Vacation Ideas in Kentucky

KOA camping in Kentucky

Horse Cave

Some of the most intriguing sightseeing in Kentucky is underground-the state’s system of caves is legendary. The best way to get acquainted with this labyrinth subterranean world is via guided tour. Mammoth Cave National Park offers cave tours for every level, from young children to serious spelunkers.


The running of the Kentucky Derby is one of America’s most cherished sporting events. Here’s where it all happens. See “Best of Derby” moments at the Kentucky Derby Museum, visit Churchill Downs, and revel in the lush beauty of the landscape (mint julep suggested, but not required). Also nearby: Jim Beam and Louisville Slugger factory tours.


Daniel Boone, Colonel Sanders and a moonbow provide Corbin with a uniqueness demanding investigation. Located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains embracing the scenic beauty of the Daniel Boone National Forest, the Corbin area offers visitors fishing, boating, rafting, swimming, birding, hiking, seasonal game hunting and good old-fashioned Southern hospitality. See the P-38 “Glacier Girl” at The Lost Squadron Museum. Eat at the first Kentucky Fried Chicken Café; hike forest pathways once known to Daniel Boone. Feel the cool mist surrounding Cumberland Falls (a.k.a “Little Niagara” or “Niagara of the South”) and with luck witness a moonbow, the opposite of a rainbow. Not to be missed – the dramatic natural beauty of the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, America’s historic doorway to the West. Hike to Hensley Settlement, a restored mountain community located atop isolated Brush Mountain, and travel back in time. Southeastern Kentucky provides peaceful sunrises and tranquil sunsets. The daily pace is vacation-perfect in Corbin where history and natural beauty connect.

Kentucky Lakes Area

Civil war sites, Paducah’s art district, elk, eagles, Pelicans, and boating between the Great Lakes and Gulf of Mexico are just a few of the many experiences awaiting you in Western Kentucky. The Land Between the Lakes 170,000 acres attractions include the Elk & Bison Prairie, The homeplace, nature center, planetarium; hiking, biking, horseback, and ATV trails. Lake Barkley & Kentucky Lake have 253,000 acres of water, and is part of the intra-coastal water system. Antiques, civil war sites, Locks and Dams, River towns, Ft Campbell Army Base, top 10 fishing lakes, hunting, wineries, Pearl farming, arts & festivals will make you say put me on Kentucky Time.