Kentucky Is Home To One Of The Best Dark Sky Reserves In The World
By Sarah McCosham|Published October 12, 2022
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I'm a writer and editor at OnlyInYourState, and a contributing writer at Cincinnati Magazine. I love the Great Outdoors and am endlessly awestruck by this beautiful country of ours. Coffee keeps me going, yoga keeps me sane, my kids keep me grounded, and my writing keeps me inspired.
There’s so much more to the Bluegrass State than meets the eye. For example, most know that the longest underground cavern system on the planet is in Kentucky. A place with many feathers in its cap, Mammoth Cave also boasts amazing above-ground hiking and biking trails, as well as some of the best stargazing in the country. In 2021, Mammoth Cave National Park became the first National Park Service operated site *and* Dark Sky Place in Kentucky to receive International Dark Sky Park (IDSP) status, and it’s true: the stargazing here is out-of-this-world.