We Bet You Didn't Know There Was A Miniature Grand Canyon In Kentucky
By Sarah McCosham|Published April 11, 2023
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Red River Gorge is often hailed as the Grand Canyon of Kentucky, but did you know there’s another miniature grand canyon in the Bluegrass? It’s true! Breaks Interstate Park in Breaks, Kentucky, is colloquially referred to as the “Grand Canyon of the South” — though in our humble opinion, it’s every bit as beautiful as its Arizona namesake.
Yes — technically, we do share this miniature grand canyon with Virginia — but here in Kentucky, we know there’s more than enough natural splendor to go around! Have you been to Breaks Interstate Park in eastern Kentucky? What’s your favorite part of the area? Let us know in the comments below!
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