Mother Goose is a cultural icon and many of us likely remember learning “her” singsong stories and rhymes as kids. However, what some might not realize is that, here in Kentucky, Mother Goose is literally, well, a house. You may be familiar with the “Mother Goose House” in Hazard that’s been a popular roadside attraction for years, and it’s easily among the quirkiest places in Kentucky. If you love a unique roadside attraction, pack your bags, because this one is unforgettable.

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Curious to learn more about this quirky Kentucky attraction? Check out this feature c/o PBS on YouTube:

Have you heard about the Mother Goose House in Kentucky? What a wild, wonderful, and wholly unique place… you know, kind of like Kentucky. If you’ve been there before, let us know in the comments below. We love to hear your firsthand accounts of these unique experiences.

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Quirkiest Towns In Kentucky

What are the quirkiest small towns in Kentucky?

This isn’t the only spot in the Bluegrass State where things are delightfully wonky. Many small towns have their funny little quirks that have been developed over time. If you’re looking for an offbeat vacation, consider checking out these quirky small towns in Kentucky.

  • Bardstown
  • Cadiz
  • Berea
  • Guthrie
  • Jamestown
  • Pineville
  • Augusta
  • Stearns
  • Bloomfield
  • Fredonia
  • Upton
  • Elkton
  • Wilmore
  • Princeton


What are the best roadside attractions in Kentucky?

Mother Goose isn’t the only roadside attraction worth visiting in the state. In fact, you could design a whole road trip on the unique and unusual sites off Kentucky highways. Add these roadside attractions in Kentucky to your next travel itinerary.

  • Flying Saucer "Futuro" House
  • Giant T-Rex
  • Kentucky's Stonehenge
  • National Corvette Museum Sinkhole
  • Kentucky Rushmore
  • World's Largest Bourbon Barrel
  • World's Largest Underpants
  • The Great American Dollhouse Museum
  • Florence Y'all Water Tower
  • World's Largest Crucifix
  • World's Largest Bottle of Booze
  • House Made Of Coal
  • World Peace Bell
  • World's Longest Go-Kart Track
  • World's Largest Roll of Sausage