Cave Run Lake Beach

Learn more about swimming at Cave Run Lake in Kentucky Take your family swimming at Cave Run Lake Beach Cave Run Lake Beach is a fantastic option for families if you are looking for a lake with a beach. We’re a family that LOVES the beach – and water in general. However, with the nearest ocean a few hours away, my kids (ages 10, 9, and 6) and I set out to find what a Kentucky beach had in store and were not disappointed. After some research, I found Cave Run Lake, which is part of the Daniel Boone National

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Visiting Big Bone Lick State Park

Big Bone Lick State Historic Site

Visit Big Bone Lick State Historic Site What do you need to know before heading to Big Bone Lick State Historic Site? When they were younger, my kids were totally OBSESSED with dinosaurs and fossils and paleontology. The older two (9 and 8) may act like they’ve outgrown the whole dino craze, but the fact is you never outgrow skulls as big as your whole body! When I saw Big Bone Lick State Historic Site with pictures of bison and a mastodon skull, I knew we had to go. Located in Union, Kentucky, BBL is about 1.5 hours northeast of

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Let’s Celebrate the 4th of July Kentucky!

Plan to attend one of these celebrations near you on the 4th of July! Independence Day in Kentucky is upon us and we are ready to cheer on some great parades, enjoy some great food, and see some bright fireworks displays. 4th of July around Kentucky is in full swing and we have found some of the best events around the state for you and your family.  For 4th of July Ideas in Louisville, click here.  Eastern Kentucky Berea 4th of July Spectacular – Activities start at 6:00PM and Fireworks at 10:00PM. Celebrate with food, live music, kids activities and

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Review of Annual Beer Cheese Festival in Winchester, KY

The Winchester/Clark County Beer Cheese Festival returns on Friday, June 11, 2022 to downtown Winchester, KY Being big fans of one of many great Kentucky creations, the unique deliciousness that is beer cheese, we were so excited to find out there is an entire Beer Cheese Festival celebrating it where you can sample all you want for a flat fee! We found Winchester, KY easy to navigate and appreciated its small town feel in a well-kept historic downtown. We parked for free at funeral home that had signs inviting cars to do so. We also noticed free parking available at the

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Let’s Go Hiking Kentucky

Don’t be tempted to stay indoors this year.  Get outside and explore!  Take off on foot and immerse yourselves in Kentucky’s natural beauty. With families in mind, we have compiled a short list of recommended family hikes around Kentucky. Whether you are looking for a no-fail trail to introduce your child to hiking or just for a quick stroll with your family’s best friend, this list is a good place to start.  This is by no means a comprehensive list, but they are hikes recommended by Kentuckians who are passionate about our commonwealth’s natural resources.   Family Friendly Trails:  Listed

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Best Drives in Kentucky for Fall Colors

It is no secret around my house that I love fall. In fact, I have a batch of pumpkin butter and apple butter on the stove to give to neighbors as “happy fall” presents! So when the first leaf starts to turn the glorious fall colors I do a happy dance! What better way to see the fall beauty of our state than to go cruising on the back roads. I present to you 4 back roads to take during the fall! 1. Venture over to Pine Mountain Road. This showcase of fall beauty is located in Breaks Interstate Park,

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101 FREE things to do with your kids in Kentucky!

There are so many free things to do with kids in Kentucky! We are lucky to live close to historical sites, many parks, cities with rich culture, and natural sites for outdoor adventures. We have updated this post and it is now housed on our sister site – LouisvilleFamilyFun.net – please click here to see the updated list.  During the pandemic, some of these places may not be open or they may have different programming. Please check with them before you go to make sure they are open! Most events have not been taking place and in 2021, still many

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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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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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