Kentucky is a fun-filled travel destination for the whole family. There are plenty of exciting options for truly memorable family vacations in Kentucky – from exploring the great outdoors to getting acquainted with the Bluegrass State's derby culture. Here are some family-friendly options to explore when traveling to Kentucky.
Fall in love with the south with family vacations in Kentucky
Family vacations in Kentucky aren't complete without visiting the Louisville Mega Cavern, a former limestone mine that offers the world's only completely underground ziplining experience. The thrilling tour, led by experienced guides, explores the 17 mile-long underground caverns beneath the city and features six underground ziplines and two challenge bridges, all geared towards an exciting family adventure. A fascinating tram tour, which operates between January and October, explores the geology and history of the mine.
Feel like horsing around with the family? Head on over to Lexington, the 'Horse Capital of the World' to explore the Kentucky Horse Park, another great attraction for a family vacation in Kentucky. The park has much to offer, like interactive museum exhibits on equine history, the Parade of Breeds showcasing some of the world's most interesting horse breeds, and the Walking Barn Tour, featuring statuesque police horses. The park also has a camp ground which is open year-round and just a short drive from the Newport Aquarium, home to hundreds of fascinating types of aquatic life.
A super destination for family vacations in Kentucky is the Lake Cumberland State Resort Park, which offers many family-friendly outdoor activities like hiking, fishing, swimming, horseback riding, and miniature golf. The park is perfect for family weekend getaways in Kentucky. It's only a short drive from the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green where over 70 Corvettes are displayed in period settings, ideal for little auto enthusiasts!