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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 ideas for fun family vacation spots and region-specific itineraries that explore art, culture, shopping, dining, the outdoors and more.

Whether you want to escape to a state park or enjoy the sights and sounds of a city, these Kentucky travel destinations have plenty in store for families looking for good times. The weather in Kentucky ranges from mild summers to moderately cold winters, so any month is a great month to travel to Kentucky, and each season offers 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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