Summer Road Trip: Discover Kentucky’s Fun and Quirky Spots!

Summer Road Trip: Discover Kentucky's Fun and Quirky Spots!

Looking for a fun family getaway that’s not too far from home? Kentucky is just a five-hour drive from Ohio and perfect for a summer road trip! Here are some awesome places to visit that your kids and family will love:

Kentucky Capitals Quest Road Trip

This summer, take your family on the Kentucky Capitals Quest. It’s a road trip adventure where you visit cool and quirky spots, collect stickers, and win prizes! Here’s a sneak peek at some must-see places:

1. Bowling Green – Corvette Capital of the World

  • What to Do: Visit the National Corvette Museum and see the “Ground to Sky: The Sinkhole Reimagined” exhibit. Your kids will be amazed by the story of the sinkhole that swallowed eight Corvettes!

2. Frankfort – Historic Heartbeat of Kentucky

  • What to Do: Check out the Floral Clock, a giant clock made of flowers. It’s a great spot for a fun family photo!
  • If you are planning a stop here, also plan to visit Ark Encounter, located just 1 hour north of here. It’s a full day of family fun experiencing a life-size Noah’s Ark with a petting zoo outside!

3. Hopkinsville – Batter Capital of the World

  • What to Do: Explore the town known for its yummy batter and the famous 1955 Kelly UFO Incident. The kids will love the stories about aliens!

4. Lexington – Horse Capital of the World

  • What to Do: Walk among life-size bronze statues of horses at Thoroughbred Park. It’s like being in the middle of a horse race!

5. London-Laurel Co. – Cycling Capital of Kentucky

  • What to Do: Enjoy quirky chicken-themed events and the World Chicken Festival. The Colonel Sanders lookalikes and giant skillet cooking fried chicken will be a hit with everyone!

6. Morehead-Rowan Co. – Musky Capital of the South

  • What to Do: Fish for musky at Cave Run Lake! There are also plenty of ghost stories centered around Morehead State University you might be interested in.

7. Oldham Co. – Farm Tour Capital of Kentucky

  • What to Do: Have a farm-to-table meal and bourbon tasting at Barn8 Restaurant on Hermitage Farm. Moms will love the food, and kids will enjoy seeing the farm animals!
  • If you drive through the Cincinnati area to get to Oldham County, I suggest stopping by Newport Aquarium on the way down or on the back back, it’s about 1 hour 20 minutes from there and well worth a visit!

8. Owensboro – Bluegrass Music Capital of the World

  • What to Do: Visit the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and see the world’s largest sassafras tree. Perfect for music-loving families!

9. Somerset and Lake Cumberland – Houseboat Capital of the World

  • What to Do: Learn about the houseboat industry and see the beautiful lake. Kids will be fascinated by the houseboats!

10. Winchester – Beer Cheese Capital of the WorldWhat to Do: Try the Grilled Beer Cheese Melt on the Beer Cheese Trail. The whole family will enjoy the delicious food and interesting history about Daniel Boone’s daughter.

11. Paducah – Quilt Capital of the World

What to Do: Explore the National Quilt Museum and find all 16 tigers hidden in the “Tiger, Tiger” quilt. A fun activity for kids who love puzzles!

Collect and Win

Pick up a passport at any of the 11 visitor centers and collect stickers as you travel. Collect three stickers for an air freshener, six for a special offer, and all eleven for a cozy branded blanket.

For more details, visit www.kentuckycapitalsquest.com.

Plan Your Trip

Kentucky offers fun, history, and unique experiences perfect for a family road trip. Pack up the car and get ready for an adventure filled with quirky sights and memorable moments!

Safe travels and happy exploring!

Comment Via Facebook
Cindy
Founder and Lead Blogger at Akron Ohio Moms
Cindy is the top Akron Blogger with her own take on awesome brands for families, where to vacation for families, a beat on local activities and family fun, a knack for getting moms to share , and a house that is always 2 weeks away from a complete remodel!
Sign up for our Ohio Specific Newsletter- Each Email Focused on Only our best Fabulous Local News and Ideas!
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Leave a Reply

Share via