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Kentucky Ziplining
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Do you and your girlfriends want to get out of your routine and push your comfort level? Look no further – Kentucky is an adventure wonderland to expand your world!

Take an adventure to a landscape shaped by the longest cave system in the world, Mammoth Cave. www.nps.gov/maca/planyourvisit/gocavetours.htm

Here you can explore below, on, and above ground.  A stay at the Mammoth Cave National Park Lodge or one of the numerous hotels or B&B’s located in the immediate area off of Interstate 65 will accommodate any needs.

Check in Friday and begin exploring the area with an evening Star Chamber Tour of Mammoth Cave.  Beginning at 6:15 p.m. Central Standard Time, this popular guided tour into a cavernous wonderland is accomplished just as they did in the 1800’s, by lantern light. 

Saturday morning enjoy a half or full day canoe or kayak trip on the scenic Green River with Green River Canoe & Kayak. Trips flow through the national park, and paddlers can enjoy the peaceful ride, see wildlife, take a fishing pole and pack a picnic lunch. 

But don’t stop there.  Continue your exploration of the ‘below, on, and above’ ground experiences in the area by zipping above the forest floor at the home of the first zipline canopy tour in Kentucky, Mammoth Cave Adventures. 

Explore the area on what Kentucky is most known for, horses. The gentle horses of Jesse James Stables will do all the work and allow you an up-close look at Kentucky landscapes and scenery. This two-hour guided ride allows you to hear all about the outlaws who may have traversed the trails.

After a stop back at the lodge or hotel, you’ll want to get ready for a great meal out. There are many options, including the Mammoth Cave Lodge restaurant with its great Kentucky favorites such as the Kentucky Hot Brown or skillet fried chicken plus fresh vegetables, salads, wraps and sandwiches. You’ll find many other restaurants in Cave City, Horse Cave, Glasgow or Park City.

Sunday morning return home northbound:
Be sure to take I-65 exit 86 at Glendale to peruse the many antique shops the town is known for.  Also plan your lunch at the Whistle Stop Café in Glendale. You won’t regret it!

Sunday morning return home southbound:
Be sure take I-65 exit 28 in Bowling Green and locate wonderful lunch choices including The Bistro, 440 Main Restaurant, Montana Grille, Verdi, Brickyard Café, and Tea Bayou and then check out Hidden Cave!

Next time, plan to continue your Kentucky quest with girlfriends and explore other great adventure package suggestions on www.kentuckytourism.com/outdoor-adventure.

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