
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When you say overnight trips, how far are you willing to drive? You looking state wide? Eastern part of the state?
No more than 3-4 hours away from NKY. Thanks!
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Old 03-28-2016, 10:54 AM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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We took trip a few years ago, using Louisville as our "base of operations" as my dad called it. Drove down and got to see the gold depository at Ft. Knox from the highway, but went to Bardstown to see My Old Kentucky Home, plus many other sites. I'm not a drinker but the lemonade my sons and I drank at the Jim Beam Distillery was good and cold. You have Lincoln's birthplace and boyhood home, and a lot of other sites down I-65. If you want a little longer drive one day, you could go down and check out the Corvette museum in Bowling Green.

And don't forget Mammoth Cave!
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Old 03-29-2016, 07:33 AM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Kentucky has a lot of nice natural places to visit but none have anywhere near the amount of concentrated tourist activities as Gatlinburg. Now you could do a little driving from destinations and find a lot to do, such as hitting the I-75 corridor and going to Stearns scenic railroad, Cumberland Falls, Berea, Lexington / KY Horse Park / NKY-Cincinnati attractions.
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Old 03-29-2016, 12:03 PM
 
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We decided on Mammoth Cave. I plain to explore the Cave city and Horse Cave exits. Hopefully they will have some old interesting buildings to photograph.

Thanks for the tips!
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Old 03-29-2016, 01:41 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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If you like old buildings Glasgow would be worth a 10 mile drive, it is much larger than either Park City or Cave City. There is a cave museum right in downtown Cave City, the basement of the building goes into a cave. (American Cave Museum). Kentucky Down Under has lots of Australian animals, pretty unique place.
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Old 03-29-2016, 05:06 PM
 
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Yes, don't miss Kentucky Down Under - in addition to Australian and other birds and animals, it includes a small but beautiful and heavily "decorated" (naturally) cave just beneath the surface. Admission to KDU includes both surface attractions and the cave. It is located just off I-65 at Horse Cave, also the location of the American Cave Museum (location error in censusdata's otherwise excellent post above), which includes Hidden River Cave, just off Main Street in downtown Horse Cave.
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Old 04-02-2016, 01:06 PM
 
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Thanks guys! We went to Mammoth Cave on a couple tours. Explored Cave City, Park City, Horse Cave (visited KDU and loved it!) and then swung by Bardstown and stayed in a B&B. Lots of fun!


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Old 04-03-2016, 05:59 PM
 
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That's one big bird! Glad you had a good time. Lots to see and do in the "Cave Country" and nearby.
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