rabbit hash store and historic marker

Rabbit Hash and Big Bone Lick State Historic Site

Rabbit Hash and Big Bone Lick State Historic Site

Hopping along to Rabbit Hash, Kentucky and Big Bone Lick State Historic Site on our road trip. Look for unique finds at the general store or mammoth-size bones - either way, it's not your average day.

Scenes From The Road

Rabbit Hash Store general store

Rabbit Hash General Store

The Rabbit Hash General Store is a major tourist attraction featuring antiques, collectible Bybee pottery, hand-woven towels from Boston Weavers, brooms made at Berea College in Kentucky, hand-made soaps, wooden kitchen utensils, enamelware, and more.

inside Rabbit Hash Store

Rabbit Hash General Store

Little documented history of Rabbit Hash actually survives, primarily because devastating Ohio River floods in 1884, 1913 and 1937 ruined many records. There is still mud in the store's attic crawl space from the historic 1937 flood, and the only reason it is still here is that it's anchored securely to the ground by a series of iron rods.

small cabin with Rabbit Hash Artworks sign and two old fashioned gas pumps

Rabbit Hash Artworks

Don't forget to check out Rabbit Has Artworks where Darian Crouch is a stained glass artist.

elephant at big bone lake

Big Bone Lick State Historic Site

Check out the Discovery Trail at the Megafauna diorama, just behind the visitor’s center. The trail meanders along Big Bone Creek past interpretive panels that impart the prehistoric drama that unfolded around the salt/sulfur springs during the last Ice Age. The trail is open daily from dawn to dusk.

prehistoric harlan sloth

Big Bone Lick Historic Site Museum

Big Bone Lick’s museum exhibits are fresh and new! The park, in cooperation with the Friends of Big Bone and the Cincinnati Museum Center, worked together to create and produce all new exhibits for the park’s Visitor Center. Work on the final phase of exhibit installation is now complete. We encourage you to plan a visit to Big Bone Lick soon to see our exciting new displays on paleontology, Ordovician geology, ice age mammals, Native American history, the chronology of science at Big Bone, and ongoing research currently underway at the park.