Have You Visited These Exciting Kentucky Spots Yet?
After the holiday season comes to its abrupt end, it’s easy to fall into a funk. It’s cold outside, family has returned home, NYE has come and gone, holiday celebrations are over until next year – it’s all done.
That doesn’t mean you can’t still find fun though! Kentucky is full of exciting sights to see, tasty food to eat, and memorable experiences to be had!
Let us help point you in the right direction!
Check out these five Kentucky gems that are perfect for keeping you entertained this January!
We live in the home of Kentucky Fried Chicken – you’ve got to check out these Colonel Sanders hot spots!
Here in Kentucky, not only can you pay your respects to Colonel Harland Sanders at his gravesite (Cave Hill Cemetery), but you can also go to his old office and meet… HIS ROBOT!
That’s right – Colonel Sanders has a talking robot.
He stands, waiting for you, at the beginning of his museum. Immerse yourself in the interesting history of this Kentucky icon at the Colonel Sanders Museum – full of neat artifacts and buckets of interesting info! (1441 Gardiner Ln., Louisville, KY 40213). Afterwards, grab a bite at Claudia Sanders Dinner House! (3202 Shelbyville Rd., Shelbyville, KY 40065). Southern, home cooked style food, served adjacent from the Sanders old residence, will make for the end of a pretty finger lickin’ GREAT day!
Mammoth Cave National Park
Aside from the cave entrances, Mammoth Cave usually hovers around 54 degrees Fahrenheit, year round. Although a light jacket is always recommended when visiting, Mammoth Cave is a Kentucky treasure that can be comfortably enjoyed all year.
Although the world’s longest cave is definitely a widely known Kentucky attraction, when you’ve lived somewhere long enough, it’s easy to miss out on things like this. If you’re looking for an exciting day out, why not pay the caves a visit!
Mammoth Cave doesn’t only mean a multitude of different, exciting cave tours. They also offer camping, hiking, horseback riding, biking, exploration of the beautiful rivers, and more!
Certain activities depend on the weather or time of year, but don’t let that stop you! There is always SOMETHING fun going on at Mammoth Cave. If you’ve yet to explore, we recommend it!
Abe Lincoln Birthplace
Of course, as Honest Abe was born in 1809, the infamous log cabin he was born in no longer stands. Despite that, the original site where our 16th President came into the world has since been made into an incredible commemoration site.
In just an hour drive to Hodgenville, you can pay a visit to the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park. See a replica of his first home, the first Lincoln memorial (construction began in 1909 and was completed by 1911), and the Sinking Spring. Lincoln buff or not, this park is a beautiful area to explore. You can feel the importance of where you are as you walk through. Rich with history, the experience will definitely leave you wanting more. If you find yourself looking to extend your time in Hodgenville, pay a visit to the Lincoln Museum or the Abe Lincoln statue!
For more information, visit https://www.nps.gov/abli/index.htm
No matter the temperature, nothing beats a relaxing walk with a beloved pet or close friends. Known as Old Louisville, this charming neighborhood is full of gorgeous Victorian homes, hard not to marvel: a perfect place for a stroll.
Homes like The Pink Palace have a way of taking your breathe away when you see them. An elegant pink mansion like this one is not something you would expect to find in Louisville. Walking past though, you feel lucky that it does.
If you’re a Kentuckian and have yet to pay Old Louisville a visit, we highly suggest you do so!
Learn more about everything this Louisville has to offer HERE:
We guarantee, you’ll fall in love!
Walk the Big Four Bridge
Driving into the city, we can all admit to getting a bit distracted when passing this incredible structure – especially when it’s lit up at night. The Big Four bridge is definitely a bullet on the Louisville bucket list! If you’ve never walked the 1/2 mile across the Ohio River and into Indiana, we highly recommend you do! You can take your bike, a date, your family, it’s perfect outing for any day you’re itching to get outside, be active, and spend time enjoying your city!
After you’ve explored the bridge, don’t forget to check out Waterfront Park! This edition to the area is the perfect place for a walk and always needed relaxation. More often than not, the park hosts festivals, charity events, concerts, you name it!
Did You Know: For $2,000 a day, individuals can actually choose a color scheme to be displayed across the bridge!
There you have it! If the end of the holiday season has left you feeling blue, GET OUT THERE and see some of what our great state has to offer! You’d be surprised how much you can miss when you don’t take the time to experience the neat things around you!
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If activities like these have been difficult to enjoy as a result of physical pain, one of our dedicated and qualified physical therapists will be happy to listen to your story and answer all your questions. Physical therapy is the fastest, most effective way to getting back to health. We want you to feel your happiest and healthiest, while doing the things you love.