People ride a boat on an underground river at Lost River Cave in Bowling Green, KY

Caves, Lakes & Corvettes

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.

Caves, Lakes & Corvettes

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An overhead shot of foods from the Caves, Lakes & Corvettes region of Kentucky

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.

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