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TOP 25 ATTRACTIONS IN KENTUCKY


Welcome to the Bigroads.com guide to the top 25 attractions in Kentucky!

The list below represents our opinionated selections for the top 25 attractions in the state of Kentucky. Please take note that this list is sorted alphabetically (and not by quality or rank).

This list is part of our top 25 USA attractions series.


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ATTRACTION NAME ATTRACTION TYPE TOWN / CITY WHAT MAKES THIS ATTRACTION SO GREAT?
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Nat. Historic Site Historic Home Tours / Presidential Attraction Hodgenville famous small log cabin where Abe Lincoln was born
Big Four Bridge, The Bridge Louisville bridge with pedestrian and cycling paths; good views
Big South Fork Nat. River & Recreation Area Hiking Trails / Canoeing/Kayaking Multiple towns kayaking, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking
Buffalo Trace Distillery Distillery Frankfort one of several excellent whiskey distilleries in KY
Churchill Downs Horse Racing Louisville site of the Kentucky Derby
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park Hiking Trails / Lodging-Unique Corbin perhaps Kentucky's most beautiful waterfall
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park Nature Park / Hiking Trails / Scenic Views Middlesboro beautiful scenic views of three states
Diamond Caverns Cave / Cave Tours Park City one of several excellent show caves in KY
Hidden River Cave & American Cave Museum Cave / Cave Tours Horse Cave one of several excellent show caves in KY
Jim Beam American Stillhouse Distillery Clermont one of several excellent whiskey distilleries in KY
Keeneland Horse Racing Lexington famous horse racing park; watch morning workouts
Kentucky Derby Museum Sports Museum Louisville horse racing museum plus access to the racing arena
Kentucky Horse Park Sports Museum / Horseback Riding Lexington an excellent working horse farm
Land Between the Lakes NRA Nature Park / Hiking Trails / Scenic Views Land Between The Lakes hiking, OHV-riding, elk & bison prairies, and more
Louisville Mega Cavern Cave/Cave Tours / Aerial Adventure Park Louisville one of several excellent show caves in KY
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory Factory Tour / Sports Museum Louisville tour the country's prime baseball bat manufacturer
Maker's Mark Distillery Loretto one of several excellent whiskey distilleries in KY
Mammoth Cave National Park Cave/Cave Tours / Hiking Trails Mammoth Cave NP offers some of the finest cave tours in the U.S.A.
Muhammed Ali Center Sports Museum Louisville sports museum and cultural center
National Corvette Museum Auto Museum Bowling Green the ultimate ode to the Chevrolet Corvette
Natural Bridge State Resort Park Natural Bridge Slade famous for its foliage and large sandstone arch
Red River Gorge Geological Area Geologic Attractions / Hiking Trails Winchester many outstanding geologic attractions, incl. arches
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill Living History Museum Harrodsburg the finest living history museum in Kentucky
Toyota Visitor Center & Plant Tour Factory Tour Georgetown take a free tour of this automobile manufacturer
Woodford Reserve Distillery Distillery Versailles one of several excellent whiskey distilleries in KY

RUNNER-UPS: ATTRACTIONS THAT ALMOST MADE THE TOP 25 LIST



Here are a list of other great attractions in the state of Kentucky that we considered for the top 25 list above. Please email us @ gparsons66@hotmail.com if you think there are any other attractions of this quality that we should be considering, either for this runners-up list or for the top 25 attractions list itself.

ATTRACTION NAME ATTRACTION TYPE TOWN / CITY
Carter Caves State Resort Park Cave/Cave Tours Olive Hill
Cave Hill Cemetery Cemetery / Gravesites Louisville
Colonel Harland Sanders Café & Museum Roadside Attraction / Offbeat Attraction Corbin
Creation Museum Religious Attraction / Planetarium Petersburg
Daniel Boone National Forest Hiking Trails / Scenic Views Multiple towns
Evan Williams Bourbon Experience Distillery Louisville
Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo Zoo Horse Cave
Pine Mountain State Resort Park Hiking Trails / Scenic Views Pineville
St. Mary's Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption Church / Chapel Covington
Waverly Hills Sanatorium Medical/Health Museum / Haunted/Ghost Tours Louisville
Willett Distilling Company Distillery Bardstown

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