Kentucky Journals

Kentucky Attractions (Part 2)

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An April 2006 trip to Kentucky by Shady Ady

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Quote: This journal reviews the highlights of my 3 month stay in Kentucky, places visited and activities participated in.

Natural Bridge State Resort Park

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Natural Bridge  Photo, Kentucky, United States
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If you are in Kentucky, around the Lexington area, then Natural Bridge State Resort Park is well worth a trip.The park’s main attraction is the Natural Bridge, a natural sandstone arch, which has taken nature millions of years to form. The impressive sandstone arch stands like a sentinel over this mountain hideaway, soaring 65 feet high, 78 feet in length, and 40-feet thick. You can walk across the bridge along its 30-foot-wide level top. It’s an amazing spectacle, especially looking across to it from one of the many vantage points. What impressed me the most is that you can take a path all the way to the top of Natural Bridge (as can be seen in my photos) via a set of steep stone ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 29, 2006

Natural Bridge State Resort Park
2135 Natural Bridge Road
Slade, Kentucky 40376
(800) 325-1710

Mammoth Cave National Park

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Mammoth Cave National Park Photo, Mammoth Cave, Kentucky
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Upon my time living in Lexington, I had the pleasure of visiting Mammoth Cave National Park. The Mammoth Cave National Park, near Edmonson in south-central Kentucky boasts the longest cave in the world, with 350 miles (563km) of caverns and passages having so far been explored and, according to experts, ‘no end in sight’. Every year further miles are added to its length.The cave has been promoted as a tourist attraction since 1861, making it America’s oldest attraction, which was encompassed in a national park in 1941 to preserve the cave system and the scenic river valleys of the Green and Nolin Rivers. The park offers camping, cave tours, hiking trails, hotel accommodation, canoeing, and h...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 29, 2006

Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave, Kentucky 42259
(270) 758-2180

Keeneland Race Course

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As Lexington is the ‘Horse Capital of the World’, it would be rude not to take in some of the culture that the city's tourism is built upon. While some people may recommend a trip to a horse farm, I would much rather spend a day watching horse racing at Keeneland. Lexington has been renowned for two centuries for its horse racing, and apart from Churchill Downs, Keeneland is the premier race course in Kentucky. State Law prevents both Churchill Downs and Keeneland from being open at the same time, which always gives races at Keeneland a good atmosphere and good selection of quality horses racing.Keeneland is an absolutely gorgeous racecourse. Set in the heart of ‘bluegrass’ country...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 30, 2006

Keeneland Race Course
4201 Versailles Road
Lexington, Kentucky 40510
(859) 254-3412

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

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Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden Photo, Cincinnati, Ohio
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Cincinnati Zoo is worth a trip for people of all ages and I thoroughly enjoyed my time here as part of my birthday surprise. It’s a vibrant, busy, bright, and noisy place, famed now as much for its conservation work and research as for its entertainment value.The zoo is world famous and was rated the number one attraction in Cincinnati and one of the top five zoos in the nation by Zagat Survey. It has also been recognized by Child Magazine as one of "The 10 Best Zoos for Kids." Over 1.2 million people visit the 500 animal and 3,000 plant species annually, set in award winning exhibits. The zoo is the second oldest zoo in the US, having first opened its doors in 1875. It's 70 acres ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 30, 2006

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
3400 Vine Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45220
(513) 281-4700

Civil War Museum

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Attraction | "Bardstown Civil War Museum"

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Now normally taking trips to civil war museums isn’t something I have much of an interest in or a desire to do, but I feel like learning a bit of history about the country you are traveling in is very important, and I surprised even myself at how much I enjoyed this museum. I can see why it is rated so highly.The Civil War in America is an important part in American history and if like me, you know virtually nothing about it, then a trip to Bardstown Civil War Museum is very worthwhile. The museum is devoted to the western theater part of the Civil War, and the displays are excellently set out in geographical and chronological order with a myriad of artifacts from both the Union and the Conf...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 30, 2006

Civil War Museum
310 East Broadway
Bardstown, Kentucky 40004
(502) 349-0291