"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
"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.'"
"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."
"Stop, tour, and stay in Cave City...gateway to the world's largest cave
"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.'"
"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.
"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."
"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
Calendar of events can be reached through their home page.
" 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 &
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
The climate's mild, the atmosphere friendly, relaxed, and laid back."
"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".
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
" "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."
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[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]
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."
"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. "
"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."
"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! "
"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. "
"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
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."