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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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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...
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Kentuckys Southern Shorelines Bowling Green, KY
There's Only One...Lost River Cave. Lost River Cave offers Kentucky's Only Underground Boat Tour • Butterfly Habitat (Seasonal) • Scenic Nature Trails • K...
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...
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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...
Kentuckys Southern Shorelines Auburn, KY
Habitat for rare and endangered species and migrating birds.  Trails open to the public.
Caves, Lakes & Corvettes Stearns, KY
This pristine natural setting offers panoramic views, hiking, fishing and white water rafting. Camp near the Stearns Trail Town access, Big South Fork Scenic Railway and an ab...
Kentuckys Appalacians Elkhorn City, KY
Everything you need for recreational enjoyment. Parks, swimming, hiking, horseback riding, biking, restaurant, lodge and white water rafting and much more.
Kentuckys Appalacians 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...
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 ...
Caves, Lakes & Corvettes 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...
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