Celebrating Kids to Parks Day in Kentucky

Get ready for an exciting day of outdoor exploration as we celebrate Kids to Parks Day on May 18, 2024! Mark your calendars for May 18 and get ready to create unforgettable memories at Kids to Parks Day events. Appreciate the beauty of the great outdoors. Kids need parks, and parks need kids!    Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site (Wickliffe)  Walk the nature trail, play outdoor games such as Stickball, Hoop & Darts, and try your skills with the Leave No Trace Scavenger Hunt. Kids receive free admission to the museum with each paid adult.   Lake Reba Park at

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Kentucky Capitals Quest Passport Program

Discover Kentucky’s New Kentucky Capitals Quest Passport Program Kentucky, known for its distinctive landmarks and quirky titles, is inviting visitors to embark on an adventure, the Kentucky Capitals Quest. This new passport travel program offers a thrilling journey through Kentucky’s famed sites and hidden gems. From the Batter Capital of the World in Hopkinsville to the Quilt Capital of the World in Paducah, the program includes a total of eleven ‘capital’ destinations, each with its own claim to fame. This engaging program not only highlights these sites but also encourages visitors to delve into the rich culture and history of

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Take a Trip to Mahr Park Arboretum

Take a Trip to Mahr Park Arboretum If you’re thinking about summer road trips consider a trip to Mahr Park Arboretum, a natural oasis located in Madisonville, Kentucky. Spanning over 265 acres, the park is a level 2 arboretum with an impressive array of native trees, plants, and wildlife, making it a great destination for nature lovers, hikers, and outdoor enthusiasts.   The park was gifted to the City of Madisonville in 2009 by Dr. Merle and Glema Mahr, who had a vision of creating a space where people could connect with nature and learn about the environment. After years

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Spring Festivals in Kentucky

Festivals are Springing up all over Kentucky this season and we’ve compiled them so you can keep up with the fun. See our list of spring festivals in Kentucky We’ve put together a list of great list of Spring Festivals in Kentucky  Hillbilly Days (Pikeville)  April 18-20 Be sure to come and enjoy one of the state’s largest festivals. Since 1977, Pike County, Kentucky has been celebrating Hillbilly Days. Three live stages of free entertainment, featuring a wide variety of music genres, clogging and square dancing. Men, women and youngsters pick and grin while trying to outdo each other with

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Free Events in April

Free Events in April

Is there anything more FUN than FREE FUN? We’ve gather a fantastic list of free events in April for Kentucky Families! Check out our list of free events in April for Kentucky Families. Here are some ideas for Free Events in April all over Kentucky:   Northern  Family Bingo (Carrollton) Carroll County Library  Thursday, April 18  Children, teams and families are invited to Family Bingo at the Carroll County Library from 3:30-5:00 pm. Fun prizes are up for grabs and light refreshments will be served.    The Hungry Hungry Bookworm with River City Puppets (Erlanger) Kenton County Library Sunday, April

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Beat Boredom During Spring Break at Home

Spring Break at Home

Spring Break at Home. Quick and Easy Ways to Beat Mid Break Boredom!  Many Kentucky families are spending spring break at home this year. Whether you are a few days into the week out of school or you will be in the weeks ahead, we have a few ideas to keep boredom at bay. You can take these ideas and scale them up or back, depending on time and resources.  Turning Your Backyard into a Campsite Creating a camping experience right in your backyard is a convenient way to enjoy the outdoors. Set up your tent on a relatively flat

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Day trip to Frankfort, Kentucky – our state capitol

A Day Trip to Frankfort, Kentucky Let’s take a Day trip to Frankfort! Over a school 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. 

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Viewing the 2024 Total Eclipse in Kentucky

Do you have a plan to view the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse? Let us help!  If you haven’t made plans for viewing the 2024 Total Eclipse in Kentucky, we’ve put together some options for you. The total solar eclipse will impact eight Kentucky counties and clip portions of four others. The totality phase will enter Kentucky around 2 p.m., CDT, in parts of Fulton and Hickman counties before rolling across Ballard, McCracken, Livingston, Crittenden, Union and Henderson counties along the Ohio River. It also clips small portions of Carlisle, Graves, Webster, and Daviess counties. Some of the events below are

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Spring Break in Northern Kentucky

Take a quick trip to Northern Kentucky over Spring Break    Spending a day or three over Spring Break in Northern Kentucky might be just what your family needs this year! Build fun memories without the countless hours driving.  There is plenty to do on a budget, so start your planning here. We have written about Newport Levee before. But it is a fantastic choice for family fun. It has a setting that really makes you feel like you have gotten away to somewhere much further away. You could have a whole day just a the levee. Between the Newport

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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 for a day trip to Owensboro. 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

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