Going to the Kentucky Derby? 5 Things to See in the Bluegrass State

If you’re spending time in Kentucky this weekend for the Derby, enjoy these sites with your family.

1Mammoth Cave National Park

One of the most known caves and parks inside the United States, the Mammoth Cave National Park, preserves the longest cave system at more than 400 miles and a part of the Green River valley and hilly country of south central Kentucky. This is the world’s longest known cave system, with more than 400 miles (643 km) explored. The caves gained their name from the vast expanse of caves. They regularly host Cave tours, on the river experiences, bike trails, and horseback riding.

Mammoth Cave is located at 1 Mammoth Cave Parkway, Mammoth Cave, KY 42259.

2Creation Museum

The Creation Museum is a relatively new attraction in Kentucky. It features stunning exhibits, dinosaur bones, fossils, botanical gardens, a planetarium, zoo, zip line course, and more all focusing on bible history. This 75,000-square-foot facility has welcomed millions of guests since opening in Petersburg, Kentucky to view their life size ark.

Creation Museum is located at 2800 Bullittsburg Church Rd, Petersburg, KY 41080.

3Kentucky Kingdom

Back in 2009 Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom closed down due to financial strain, but those involved with the park worked hard over to reopen the park and attract people back to enjoy their rides and attractions. Though it closed for a few years, it reopened to the public on May 24, 2014 with more rides than ever. Now known as Kentucky Kingdom, the 63-acre park includes a collection of amusement rides and a water park named Hurricane Bay. They continue to increase their attendance and add new attractions every year including expanding spaces for children in their King Louie’s Playland and many more rides and attractions.

Kentucky Kingdom is located at 937 Phillips Ln, Louisville, KY 40209.

4Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory

Long known for their baseball bats, the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory celebrates their heritage and continued business by opening it up to public tours. A combination of historical stories, fascinating stories, and hands-on exhibits surrounding American history of baseball. They started their factory in 1884 making them one of the longest running bat manufacturers.

The Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory is located at 800 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202.

5National Corvette Museum

Kentucky is not only known for their connections to the American Derby and baseball, but they’re also home to the museum for America’s sports car just down the interstate in Bowling Green, Kentucky. It features more than 80 Corvettes from history and where you can test your knowledge at interactive trivia kiosks. They also rotate their inventory and have many other offerings so that no two visits are the same.

The National Corvette Museum is located at 350 Corvette Dr, Bowling Green, KY 42101.

Take some time away from the race tracks and enjoy the sites Kentucky has to offer.
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