The One Secret Spot In Kentucky You Never Knew Existed

Kentucky is filled with secrets and some of them are better kept than others. There are hidden gems all over our state, both tucked away in the woods and hiding in plain sight. One such spot is definitely out in the open and passed by countless people every single day, yet most of them probably don’t even know it exists. The Grotto and the Garden of Our Lady of Lourdes is an unexpected, peaceful garden in Louisville that raises many questions, provides a quiet respite, and is one secret spot in Kentucky you likely never knew existed.

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The Grotto and the Garden is a lovely Louisville historic site that is cared for by passionate people and is definitely a place we should respect, preserve, and visit for reflection and quiet. Did you know about this secret spot in Kentucky? Any other little gems we should know about? Let us know in the comments!

The Grotto and Garden is located off of Eastern Parkway between Bradley Avenue and Preston Street (adjacent to Presidents Boulevard).

A huge thank you to photographer Barbara Strevinsky and West Point Photography for her photo contributions in this article. You can check out more of her work here.

And for more beautiful gardens in Kentucky, check out our previous article here.