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FAMILY VACATION TRIPS

ITINERARIES FOR MEMORABLE FAMILY VACATIONS IN KENTUCKY

Ready to travel to Kentucky with the kids? Below you'll find a number of helpful resources including information on the state's weather, Welcome Centers and trip planning tools. The Kentucky visitors' guide and map are the perfect resources for exploring the

conveniently located primary airports, as well as, taxi, bus, train and even river ferry service. Kentucky enjoys mild summers and moderately cold winters, so any month is a great month to travel to Kentucky, with each season offering something different.

Check out these family-friendly itineraries and plan your getaway. Find hotels and other places to stay the night on any budget.

Explorium of Lexington

Bluegrass Family Fun Travel

Lexington Danville Harrodsburg Frankfort Georgetown ,

Explore the heart of horse country and the heritage of Kentucky.
Day 1: Kentucky Horse Park, Explorium of Lexington, Aviation Museum of Kentucky
Day 2: Keeneland Race Track, Great American Doll House Museum , Fort Harrod State Park, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
Day 3: Salato Center, Rebecca Ruth Candy, Kentucky State Capitol, Toyota Manufacturing

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Explorium of Lexington

Bluegrass, Blues, and Barbecue

Owensboro Henderson Dawson Springs Princeton ,

Plan your next vacation around these fun things to do in Western Kentucky
Day 1: Owensboro Museum of Science and History, International Bluegrass Music Museum, Henderson Riverfront Fountains
Day 2: John James Audubon State Park, Museum and Nature Center, Webster County Civil War Trail
Day 3: Newsome Country Ham Store, Adsmore House and Garden

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Explorium of Lexington

Bourbon, Horses and History

Louisville Hodgenville New Haven Bardstown ,

Beyond the twin spires of Churchill Downs, visitors will discover live theatre, world-famous bourbon, fine dining, festivals, beautiful lakes, challenging golf, a fun-filled Kentucky zoo and American History, including the birthplace of President Abraham Lincoln.
Day 2: Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, Kentucky Railway Musuem, My Old Kentucky Home State Park
Day3: Around the Town Carriage, Jailer's Inn.

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Explorium of Lexington

Caves, Lakes and Corvettes

Bowling GreenCave City Horse Cave Mammoth Cave ,

They're only young once so make your travel plans now to visit! Your travel itinerary includes spelunking at Mammoth Cave National Park, sports cars, stegosaurus, sky-racing, swimming, splashing, a splendid outback adventure and speed at the Corvette Museum.
Day 1: National Corvette Museum, General Motors Corvette Manufacturing Plant, Beech Bend Amusement Park
Day 2: Dinosaur World, Kentucky Down Under
Day 3: Mammoth Cave National Park

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Explorium of Lexington

Daniel Boone Country

Middlesboro Williamsburg London Corbin Slade ,

Whether you want to explore a trail, paddle a river or try rock climbing, this is the spot to live out your extreme adventure and surround yourself in the beauty of Kentucky.
Day 1: Cumberland Gap National Park, Hal Rogers Family Entertainment Center
Day 2: Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, Sanders Cafe and Museum, Camp Wildcat
Day 3; Natural Bridge State Resort Park, Red River Gorge Zip Line

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Explorium of Lexington

Northern Kentucky

Newport Covington Petersburg Falmouth Maysv ,

A plethora of attractions and things to do in Northern Kentucky’s River Region makes it the perfect spot for your family fun adventure.
Day 1: Newport Aquarium, Ride the Ducks, World Peace Bell, St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption.
Day 2: Creation Museum, Zip Lines and Canopy Adventure Tour, Kincaid Lake State Park
Day 3: Kentucky Gateway Museum Center, National Underground Railroad Museum, Paradise Breese Family Enertainment Center

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Explorium of Lexington

Western Waterlands

Gilbertsville Grand Rivers Paducah ,

Are the great outdoors and water recreation your passion? Then Kentucky’s Western Waterlands have everything you dream of!
DAY 1 Kentucky Lake, Lake Barkley, Kentucky Shores Family Center
Day 2: Kentucky Dam State Resort Park, Patti’s 1880s Settlement, Paducah Walking Tour
Day 3: LowerTown Arts District, National Quilt Museum

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Explorium of Lexington

Kentucky Appalachians

Mt. Sterling Frenchburg Olive Hill Ashland Van ,

Head to the Appalachian Mountains in Kentucky for an authentic adventure
Day 1 Ruth Hunt Candy Co., Red River Appalachian Zip Line Tours, Carter Caves State Resort Park
Day 2 Highlands Museum and Discovery Center, Butcher Hollow, East Kentucky Science Center, Jenny Wiley State Resort Park
Day 3 Hatfield-McCoy Feud Tour, Russell Fork Whitewater Rafting

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