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13 Underrated Places in Kentucky to Take An Out of Towner

When visiting the Bluegrass State, most people hit the known attractions such as Kentucky Derby or Mammoth Cave. There is nothing wrong with that, but there is so much more to see and do for an out of towner in Kentucky. We have some amazing visual attractions—some natural, some manmade—but all representing a unique aspect of our beautiful state.

Here are 13 underrated places to take an out of towner in Kentucky:

13. Great Doll House Museum at 344 Swope Drive in Danville

If you happen to have a fondness for the traditional doll house, you will not want to miss the house of all doll houses. This is a massive collection of miniatures, with some dating back more than a century. Some are hand carved, molded or sculpted with awe-inspiring details.

1. Hidden River Cave and American Cave Museum at 119 E Main Street in Horse Cave

There is an 8-mile labyrinth cave tour available. It isn’t as lengthy as  Mammoth Cave, but it is equally memorable because it is a river cave. The museum provides some enlightenment about the unique history of Kentucky’s extensive cave systems, which is interesting for any age. This is an overall unique and exciting activity when both are done.

 
Each of these Bluegrass State attractions is an introduction to a part of our history. Visitors should enjoy our state for what it is and the many aspects within, not just one of two really hyped up events. There is so much to do and see for out of towners in Kentucky that the underrated should never be overlooked. These are just a few of our many Kentucky treasures, so what places would you recommend for visitors?

Jenn Shockley
I am somewhat a cliche'. I grew up running around barefoot on a farm in Kentucky. I love writing, art, sunshine, all animals and my incredibly patient husband, who tolerates my "crazy animal lady" side.