A Stands for Amazing Travel Adventures – Kentucky. Hello and welcome to the next edition of My Travel Destination Guide. This week we are traveling to Kentucky, USA.
DANIEL BOONE NATIONAL FOREST
1. Daniel Boone National Forest spreads across 21 counties of southern and eastern Kentucky. The forest covers over 700,000 acres of land. I discovered Amazing Travel Adventures at Cumberland Falls State Park and Red River Gorge. Both falls can be found inside Daniel Boone National Forest. Visit their website for more information at www.fs.usda.gov or click here.
2. Cumberland Falls State Park covers over 1600 acres. It is host to Cumberland Falls waterfall and Eagle Waterfall. Cumberland Falls waterfall is over 60 feet tall. Eagle Falls waterfall is over 40 feet tall. For a chance to see even more of what Mother Nature has to offer discover Red River Gorge. Its natural arches of stone are world famous. It has been designated an official national geological area.
3. So many ways to spend your vacation or day trip. My list includes hiking, white water rafting, biking, horseback riding, swimming or just relaxing. I highly recommend this Amazing Travel Adventure and all things Mother Nature has to offer.
MUSEUMS and HISTORY
If you are more into learning and expanding your knowledge check out these Amazing Travel Adventures. Yes, I am a bit of a history fan!
1. Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory shares a long history with sports in general. Louisville Slugger bats and their role in one of America’s favorite sport goes back decades. Visit the factory to see how baseball bats are made. Then you can stroll through the museum’s interesting and fascinating exhibits – they even have a limestone baseball glove! For more information visit their website at www.sluggermuseum.com or click here.
2. Is boxing more your thing? I highly recommend visiting the Muhammad Ali Center. Explore the life and times of the man, the myth, the legend, Muhammad Ali. An introduction film showcases some of Muhammad Ali’s history. The center also has interactive displays to learn some boxing moves. You can even find out how hard you punch – float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. Visit their website at www.alicenter.org or click here.
3. The Waverly Hills Sanatorium was once dedicated to healing tuberculosis. Tuberculosis was incurable at the time the sanatorium was built. As the number of patients increased so did the size of the sanatorium. The campus quickly became a 450 bed institution. It has gone through many different changes, the last being a nursing home in 1962. It was finally being abandoned. It is advertised as a haunted house and there are ghost tours year round. For more information visit their website at www.therealwaverlyhills.com or click here.
ODDITIES AND CURIOSITIES
I am also a fan of the unique and unusual. Kentucky has so many unique places to visit and must see spots it was hard to narrow it down to my top 3.
- Kentucky Kingdom is an adventure theme park full of exciting things to do and try. It first opened in 1987 and has added bigger and better rides to have something for everyone. 5 roller coasters, a 5 D cinema attraction, a river ride and Ferris wheel. Visit their website at www.kentuckykingdom.com or click here.
- The Big Four Bridge spans 2,520 feet over the Ohio River. The bridge connects the states of Kentucky and Indiana. It is a bicycle and pedestrian walkway. One of the bridge’s exits ends at the Louisville Waterfront Park. 2 states, 1 bridge, and multiple activities makes this a must see for any vacation planner. For more information visit their website at www.kentuckytourism.com or click here.
- The Vent Haven Museum is home to a large variety of ventriloquism artifacts. The museum got it’s start from William Shakespeare Berger’s collection and has grown for over 60 decades. Visiting Kentucky in July? Be sure to stop by the museum for the annual ventriloquist convention! For more information visit their website at www.venthaven.org or click here.
A Stands for Amazing Travel Adventures – Kentucky
Thank you for joining my Amazing Travel Adventures in Kentucky. When thinking of somewhere to go that has it all:,amazing outdoors, sports history, famous residents history, ghosts, theme parks, and museums, I hope you choose Kentucky. Let me know if your favorites did not make it onto my list. I love learning and adventuring to new places, so share in the comments.
My next blog post B Stands for Best Food and Best Drinks – Kentucky will showcase some of my favorites that Kentucky has to offer. Click here to read that blog post. Any state that has a Bourbon trail moves up to the top of my must see and visit places.
Until Next Time,