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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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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 Middlesboro, KY
There's Only One...Cumberland Gap. Cumberland Gap is indeed a national park of superlatives: rich history, spectacular scenery, impressive vistas, unique geologic sandstone fo...
Fort Hill
Region 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 Onyx Cave at Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo
Region 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...
Mammoth Cave is known for its miles and miles of mammoth passageways.
Region 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...
Region Stearns, KY
This pristine natural setting offers, panoramic views, hiking, fishing and white water rafting.
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 Corbin, KY
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park is located in the Daniel Boone National Forest. Known as the “Niagara of the South”, the waterfall forms a 125-foot wide curtain...
The State Dock Marina is located right inside the Lake Cumberland State Resort Park.  Rent houseboats, pontoons, kayaks, fishing boats, ski boats and more!
Region 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...
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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