201+ Indoor Kentucky Family Destinations

201+ Indoor Kentucky Family Destinations This post is originally from 2018. Please understand that some of their offerings may have changed and/or may not have the same offerings during the pandemic. Check if they are open before you go or if they have changed their programming! Across Kentucky There are close to 200 public library branches throughout the state of Kentucky. You don’t have to be a card carrier to take advantage of a library’s resources and programs on any given day. Play with the idea of owning chickens and try on new rain boots while eating free popcorn at

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Let’s Go Birding Kentucky – Christmas Bird Count

Get outside, count birds and participate in the statewide Christmas bird census. Why Go Birding? It is also time for the annual early-winter statewide bird census.   On December 15, birders and bird enthusiasts across Kentucky participate in an annual statewide census that helps track the health and well being of our environment. You can participate, everyone can!  The practice of bird watching forces us to slow down and be present with our kiddos. Explore a local trail and see how many birds you can identify together as a part of the statewide early-winter bird count. It is a fun activity that does not require a

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Let’s Go Pick a Christmas Tree

You and your family have decided it is time to put up your Christmas tree, this year you are going to do it Clark Griswold style and do it yourself! Below are is a listing of the Christmas tree farms in Kentucky that can get you on your way to a good old-fashioned family Christmas. Locations close, change business hours and more. Call ahead to check prices and hours. North Central Kentucky Michels Family Farm – Glencoe Michels Family Farm – Sparta Pine Ridge Tree Farm – Pendleton Louisville Metro – FOR MORE PLACES NEAR LOUISVILLE, CLICK HERE Alpine Ridge Christmas Tree Farm –

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Finding Fall Fun Around Kentucky

  There are so many things to do around the state, sometimes it’s difficult to narrow it down.  In my own planning, I have found some favorite resources that I think will help you explore a new area or find something you have never done before!  Fall is just a beautiful time of year so why not find a new farm, festival or town to visit. Here are some helpful links to find fall fun in Kentucky: Top Picks for Fall Fun in Central Kentucky Fantastic Fall Family Getaways null Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes, Orchards and More (central KY) Fall

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Free Drive-In Movies

Walmart will be offering FREE drive-in movies at supercenters around Kentucky Get your free tickets to upcoming movies at one of these four Kentucky Walmart locations. Who doesn’t like free? Sign me up! Walmart is hosting free drive-in movies this fall. This is great for family fun. Where and when? Oak Grove – 9/18/20 Oak Grove – 9/19/20 Hopkinsville – 9/22/20 Hopkinsville – 9/23/20 Paducah – 9/25/20 Shepherdsville – 9/25/20 Paducah – 9/26/20 Shepherdsville – 9/26/20 Possible movies are: Wonder Woman Spy Kids Space Jam Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Ghostbusters The Wizard of Oz Black Panther E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Friday

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Let’s Go Camping HomeGrown HideAways

Looking for a few days away from it all but close to home? Love nature but don’t want to deal with packing a car full of camping gear for just a day or two getaway. Try out HomeGrown HideAways just outside of Berea, Kentucky. HomeGrown HideAways is located in a beautiful valley (holler) with a small creek running through a big wide open field surrounded by lush forests and knobs. We spent an overnight here in the foothills of the Appalachian forest on our way back from the Red River Gorge. HomeGrown HideAways is a working farm and member of

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Free Fishing Weekend – Kentucky

Thanks to Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, you can fish for free (no license) this weekend. It’s always the first weekend of June. You can fin fishing spots all over Kentucky.! During Family Fishing Days, no license is required to fish.  The FINS program (fishing in neighborhoods) showcases lakes all over the state that are great for fishing.  See information here. You can also search for fishing spots here and the FINS locations are noted. LexFun4Kids has a great list of special events that are taking place around town for free fishing weekend…….fishing derbies are popular. We encourage

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12 Things to Know when Visiting Lost River Cave

1.  Touring the grounds at Lost River Cave, hiking and the nature play area – FREE. Come and go all day. We did! 2.  Plan to buy something at the gift shop – it’s NICE. Like, you walk in and stop and look around and wonder – am I in the right place? 3.  It’s an independent non-profit so your dollars support their educational and preservation efforts. 4. The boat tour is worth the money.  The tour guides were funny, knowledgeable and totally in love with this place which made for a great experience.  Tip them, see #3 – they

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Five FREE Family Attractions in Bowling Green, Kentucky

Lost River Cave Thought you have to pay to tour the cave, you can walk the trails and enjoy the nature play area at no cost.  It is a very interesting hiking area in terms of the different things you see (bird watching area, bridges and more) and it’s manageable  – you don’t need to be an intense hiker to handle it!   Basil Griffin Park This park has a lot of offer!  The playground is very large and has such a variety of equipment so I always recommend it since it appeals to families with kids of all ages.

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Shelby Trails Park in Simpsonville

Shelby Trails Park in Simpsonville is one of the few places in the Louisville area that provides guided horseback trail rides. Hour-long rides are $40 per person, and run most days as long as the weather is good (call ahead for appointments). There is a minimum age of 8 and a maximum weight of 200 pounds, and the horses are very gentle so that even beginners can ride. This post is from an experience in the past and some of their details, fees, information may have changed. The ride itself covers a variety of terrains. In addition to somewhat steep

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