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Land Between The Lakes - Buffalo Herd
January 1998 - By C.L.

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Kentucky Department of Travel - State Tourist Information Site
"This is a great year to vacation in Kentucky! You'll find there are plenty of things to see and do in Kentucky for a week or a weekend, and wonderful places for relaxation and outdoor fun. Whatever your interests or pursuits, Kentucky is always in season. "
Calendar of events.
Kentucky Tourism Council
Calendar of events.
Bardstown - Nelson County
"Bardstown has been featured numerous times in Southern Living Magazine, most recently in the September 1996 issue. In a story titled 'Have a Barrel of Fun in Bardstown', staff writer Steve Millburg describes the Kentucky Bourbon Festival which takes place in mid-September. Earlier articles have highlighted the Christmas Around Bardstown celebration and My Old Kentucky Dinner Train."
"Author Norman Crampton chose us as one of the 100 Best Small Towns in America in his 1993 book of the same name. An excerpt of his comments: 'Bardstown is a little jewel, frequently described as a pristine, picture-postcard paradise for nostalgia buffs. It is as clean and clear as a Disney re-creation, except these cobblestone streets and eighteenth-and-nineteenth century mansions are the real thing.'"
Calendar of events.
"Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Berea, Kentucky, the Folk Arts & Crafts Capital of Kentucky, offers truly unique handmade articles and gifts. Dedicated artists and craftspeople use their talented hands to design and to create these lasting, yet affordable mountain treasures. Appalachia is reflected in everything from pottery and furniture, to fine weavings and one-of-a-kind jewelry and glass designs."
Calendar of events.
Bowling Green - Warren County
No calendar of events.
Cave City
"Stop, tour, and stay in Cave City...gateway to the world's largest cave system!"
"Aboveground, we have an exciting wildlife museum, Guntown Mountain, and a chairlift to the mountain. You can save money with our factory-outlet shopping...spend memorable time at our wax museum. If scenic, recreational waterways appeal to you, we'll amaze and amuse you with our beautiful lakes and rivers and riverboat rides."
Calendar of events. [Be aware - there are several tours through Mamoth cave and reservations are needed for most! ... CAL]
"Samuel Haycraft, Jr., in his History of Elizabethtown, wrote in 1869: 'For who can tell what Elizabethtown will be with her delightful location, her enterprising and energetic population, her railroad facilities, her fine water, and her surroundings of intelligent and gentlemanly farmers, the best fruit country in the world, and her future manufactories that must spring up, and when it becomes a large city it will be well to look back upon her starting point.'"
Calendar of events.
"You'll find Frankfort nestled in a scenic river valley among the rolling hills of Kentucky's fabled Bluegrass region. History enfolds you on every tree-lined sidewalk and behind every door. Touring a distillery, sightseeing, shopping or canoeing down a lazy river are just a few of the possibilities in historic Frankfort. This is the city of Southern hospitality and Bluegrass tradition. Relax and enjoy Frankfort."
Calendar of events can be reached through their home page.
This site was having problems with bad links, August 1, 1997.
Calendar of events.
Henderson County
"Kentucky's Charming River Jewel. Southern Hospitality begins in Henderson, Ky!"
Calendar of events.-- [Home to ... CAL]
Kentucky Lake
"Welcome to Kentucky Lake, a vacationer's delight! For the outdoor enthusiast, the Kentucky Lake area offers fishing, boating, golfing, lodging, numerous attractions, shopping, and of course, nature."
Calendar of events. -- [I've spent many days here fishing from a dock, watching the eagles and blue heron fly by... This last time down, we watched the buffalo at Land Between the Lakes...CAL]
Leitchfield - Grayson County
"Over the years, the charm of this region of Kentucky has captured many hearts. Scenic beauty - especially of our twin lakes, Rough River and Nolin - is overshadowed only by the warmth of our citizens. It's easy to feel right at home."
Calendar of events (down the page a little).
"The Horse Capital of the World"
Calendar of events.
Lexington - Fayette
Not as tourist friendly as the previous site.
No calendar of events.
Louisville and Jefferson County
"Louisville's history and culture are celebrated throughout the year with fairs, festivals and special events. The Kentucky Derby Festival is our most well-known annual event! Our Midnight Ramble Series of concerts are reminiscent of the "Rambles" that took place in the 30's and 40's when bands entertained the African American community. The Kentucky Reggae Festival is held every May at the Water Tower. The Greek Festival, Irish Family Fest, Oktoberfest and Strassenfest express our diversity and uniqueness."
Calendar of events can be reached through their home page.
Lyon County
" Nestled on the northeast shore of Lake Barkley, Lyon County lays peacefully along a shoreline rich in wildlife and scenic beauty offering endless opportunities for fishing, boating, and outdoor recreation at her doorstep. The angler will find the fishing exceptional, and while Lake Barkley is probably best known for it's spring crappie run, it's no secret among those who have fished the lake that record catches of bass and other game fish can be found year round.
Summer months are filled with swimming, camping, boating, sunning, skiing, and fishing. Accommodations vary from scenic lakeside lodging to motels, hotels, and bed & breakfast establishments.
Eddyville, located only minutes from the lake, offers a variety of family fun and entertainment including a music theater, water park, riding stables and driving range. You'll find the only Factory Outlet Mall in Western Kentucky here, along with a variety of restaurants offering everything from seafood and prime rib to catfish and southern barbeque.
The climate's mild, the atmosphere friendly, relaxed, and laid back."
Calendar of events.
Fishing information.
Marion County
"One of Western Kentucky's finest little towns. Marion has a wealth of scenery, warm personalities, and clever businesses. It's a fun place to live...or even just visit."
Home to the Clement Mineral Museum - "one of the largest fluorite collections in the world".
"National Scouting Museum
Like Scouting itself, the National Scouting Museum, located on the campus of Murray State University, is an adventure for the whole family. Its exciting theaters, memorabilia exhibits, and wonderful collection of Norman Rockwell paintings appeal to Scout and non-scout alike."
" "scout out" Murray and discover the good times awaiting them in the Murray area. Murray has a remarkable year-round program of recreation and entertainment for visitors because Murray -- in the midst of America's heartland -- is "Number One" for family fun. With a full calendar of community activities, Murray offers a range of choices for vacationers and residents."
Calendar of events. -- [been to the National Scouting Museum, it is worth the trip for young or old. This last time my kids talked me into the maze.. CALl]
Northern Kentucky
Southern Side of Cincinnati, a destination for leisure travel.
"We call Northern Kentucky "The Southern Side of Cincinnati" because it's more than a location - it's your travel destination. It's an attitude, an ambiance, a combination of big city excitement and our own special brand of Southern hospitality. Come and stay with us in Northern Kentucky."
Calendar of events.
Owensboro - Daviess County
"Owensboro has become known for its numerous, well attended and unique festivals. In addition, the RiverPark Center is continually hosting numerous performances, fairs and other events throughout the year. "
Calendar of events.
Paducah - McCracken County
"Local folklore speaks of the legendary Chief Paduke, a peaceful leader of a Chickasaw subtribe that hunted in this region. A statue of the Chief, sculpted by American artist Lorado Taft in 1909, presently stands on Jefferson boulevard at 19th Street. A twin of this statue is in a fountain in front of Union Station in Washington D.C. Paducah is the only major city in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with an Indian name."
Calendar of events.
Pike County
"one of the top twenty small towns in America; and Pike County, Kentucky's largest county."
Calendar of events.
"Caldwell County - Princeton, Fredonia, Farmersville, Crider, Eddy Creek, Cobb - we're a small town with rural roots, handshakes and solid values. Yet, we have urban advantages, unique resources and thriving ambitions. You bet, we wave at our neighbors and grin and say "Howdy!" to newcomers! "
Calendar of events.
Radcliff - Vine Grove
"As part of Kentucky's Historic Heartland, Radcliff and Vine Grove are well located to take advantage of many of the state's most enjoyable festivals and events. At home, the city of Radcliff hosts the Golden Armor Festival, with a parade honoring the cities' relationship with the nearby Fort Knox US Army base. Vine Grove gets into the spirit of the holiday season with the annual "Dickens of a Christmas", celebrated on historic Main Street. Within a half-hour of Radcliff-Vine Grove, annual events in Louisville, such as the Kentucky Derby and the Kentucky State Fair, provide the kind of fun and excitement which only Kentucky can. "
Calendar of festivals.
Shepherdsville - Bullitt County
"Make Bullitt County your "home-base" while experiencing the history and traditions of this great region of Kentucky."
Calendar of events.
"Nestled within the lush Daniel Boone National Forest, and resting at the foothills of the majestic Appalachian Mountains, the city of Williamsburg, Kentucky is located in one of the most picturesque portions of the United States. Winding directly through the center of Williamsburg, is the mighty Cumberland River, which is also known for its beauty and splendor.
Williamsburg is the "Gateway to the Cumberlands," just 18 miles from beautiful Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, and 22 miles from the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area. It is also the home of Cumberland College, one of Kentucky's largest private colleges. Within easy walking distance are motels, restaurants, Briar Creek Park and the Cumberland Lodge and Museum. The Cumberland Lodge and Museum features the Henklemann Life Science Collection, The Williams Cross Collection, Blair's Christmas Land, Appalachia Life-Style Exhibit, and Appalachian Crafts."
Calendar of events.

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