Six Spots to Enjoy Kentucky with Your Pet

Green River Park

Can’t stand the thought of leaving your four legged family behind when traveling?  Visit these 6 pet-friendly Kentucky spots and show your fur babies some love!  

#1 – Kentucky State Parks

Cumberland Falls
Photo at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, courtesy of Instagram user @Three_Fur_kids

Take a hike on a Kentucky State park trail with your furry friends – as long as they are on a leash. Many of these trails are pet friendly, but be sure to check with each individual park to make sure before you go. Kentucky State Parks also provide a limited number of pet friendly accommodations for an additional fee of $25.  

#2 – Buffalo Trace Bourbon Distillery – Frankfort

Bring your pup along for several of the distillery tours and Buffalo Trace even has a White Dog Mash Bourbon. 

#3 – Kentucky Horse Park – Lexington

The Kentucky Horse Park welcomes dogs and other pets to join their owners when visiting the park as long as they are on a leash or in a carrier. Pets are not allowed in the museums or inside the restaurant.

#4 – Mega Cavern – Louisville

Explore this massive man-made cavern beneath the city of Louisville and fido can join you on the 60-70 minute tram tour as you learn about the history of the cavern and mining operations, see cavern formations and a historic replica of a fallout bunker, and enjoy the many other offerings of the Mega Cavern.  Dogs must be on a six-foot leash at all times.

#5 – Lost River Cave – Bowling Green

When you arrive at the massive cave entrance, prepare to board Kentucky’s only underground boat tour. Dogs are allowed on board the boats. In addition to the boat ride, Lost River Cave also has hiking trails, butterfly house, treasure mining, bird watching area, natural spring/waterfall, and kid’s playground.  The hiking trails have drinking fountains (for both humans and dogs). 

#6 – Patio at West Sixth Brewery – Lexington

Enjoy a craft brew with your pup on the patio at West Sixth and take a short walk on the first phase of the Lexington Legacy Trail.  

Sky Bridge Red River Gorge
Photo of Sky Bridge at Red River Gorge, by Instagram  
user @Jack_Labradoodle