One of the most state-of-the-art museums in the country, Creation Museum is a 70,000 square foot museum that will excite you and thrill you in many different ways. Your children can play with the dinosaurs that roam near Eden's River and you get to encounter Biblical characters coming to life. Check out other highly interactive displays such as Dr. Crawley's Insectorium as well as the Dragon Invasion exhibit.
The Shaker Village is where you will get to experience Kentucky's rich history and heritage. Explore the Living History Museum to meet the men and women who have called the village their home for over 100 years. Visit the farm and garden to discover Shaker Hill's traditional ways of growing and harvesting fresh produce. If you want to challenge yourself and enjoy nature, you can hike, bike or run through the village's 30-mile trail system, which features fantastic landscapes that you would love to take photographs of.
This zoo is one of the most visited attractions in all of Kentucky. Explore some of their award-winning animal exhibits such as the Glacier Run where you will encounter Polar Bears and Grizzly Bears; the Gorilla Forest where you will discover a multi-faceted rotational exhibit allowing you to go deep into the realm of a gorilla's natural habitat. Your kids will also enjoy a day of learning and exploration about animal and nature conservation through the Backyard Action Hero program.
Named as the number one aquarium in the 2012 Reader's Choice Travel Awards, the Newport Aquarium is where you will get to have a first-hand encounter with some of the most exotic sea creatures like sharks, fish, jellyfish, and stingrays. Walk through a gigantic aquarium and feel like you are actually swimming with the magnificent sharks. Your kids will enjoy the Penguin Encounters where they can actually touch, interact with and play with the friendly penguins.
If you think a vacation is not complete without a visit to a theme park then you should make sure to drop by Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay. This park offers extreme rides that will thrill you and take your breath away. Go on the FearFall ride that will drop you from a towering 129 feet at an exhilarating 45-mile per hour speed. Watch a show at their 5D cinema to have a viewing experience that is just totally out of this world. The Hurricane Bay water park also offers you some fun under the sun with their Plummet Summit and their Tornado Ride, as well as some rest and relaxation at the Lazy River.