12 Things to Know when Visiting Lost River Cave

Lost River Cave is a fantastic place to spend the day with kids Lost River Cave is in Bowling Green 1.  Touring the grounds at Lost River Cave, hiking and the nature play area – FREE. Come and go all day to Lost River Cave with kids. 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

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Visiting Pulaski County Park – a beach swimming location on Lake Cumberland

Visit Pulaski County Park Beach   Pulaski County Park Beach offer a great lake getaway for a day or more, fun summer activities for families.  Pulaski County Park is conveniently located off of Rte. 80 in Nancy, Kentucky. This park is on Lake Cumberland in the Somerset area. The park offers an array of options for people who are looking for a day visit or for folks looking to camp or have a gathering. What attracted us to visit Pulaski County Park is we were told that there was a beach area and when traveling with kids ages 2 to

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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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A Day Trip to Owensboro, Kentucky

Take a day trip to Owensboro with kids, family fun!   Owensboro has a lot to offer families and kids! We found a ton of free and inexpensive fun for everyone. Downtown Tips: There’s a Hampton Inn and Holiday Inn on either side of the modern looking convention center – great location for an overnight stay. Free Trolley rides around downtown for hopping on and off! Cute shops downtown- boutiques, antiques – something for everyone. Owensboro Museum of Science and History Affordable and they allow you to come and go as long as you have your ticket stub for 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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Day trip to Frankfort, Kentucky – our state capitol

A Day Trip to Frankfort, Kentucky Over spring break, I had one day to spare from work so I told the kids we would take a day trip.  Their request: a learning trip.  We love going places to explore that have a hint of learning. Sure, there are those times for pure, giggle-full fun but more times than not, my kids want to learn. Love that! I decided on Frankfort because it’s about an hour from home so it’s doable in a day without having to get up and out very early.  After breakfast, we grabbed our book about the

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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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