If you're looking for adventure, there's no better place to find it than Kentucky's Caves, Lakes & Corvettes region, where you can experience some of the most magnificent natural attractions and full-throttle adventures in the Bluegrass State.
Wonders are everywhere you look in the Caves, Lakes & Corvettes Region. Mammoth Cave National Park, the world’s longest-known cave system, reveals an underground world of complex labyrinths, subterranean rivers and vast chambers – not to mention nature trails, camping and water activities above the ground. Mammoth is just one of many caves in the area; tour “show caves” like Diamond Caverns, Lost River Cave and Outlaw Cave in and around the towns of Horse Cave and Cave City.
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For an equally breathtaking experience, rev things up at the National Corvette Museum and GM Corvette Assembly Plant in Bowling Green – the one and only place in the world where "America's Sports Car" is manufactured. You can even satisfy your need for speed on an adrenaline-racing test drive at NCM Motorsports Park. Other high-octane adventures in this region include ziplining and rappelling, kayaking, and riding the roller coasters at Beech Bend Park. Kids will love searching for prehistoric life at Dinosaur World, and visiting kangaroos and other Outback critters at Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo.
If the water is calling you, visit Barren River Lake State Resort Park or Nolin Lake State Park for fishing, boating, kayaking, and so much more. Or try one of the region’s canoe and kayak liveries for a fun river paddle. Top it all off with museums, quilt trail tours, Civil War battlefields and historic sites galore, from South Union Shaker Village to Octagon Hall Civil War Museum. Come for a festival, feast on local produce and sample the region’s outstanding craft distilleries, microbreweries and wineries.
Corvettes aren’t the only thing made in this region. From local cheeseboards from Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheeses to milkshakes from Chaney’s Dairy Barn to U-Pick fruit farms, this area is rich with local goodness.
Discover a region where inspiring natural beauty, varied outdoor recreation, rich country music heritage and fascinating folk culture beckons visitors to leave the hustle and bustle behind.×
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ
As the birthplace of bluegrass, this region draws visitors from around the world to the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum. Come hungry, ’cause Owensboro is also the "BBQ Capital of the World."×
Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone
In the heart of Horse Country, bluegrass landscapes melt into vibrant cities like Lexington and Berea, offering legendary horse farms, historic distilleries, handmade art, and genuine Southern hospitality.×
Bourbon, Horses & History
The thrill of the Kentucky Derby. The sizzle of Louisville’s culinary scene. The buzz of the Bourbon Capital of the World®. Iconic Kentucky experiences abound in this diverse region.×
Caves, Lakes & Corvettes
Above and below ground, discover some of Kentucky’s most magnificent natural wonders and full-throttle adventures, from Mammoth Cave National Park to the National Corvette Museum.×
Daniel Boone Country
With its dramatic scenery and unbridled adventure, frontiersman Daniel Boone may have had this ruggedly beautiful region in mind when he said "Heaven must be a Kentucky kind of place."×
Splash into the region that’s home to the “Houseboat Capital of the World,” Lake Cumberland. You’ll also find bucolic farms and vineyards, Civil War history and all the local fried fish you can eat.×
Northern Kentucky River Region
Just across the Ohio River from Cincinnati, the “Top of the South” delights with exciting cities, culinary gems and popular family attractions such as the Ark Encounter and Newport Aquarium.×
Home to Kentucky’s two largest lakes and the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, this scenic region also teems with small-town charm and a thriving arts scene in Paducah.×