Great Outdoors

Caves, kayaks, and campgrounds, oh my! Whether you’re a thrill-seeker or a nature-lover, there’s always something to do here.

Caves

Underground Discoveries…
CAVE BACON – Cave Bacon is any cave drapery that looks like bacon.
CAVE PEARLS – Cave Pearls look very much like oyster pearls.
COLUMN – Columns are formed when a stalactite (which grows down from the ceiling and a stalagmite (which grows up from the floor meet and grow together.
POPCORN -Cave popcorn is shaped just like the popcorn we eat with lots of round, knobby bits.
SHELF STONE – These are flat-topped calcite that projects over the edge of a pool where it has grown into the pool.
SODA STRAWS – Soda straws are thin, usually straight hollow tubes.STALACTITES – Stalactites are vertical cave formations that grow from the ceiling down and look like icicles.
STALAGMITES – Stalagmites are vertical cave formations that grow from the ground up. They can be wide or narrow, tall or short.

Cave City

DIAMOND CAVERNS

Featuring intricate drapery deposits and
bacon formations that cascade the cave walls.
Over 150 years of cave tours!
Open year-round.
1900 Mammoth Cave Pkwy., Park City, KY
270-749-2233

HIDDEN RIVER CAVE

Walk beside an underground river or take
a Wild Cave Tour. The only cave located
inside city limits with a sidewalk view.
Home to the world’s longest underground swinging bridge (opening summer of 2018)
Open year round.
119 E. Main St., Horse Cave, KY
270-786-1466

LOST RIVER CAVE

When you arrive at the massive cave entrance, prepare to board Kentucky’s only underground boat and kayak tour.
Open year round
2818 Nashville Rd., Bowling Green, KY
270-393-0077

CRYSTAL ONYX CAVE

An old favorite now reopened!
Open DAILY through October 31, 2019
10am-7pm
425 Prewitts Knob Rd., Cave City, KY
270-773-3377

MAMMOTH CAVE NATIONAL PARK

The Mother Cave with over 400 miles of mapped passages; International Biosphere Reserve; World Heritage site; Celebrating 200 years of cave tours!
Mammoth Cave Parkway
Mammoth Cave, KY
270-758-2180

MAMMOTH ONYX CAVE

Take walk Down Under.
Open year round
Off I-65, Exit 58 , Horse Cave, KY
270-786-1010

ONYX CAVE

Featuring beautiful cave coral, cave bacon, flowstone and a massive 40 foot column.
Open year round
101 Huckleberry Knob Rd., Cave City, KY
270-773-2323

OUTLAW CAVE

Famous as the hideout for outlaw Jesse James and handicap accessible
Open year round
3057 Mammoth Cave Rd., Cave City, KY 42127
270-773-2560

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Horseback Riding and Horse Hotels

Other

Double J Stables & Horseman’s Campgrounds

Located off the Northeastern corner of Mammoth Cave National Park. No need to cross or ride on any public roads to enter the park, just mount up and ride on in.

542 Lincoln School Rd.
Mammoth Cave, KY
(270) 286-8167

Cave City

Carey's Horse Farm

Overnight boarding for those traveling with their horses

202 Farmer Road
Cave City, KY
(270) 646-7424

Jesse James Riding Stables

1/2 hour, 1 hour, and 2 hour rides for all levels of experience. No reservations required.

3057 Mammoth Cave Rd
Cave City, KY
(270) 773-2560

Mammoth Cave Horse Camp

(seasonal, closed Mon)
Outdoor market
802 S. Dixie Highway

Glasgow

B Bar B Indoor Arena

1909 Carden Road
Glasgow, KY
(270) 834-0981

Parks

Glasgow

American Legion Park

Day Camp Building
9 Hole Disc Golf Course
Grills (2)
Girls Softball Field
Restroom/Concession Building
Shelters (3)
Batting Cage
Playground (ages 2-5)

805 Happy Valley Road

Glasgow, KY

Gorin Park

Coach Pitch Baseball Field Pitching Machine Baseball Field Richardson Stadium (High School Baseball Field) Tennis Courts (8) Office Building/Garage Restroom areas (3) Outdoor Basketball Courts (2) Shelters (1) Playgrounds (2) one for ages 2-5, one for ages 5-12 Picnic Tables (6)

 

201 Gorin Park Drive

Glasgow, KY

Twyman Park

Gazebo Horse Shoe Pit Shelters (2) Restroom Outdoor Basketball Court Playground (ages 5-12)

545 Bunch Avenue

Glasgow, KY

Weldon Park

Shelter Playground (2) ages 2-5 & ages 5-12 Walking Trails (2) Batting Cages (2) Restroom Live Arm Baseball Field Basketball Goal

100 Weldon Drive

Glasgow, KY

Cave City

YOGI BEAR’S JELLYSTONE PARK MAMMOTH CAVE

950 Mammoth Cave Rd.
Cave City, KY
270-773-3840

BIG MIKE’S MYSTERY HOUSE

Souvenir shop and mystery house with a perception distortion chamber

566 Old Mammoth Cave Rd.
Cave City, KY
270-773-5144

FROGGETT’S GUNTOWN MOUNTAIN

Music Shows, Western gunfights, Can-Can dancers, stunt shows, blaster battles- (indoor nerf), petting zoo, pony rides, haunted hotel & Black Light golf.

(closed Monday)

101 Huckleberry Knob Rd.
Cave City, KY 42127
270-773-2700

FROGGETTS SOUTH 65

Kid Friendly Live music, dance, arcade, billiards
9332 Happy Valley Rd.

Cave City, KY
270-299-5999

KARST BEACH WITH WIBIT

Open May-September. Located at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Mammoth Cave

964 Mammoth Cave Rd.
Cave City, KY

270-773-8081

KENTUCKY ACTION PARK

Go Carts, Bumper cars & boats, chairlift, Trampoline, Rock wall climbing, 18 hole mini-golf, old time photo shop

3057 Mammoth Cave Rd.
Cave City, KY

270-773-2560

DINOSAUR WORLD

711 Mammoth Cave Rd.
Cave City, KY

270-773-4345

RAVEN’S CROSS HAUNTED VILLAGE

A seasonal yet unique haunted attraction set in the old world time frame. Our production is more than a haunted attraction it is a story from times past! Truth is more scary than fiction….. Open from the end of Sept. and every weekend in October!

901 Mammoth Cave Rd.
Cave City, KY
270-773-7083

Treasure Trove Park

“You’ll Leave Happier Than You Came”

Over 1000 Authenticated Ancient artifacts from around the world.
Veteran’s & First Responder Discounts

9am-9pm Gates close @ 7:00

817 & 901 Mammoth Cave Rd.
Cave City
270-773-PARK

Zip Line

Cave City

Mammoth Cave Adventures

1994 Roy Hunter Rd.
Cave City, KY

270-773-6087

Kentucky Action Park

3057 Mammoth Cave Rd.
Cave City, KY

270-773-2560

Shooting Range

Glasgow

Sportsmans Gun & Indoor Range

4276 N Jackson Hwy
Glasgow, KY

(270) 678-3006.

Golf

Glasgow

Fox Hollow Golf Course

280 Clubhouse Lane

Glasgow, KY 42141

(270) 678-7277

Willow Oaks County Club Golf Course

350 Country Club Road
Glasgow, KY 42141

270-308-OAKS (call or text)

Cave City

Cave Land Recreation Center

2968 S Dixie Hwy
Horse Cave, KY

270-786-1950

The Golf Place

810 Mammoth Cave Rd.
Cave City, KY

270-773-8337

Indoor Golf Simulator

Agri-Tourism

Other

Bolin’S Market & Garden Center

22850 Louisville Rd.
Park City, KY
270-749-2522

Cave Valley Winery

22850 Louisville Rd.
Park City, KY

270-749-2522

Dennison’S Roadhouse Market

5824 S Jackson Hwy,
Horse Cave, KY

270-786-1663

Mammoth Cave Transplants

5394 Brownsville Rd.
Brownsville, KY

270-597-2533

Kenny's Farmhouse Cheese

2033 Thomerson Park Rd,
Austin, KY 42123

(270) 434-4124

Glasgow

Barren Wholesale Greenhouse

2920 Scottsville Rd.
Glasgow, KY 42141
270-678-6669

Experienced growers of bedding plants, hanging baskets, and flowering pot plants for the wholesale market.

Fishing

Other

Barren River Lake

Encompasses over 10,000 acres and fishing opportunities abound. Hybrid bass (stocked regularly by State of Kentucky), striped bass, largemouth bass, all types of catfish, crappie, brim and many others are harvested. Boat ramps are conveniently located at all recreation areas and include Peninsula, Barren River Lake State Resort Park, The Narrows, Beaver Creek, Baileys Point, Walnut Creek, Austin and Browns Ford.

11088 Finney Road
Glasgow, KY 42141

Cave City

Ridgetop Lake

4083 Mammoth Cave Road
Cave City, KY 42127
270-773-9940

Ridgetop Lake is a clean, quiet, fishing lake with a family atmosphere. Stocked with farm-raised catfish three days a week. Also stocked with big catfish (10 lbs and up) on a regular basis. Kids can fish for bluegill, too! Bring the family and enjoy the fishing! Catfishing, bait, groceries, camping supplies. No license required.

Hiking Trails

Other

Barren River Park

5 miles of trails available for guided hikes, non-guided hikes, or leisurely strolls
1850 State Park Road
Lucas, KY
270-646-2357

Brigadoon State Nature preserve

187 acres with foot trails through ridgetops, mature forest and scenic ravines, moderately strenuous, for hiking, birding and nature photography.

39 Mutter Rd
Glasgow, KY

Mammoth Cave National Park

97 miles of back country and front country, mixed use trails (hiking, biking, horseback riding-and the Mammoth Cave Railroad Bike and Hike Trail.

1 Mammoth Cave Pkwy
Mammoth Cave, KY

(Advance tickets strongly recommended on holiday weekends and Memorial Day – Labor Day)

270-758-2180

Map

Cave City

NOLIN LAKE STATE PARK

9.5 Briar Creek Mountain Bike Trail featuring the Waterfall Loop (1.9 miles), Omega Loop (2.2 mile-and Campground Connector, a ½ mile “Beginner” trail.

2150 Nolin Dam Road / Bee Spring, KY
270-286-4511

Water Fun

Cave City

Karst Beach

Karst Beach is a 2.3 acre lake with a sandy beach featuring a 1300 sq. ft. Wibit, an inflatable sports park! The Wibit is not the only feature of Karst Beach. They also offer other inflatable play including a volleyball net, inflatable loungers, small slide and Corcls (small boats)! They offer beach loungers and chairs for children and adults! Inside they offer a full retail/camp store and a full food services are including a Nathan’s Famous hot dog restaurant. They are located within Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Mammoth Cave!

Glasgow

Glasgow City Pool

805 Happy Valley Road
Glasgow, KY
(270) 651-9296

Wedding/ Party Venue

Other

The Venue @ Barren Breeze

554 South Lucas Road Lucas, KY 42156
Phone:(270) 646-2957

Barren Breeze Event Center is a brand new stylish, rustic venue and accommodation space located in Lucas, KY. Their property offers you 13 acres of rolling hills and meadows which serves as a beautiful backdrop for a country-style wedding.

Glasgow

Old Richardson Place

E. Washington St. Glasgow, KY 42141
Phone: (270) 590-5450

By revitalizing a part of our local history, the Old Richardson Place aims to enrich our downtown area by providing you with an event space that feels inviting and full of character. They are a venue that is deeply rooted in community, faith, and values. Their goal is to inspire hope for every guest and use their space to foster a sense of true hospitality.

FAB Studios and Catering Co.

201 W. Water St
Glasgow, KY 42141
Phone: (270)590-5030

Offering a full catering menu and event space. Catering your place or ours! We travel up to 50 miles from Glasgow and serve anything between bbq and prime rib! Menus specialized just for your party!

Country Ridge Venue

8023 Finney Rd
Glasgow, KY 42141
Phone: (270) 646-6287

Country Ridge is the perfect setting for a storybook wedding. From the rustic-romantic feel from the cedar log exterior and interior, large exposed beams, pond with lighted fountain, large wrap around porch with sites for outdoor and indoor ceremonies.

The Ole French Restaurant

255 Perkins Rd
Glasgow, KY 42141 P
hone: (270) 646-6134

Let us help you with your next reception, engagement party, wedding, business meeting, baby shower, etc…
For information please contact Roger Bryant, our wonderful chef, at 270-646-6134.

Willow Oaks Golf Club LLC

350 Country Club Road, Glasgow, KY 42141
Phone: (270) 308-OAKS

The Ballroom is the perfect destination for rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, banquet dinners and more! Facility rentals are available with private rooms that can accommodate groups of 15 to 500. Wedding venue in Glasgow, KY

Lera B Mitchell Clubhouse

1214 S. Green St Glasgow, KY 42141
Phone: (270) 651-6641

The Lera B. Mitchell Clubhouse is available for meetings, potluck meals, wedding showers and numerous other events and occasions. We only rent the Clubhouse out on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays.

Photography

Glasgow

Leslie Kidd Photography

Phone: (270) 234-6816

We love watching a kid become more confident during experiences with LKP. We love watching a family laugh together during their LKP photo session. We look forward to getting to know you and creating magic together!

Photography By Autumn

134 E. public square Glasgow, KY 42141
Phone: (270) 576-0439

I live this life all thanks to the good Lord above for blessing me not only with the talent I need to do the best job possible for you all, but also for blessing me with wonderful clients like yourself who see worth in art that comes from my point of view.

Other

Brian Hogan Photography

Phone: (270) 646-5954

At Hogan Photography we strive to provide quality photography services at reasonable pricing.

Water Trails

Visit: River App for Green River conditions

Cave City

BIG BUFFALO CROSSING

100 River Road
Thelma Stovall Park Munfordville, KY
270-524-7883

4-12 mile day canoe trips, or overnight trips through Mammoth Cave National Park

CAVE COUNTRY CANOE

856 Old Mammoth Cave Rd.
Cave City, KY 42127
270-773-5552

Camping, fishing, canoe, and kayak
for all ages. Canoe rental and outdoor outfitter.

GREEN RIVER CANOEING

3057 Mammoth Cave Rd.
Cave City, KY
270-773-5712

3 hr to 2 night canoe or kayak trips though
Mammoth Cave National Park. Campsites available

MAMMOTH CAVE CANOE & KAYAK

1240 Old Mammoth Cave Rd.
Cave City, KY
270-773-3366

3hr to 3 day excursions

BARREN RIVER STATE PARK

1850 State Park Road
Lucas, KY
270-646-2357

Boat and ski rental

NOLIN LAKE STATE PARK

2150 Nolin Dam Road
Bee Spring, KY
270-286-4511

Boat ramps

Museum

Cave City

MAMMOTH CAVE WILDLIFE MUSEUM

Taxidermy collection of international wildlife
409 E Happy Valley St.
Cave City, KY
270-773-2255