A Short Trip Up I-65 to Enjoy Six fun side trips to The Bluegrass State. #NashvilleBuyLocalTravels

We’re all looking for a little trip now that we’re getting through the pandemic. We’ve told you of many places far away but today let’s stick closer to home with our neighbors to the North. Here are some fun weekend trips we suggest to visit Kentucky.

It sounds kind of old-school tourist but we can’t help but suggest Mammoth Cave and even Lost River Cave. Kentucky is home to the world’s longest-known cave system. OVER 400 MILES OF THE Mammoth Cave’s interconnected passages have been surveyed since Native Americans first began to explore it between 2,000 and 8,000 years ago. The world’s longest cave system, Mammoth Cave is 100 miles longer than the planet’s second and third-longest cave systems. A National Park worth exploring and learning about the land surrounding us.

Before you get to Mammoth Cave a fun stop for the whole family would be Lost River Cave.

Bernheim Forest Giants are just up I-65 south of Louisville. Seeing the Forest Giants in Giant Forest sculptures is free. A $10 donation is suggested per car for non-members. In conjunction with the 90th anniversary, Bernheim welcomed Danish artist, Thomas Dambo, to construct three giant sculptures throughout the arboretum using recycled wood from the region. Bernheim Forest is thrilled to be the home of Mama Loumari with her children, Little Nis and Little Elina, and her third baby Giant, who is currently living in Mama’s belly.

A Visit to The Birthplace of Abraham Lincoln National Historic Park and the Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home is definitely a must!

Our 16th President’s presence is easy to feel when you visit the Birthplace and Boyhood home where he almost died at a very young age. Thankfully he was rescued by his friend and neighbor Austin Gollaher. Experience the land and the story as it began for one of our Nation’s most important Presidents, Abraham Lincoln.

The Great thing about going toward the Bourbon Trail (which is very hyped so we won’t really suggest it) is that you can visit these wonderful Lincoln historical sites. You can also visit the home of the only fruitcake (made with Kentucky Bourbon) we’ve ever liked from The Abbey of Gethsemani. Instead of our own pitch take it from the makers themselves:

Next week we’ll dig deep into the foods of Kentucky we believe are worth driving to go experience for yourself.

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