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FAMILY VACATION TRIPS

ITINERARIES FOR MEMORABLE FAMILY VACATIONS IN KENTUCKY

Ready to travel to Kentucky? 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.

Explorium of Lexington

Bluegrass Family Fun Travel

Lexington , Danville , Harrodsburg , Frankfort , Georgetown

Looking for quintessential vacations in Kentucky? There is "Only One" region that truly spotlights the cultural icons that most travelers associate with the Bluegrass state: Thoroughbred horses, University of Kentucky basketball, picturesque horse farms with white plank fences, bourbon distilleries and classic southern cuisine.

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Owensboro Museum of Science and History

Bluegrass, Blues & Barbecue Family Fun Adventure

Owensboro , Henderson , Dixon , Dawson Springs , Princeton

This is the birthplace of Bluegrass music, the spot where you'll taste some of the most exceptional barbecue on the planet and where music festivals, from Bluegrass to blues and country to rock, are held. Kentucky has always been associated with the color blue - - the Bluegrass State, Birthplace of Bluegrass music, Blue Mondays candy bars but, most importantly a "blue-zillion" family fun attractions and adventures in "Only One Kentucky."

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Louisville Zoo

Bourbon, Horses and History Family Fun Travel

Louisville , Hodgenville , New Haven , Bardstown

Beyond the twin spires of Churchill Downs, visitors will discover live theatre, world-famous bourbon, fine dining, festivals, relaxing lakes, challenging golf and American history, including the birthplace of President Abraham Lincoln.

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National Corvette Museum

Caves, Lakes and Corvettes Family Fun Adventure

Bowling Green , Cave City , Horse Cave , Mammoth Cave

They are only young once so make your travel plans now to visit the "Only One Kentucky"! Your travel itinerary includes speed, spelunking, stegosaurus, sky-racing, swimming, splashing and a splendid outback adventure. All of your destinations are easily accessible via Interstate 65 so your family has more time for fun.

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Cumberland Gap National Park

Family Vacation Spots in Daniel Boone Country

Middlesboro , Pineville , Williamsburg , Corbin , Slade , Campton , London , Cumberland , Lynch , Evarts

A nature lover's paradise! Five exceptional parks await you in Daniel Boone Country. This is a spot to live out your extreme adventure or surround yourself in the beauty of Kentucky. This region is named after the great Daniel Boone, an American pioneer, whose frontier exploits made him one of the first folk heroes of the United States.

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Highlands Museum and Discovery Center

Kentucky Appalachians Family Fun Travel

Mt. Sterling , Frenchburg , Olive Hill , Ashland , Van Lear , Prestonsburg , Pikeville , Elkhorn City

The Kentucky Appalachian region is a treasure of Appalachian arts, history, crafts and music in a hometown atmosphere. Here you'll find the famous U.S. 23 – Country Music Highway which pays tribute to the numerous country music stars with their origins in Eastern Kentucky and their musical talent which reflects the Appalachian history, art and traditions that creates this authentic place.

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Lake Cumberland

Kentucky"s Southern Shorelines Family Fun Travel

Jamestown , Somerset , Nancy , Sterns , Whitley City

One of the state's most popular sporting destinations and best family vacation spots with over 1,200 miles of shoreline, it's hard to pass up Lake Cumberland. Home to Kentucky's Only One Houseboating Capital, a houseboat rental makes for the most memorable family fun adventure on the water.

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Newport Aquarium

Northern Kentucky River Family Fun Travel

Newport , Covington , Petersburg , Hebron , Falmouth , Maysville

Northern Kentucky is often referred to the "South Side of Cincinnati" and that is a good geographic definition; but, the "Family Fun Side of Cincinnati" may be a much more accurate description when you are making your family travel plans. Penguins, sharks, jellyfish, buffalo, ducks and dinosaurs - Oh My! - and that's just the beginning.

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Western Waterlands

Western Waterlands Family Fun Adventures

Gilbertsville , Grand Rivers , Paducah

Are the great outdoors and water recreation your passion? Then Kentucky's Western Waterlands have everything you dream of – plus an exciting mix of authentic Kentucky arts, culture, national recognized historic sites and plenty of family–friendly entertainment.

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