10 Places In Kentucky You Must Add To Your State Bucket List

Almost everyone reaches a certain age and then thinks, “I wish I’d have seen or gone to _____”.  The excuses as to why we did not are almost always the same. We were too busy with work, family, watching television, or hanging out with our friends. Sometimes we were just too busy doing nothing. These are places we could have easily visited had we taken the time, especially in the Bluegrass State. The state is covered in lush forests, rolling hills, and all-out beautiful country from the Appalachians to the Ohio Valley; places everyone should add to their bucket lists. Here are 10 must-visit places in Kentucky you will want to see before you die.

During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.

It is difficult to narrow down all the amazing places in the Bluegrass State that one should experience, but these certainly deserve a look. Each one offers a special kind of serenity or one-of-a-kind experience you just cannot find anywhere else. Have we helped you add to your Kentucky bucket list? Please add any additional must-visit places in Kentucky in the comment section.

And if you’d like to check out one of the lesser known must-visit places in Kentucky, take a look at this beautiful natural spot in the Bluegrass.

Address: 700 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40215, USA
Address: Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, 7351 Hwy 90, Corbin, KY 40701, USA
Address: 1 Levee Way, Newport, KY 41071, USA
Address: 3501 Lexington Rd, Harrodsburg, KY 40330, USA
Address: 4089 Iron Works Pkwy, Lexington, KY 40511, USA
Address: 238 Visitor Center Dr, Golden Pond, KY 42211, USA
Address: 1 Mammoth Cave Pkwy, Mammoth Cave, KY 42259, USA
Address: Muhlenberg County, KY, USA
Address: Red River Gorge, Kentucky 40387, USA
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Must-Visit Places In Kentucky

March 11, 2021

What are some of the top attractions in Kentucky?

Aside from those on the list above, the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory is a top tourist attraction that’s great for anyone, whether they love baseball or not. Outside is a gigantic baseball bat which makes it one of the most recognizable sites in the state. Since Kentucky is the home of bourbon, there are some amazing distilleries to do a tour and tasting and the famous Bourbon Trail to follow along. 

What natural wonders can I find in Kentucky?

With all its natural beauty, Kentucky does have quite a few natural wonders. Take for instance the Lost River Cave where you can enjoy an underground boat ride along the Lost River which flows through it. This is a place of both natural and historic significance.  Another winder is at Natural Bridge State Resort Park which has a natural sandstone rock bridge. This Natural Bridge is 65-feet high and spans 78-feet across. It’s a truly remarkable sight!

What else should I add to my Kentucky bucket list?

Attending the Kentucky Derby at least once should be on everyone’s bucket list. But aside from that, there are many other options to add. Taking a riverboat ride along the Ohio River is an iconic experience to have in the Bluegrass State. Taking a train ride through the countryside will showcase the breathtaking beauty of Kentucky. You can find more bucket list options in our article, 15 Incredible Trips In Kentucky That Are Bucket List Worthy.

 

Address: 700 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40215, USA
Address: Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, 7351 Hwy 90, Corbin, KY 40701, USA
Address: 1 Levee Way, Newport, KY 41071, USA
Address: 3501 Lexington Rd, Harrodsburg, KY 40330, USA
Address: 4089 Iron Works Pkwy, Lexington, KY 40511, USA
Address: 238 Visitor Center Dr, Golden Pond, KY 42211, USA
Address: 1 Mammoth Cave Pkwy, Mammoth Cave, KY 42259, USA
Address: Muhlenberg County, KY, USA
Address: Red River Gorge, Kentucky 40387, USA