Ride The Amtrak Through Kentucky's Appalachian Mountains For Just $28
It doesn’t get much more beautiful than Kentucky’s Appalachian Mountains. Covered with a seemingly endless expanse of lush, dense forests, the Appalachians of Kentucky will show you why we’re called the Bluegrass State. During the spring and summer, this mountainous region is a beautiful shade of deep green-blue; in the fall, the rolling blue hills are painted in the red, orange, and golden colors of autumn. If you’re looking for scenic train rides in the Appalachian mountains, climb aboard the Amtrak Cardinal and take an Appalachian train ride through the mountains. You can ride this Amtrak in Kentucky for just $37, and it’s a scenic trip you won’t ever forget.
**Editor’s note: Amtrak ticket prices vary by day, depending on a number of factors, including departure/arrival times. At the time of writing, $37 tickets for the Cardinal Train were available, with morning departure/evening arrival times.
Did you know the Amtrak Cardinal has a train ride through the Appalachian Mountains? Have you ever experienced the Appalachians aboard a train? This really is one of the loveliest ways to experience the Bluegrass State. Learn more about this route at Amtrak’s website.
What are some other Kentucky train rides you’ve done? Let us know below in the comments section. We look forward to hearing all about it! And if you’re on the hunt for more interesting things to do in Kentucky, we recommend taking a look at the offerings available on Airbnb Experiences.
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Where are the most beautiful and scenic locations in Kentucky?
The Bluegrass State has so much to offer when it comes to finding some jaw-dropping scenery. From waterfalls and mountains to gorges and lakes, Kentucky has enough natural beauty to keep you in constant awe at its wondrous beauty. Here's our list of some of the most beautiful spots in Kentucky:
- Mammoth Cave
- Red River Gorge
- Land Between the Lakes
What are the most unique natural landmarks in Kentucky?
Every state has some awesome and unusual landmarks that are worth stumbling upon and Kentucky is no different. You'll want to check out:
- Natural Bridge
- Cumberland Falls
- Muhlenburg County
Check out this road trip to Kentucky’s best landmarks that will take you to some pretty remarkable landmarks.
What are some charming small towns in Kentucky?
One of the most lovely small towns in Kentucky is Paducah and it is an absolute treat to visit. The town is known as a mecca for those looking to show their creative side, as it’s nicely located along the Ohio River. This charming little town is full of artistic flair, as well as scenic waterfront views from its historic downtown. You will find shops, historic sites, and great spots to be next to the Ohio River. According to the city’s website, Paducah is home to more historic markers per capita than any other city in Kentucky, so it's a perfect place for exploring!