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.
We've been thinking about taking the grandkids to The Ark Encounter. Looks like a lot of fun things to do in and around Florence.ReplyDelete
I have heard great things about the Ark Encounter. We have never visited Kentucky and it really isn't that far away. Should put this on our list.ReplyDelete
We've been to Florence but it was years ago! I am going to have to look it up and see how far it is from St. Louis. Always looking for that weekend trip.ReplyDelete
I've never been to Kentucky before. I really should go one day. I think we'd enjoy the Guntown Mountain.ReplyDelete
thanks for sharing pics....salamat sa pagiging bahagi ng blog ko sa 10 years...celebrating 10 years, Written Feelings....ReplyDelete
I have been to Kentucky many times but I have not had enough time to explore all the smaller towns. I would love to explore place like this just because it is something different. It looks like you all had a wonderful time.ReplyDelete
I have a friend who lives in Florence, Kentucky. It's close enough to Louisville and Lexington that there's plenty of things to do.ReplyDelete
We've been to State of Kentucky a couple of times. We always had a great time there. We went to Cumberland Falls on fall season and that was breathtaking and also the Birthplace of Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC)in Corbin,KY my parent's did enjoy it too.ReplyDelete
I've never been to Kentucky before. It looks like such a fun place to visit though.ReplyDelete
I would love to visit new cities one day and will add this to my Bucket List. I enjoyed the buildings in your pictures.ReplyDelete
I've never been to Florence before. But now that's its on my radar I'll be sure to visit!ReplyDelete
I have never been to Kentucky, but it sounds like an interesting place to explore. I would like to drive through on a road trip with the family.ReplyDelete
This looks amazing. I have never been to Kentucky yet, and I am going to bookmark this for when I do. Thanks so much!ReplyDelete
I have driven through Florence several times on my way to Cincinnati to visit family but have never stopped! I'm going to have to make it a point to stop next time!!ReplyDelete
Stumbling upon your post makes me a little envious as I am dreaming of travel and relaxing this week as I am so busy with work. However, looking forward to family trips in the future make me excited. - Anosa MalangaReplyDelete
Florence looks the perfect place for a family getaway. So many things to do and see. Getting back to the old wild west sounds really interesting.ReplyDelete
I have been to Kentucky a couple times, but it wasn't as nice as this. We didn't have a whole lot to do.ReplyDelete
I never realized they had such a big downtown! I would love to swing through one of these days.ReplyDelete
Who knew there were so many caves and state parks in Kentucky? What didn't surprise BB was the beauty of the state, that section of the country is Bella. Hope you get to revisit soon.ReplyDelete