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Things to do in Paducah, KY with kids

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 this great state 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!

The Bluegrass State 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 Farm Tours and Kentucky Horsepark, with their famous working horse farm.

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

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 offerings for children, families, and visitors at ....

Indoor fun in Kentucky for active and curious kids with a tropical themed indoor playspace, with bounce houses, slides, and a waterfall!

Only in America! A weird, wacky and wonderful folk art roadside attraction with it's own Toyland toy museum!

Kooky mini golf with live animals included, plus the Jungle Run awaits the brave and the swift, aided of course by your golf cart!

Zip lines, go-karts, rock climbing, laser tag....amazing family fun in Kentucky perfect for active kids!

Make a SPLASH in Kentucky with this fun water park, with tubes, wave pool, lazy rivers, and even zip lines!

A great location on Lake Barkley, this resort gives you the option to "rough it" camping or enjoy more comfortable accommodations. The great outdoors is waiting!

Biking, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, camping, hiking...all fun activities the family can do in this nature filled recreation area in Kentucky!

A fun family aquatic center featuring impressive solo and passenger tube slide rides and a large interactive water playground!

Ice cream, group farm tours, and fall fun with a jumping pillow and a corn maze! Great farm fun (with animals!) at this Kentucky dairy farm!

Kentucky's ONLY Underground Boat Tour and the enchanting Butterfly Habitat await you at Lost River Cave -an amazing natural wonder!

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 fascinating local history.

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 more.

Amusement park AND water park fun in Bowling Green, with coasters, rides, mini golf, go-karts and even a petting farm, with waterpark fun and a campground too!

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 won't want to miss all that the NCM has to offer!

Mammoth Cave is the longest known in the world! With cave tours, camping, trails, horseback riding...and amazing National Park in Kentucky.

Kentuckys finest cave since 1859 featuring thousands of naturally colorful formations throughout. Professionally guided tours daily. One of many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Kentucky

Kentucky Action Park is your one stop for vacation fun in South Central Kentucky with ziplines, horse riding, alpine slide, mini golf, cave tours, bumper cars and more!

Over 150 life sized dinosaurs await the kids in Kentucky, with fossil digs, a mammoth garden, and dino gem excavations!

An Old West family adventure in Kentucky, with a haunted hotel, country store, live entertainment, and Black Light Mini Golf all set in an Old Western Town. Yee Haw y'all!

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 animals ever. The museum has nearly 14,000 square f....

Have you ever met a kangaroo? Fed a lorikeet? You could travel 9,500 miles to Australia to do these things, or just visit Kentucky Down Under!

Two floors of exhibits in the museum, and amazing fun for active kids exploring one of Kentucky's largest cave system!

22,000 sq ft of indoor family fun in Hardin County, with inflatables, skating, rock climbing, toddler zone, arcade and lots more fun!

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

Explore the site where the 16th president of the USA was born in rural Kentucky - Abraham Lincoln

Kart Kountry is fun for the whole family, featuring the longest Go-Kart track in the World at over 1.5 miles, batting cages, bumper boats and more!

Bernheim Arboretum offers a nature based family day out with programs and special events that will enhance your visit to this Kentucky favorite!

The Kentucky Derby Museum, which sits on the front steps of historic Churchill Downs, is a very visible part of our community. Graciously welcoming over 200,000 guests through the doors each year and giving them a first hand look at the event for whi....

Established in 1927, the Speed Art Museum is Kentucky's oldest and largest art museum with over 12,000 pieces in its permanent collection. Its extensive collection spans 6,000 years, ranging from ancient Egyptian to contemporary art.

63 acres of fun Louisville amusement park AND water park filled with thrills, spills, and plenty of family fun!

A fun and cultural way in downtown Louisville to introduce children to the arts at an early age, and present top-quality, professional and educational theatrical experiences as they move through adolescence and adulthood.

All things baseball! This museum and factory is all about that iconic Louisville Slugger bat, which has been iconic since 1884. A look into sporting history for the whole family in Kentucky on your day out!

3 floors of hands on science activities for kids AND grown ups at this Kentucky Science Center, with interactive exhibits, IMAX, labs, and so much more!

Cruise back in time on this 1914 steamboat, and see Louisville from a whole new angle! Sightseeing tours, as well as lunch and dinner cruises ready for the family!

Fun on wheels around Louisville with this great rental company, with hourly or full day bike rentals.

85 acres of outdoor family fun, this Louisville park is a playground for all ages! With adventure playgrounds, restaurants, walking paths and picnic areas!

A wonderful opportunity for kids to enjoy and study nature, right in the heart of Louisville!

Louisville Zoo is home to more than 1,400 exotic animals in beautiful, naturalistic habitats amid an amazing botanical garden on 134 acres.

Let the kids explore the WORLDS only underground zip line and rope challenge course right under Louisville!

1,331 acres of nature to play in, and 8,200 acres of lake to play on, this beautiful Kentucky State Park is great to bring the family for the day out. A great way to experience the beauty of nature in Kentucky!

A fun State-of-the-Art kids multi-sports center in Lexington with an open gym, as well as classes, gymnastics, swimming, dance and more!

22,000 sq ft of indoor fun with inflatables, an arcade, art studio, adventure playground, toddler area, and so much more!

Ice cold family fun in Kentucky for beginners, hockey players and figures skaters to enjoy a great day out together.

A free admission animal refuge where kids can spend time with bison, water buffalo, llamas, domestic animals and more!

Get creative with Whet Your Palette! Kids (and families!) of all ages can drop in an enjoy some painting, and even take up lessons! Art fun in Kentucky!

Enjoy indoor fun with KaZoing, where kids in Louisiana can enjoy inflatables, toddler area, open play, birthday parties & more!

Engage the family with nature and garden backpacks, books and blanket packs, scavenger hunts, and Saturday morning Children in the Dell Programs in Kentucky!

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