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4 Recreation Attractions at Land Between the Lakes in Kentucky

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I live in one of the most beautiful areas on earth — Land Between the Lakes in Kentucky.

Since we are celebrating 100 years of National Parks, I thought I would share with you my favorite National Park, which is Land Between the Lakes in Kentucky.

Check out these 4 attractions you must visit if you come to the area.

4 attractions you must visit at Land Between the Lakes Kentucky

#1 The Old Homeplace

My kids love The Old Homeplace, especially my daughter. There is so much to learn and do here. It is located on the Trace at Land Between the Lakes between Barkley and Kentucky Lake.

old homeplace

There is also a stream near the picnic area that my kids love playing in (or they did when they were little). It is a spring and the water is clear and inside there are all these amazing blue rocks!

old homeplace 1

#2 The Elk & Bison Prairie

Right down the road from the Old Homeplace is the Bison Prairie. You can see a lot of them from the road, but you can pay just a few dollars to drive through and get an up close and personal look at them.


#3 The Planetarium

When my kids were little, this was their ultimate favorite hangout. My son was really heavy into astronomy — he loved the stars and planets, so when we visited here, he always loved the room where we viewed the info about the solar system.


#4 The Nature Station

The Nature Station is one of my favorites simply because I love animals. In this nature station, you can take a hike to Hematite Lake where a lot of birds live. It is spectacular.


Then, inside and outside, you can get a guided tour of the animals they have there. Most of them are from the area so you can see what lives in the surrounding woods. My favorite are the owls.

These are some of my all time favorite places to visit in my area. Of course, there are all the back country roads too that lead to the beautiful lake area. You MUST drive down one if you visit here. Be sure to stay, hang out, have a picnic lunch and enjoy the view.

Have you ever visited at Land Between the Lakes?

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samiya selim

Thursday 19th of May 2016

These are all awesome activities that my kids (And I ) would love to do! Especially the elk and bison praire!

Renne Simpson

Tuesday 17th of May 2016

I was born in Kentucky, but didn't live there for very long. I pass through there on road trips sometimes but never stop to explore. I would LOVE to go to the planetarium. I went to the one in Atlanta growing up and it was one of my favorite things to do as a kid.


Monday 16th of May 2016

I can't imagine seeing wild elk and bison! I've never had an experience like that before. How very "settlers" :)


Monday 16th of May 2016

I've never heard of this particular NP, but thanks for sharing. We're considering our summer trip and if we stay in the US we plan to visit National Parks. I've never been to Kentucky and a few weeks started thinking about going there and checking out some parks. I was really focused on one with caves, but we'll definitely have time for more and this one looks like it has a few different things that will be fun.


Saturday 14th of May 2016

I have never visited! Sometimes it's so easy to not appreciate the amazing things that we have close to us, but it's always nice to explore our own areas and pretend to be tourists. I did exactly today in my home town and it was so much fun!

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