Autumn is here and there is no better time to check out some of Kentucky’s hidden gems. Nothing is more beautiful than the fall season and there is nowhere I’d rather be the Kentucky. If you are looking for some adventurous family fun this fall then check out these awesome and unique place throughout the state of Kentucky!
The train travels north through Bernheim Forest and the Jim Beam distillery property to Limestone Springs and back. The trip is a 37 mile round trip excursion. The train ride is approximately 2 ½ hours. Special children’s excursions, for ages 3 through 12, and breakfast excursions are approximately 1 ½ hours in length. For attire, My Old Kentucky Dinner Train requires business casual dress. Prices for the food and ride for lunch: Adult: $69.95, Children (5 – 12): $44.95 and for dinner: Adult: $84.95, Children (5-12): $54.95. They also offer a murder mystery excursion: Adult: $109.95, Children’s (5 – 12) : $69.95.
As part of America’s great outdoors since 1963, Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area includes over 170,000 acres of forests, wetlands, and open lands on a peninsula between Kentucky and Barkley lakes in Western Kentucky and Tennessee. Popular Land Between the lakes attractions include the Golden Pond Visitors Center & Planetarium, Elk & Bison Prairie and The Homeplace Working Farm.
As most of you may know, Kentucky is the bourbon capital of the world and there is actually more barrels of bourbon in Kentucky than people. The bourbon trail includes many distilleries throughout Kentucky. You can tour each of the distilleries, do a bourbon tasting, and much more. There are seven distilleries within 35 miles of Lexington that you can visit. These include: Four Roses Distilleries, Heaven Hill Distilleries, Jim Beam Distilleries, Maker’s Mark Distillery, Wild Turkey Distillery, Woodford Reserve Distillery, and Town Branch Distillery.
Although this place is not located in Kentucky, Huber’s Orchard & Winery is just across the river from Louisville in southern Indiana and is a favorite spot among Kentuckians. Huber’s is a great family fun place that is known for its impeccable views, great family activities, and delicious food and beverages. Huber’s has a large pumpkin patch, family fun park, a market filled with homegrown goodies, an ice cream shop, and great patio music.
This beautiful nature spot in Kentucky is located in Daniel Boone National Forest. There are over 100 natural sandstone archways in the gorge that are great for rock climbing or sigh seeing. The gorge is also home to an abundance of trails that are awesome for hiking. The gorge has some beautiful views and is a great camping ares. You can visit the Gladie Historic Site and Visitor Center to learn more about the heritage, history and natural elements that surround the gorge.
Cave City, located in Barren County, Kentucky, is a great destination to visit this fall. Just a hop, skip, and a jump away from Mammoth Cave National Park, Cave City is home to tourist attractions that are awesome this time of year. One cool attraction and place to stay is the Wigwam Village Inn #2 where you can stay the night in a teepee. Dinosaur World is another attraction in Cave City, which features over 150 life-sized dinosaurs!
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