Now that you’re in Kentucky, what will you do?
On our tour of the United States, we’ve landed in Kentucky, and we’re happy about that. There are so many interesting sites to see that we wish we had more time to spend here. Thankfully, you’re an RVer, and you have all the time you need to fully absorb this great state. From ice age creatures on display to a waterfall that captures the light of the moon, you’re in for an amazing experience in Kentucky.
Visit the cave that never ends
Mammoth Cave does have an end, but you may never see it. The world’s longest winding cave system resides right here in Kentucky. How long is it? Hundreds of miles, as a matter of fact.
With a cave so vast, you can’t expect it to be empty, can you? Mammoth Cave has its own thriving ecosystem of animals, including creatures you may never have expected to reside on Earth. Though we’ve known about the cave for thousands of years, no one has ever found an end to it. Who knows – it may travel right to the bowels of the planet! What’s more impressive is that 400 miles of winding tunnels have been meticulously documented, and there’s still so much more to see. Outside of tunnels and creatures, what is there to see? Monuments and cave writings by all the workers who’ve toiled there.
Camp at a museum
Camping at a museum? Sound preposterous? It’s not all that unusual at Big Bone Lick State Historic Site. What can you expect to see at this museum? Bison, for one. The bison are easy to spot no matter what time of day you look for them. The site’s exhibits range from ice age creatures to modern animals, and you can see all kinds of exciting natural elements and geological formations on display. Learn about science and how Earth has changed over the years while taking advantage of full hookup sites!
Spend the night in a castle
A castle in Kentucky? You read that right. The Kentucky Castle (formerly known as CastlePost) was once thought never to have been finished, especially as it was consumed by fire early in its development. The fire sparked the castle’s creator into action, and he finished the landmark and turned it into a bed-and-breakfast.
See the American Stonehenge
You don’t have to travel abroad to see Stonehenge. We have our own right here in the U.S. Large rocks were located, gathered from more than a thousand acres of land, and brought together to form a masterpiece that stands in a small Kentucky town to this day. While it isn’t as ancient as the real Stonehenge, the dedication to the project can be called nothing other than truly spectacular.
Visit a campsite unlike any other in Kentucky
Marshy land isn’t typical for where this campsite is located, but it’s the unusual setting that makes Carr Creek State Park the perfect place to see all kinds of wildlife, from bobwhite quail to striped skunks. The RV sites have hookups available, and you’re never far from a shore that promises a host of watery fun!
Rough it? No need!
Some campsites are rather luxurious. Cumberland Falls is a majestic view, and on clear nights when the moon is high, you can see amazing moonbows as the light refracts off the spray of the waterfalls. In fact, this is the only place in the Western Hemisphere where moonbows can be seen.
You can host events here, using the towering waterfalls as a backdrop, or just enjoy the evenings, sitting outside your RV and relaxing to the roar of the rushing water. If you want something different for your night’s stay, you can rent a lodge to completely relax. There’s even a restaurant on the premises, so you don’t have to cook every night you’re camping.
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