Culture

There aren’t many places left in the world today that time seems to have forgotten. Yet, rich in beauty, folklore, human endeavor, dignity and grit, this part of Kentucky feels like another time and place. 

A cultural melting pot, The Kentucky Wildlands is home to a distinct blend and brand of history and people, rooted in centuries of strong family ties, pride and tradition. Here, the Appalachians’ past, folklore and legends are passed from generation to generation through the local crafts, food and stories of master artisans, musicians, chefs and writers. From the high lonesome sounds of mountain songs to intricate handcrafted quilts, from art deco theaters to Appalachian classics, such as apple stack cake and moonshine, many of these sounds, tastes and experiences can only be found here.

Popular Destinations in the Kentucky Wildlands

Bark Camp Creek Falls

Bark Camp Cascades. Just before emptying into the Cumberland River, Bark Camp Creek...

Breaks Interstate Park

Why is the park known as “the Breaks”? The Pine Mountain range is a ridge a part of...

Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park

Top Five Things To Do 1. Experience the relaxing view of Buckhorn Lake from your...

Two Places Worth Adding to Your Kentucky Bucket List

Cumberland Falls

Deep in the heart of the Daniel Boone National Forest, Cumberland Falls State Park is home to renowned Cumberland Falls, a stunning 125-foot wide waterfall cascading over a boulder-rich gorge, revered as the Niagara of the South, and...