25 Famous Kentucky Landmarks You Must See Story

By Sara Sabharwal


25 Famous Kentucky Landmarks You Must See Story

There are numerous famous Kentucky landmarks to see when visiting the Bluegrass State, from national...

Landmark 1

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

The Cumberland Gap is a natural break in the Appalachian Mountains that has allowed for...

Landmark 2

Carter Caves State Resort Park

The Carter Caves State Resort Park is a must-visit for adrenaline junkies and nature lovers...

Landmark 3

Belle of Louisville

Built in 1914, the Belle of Louisville is the only remaining authentic steamboat from the...

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Landmark 4

Ohio River

The Ohio River runs along the northern border of Kentucky and separates it from Ohio...

Landmark 5

Ark Encounter

One of the most exciting and unique famous places to visit in Kentucky is Ark...

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Landmark 6

Churchill Downs

Want to spend a day at the most famous landmark in Kentucky? Then head over...

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Landmark 7

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park

The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park is one of the most important landmarks of...

Landmark 8

Daniel Boone National Forest

Daniel Boone National Forest features a stunning landscape with geological wonders, steep cliffs, and over...

Landmark 9

Natural Bridge State Resort Park

One of the most well-known Kentucky landmarks and tourist attractions is Natural Bridge State Resort...

Landmark 10

Kentucky Derby Museum

The Kentucky Derby Museum is located within Churchill Downs, the venue for the iconic horserace...

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Landmark 11

Kentucky Horse Park

The only park of its kind in the world, the Kentucky Horse Park is a...

Landmark 12

Kentucky State Capitol

Located in Frankfort, Kentucky, the Kentucky State Capitol was constructed in 1910 and remains the...

Landmark 13

Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory

Another notable sports-themed landmark in Kentucky is the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory. At the...

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Landmark 14

Louisville Water Tower Park

Boasting the title of one of the most beautiful water towers in the nation, Louisville...

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Landmark 15

Mcdowell House Museum, Apothecary and Gardens

The Ephraim McDowell House is one of the more peculiar historic places in Kentucky. While...

Landmark 16

Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park features the longest cave system in the United States. This landmark...

Landmark 17

Hidden River Cave & American Cave Museum

The Hidden River Cave & American Cave Museum is home to the world’s longest underground...

Landmark 18

Big Bone Lick State Historic Site

Big Bone Lick State Park got its name from the ice age mammoth bones unearthed...

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Landmark 19

Old State Capitol Building

The Old State Capitol Building is located in Frankfort, Kentucky, and was the seat of...

Landmark 20

Perryville Battlefield

One of the most historical places in Kentucky relating to the Civil War is the...

Landmark 21

Waverly Hills Sanatorium

The Waverly Hills Sanatorium is one of the unusual historical sites in Kentucky. Opened in...

Landmark 22

Red River Gorge Geological Area

Red River Gorge Geological Area is a beautiful forested natural park with an extensive canyon...

Landmark 23

Cumberland Falls State Park Resort

Nestled within the Daniel Boone National Forest is Cumberland Falls State Park Resort. This beautiful...

Landmark 24

Zachary Taylor House

Another of the beautiful historic sites in Kentucky is the Zachary Taylor House, which was...

Landmark 25

Mary Todd Lincoln House

Another notable home in Kentucky to see is the Mary Todd Lincoln House. This house-turned-museum...


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