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Historical Attractions in NORTONVILLE

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

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

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  • The USS LST Ship Memorial

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    (53 miles) Evansville

    Take a tour of a significant historic amphibious vessel and learn about life onboard from the mess deck to the Captain's cabin! Guaranteed to fascinate imaginative kids on your Indiana family day ...

  • Fort Donelson National Battlefield

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    (54 miles) Dover

    A historic look at where the Union victory occurred in 1862. Civil war history right at your feet, at this fascinating Tennessee national battlefield!

  • Koch Planetarium

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    (54 miles) Evansville

    A planetarium is a domed theater in which a realistic and scientifically-accurate simulation of the night sky is created, using a highly-specialized "star projector." One of the many fun family ...

  • Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

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    (68 miles) Lincoln City

    Explore the boyhood of Abraham Lincoln in this fascinating and historic attraction in Indiana. Show kids they can be anything they want to be!

  • Lincoln Amphitheatre

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    (69 miles) Lincoln City

    Lincoln Amphitheatre is a completely covered outdoor theatre featuring the musical drama Young Abe Lincoln in 2009's bicentential of his birth.

  • Adventure Science Center

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    (81 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 ...

  • Belle Meade Plantation

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    (82 miles) Nashville

    History is ready to be explored at this 30 acre historic mansion built in 1853. A trained and costumed guide will lead your tour through these amazing grounds!

  • Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

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    (82 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!

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  • Customs House Museum

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    (46 miles) Clarksville

    Over 35,000 square feet of hands-on activities, exhibitions and special events surrounding art, science and history.

  • Koch Family Childrens Museum

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    (54 miles) Evansville

    18,000 square feet of hands on, multi media exhibits and activities encouraging skill development, self expression and the freedom to explore.

  • 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 ...

  • Historic RailPark & Train Museum

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    (57 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 ...

  • National Corvette Museum

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    (61 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 ...

  • The Museum of the American Quilters Society

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    (63 miles) Paducah

    The Museum of the American Quilter's Society (MAQS) is a non-profit institution established to educate, promote, and honor today's quiltmaker.Throughout the year, MAQS offers a variety of educational ...

  • Santa Claus Museum and Village

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    (70 miles) Santa Claus

    All things Santa! Take the kids on a stroll through history at the Santa Claus Museum and Village, and visit various part of Santa's festive and magical world!

  • Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

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    (81 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!

  • A Jumpin Good Time

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    (47 miles) Clarksville

    We provide event and party inflatable rentals to people who want to make their event a hit. We service the needs of our customers from start to finish—from order, to delivery & set up, to the final ...

  • Gattitown Evansville

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    (54 miles) Evansville

    Gattitown Evansville offers complete Family Entertainment! Over 20,000 sq. ft. of FUN! Our All-You-Care-To-Eat-&-Drink Buffet includes delicious pizzas, pastas, fresh salad bar over 50+ items, ...

  • Canvas and Conversation LLC

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    (56 miles) Evansville

    Everyone wants to have fun! We offer art entertainment sessions using acrylic paints and a 16 x 20 inch canvas. We give guided instructions so no artistic skills are necessary. We meet entertainment ...

  • IMAX Nashville

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    (80 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.

  • Mesker Park Zoo and Botanic Garden

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    (56 miles) Evansville

    Situated on 50 acres of rolling hills on Evansville's north west side. Mesker park zoo is home to over 700 animals, thousands of exotic botanic species and Amazonia , forest of riches!

  • Nashville Zoo

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    (86 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 ...

  • Holiday World Splash Safari

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    (71 miles) Santa Claus

    Scream your head off riding some of the top coasters on the planet! Whether you like to spin, bump, fly, or bounce, your family will laugh yourself silly on these great family rides.

  • Tie Breaker Family Aquatic Center

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    (25 miles) Hopkinsville

    Featuring impressive solo and passenger tube slide rides and a large interactive water playground.

  • Venture River Family Water Park

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    (36 miles) Eddyville

    Welcome to Western Kentucky\'s Only Water Park! Come and join the fun at Venture River Water Park. Your little ones can safely slide, splash, squirt at the Pleasure Island Kiddie area. For family ...

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