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Natural Attractions of Kentucky

From the mammoth caves and lakes of western Kentucky to horse and bourbon country’s rolling hills and the Appalachian Mountains scenic beauty in the east, Kentucky is full of breathtaking natural attractions worth experiencing.

You’ll find the longest cave system in the world (367 miles) at Mammoth Cave National Park. The Land Between the Lakes features more than 170,000 acres and 300 miles of undeveloped shoreline. Cumberland Falls State Park is the home to spectacular Kentucky waterfalls as well as the famous "moon bow."

And don’t miss the Daniel Boone National Forest, the Red River Gorge and dozens of lakes, preserves, Kentucky hiking trails and more.

When you’re ready to escape the hustle and bustle of the everyday routine, experience the adventure and beauty of Kentucky’s natural attractions.

 

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Big South Fork Scenic Railway
Region Stearns, KY
Take a train ride through the scenic mountains of Southern Kentucky and stop at the historic  Blue heron Mining Camp. The Big South Fork Scenic Railway takes a 16 mi...
Region Auburn, KY
Habitat for rare and endangered species and migrating birds.  Trails open to the public.
Region Stearns, KY
Encompassing 125,000 acres of the Cumberland Plateau, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area protects the free-flowing Big South Fork of the Cumberland River and it...
Grand Canyon of the South
Region Elkhorn City, KY
Everything you need for recreational enjoyment. Parks, swimming, hiking, horseback riding, biking, restaurant, lodge and white water rafting and much more.
Region Morehead, KY
Breathtaking Cave Run Lake located in the Daniel Boone National Forest. 8,300 acres surface area. Known as the "Muskie Fishing Capitol of the South." Towns in the area are Fr...
The Central Kentucky Wildlife Refuge is located just 13 miles from Danville, Kentucky, in the beautiful Parksville area. Hike several trails of varying length and difficulty or get up close and personal with Kentucky wildlife at the bird blind.
Parksville, KY
The Central Kentucky Wildlife Refuge is a 500-acre preserve, located 13 miles from Danville in the Parksville knob land and bordering a stretch of the beautiful North Rolling ...
Creelsboro Natural Arch to Cumberland River
Indian Burial Ground on top
Region Jamestown, KY
A Russell County Natural Feature.  The Creelsboro Natural Arch (also known as "The Rockhouse") is a historic archway to the Cumberland River and an Indian burial ground o...
Region Corbin, KY
There's Only One...Cumberland Falls. Known as the "Niagara of the South," the 125-foot wide curtain of water is dramatic day or night. But it's only at night during a full mo...
Region Middlesboro, KY
There's Only One...Cumberland Gap. Rich history, spectacular scenery, impressive vistas, unique geologic sandstone formations, underground caverns, and a diverse plant and ani...
Region Winchester, KY
The Daniel Boone National Forest maintains over 706,000 acres in 21 counties of eastern Kentucky, stretching from Morehead to the Tennessee border. More than 600 miles of road...
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