Things To Do With Kids

From the Cycling Capital of Kentucky in London to the Land of Swinging Bridges in Manchester, The Kentucky Wildlands is filled with tons of outdoor adventures for kids of every age. Hiking, biking, off-roading and horseback riding are available throughout the region. Water sports are plentiful at many lakes and rivers, as well as several water parks.  Experience nature from a different perspective with a train ride on the Big South Fork Scenic Railway in Stearns. Or go underground to explore nature at Carter Caves and don't miss the Saltpeter Kid’s Crawl in which tour guides lead children on their hands and knees through dark passages lit by only the provided flashlights. Families even can enjoy a movie together outdoors at the Hwy 27 Twin Drive-In Theater in Somerset, one of only a handful of true drive-in theaters left in the country.

When you want to spend time indoors, the region's museums and music venues engage all ages. Looking for an experience that is out of this world? The East Kentucky Science Center and Varia Planetarium serves as a hub of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education with an interactive exhibit hall and popular laser light shows.

Popular Destinations in the Kentucky Wildlands

Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park

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Bath County Farmers Market

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Hazard Pavilion

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