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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
Caves, Lakes & Corvettes 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 14 mi...
Western Wetlands Grand Rivers, KY
Bordering TVA's Land Between the Lakes Rec. Area in the rolling hills of southwest Kentucky and north central Tennessee, this lake offers waterfowl hunting, fishing, nature tr...
Caves, Lakes & Corvettes Somerset, KY
Lake Cumberland is the second largest lake in the Cumberland River system. The lake provides varied outdoor recreation opportunities for millions of visitors each year. Becaus...
The State Dock Marina is located right inside the Lake Cumberland State Resort Park.  Rent houseboats, pontoons, kayaks, fishing boats, ski boats and more!
Caves, Lakes & Corvettes Jamestown, KY
At Lake Cumberland State Resort Park explore the miles of wooded shoreline, enjoy disc golf, horseback riding, swimming and exercise in the indoor pool complex or relax in pea...
Fort Hill
Bourbon, Horses & History Frankfort, KY
The park features two Civil War forts, picnic pavilion, scenic downtown Frankfort overlook and hiking trails and is open to vehicular traffic year-round from dawn to dusk. The...
Mammoth Cave is known for its miles and miles of mammoth passageways.
Kentuckys Southern Shorelines Mammoth Cave, KY
There's Only One...Mammoth Cave National Park. One of the most popular attractions in Kentucky, Mammoth Cave National Park was established to preserve the cave system, includ...
Mammoth Onyx Cave at Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo
Kentuckys Southern Shorelines Horse Cave, KY
The leisurely 45 minute Cave Tour features stalactites, stalagmites, and other formations created by water and time to effect an incredibly beautiful underworld scene. Althoug...
Daniel Boone Country Hazard, KY
Featured on Oprah, Home and Garden Television's Extreme Homes, and in The New York Times, the Mother Goose House is a monument to the imagination and creative genius of G...
Daniel Boone Country Stanton, KY
There's Only One...Red River Gorge. Kentucky’s Red River Gorge will amaze you with its breathtaking landscape, Natural Bridge and other unique geological features. Vi...
Marshy cypress trees are home to a growing bald eagle population which is at its peak in the Reelfoot Lake area in February
Western Wetlands Hickman, KY
The Reelfoot Lake area offers spectacular year-round wildlife viewing in a setting of haunting beauty. Extensive bottomland forests, marshes, and bald cypress swamps rim the l...
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