Summer has arrived here in The Bluegrass State and what a glorious season it is! The heat, the humidity, the festivities, the summer foods… we love it all. And there’s no shortage of fun to be had during the summer in Kentucky, so we compiled this awesome list of our top 11 absolute “must do” items for your summer bucket list. Take a look, and get ready to have an amazing season of sun and fun here in beautiful Kentucky!

Of course, this list merely scratches the surface of all of the fun you can have during the summer in Kentucky. Have you ever been to any of these awesome spots? If so, which were your favorites? What are your “summer musts” that you would add to the list? Be sure to share them with your fellow Kentuckians in the comments section below!

For a fun waterpark adventure, check out the SomerSplash Waterpark in Somerset.

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Where can we find museums in Kentucky?

  • The Great American Dollhouse Museum in Danville showcases over 200 dollhouses, detailed room boxes, and amazing miniature buildings.
  • The Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum in Owensboro chronicles the history, performers, writers, and more that have made the bluegrass sound what it is today.
  • The Bluegrass Motorcycle Museum in Hartford is a unique collection of vintage American motorcycles and related items dating back to the early 1900s.

Read on to learn about some of the many other wonderful museums in Kentucky.

Where can we find horse farms in Kentucky?

  • The Windy Meadows Horse Farm is a full-service equestrian center that also offers tours to the public.
  • Second Stride in Crestwood focuses on rehabilitation, retraining, and placing retired thoroughbred racehorses with new loving owners.
  • Thoroughbred Heritage Horse Farm Tours in Lexington is a family-owned and operated business offering both public and custom private tours.

Read on to learn about some of the many other beautiful horse farms in Kentucky.

Where can we find breweries in Kentucky?

  • The Braxton Brewing Company in Covington is popular for its fun taproom and fantastic rooftop patio.
  • The Bircus Brewing Co. in Ludlow is set inside of an old historic theatre and offers live circus acts as part of your experience.
  • The West Sixth Farm in Frankfort is set out in the country and offers mountain biking and hiking along the mixed-use trail system on the property.

Read on to learn about some of the many other tasty breweries in Kentucky.

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