Cumberland Falls is in Cumberland Falls State Resort Park in Kentucky, and is known as the "Niagara of the South". This is a very impressive and easily accessible waterfall. There are viewing areas at the top, base, and downstream from the falls. Many nice views of the falls are also available from Trail #9, which follows the western edge of the river gorge, and leads to Eagle Falls. Cumberland Falls is the only place in North America where you can see a moonbow. The moonbow is only visible on clear nights with a full moon. I was not lucky enough to see the moonbow, and all of the pictures on this page were taken in the daytime (that is a rainbow above, not a moonbow).
Keeneland Located in the heart of Kentucky’s famed Bluegrass region, Keeneland plays an important role in both Thoroughbred racing and breeding. From its inception in 1936, Keeneland’s founders, led by respected horsemen Hal Price Headley and Major Louis Beard, intended it to be a special place—one that symbolizes the best in Thoroughbred racing. Today, Keeneland continues to be guided by that original mission, taking a leadership role in the industry to improve safety, promote integrity and preserve racing’s storied history. Keeneland is a National Historic Landmark, and its beautiful, park-like grounds are open to the public every day. Fans also are welcome to visit the Keeneland Library, one of the world’s largest informational and pictorial repositories related to Thoroughbred racing.
The Kentucky Bourbon Trail In 1999, the Kentucky Distillers’ Association formed the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® tour to give visitors a firsthand look at the art and science of crafting Bourbon, and to educate them about the rich history and proud tradition of our signature spirit. Bourbon is a signature industry that helps create 9,000 jobs, generates more than $125 million in tax revenue each year and is a growing international symbol of Kentucky craftsmanship and tradition. Bourbon tourism is skyrocketing too, with nearly 2.5 million visitors from all 50 states and 25 countries to the world-famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail® tour in the last five years alone. Four Roses, Jim Beam, Maker's Mark, Buffalo Trace, Wild Turkey, Woodford Reserve, Heaven Hill, and Evan Williams.
The Kentucky Horse Park is Kentucky’s largest state-owned tourist attraction. Also the largest attraction in Kentucky’s Bluegrass region, the park is dedicated to sharing the Commonwealth’s love of horses with the world. The park presents live shows daily throughout the summer. The famous Horses of the World Show captures the sound and excitement of the show ring in presenting unique breeds of horses with authentically costumed riders. The excitement of the racetrack and show ring are brought to life by the elite group of horses in the Hall of Champions, which features retired champions from Thoroughbred, Standardbred and Quarter Horse Racing.
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill The Shakers played an important role in American religious history, developing the longest lasting communal society. Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill is America’s largest restored Shaker community, with 34 carefully restored buildings and 3,000 acres of preserved farmland.
Kentucky Corvette Museum Since 1953 the Corvette has been America's Sports Car. The National Corvette Museum was established as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit foundation with a mission of celebrating the invention of the Corvette; preserving its past, present and future; and educating the public about Corvette. Corvette enthusiasts from all over the world kindly and lovingly refer to the NCM as their home...Their Mecca.
Cave Run Lake Cave Run Lake is an 8,270-acre lake nestled in the beautiful mountains of eastern Kentucky. Built for flood protection by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, it offers habitat for many species of fish and wildlife. Lake visitors will find many opportunities for relaxation and fun. Boating, camping, fishing, hiking, hunting, wildlife viewing, and visiting historical sites are a few of the many activities visitors enjoy. Cafe Run Lake is only one 45 miles northeast of Slade, KY.