Our second destination for our summer road trip this year was Kentucky. We were going to spend the whole time in Tennessee but we had to meet our family friends who were vacationing as well in Cincinnati. Since Cinci is close to Florence, Kentucky, that's where we stayed at so we could easily meet and do things together for a couple of days.
I find Florence a very neat city. It doesn't look like there's so much things to do there but as I have mentioned, it is close to Cinci so you can just cross the bridge and voila, there's plenty of things to see and do. We didn't get to do much in Kentucky due to lack of time but this music loving state filled with incredible countryside has so many fun and diverse things to do with kids, that the biggest problem will be working out how long to stay fo (which we did not have). I did not know this but did you know that this great state has the longest cave system in the world? It sure does, with Mammoth Cave, too bad we didn't get to see but there is always next time.
Here are some fun family things to do in Florence:
- Kids can go back in time to the Old West at Guntown Mountain;
- Enjoy the outdoors with 52 state parks like the 10,000 acre Green River Lake State Park;
- The Bluegrass State is a great place to learn about the incredible history of the state, such as Kentucky Museum and Louisville Slugger Museum
- Horse Farm Tours and Kentucky Horsepark.
We've planned on joining our friends to go to the Ark Encounter but we did not get there in time so we just scraped the idea and had plenty of rest after we arrived in Florence. We went to a nearby park in Cinci thought later that day. Here's a sneak peak of a high rise and busy Cincinnati. The big stadium and tall buildings pretty much greet you as you crossed the bridge from Kentucky to Ohio side.
I always find it great when you can visit a city where it borders another state. We were able to visit 4 states on our road trip this year. We drove around a small city in North Carolina when we were in Tennessee and then explored Ohio and Kentucky as well before we finally hit the road to home.