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10 Things To Do in Kentucky

Updated on April 19, 2017

The Muhammad Ali Center (Louisville, Kentucky)

The Muhammad Ali Center is located in the former heavyweight champion's hometown of Louisville, Kentucky.
The Muhammad Ali Center is located in the former heavyweight champion's hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. | Source

Muhammad Ali Center

This six story museum and amphitheater was built in 2005 in Louisville, Kentucky as a tribute to Muhammad Ali. It's six stories and nearly 97,000 square feet with a museum and two floor Ampitheater. Orientation is awesome via video and voice speakers. It's a must for any sports fan to visit this place at leat once.

One neat thing at this museum is the elliptical room. It has a real boxing ring set up and a projector film camera plays Muhammad Ali vs Joe Frazier 3 right into the squared circle. Also, you can watch clips of Ali on talk shows, doing interviews and of course replays of his most classic bouts.

Birthplace of Muhammad Ali (Louisville, Kentucky)

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National Corvette Museum

If your a sports car lover then you need to visit The National Corvette Museum located in Bowling Green, Kentucky. It opened to the public in 1994 and it's open year round to the public.

The museum houses old Corvettes of different years and styles. Several old Stingray Corvettes have been restored and are on display. Besides cars the center also has car parts, pictures, videos, toys and other Corvette related merchandise on display.

The National Corvette Museum (Bowling Green, Kentucky)

Corvette's from all years and models can be found at the humongous National Corvette Museum.,
Corvette's from all years and models can be found at the humongous National Corvette Museum., | Source

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Beech Bend Park

Beech Band Park is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The park is an amusement park and a Car racing track with a camp ground as well. The camp ground is perfect for tenting and hiking. If your a Nascar fan you'll love this place and the Crim De La Crim is the Amusement park.

The Amusement Park has 40 rides including two roller coasters, children's rides and a must ride Haunted House Ride that is spooky to say the least. Also, A waterpark with slides, wave pools and a lazy river are the order of the day.

The park's Race Track stages an annual Corvette race as well as several local races.

Kentucky Rumbler at Beech Bend Park (Bowling Green, Kentucky)

Beech Bend Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky is an amusement park and auto race track.
Beech Bend Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky is an amusement park and auto race track. | Source

Gorilla at The Louisville Zoo

Gorillas are just some of the many animals that can be found at the Louisville Zoo.
Gorillas are just some of the many animals that can be found at the Louisville Zoo. | Source

Louisville Zoo

In 1969 The Louisville Zoo opened and it's humongous as it sits on 134 acres. Over 1,700 animals are on display and the zoo itself is open year round for reasonable low pricing. My personal favorite animal to watch is the Gorilla and the park has eleven lowland Gorillas.

The zoo also has Cougars, Tigers, African Lions, Grey Seals, Sea Lions, snakes, a Worthog, Maned Wolf, monkeys, Bongo, Jaguars and bears just to name a few.

A special event happens all October long annually and it's called "The World's Largest Halloween Party". The zoo is decorated for Halloween and the entire zoo is themed for halloween. They have a train ride that is scary as all get out.

A Roaring Lion at The Louisville Zoo

The Kentucky Science Center (Louisville, Kentucky)

The Louisville Science Center is a hands on learning museum.
The Louisville Science Center is a hands on learning museum. | Source

The Kentucky Science Center

The Science Center was founded in 1871 and it's the largest hands on museum in the state. A three story I Max theatre sits in the center which is on over 150,000 acres of land.

The center has a tour guide, voice guide and tons of hands on exhibits for learning and fun. A swinging pendulum hangs in the entrance to the Science center in the lobby and it's a perfect place to take pictures with your phone or camera.

Lost River Cave

The Lost River Cave is seven miles long and has a large free flowing River coursing through it. The cave is situated in the middle of Bowling Green, Kentucky. Boat cave tours are fabulous. You have a tour guide who steers the boat and explains the cave afd lake in full detail during the two hour tour.

Belle of Louisville Excursion

The Belle of Louisville was constructed in 1814 and it's the oldest steamboat still in working order. Once a year a steamboat race takes pace between Belle and another steamboat competitor.

Cruises show the beauty of the city and it's fun. Beverages and a snacks are served on board and allowed on board as well.

Belle of Louisville Boat Tour

Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site (Perryville, Kentucky)

The Park sits on 745 acres and an interpretive museum is on site too. In The Battle of Perryville thousands of Confederate soldiers died so every year a reenactment of this battle takes place at the park and it's a memory you'll never forget if you ever get ad chance to come watch the show.

Newport Aquarium

The Aquarium is located in Newport, Kentucky and it opened to the public in 1999. It has over 90 species and 12 major exhibits. Tunnels of water surround you as you tour the sealife facility.

The shark tank is a favorite because it's intense when those huge sharks rush the glass and it will freak you out. Lol. Also, pictures are allowed so take all the snapshots you can so you capture the moment forever.

The Newport Aquarium (Newport, Kentucky)

The Newport Aqarium features all types of sea life including sharks and whales.
The Newport Aqarium features all types of sea life including sharks and whales. | Source

Patton Museum

The General Patton Museum is located in Fort Knox, Kentucky. It was built in 1972 and it honors the WW1 and WW2 war hero by displaying his personal items from birth to death.

The Museum is open year round and best of all it's free admission for everyone. Their is a food deli on site with lunch, snacks and beverages.

War and history buffs alike will adore this place and even if your not a fan give it a one time try.

Feel free to leave any comments you have an please share your Kentucky experiences with me by leaving your thoughts in the box at the bottom of the page.

© 2014 Buster Johnson

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      Ryan Fuller 2 years ago from Louisiana, USA

      I have family that lives in Lexington, KY so I have been there several times. I am a huge Corvette fan and finally got a chance to visit the museum. I really enjoyed it. I learned a lot as well. I have always wanted to visit Louisville and also see Fort Knox. Great hub with a lot of useful info.

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      Timothy Arends 2 years ago from Chicago Region

      Wow, these are some ideas you don't get everywhere else. Good hub!

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