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.


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.

Everywhere Else

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 Parkway, Park City, KY

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

Outlaw Cave

3057 Mammoth Cave Road, Cave City, KY 42127


Famous as the hideout for outlaw Jesse James and handicap accessible!

Crystal Onyx Cave

425 Prewitts Knob Road, Cave City, KY


An old favorite now reopened!
Open DAILY May-October

Cave City

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


Horseback Riding and Horse Hotels

Cave City

Carey Horse Farm

202 Farmer Road, Cave City, KY 42127

(270) 646-7424

Overnight boarding for those traveling with their horses.

Jesse James Riding Stables

3057 Mammoth Cave Road, Cave City, KY 42127

(270) 773-2560

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

Mammoth Cave Horse Camp

2578 Ollie Road, Mammoth Cave, KY 42259


Mammoth Cave Horse Camp is nestled on the fringe of Mammoth Cave National Park in south central Kentucky. While staying here you will experience approximately 60 miles of back country trails offering incredible views of big timber, caves, rivers, waterfalls, creeks, four seasons of color and an abundance of wildlife.

While in camp you will enjoy first class amenities including water, electric, picnic tables, fire rings and a modern restroom and shower facility, as well as large covered 10×12 stalls for the horses. Book your stay with us, because there’s no other place like it!



American Legion Park

805 Happy Valley Road, Glasgow, KY 42141

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

Gorin Park

201 Gorin Park Drive, Glasgow, KY 42141

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)

Twyman Park

45 Bunch Avenue, Glasgow, KY 42141

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

Weldon Park

100 Weldon Drive, Glasgow, KY 42141

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

Beaver Creek Trail

115 Beaver Trail, Glasgow, KY 42141
Softball Complex with 4 fields Shelters (2), Restroom area, Walking Trail, Gazebo, Horse Shoe Pit, Swing Set, Playground (ages 5-12)

Ziplines and Adventure Experiences

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Mammoth Valley Park

3061 Mammoth Cave Road, Cave City, KY

Mammoth Valley Park is home to the ONLY Alpine Slide & the LONGEST Twin Zip Line in Kentucky!

Adventures of Mammoth Cave

1994 Roy Hunter Road, Cave City, KY 42127

Adventures of Mammoth Cave, located in Cave City, Kentucky, is the first and original Canopy-styled tour in the state. The course houses two separate courses that travel across 5 Zip Lines Spanning over 60 acres of rolling-high-ridged hills. A primary course of 5 ziplines and a secondary course that includes four ziplines, and each course carries its own weight restrictions. The Lines will have you weaving in and out of deep green canopies and over lush open meadows, traveling anywhere from 600 feet to 950 feet at speeds of 20 to 40 MPH.

Shooting Range

Everywhere Else

Barren River Rod & Gun Club

875 Crow Road, Glasgow, KY 42141


Shooting range, trap shooting, and camping.


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Barren River Lake State Resort Park Golf Course

1149 State Park Rd, Lucas, KY 42156

(270) 646-2151

Barren River Lake State Resort Park is a water lovers’ paradise surrounded by forested, rolling hills. The resort is located near Kentucky’s famous cave area, which includes Mammoth Cave National Park, the longest cave system in the world! The course at Barren River Lake State Resort Park offers a challenging test of golf in a relaxing setting. The course winds around hills and through valleys near the shore of Barren River Lake.

The layout will test your course management skills. Accurate shots to well chosen positions are a must. This is a course that you can’t play just once. But when you’ve finished #18, enjoy a fine dinner at the lodge, and partake in the many other amenities of the park.

Diamond Caverns Resort & Golf Club

660 Doyle Road, Park City, KY 42160

(270) 749-2891

Located adjacent to Mammoth Cave National Park, Diamond Caverns features the perfect family-friendly tours for every age!


Willow Oaks County Club & Golf Course

350 Country Club Road, Glasgow, KY 42141

270-308-OAKS (call or text)

Enjoy an outstanding golf experience in Southern Kentucky’s rolling hills.

Fox Hollow Golf Course

280 Clubhouse Lane Glasgow, KY 42141

(270) 678-7277

Fox Hollow Golf Club is beautifully nestled away in the rolling hills of South Central Kentucky. Driven by their love of golf, family, and nature, the Shipley family pursues the development of a golf course community that successfully merges all three. You will find what you are looking for whether it is a golf course to call your own, a practice facility to improve your game, or a beautiful home with a view.

Cave City

The Golf Place

810 Mammoth Cave Rd. Cave City, KY 42127


Indoor Golf Simulator


Everywhere Else

Kenny's Farmhouse Cheese

2033 Thomerson Park Road, Austin, KY 42123

(270) 434-4124

Artisan cheese, handcrafted by Kenny himself, right here in Barren County!

Legacy Dairy

2896 Goodnight-Hiseville Road, Cave City, KY 42127

(270) 576-2626

They are just a small-town farm family trying to survive in the dairy industry. They are creating their niche by offering their own milk to their community. They want their customers to stop by and see where their milk comes from.


Ken Davis Produce

3153 New Bowling Green Road, Glasgow, KY 42141

(270) 678-5467

A third generation business and the go-to place for fruits and vegetables in the Glasgow area for over 50 years.

Mammoth Valley

949 Mammoth Cave Road, Cave City, KY 42127


Mammoth Valley is a farm in Barren County, Kentucky. While the farm has seen great change and growth in its 100+ years, 6th generation farmer Jeanna Smith wanted to try something new.

​A local family farm now sells bulk beef and individual USDA cuts!


Peter's Creek Produce

2537 Peter Creek Rd.
Austin, KY
Owned and operated by an Amish family, Peter’s Creek Produce is an amazing opportunity for local produce!

LKJ Farms

405 Cedar Grove Road, Glasgow, KY 42141

Angus cattle farm specializing in breeding stock.
You-pick pumpkin and sunflower patches during the fall!

Britt's Orchard

1033 Peter Creek Road, Glasgow, KY
Britt’s Orchard, locally owned and operated, is the perfect fall spot featuring pumpkins, a corn maze, gourds, mums, hay bales, cornstalks, and so much more!


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Barren River Lake

11088 Finney Road, Glasgow, KY 42141

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.

Green Valley Pay Lake

235 Siloam Road, Glasgow, KY 42141


Green Valley Pay Lake is stocked to the brim with fish and hosts tournaments with cash prizes!

Cave City

Ridgetop Lake

4083 Mammoth Cave Road, Cave City, KY 42127


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

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Barren River Lake State Resort Park

1850 State Park Road, Lucas, KY 42156


5 miles of trails available for guided hikes, non-guided hikes, or leisurely strolls.

Brigadoon State Nature Preserve

39 Mutter Road, Glasgow, KY 42141

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

Mammoth Cave National Park

1 Mammoth Cave Parkway, Mammoth Cave, KY 42259


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

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


Water Fun

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Karst Beach

950 Mammoth Cave Rd., Cave City, KY 42127

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 City Pool

805 Happy Valley Road, Glasgow, KY 42141

(270) 651-9296

Open daily during the summer season, with pool rentals and parties available!


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The Venue @ Barren Breeze

554 South Lucas Road Lucas, KY 42156

(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.

Barren River Lake State Resort Park

1149 State Park Rd, Lucas, KY 42156

(270) 646-2151

Host your next event within the unsurpassed natural beauty of Kentucky State Parks. Whether headquartered in one of our conference centers, meeting rooms, executive cottages or banquet rooms with customizable seating capacity, your meeting is sure to be a success.]


Country Ridge Venue

8023 Finney Rd, Glasgow, KY 42141

(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

(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

350 Country Club Road, Glasgow, KY 42141

(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

(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.

Yancey's Vinyl Lounge

128 South Public Square, Glasgow, KY 42141


The Vinyl Lounge is perfect for weddings, receptions, Christmas parties, business meetings, seminars, company parties, fundraisers, birthdays, anniversaries, wedding showers, and any other occasion you’d like to entertain.

Soirèe at 122 Plaza Way

122 Plaza Way, Glasgow, KY 42141


A quaint location for meetings, family & friend gatherings, and so many more events! ADA accessible.



Leslie Kidd Photography

(270) 234-6816

Photography By Autumn

368 Ramp Rd, Austin, KY 42123

(270) 576-0439


L Chantel Photography

Soul Gaze Photography

Wayne Garmon Photography


Everywhere Else

Boating and Paddling

Visit: River App for Green River conditions

Cave City

Cave Country Canoe

856 Old Mammoth Cave Rd., Cave City, KY 42127


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

Everywhere Else

Adventures of Mammoth Cave

1240 Old Mammoth Cave Rd., Cave City, KY 42127


3hr to 3 day excursions

Barren River Lake State Resort Park

1850 State Park Road, Lucas, KY 42156


Boat and ski rental

Narrows Marina

2236 Narrows Road, Glasgow, KY 42141


Boat slips and boat rentals.

Disc Golf


Woods at Weldon

100 Weldon Drive, Glasgow, KY 42141


Creekside at Gorin

201 Gorin Park Drive, Glasgow, KY 42141