A visit to Kentucky would not be complete without trekking through the world's longest known cave system. If you love the outdoors, this is the best place to bring the entire family. Go canoeing on the Green River, have a lovely picnic at the campgrounds, go horseback riding or cycling or go on some thrilling guided cave tours.
There is no other place to have the most fantastic horse racing experience other than the Churchill Downs. Home to the Kentucky Derby, you can enjoy an exciting day at the races, visit the museum, and then go shopping at the Derby Store. Your children can join the Family Fun Days presented by Kroger Kiddos where they will have a highly interactive experience with games, crafts, as well as a fun visit from Churchill Charlie.
If you have always been fascinated by horses, the best place to visit would be the Kentucky Horse Park. Their Horses of the World display will allow you to discover different breeds of horses through a breathtaking show filled with colors and sounds. If this is your first time to go horseback riding, you can enjoy a 35-minute guided trail ride. If you have kids who would love to try out riding, they can go on Pony Rides around the pony paddock.
The majestic Cumberland Falls holds a number of fun activities for you and your family. You can go gem mining and discover some real, colorful and beautiful gemstones at the gemstone flume. You can also go birding and discover some of the most exquisite bird species such as the Pileated Woodpecker or the Wood Thrush. If you love roughing it up at the great outdoors, you can set up camp at any of the park's 50 campsites complete with electricity and water hookups.
Known as one of the most beautiful places in Kentucky, a visit here will take you through the paddock where you will encounter a new colt or a filly currently being trained to become a racing thoroughbred. If you get the chance to visit between April and October, you get to encounter the horses and experience them up close just minutes before their race starts.