Historical Attractions in HAZARD with kids

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

Hazard 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 Hazard’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 Hazard when it comes to history, so what are we waiting for - let’s GO! 

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  • Hummel Planeterarium

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    (70 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 ...

  • The Andrew Johnson Historic Site And Center

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    (78 miles) Greeneville

    The Andrew Johnson National Historic Site honors the life of the 17th President. Andrew Johnson\'s presidency, 1865-1869, illustrates the United States Constitution at work following President ...

  • The Museum of Appalachia

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    (88 miles) Clinton

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

  • Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate

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    (89 miles) Lexington

    Travel back in time to the 19th century with guided tours of an incredible historic Lexington 18-room mansion.

  • Waveland State Historic Site

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    (89 miles) Lexington

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

  • Living Arts and Science Center

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    (90 miles) Lexington

    The Living Arts & Science Center (LASC) was created as a not-for-profit organization in 1968 to "provide creative and unique opportunities for exploration and education in the arts and sciences." ...

  • Hunt-Morgan House

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    (90 miles) Lexington

    A historic house offering an insight into 19th century life in Lexington, with a museum featuring original furniture and antiques, with Civil War relics.

  • Mary Todd Lincoln House

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    (91 miles) Lexington

    Explore the family home of Mary Todd, the future first lady of the 19th century President - Abraham Lincoln!

  • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

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    (93 miles) Harrodsburg

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

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  • Abraham Lincoln Museum

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    (53 miles) Harrogate

    Located on the beautiful campus of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee, the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum houses one of the most diverse Lincoln and Civil War collections in the ...

  • Natural History Museum and Gray Fossil Site

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    (71 miles) Gray

    Prehistoric museum fun in Tennessee with interactive exhibits, discovery carts, and a dig pit offering something for all ages!

  • Rocky Mount Living HIstory Museum

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    (75 miles) Piney Flats

    Tour and explore recreated buildings with costumed characters and authentic contents, plus museum, heirloom garden, crafts demonstrations and regular events.

  • Hands On Regional Museum

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    (80 miles) Johnson City

    Offers over 20 permanent, interactive exhibits which provide fun and learning for all ages. Facilities include equipped roleplay settings, creative and constructive zones, physical play areas and ...

  • Museum of Radio and Technology

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    (89 miles) Hungtington

    Ideal for those kids who just LOVE radios and gadgets, this museum has a huge range of antique radio and communications gear in great condition for them to enjoy.

  • The Highlands Museum and Discovery Center

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    (90 miles) Ashland

    History and heritage along with energy and excitement come together on the Country Music Highway at the Highlands Museum & Discovery Center. From 6 months to 96 years old, visitors find activity and ...

  • Explorium Of Lexington

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    (90 miles) Lexington

    A fun, interactive, colorful and energetic experience for kids to create and learn.

  • Kentucky Horsepark

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    (95 miles) Lexington

    Not just a place to get up close to the beautiful horses, but also various museums included in the admission, horse-drawn tours, and picnics. Great animal family fun for your day out in Lexington!

  • American Saddlebred Museum

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    (95 miles) Lexington

    The American Saddlebred Museum, located on the grounds of the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, will be highlighting the special bond between children and Saddlebreds in its 2008 exhibition ...

  • Kentucky Reptile Zoo

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    (47 miles) Slade

    There are few reptile collections that can compare to the diversity of animals on display at the Kentucky Reptile Zoo. Animals on exhibit range from an 18 foot reticulated python, our largest ...

  • Dauset Trails Nature Centre

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    (89 miles) Jackson

    In the early 1980's, Dauset Trails was primarily a rehabilitation center for injured and orphaned wildlife.

  • Camden Park

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    (87 miles) Huntington

    A charming theme park in West Virginia, and a mini theme park just for those under 48" too!

  • Kentucky Splash Waterpark

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    (63 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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    (67 miles) Richmond

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

  • Wetlands Water Park

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    (77 miles) Jonesborough

    Offers an interactive kids' leisure pool with loads of fun features and a zero depth wading area for babies, plus lazy river and 3 flume slides at 80, 100 and 200 feet high!

  • SomerSplash

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    (79 miles) Somerset

    Something for everyone is this great outdoor waterpark! 20,000 square-foot wave pool, huge tipping bucket, tube slides and three tall body slides - cool Kentucky fun!

  • Horse Farm Tours

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    (88 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!

  • Leaping Lizards Family Entertainment Center

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    (61 miles) Kingsport

    Super Clean, safe place for your kids to come and have a blast while getting tons of exercise. 25 foot shark, 40X20 foot obstacle course, bubble gum machine bouncer and lots more! 5 party rooms ...

  • Bounce Bristol

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    (70 miles) Bristol

    Bounce Bristol is an indoor family entertainment center for children up to 12 years old. We have inflatables, host parties, and have a great snack bar featuring Domino's Pizza. Parents are always ...

  • Gattitown

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    (89 miles) Lexington

    GattiTown is a 30,000 square foot family entertainment center with over 150 video/redemption games, bumper cars and movies. Our delicious marketplace buffet includes all you care to eat pizza, pasta, ...

  • Bounce U

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    (90 miles) Nicholasville

    Have you ever been to a picnic or carnival and experienced the fun and excitement of giant inflatable structures? BounceU is designed to give you access to these super-cool toys in a safe and ...

  • Pump Up the Fun

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    (95 miles) Huntington

    Indoor party center with inflatable structures including a 40 ft long obstacle court.

  • Daniel Boone National Forest

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    (67 miles) Morehead

    One of the most visited national forests in the entire state of Kentucky, Daniel Boone National Forest has all sorts of adventures from camping, rock climbing to boating!

  • Laurel Lake Wildlife Management Area

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    (67 miles) Lenore

    Laurel Lake Wildlife Management Area, a 12, 851 acre area, is located seven miles northeast of Lenore, West Virginia.

  • Raven Run Nature Sanctuary

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    (78 miles) Lexington

    Raven Run is a unique, 734-acre nature sanctuary dedicated to preserving the natural beauty of the Kentucky River Palisades and early Kentucky history. Over 10 miles of hiking trails provide access ...

  • Chief Logan State Park

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    (79 miles) Logan

    This 4,000-acre park is one of the most visited in the state park system. The park features a 25-site campground, outdoor amphitheater, and wildlife center. The recreation enthusiast can enjoy miles ...