Kentucky is in full swing all year long due to the state’s beautiful weather. There are myriads of things to do on a Kentucky vacation, spanning from outdoor activities to historical monuments and museums, making it the ultimate destination for a great fun vacation. Louisville and Lexington are two great spots while taking a Kentucky trip. The number of horse related adventure is generally a favorite of people looking for fun Kentucky getaways.
Florence, Kentucky is quite close to the Ohio border, but has a strange character all of its own. The Florence Mall is hub of popular name brand stores, along with a special ‘build a bear’ workshop for children. You can also see the elegant Dinsmore Homestead and witness some of its historical artifacts. The most pleasant thing about Florence Kentucky is its weather. Kentucky vacation visitor will love how green the grass remains at area parks and appreciate the well manicured lawns of the Dinsmore Homestead. Kentucky getaways are particularly popular for horse admirers and Kentucky tourism catapults every year with the Kentucky Derby taking place in May.
|Florence Country||United States|
|Florence Incorporated||February 17, 1860|
|- Total||9.9 sq mi (25.6 km2)|
|- Land||9.9 sq mi (25.6 km2)|
|- Water||0.0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Florence Elevation||925 ft (282 m)|
|Florence Population (2000)|
|- Density||2,385.6/sq mi (921.1/km2)|
|Florence Time Zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|- Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|Florence ZIP Codes||41022, 41042|
|Florence Area Code(s)||859|
|Florence FIPS Code||21-27982|
|Florence GNIS Feature ID||0492266|
Lexington, Kentucky is home to the biggest horse-related adventures in the world, the Kentucky Horse Park. It is a working horse museum where almost 50 various breeds of horses are free to roam on hundreds of acres of green pastures and is very famous for Kentucky getaways. Touring the horse park is a thrilling way for families to learn about Kentucky’s legendary past of Thoroughbred horse racing. Before visiting the museum, most visitors don’t analyze the task that goes into taking care of and training a horse. Through interactive displays and an opportunity to watch working stables, visitors will be educated when leaving the museum with an understanding of what takes such a mass horses to nurture and train.
|Lexington Country||United States|
|- Mayor||Jim Newberry (D)|
|- Consolidated city-county||285.5 sq mi (739.5 km2)|
|- Land||284.5 sq mi (736.9 km2)|
|- Water||1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)|
|- Urban||69.5 sq mi (180.1 km2)|
|Lexington Elevation||978 ft (298 m)|
|Lexington Population (2009)|
|- Consolidated city-county||296,545|
|- Density||953/sq mi (364.5/km2)|
|Lexington Time Zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|- Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|Lexington ZIP Code||40502–40517, 40522–40524, 40526, 40533, 40536, 40544, 40546, 40550, 40555, 40574–40583, 40588, 40591, 40598|
For a Kentucky vacation that is focused on Civil War History, town of Bardstown is one of the best options to travel when being in Kentucky. At the Civil War Museum, you can witness weaponry and historical accounts relevant to the Civil War era and get information about its famous battles. Don’t forget to stop at the Women of the Civil War Museum to witness what type of roles women played in Civil War history. Kentucky travel guides often explain about the recreational opportunities available in almost all parts of Kentucky. Lake Reba Recreational Complex is the ideal spot to stop for a day trip that is replete of fishing fun. Draw a line in the calm waters of Lake Reba and you may be lucky enough to get a largemouth bass for the evening’s dinner. Lake Reba is well known as many tourists rent a boat here or prefer to walk along the path. Some Kentucky travel freaks enjoy heading to Lake Reba for family reunions due to the batting cages and miniature golf course.
When you plan to visit Kentucky again, make sure you get along your family members who are very enthusiastic about cars at the National Corvette Museum and the GM factory in Bowling Green. The museum encompasses short films, memorabilia, and displays that are devoted to the legendary Corvette. After visiting the museum and knowing the history of the car, take a tour of the GM factory and witness how a real Corvette is manufactured. While the National Corvette Museum welcomes all ages, small children are prohibited to go on the factory tour due to some safety reasons.
If your kids are enthusiasts of America’s ideal pastime, don’t forget taking them to Louisville Slugger Museum, based in Louisville, Kentucky. From the moment you arrive, they’ll be overwhelmed by what they see: a giant bat leans against the outer wall of the building to welcome visitors. In its walls, you’ll see myriads of exhibits encompassing Silver Bat Winners, like Willie Mays, Jackie Robinson, Hank Aaron, Roberto Clemente, and Tony Gwynn, and many more. The museum also offers children a chance to crawl through an enormous baseball glove, which was made out of 17 tons of ancient Kentucky limestone. A theater is also there for your entertainment, along with an indoor dugout, enabling the kids to reach the bat as their heroes once did. The Oval Room exhibits several baseball-related displays, and the factory welcomes so that tourists can get a glance of the famous baseball bats being built – you’ll even get a free miniature form of the Louisville Slugger at the end of the tour. Finally, remember to visit the Gift Shop, where you can buy plenty of baseball, golf and hockey souvenirs.
In addition to these highlights, Kentucky has a multitude of other attractions and events that are crafted to mesmerize visitors from all points of the globe.
There are several reasons why Kentucky tourism has been flourishing for years now. Touted as one of the most friendliest and historical states in the USA, you’ll find number of reasons to visit Kentucky for your next vacation trip!