Our friends at Jerry Ray Davis want you to enjoy quality time with your family this summer. Your vacation plans don’t have to mean driving to the beach or Disney. We have plenty to do right here in the Commonwealth!
Whether you are looking for a fun day trip, weekend getaway or a week long vacation, Kentucky’s got you covered! And be sure you are riding in style—stop by Jerry Ray Davis Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram for a great deal on a new family vehicle!
Just down the road, loads of fun is waiting for your family around Bowling Green! Check out Lost River Cave, where you can board a boat and take a journey into history. Zip line adventures and gem mining are also on site for a full day of fun! Chaney’s Dairy Barn is a great local stop for a sweet treat that the whole family will love and a drive around Western Kentucky University’s campus could be cool for older kids heading to college soon.
Looking for a weekend getaway? The area around Bowling Green has so much to offer. Dinosaur World and Kentucky Down Under are unique experiences your young kids will love! Book a tour at Mammoth Cave and discover a national treasure. Need a place to stay? The Historic Wigwam Village—one of three surviving wigwam villages of the seven built around the country before 1950—has just recently reopened after a renovation.
2.Land Between the Lakes
What about a boating adventure? Not far away awaits 300 miles of shoreline and 500 miles of trails, ready for your next great adventure! Don’t forget to check out Elk & Bison Prairie, Homeplace 1850s Working Farm, Woodlands Nature Station and Golden Pond Planetarium with summer star parties!
A big city with a lot to offer! The list of family activities are endless—Mega Cavern, Slugger Museum, Kentucky Science Center, Speed Art Museum, Kentucky Kingdom, Louisville Zoo. Whether you’re looking for a day trip or weekend getaway, Louisville has something for everyone!
Just across the river from Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky offers lots of fun experience for the family! Newport Aquarium is a great choice for interactive fun and learning. The aquarium is just one feature of Newport on the Levee, a multi-level retail/entertainment destination. Not far from the busy city are the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter, two of the most unique attractions in the country.
Our great state is known for its horse racing—spend some time in Horse Country this summer! Keeneland and the Kentucky Horse Park are great options, but you can also discover authentic horse farms and behind the scenes tours at the premier equine facilities in the area.
This is the outdoor adventure your family will not want to miss this summer! Red River Gorge is one of Kentucky’s most beautiful areas. While you don’t want to miss Natural Bridge State Park, there are so many other hiking trails, arches and waterfalls that are a must see! Need a break from hiking? Visit the Kentucky Reptile Zoo, a modest establishment with 75 different species of reptiles, including snakes, turtles, lizards and alligators. Hungry? You have to check out Miguel’s Pizza—the perfect meal after a long day of hiking!