Kentucky is the pretty much known for its rolling fields and horse farms (which are absolutely beautiful) but surprisingly also houses several different amazing caves, swimming holes, and abandoned buildings. Kentucky is a jack of all trades kind of state.
1. Take An Underground Boat Tour
Take a tour with a guide or rent your own kayak and explore the cave on your own at The Lost River Cave!
2. Hike Through The Red River Gorge
The intricate canyon system features an abundance of high sandstone cliffs, waterfalls, rock shelters an natural bridges. There are also plenty of spots to rent a cabin and stay the night out under the stars 🙂
3. Zip Line Louisville Mega Cavern
Zip lining in an amazing underground cave? Sign us up!
5. Witness Cumberland Falls
Contained entirely within the lush Daniel Boone National Forest is Cumberland Falls ♥
6. Visit Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville
A haunted hospital tour? This hospital was a former TB hospital that took a turn for the worse and then became completely abandoned. Check out our article 10 Abandoned Places You Should Know About for a more in depth story about the history of this scary place.
7. Explore The Kentucky Horse Park
Kentucky Horse Park is a working horse farm and an educational theme park open to the public! Come see all the champion horses and explore the beautiful open grassland, this amazing farm has so much to see.
8. Take A Walk Through Carter Caves State Park
The Carter County region has the highest concentration of caves to be found in any area of Kentucky. Two of the park’s caves offer guided tours year-round, Cascade Cave and X-Cave – Cascade being the most scenic.
9. Stay At The Castle Post
This amazing castle features twelve luxury suites, a library, game room, music room, dining hall, ball room, swimming pool, formal garden, basketball court, bar, and tennis court.
10. Have a Blast At The Kentucky Derby
Of course this list would not be complete without the Kentucky Derby. Although it is essentially almost IMPOSSIBLE to score seats in the stands, there are lots of other places to enjoy the race and feel the spirit from the crowds.