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Old 01-15-2019, 09:01 AM
 
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What are some popular landmarks in Kentucky. I wanna go to some with some friends and we wanna see what’s it’s like.
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Old 01-15-2019, 09:22 AM
 
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Are you planning to be in any particular part of Kentucky, or just coming to see whatever is here?

Do you like natural beauty, rustic old roads and towns, historical landmarks, cities... ?

Also, what time of the year were you thinking? (Spring is by far the best, FYI)
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Old 01-15-2019, 11:07 AM
 
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Are you planning to be in any particular part of Kentucky, or just coming to see whatever is here?

Do you like natural beauty, rustic old roads and towns, historical landmarks, cities... ?

Also, what time of the year were you thinking? (Spring is by far the best, FYI)
Just coming to see whatever and we like Cities and towns but also natural valley like waterfalls and rivers or just cool things like that.
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Old 01-18-2019, 03:19 PM
 
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Kentucky is a long state! It takes several hours to drive from one end to the other, so read up on what interests you, then make your travel plans accordingly.

Since you mentioned natural attractions, consider Mammoth Cave National Park (once it opens up again - meanwhile, there are many other caves in the area that are privately owned tourist attractions). If you make Bowling Green your base, you can visit the Corvette Museum and the cave country.

If you stay in Lexington, you'll be in the Heart of the Bluegrass (noted for its thoroughbred horse farms, many of which you can visit with a phone call in advance) as well as within a couple of hours of both Louisville and Cincinnati. The Kentucky Horse Park is just outside of Lexington, and includes around 100 breeds of horses plus some great museums and displays, along with horse shows during the warmer months. Also in Lexington is Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, and the Mary Todd Lincoln girlhood home, both worth a visit. If you come in the spring or fall, check the racing dates for Keeneland, the thoroughbred track across from the airport.

The spectacular Red River Gorge is in the mountains, about an hour southeast of Lexington - spring wildflowers and dogwoods and other blooming trees are beautiful there, and the rock formations and hundreds of natural bridges are unlike anywhere else in the world. Natural Bridge State Park adjoins the Gorge and is worth a visit, too. Lots of trails in the Gorge, ranging from easy to challenging.

Cumberland Falls State Park near Corbin (a couple of hours south of Lexington) includes the beautiful namesake waterfall, the largest in Kentucky and home to a rare moonbow! Walking trails, cabins, and a historic rustic lodge are also attractions here.

Going west of Lexington, you'd cross the Palisades of the Kentucky River, 300 feet tall limestone bluffs, en route to Shakertown at Pleasant Hill, a restored Shaker village that is also close to historic Harrodsburg, which has the rebuilt pioneer fort downtown. There are walking trails at Shakertown, plus vintage breeds of farm animals, demonstrations of crafts, and more. Good food, too!

Louisville is a great city as well - there are rows of unique museums downtown, great city parks, excursions in season on the sternwheeler, "The Belle of Louisville", the Derby and all that goes with it and more. Northern Kentucky is just across the river from Cincinnati, which you could easily include on a day trip from either Louisville or Cincinnati.

Contact the state tourism department for free brochures and other info about visiting Kentucky. Hope you and your friends will enjoy the visit.
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Old 01-18-2019, 03:41 PM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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Come to western Kentucky for a visit. Drive through the 170,000 acre Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, bordered on one side by Kentucky Lake, the largest man made lake, by acreage, east of the Mississippi River, and Lake Barkley. Plenty of hiking and biking trails, camping, fishing, and sightseeing.
https://www.landbetweenthelakes.us/
https://www.explorekentuckylake.com/
Go further west, and see Columbus Belmont State Park, a civil war battlefield overlooking the Mississippi River. It's awesome to sit in the picnic shelter and watch the sun set across the river. https://parks.ky.gov/parks/recreatio...umbus-belmont/
The city of Paducah is a great place to visit. The National Quilt Museum is located here. There are quilting "conventions" here twice a year that draws in thousands of people from around the world. You can drive along the floodwall between Paducah and the Ohio River and look at the murals painted showing the history of the city.
https://www.paducah.travel/
While in Paducah, you can take a little trip across the river, on I-24 to Metropolis, Illinois. Supporters of Metropolis and Superman, got authorization from DC comics to be the adopted "home of Superman", since there's not another Metropolis in the US. There is a large Superman statue downtown and a bronze statue of Lois Lane a few blocks away. I believe they're working on funding for a Jimmy Olsen statue. If you have a little change in your pockets there is a Harrah's casino river boat in Metropolis. Metropolis Tourism
There's plenty to see and do in western Ky.
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