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So, sit back and let us give you some great ideas of places to visit and activities to enjoy in Kentucky in the winter. Be sure to check out our list of Kentucky Restaurants you will want to visit.
Activities to Enjoy in Kentucky in the Winter
1. Dip a bourbon bottle into that famous red wax at the Maker’s Mark distillery. Maker’s Mark and it’s dripping red wax are known worldwide. For more information visit the Maker’s Mark website.
2. Visit Renfro Valley in Mt. Vernon. For 2016 there are many headliner concerts scheduled with artists such as Sawyer Brown, Exile, The Oakridge Boys and Travis Tritt.
3. If concerts are not your thing, Renfro Valley has so many other things to offer. There are several shops available such as The Country Music Store, The Grist Mill, and Blings ‘N Things. There are several dining options available at local restaurants. If you want to spend the night in the area there are various options such as campgrounds, hotels, and Bed & Breakfasts. Singing Hills Bed & Breakfast is not far from Renfro Valley and is owned and operated by my Great Aunt and Uncle.
4. Visit the Kentucky Capitol Building in Frankfort. The capitol building is the fourth permanent building since statehood in 1792. It was built to replace the earlier 1830 Capitol building which is still standing in downtown Frankfort.
6. Go to a University of Kentucky men’s or women’s basketball games or if you don’t bleed blue there’s always University of Louisville games.
7.Visit Loretta Lynn’s birthplace in Butcher Hollow.
8.Eagle Watch Weekends. During January and February, four state resort parks will be participating in the “Eagle Watch Weekends,” giving visitors a chance to see the American Bald Eagle in the wild. The tours take place on yachts, barges, pontoon boats and by van, depending upon the location and tour. For more information visit The Department of Parks list of Winter Events.
9.Take a trip on the Bourbon Trail. With 9 distilleries along the trail you will be able to sample a lot of bourbon!
10. Shop for Kentucky products at the Kentucky Artisan Shop in Berea. Conveniently located adjacent to Interstate 75 you can find a wide variety of Kentucky made products including books, crafts, and specially made food products.
Wait! Don’t go! We have even more activities to enjoy in Kentucky in the winter.
11. Visit the Owensboro Museum of Science and History in downtown Owensboro.
12. Plan a visit to the Kentucky Science Center in Louisville, Kentucky. There are exhibits for children and adults at the Kentucky Science Center.
13. Take a trip to Winchester for a plant tour at the Ale-8-One plant.
14. Take a tour of the Governor’s Mansion in Frankfort. The best part…tours are FREE.
15. Head to Louisville for a trip through the Louisville Mega Cavern which covers approximately 100 acres, underground.
16. Visit the Newport Aquarium. From January 6th through February 28th 2 kids get in FREE with each paying adult. So, if you have 2 adults who visit you will get 4 free children’s tickets.
17. Visit the Kentucky Railway Museum in New Haven.
18. Visit the Kentucky Derby Museum in Louisville.
19. Visit the Hummel Planetarium on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond.
20. Plan a trip to the Explorium of Lexington for fun for adults and children.
21. Visit the Cumberland Inn in Williamsburg. Treat yourself to a nice meal and enjoy the architecture and design of the building. Be sure to look up when you enter the front doors to see the mural of angels. Click here to read more about the children of the dome.
22. Visit the National Quilt Museum in Paducah.
23. While you are in the Western part of the state be sure to visit the Corvette Museum. Be sure to visit the “Corvette Cave In” exhibit which tells the story of the 2014 sinkhole which opened up beneath the museum and swallowed 8 Corvettes.
24. Visit the Muhammad Ali Center in Downtown Louisville.
25. Visit Triangle Park in Lexington to show off your ice-skating skills.
These are just a handful of activities to enjoy in Kentucky in the winter.
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Do you have a favorite winter activity or attraction that you think should be added to this list?