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Historical Attractions in GRADYVILLE

You’ve heard the saying “History can be fun”…well, we think history IS fun (especially in Gradyville, Kentucky!)

Gradyville is filled with history, and what better way to learn about it with children than to experience the many places to visit in this The Bluegrass State city that can actually take you back in time!

Historical attractions come in all shapes and sizes. There are landmarks where iconic events happened. There are homes of historic figures filled with treasures and artifacts from their amazing lives. There are historic buildings whose walls are filled with stories from Gradyville’s past. 

The best way for kids to learn about history, is to actually visit the places where history happened. It makes sense! Kids can use their imagination as they read and hear all about events, people and places, and feel like they have gone back in time.

There are plenty of things to do with kids in Gradyville when it comes to history, so what are we waiting for - let’s GO! 

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  • Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Historic Site

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    (37 miles) Hodgenville

    he Site focuses on Lincoln's life in Kentucky. The Birthplace Unit demonstrates his humble beginnings with a symbolic birth cabin enshrined within a neo-classic Memorial Building. The Boyhood Home ...

  • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

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    (64 miles) Harrodsburg

    3,000 acres of village exploration where a remarkable Kentucky society once flourished.

  • Hummel Planeterarium

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    (78 miles) Richmond

    The Arnim D. Hummel Planetarium, located on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky, is open each week for School Programs, Public Programs, and Special Events. Please see our ...

  • Waveland State Historic Site

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    (79 miles) Lexington

    An original Antebellum house with guided tours to take you back through history at this Lexington attraction!

  • Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

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    (88 miles) Nashville

    Walk through the life of president Andrew Jackson, with tours of his home, explore a vintage farm, and delve into history in this historical Tennessee attraction!

  • The Museum of Appalachia

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    (97 miles) Clinton

    A living history museum of pioneer, frontier, and early artifacts of mountain life in the Southern Appalachians.

  • Adventure Science Center

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    (98 miles) Nashville

    It is a pillar of imagination. It is a journey through science. It is smart, creative, athletic, musically gifted, and has an enormous heart. And It possibly has the best view in Nashville. It is ...

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  • National Corvette Museum

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    (53 miles) Bowling Green

    Okay Corvette enthusiasts, it\'s time to rev up your engines and pack up the \'Vette for a road trip to Bowling Green, Kentucky ... Home of the National Corvette Museum (NCM). True \'Vette lovers ...

  • Historic RailPark & Train Museum

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    (56 miles) Bowling Green

    Active a model railroad;experience the hobo life; learn about the Conductor, Cook and Engineer's experience on the train; hear the story of the Great Locomotive Chase; watch movies in the theater and ...

  • The Kentucky Museum

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    (57 miles) Bowling Green

    An insight into the South Central Kentucky history and culture, with exhibits, artifacts, and displays that educate and inform all who visit! An experience for the whole family surrounding you in ...

  • General George Patton Museum

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    (65 miles) Fort Knox

    An historic trip into the life and times of General George Patton, a key figure in US Army history.

  • Children's Museum Of Oak Ridge

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    (96 miles) Oak Ridge

    Enjoy attractive exhibits on Oak Ridge, Appalachia and countries around the world. The motto of the museum is "please touch". Learn new ideas, develop useful skills. One of the many fun family places ...

  • Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

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    (98 miles) Nashville

    Parents get back to your roots, and introduce kids to a whole new genre of music at the Country Music Hall of Fame. Let the memories come back to life with this scrapbook of country music's history!

  • IMAX Nashville

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    (92 miles) Nashville

    There are many standard screens here but also a full size Imax screen which always impresses the smalls. Options include decriptive video and captioned.

  • Kentucky Down Under

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    (28 miles) Horse Cave

    Have you ever met a kangaroo? Ever played a didgeridoo? Ever fed a lorikeet? You could travel 9,500 miles to Australia to do these things, or just come see us at Kentucky Down Under.

  • Mammoth Cave Wildlife Museum

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    (30 miles) Cave City

    You don't have to travel to Africa, India, or a big city zoo to see some of the rarest animals on the face of the earth. Since 1969 the MAMMOTH CAVE WILDLIFE MUSEUM has featured some of the greatest ...

  • Nashville Zoo

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    (99 miles) Nashville

    Add some exotic to your everyday with Nashville Zoo. Go on an African safari, see the many animals of the rainforest, and explore our 66,000-square-foot Jungle Gym. One of the many fun family places ...

  • SomerSplash

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    (44 miles) Somerset

    Something for everyone is this great outdoor waterpark! 20,000 square-foot wave pool, water fun zone with huge tipping bucket, tube slides and three tall body slides. One of many fun family places to ...

  • Beech Bend Park

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    (55 miles) Bowling Green

    Amusements and rides for big kids and small, plus waterpark with slides, lazy river, wave pool and interactive wet play.

  • Kentucky Splash Waterpark

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    (74 miles) Williamsburg

    The Hal Rogers Family Entertainment Center is home to the Kentucky Splash Water Park. The center includes an 18,000 square ft. wave pool, a drift river, a kiddy activity pool, a triple slide complex, ...

  • Paradise Cove

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    (79 miles) Richmond

    Outdoor water fun for kids with the numerous play features suitable for all ages!

  • Nashville Shores

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    (90 miles) Hermitage

    Water park with loads of slides, wave pool, lazy river and water tree house plus interactive water playground. For over 7s the Treetop Adventure Park features over 100 challenges up in the trees, ...

  • Wave Country

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    (93 miles) Nashville

    DON'T MISS THE SPEED SLIDES! Drop from a 40 foot tower and travel 80 feet! The area's only wave-action swimming pool! Ride the waves, or just let them lap at your feet. There are floats available for ...

  • Horse Farm Tours

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    (82 miles) Lexington

    A local insight into the horse capital of the world - Lexington! Fun family tours that offer a close-up look at the premier Thoroughbred Horse Farms - all with local knowledge!

  • Hillbilly Hound Fun Park

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    (33 miles) Cave City

    Larger than life Hound Dogs await you and challenge you to a fun game of golf and to "Beat the Outhouse" ! ! ! ! High speed go-karts, sharp turns and the "HILL" challenges your driving skills while ...

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