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Kentucky is more than just the Bourbon Trail and Kentucky Derby (although they do play a large part in the state’s character!). 

This music loving state filled with incredible countryside has so many fun and diverse things to do with kids, that the biggest problem will be working out how long to stay for!

Did you know that Kentucky has the longest cave system in the world? It sure does, with Mammoth Caves!

Kids can go back in time to the Old West at Guntown Mountain, and with 52 state parks like the 10,000 acre Green River Lake State Park and playful Land Between The Lakes, there is never an excuse not to get out and enjoy the great outdoors!

Kentucky is a great place to learn about the incredible history of the state, such as Kentucky Museum and Louisville Slugger Museum, and if kids really did want to experience those famous horses, they don’t have to wait for the derby! They can enjoy activities such as Horse Capital Tours and Kentucky Horsepark, with their famous working horse farm.

Why the long face? Better change that by heading to this Bluegrass State!

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  • Big South Fork Scenic Railway

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    (28 miles)Stearns

    The K&T Special Ride the 16 mile round trip upon the 100 year old, Kentucky & Tennessee Railway. One of many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Kentucky

  • Kentucky Splash Waterpark

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    (35 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, ...

  • SomerSplash

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    (3 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 ...

  • Paradise Cove

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    (49 miles)Richmond

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

  • Mammoth Cave Wildlife Museum

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    (75 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 ...

  • Kentucky Down Under

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    (72 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.

  • Kentucky Reptile Zoo

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    (69 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 ...

  • Blazers Fun Zone

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    (88 miles)Radcliff

    Blazer's Funzone offers Hardin County Kentucky a wide variety of family fun in a 25000 square foot indoor facility.

  • Bounce U

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    (61 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 ...

  • Gattitown

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    (63 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, ...

  • Children's Museum Of Oak Ridge

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    (76 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 ...

  • Abraham Lincoln Museum

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    (63 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 ...

  • General George Patton Museum

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    (93 miles)Fort Knox

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

  • Obed Wild And Scenic River

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    (68 miles)Wartburg

    The Obed Wild and Scenic River looks much the same today as it did when the first white settlers strolled its banks in the late 1700s. While meagerly populated due to poor farming soil, the river was ...

  • Big South Fork

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    (43 miles)Oneida

    Encompassing 125,000 acres of the Cumberland Plateau, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area protects the free-flowing Big South Fork of the Cumberland River and its tributaries. The area ...

  • Green River Lake State Park

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    (42 miles)Campbellsville

    Green River Lake State Park opened in 1969 contains 1,331 acres along with the 8,200-acre lake. The park has many attractions for those who love nature and wish to experience the beauty that is ...

  • Raven Run Nature Sanctuary

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    (55 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 ...

  • Bernheim Arboretum

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    (82 miles)Clermont

    Activities for the Whole Family! Bernheim places strong emphasis on education. Visitor programs and special events will regularly enhance your visit to Bernheim, especially during the summer and ...

  • Richmond Underground Laser Tag

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    (48 miles)Richmond

    Laser Tag, Console Gaming, Arcade, Airsoft. We do the best birthday parties anywhere around. We also have a great place for Mom to relax while the kids have a GREAT time.

  • Kart Kountry

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    (87 miles)Shepherdsville

    Kart Kountry is fun for the whole family! Located in Shepherdsville, Kentucky, it is the perfect place for a day of FUN! Kart Kountry features the longest Go-Kart track in the World at over 1.5 ...

  • The Museum of Appalachia

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    (70 miles)Clinton

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

  • Guntown Mountain

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    (75 miles)Cave City

    Guntown Mountain is a grand family adventure in an Old West setting. We offer the best entertainment and attractions in South Central Kentucky. One of many fun family places to go if you're looking ...

  • Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Historic Site

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    (69 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 ...

  • Hummel Planeterarium

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    (48 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 ...

  • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

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    (51 miles)Harrodsburg

    Discover America's largest restored Shaker community, where a remarkable society once flourished and where today, you can experience a true national treasure. This 3,000 acre National Historic ...