Mammoth Cave Fun, Kentucky


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Jellystone Park Camp & Resort  ( Cave City )
Welcome to Jellystone Park Camp Resort in Cave City, Kentucky! We’re the home of YOGI BEAR and “The Gateway to Mammoth Cave National Park” in South Central Kentucky. We’re located in the heart of Kentucky’s Cave Country and have the best in Mammoth Cave camping facilities. We hope that you take advantage of the many cave tours offered by the U.S. Park Service at Mammoth Cave National Park! We’ve made Jellystone Park a “family vacation place” with facilities and activities for everyone in the family! All of us on the Jellystone staff are here to make your stay with us “the one you tell your friends about!”  270-773-3840 / 800-523-1854
The Alpine Slide  ( Cave City )
At the only Alpine Slide in Kentucky, you will begin by taking the scenic chairlift ride to the top of mountain. Get in your sled and off you go, ¼ mile of thrills and excitement for all ages! 270-773-2560 / 800-798-0560

Beech Bend Park & Splash Lagoon  ( Bowling Green )
798 Beech Bend Road
Bowling Green, KY  42101

The amusement park offers dozens of rides including the top-rated Kentucky Rumbler wooden coaster, plus Splash Lagoon Water Park, Granny Jones’ Petting Farm, Gold Rush mini-golf, games, go-carts and live entertainment daily.  A new amphitheater will host three stage shows will are included in park admission.  “Kentucky Calling” will feature singers, songs and songwriters native to Kentucky, a magic show will feature magic, illusions and ventriloquism, and Beech Bend Super Star Talent show puts guests on the stage in an “American Idol type” contest weekly.  The rides line up includes family rides, children’s rides and thrill rides for all ages. The park is getting two new attractions for 2011– Tiki Island and a Haunted House.  Soft drinks, parking and sunscreen are free.  Admission prices are family friendly and affordable.  You truly can “Spend the day, without spending a fortune.”  The amusement park opens May 7th and is open through September 18th.

Splash Lagoon Water Park features a new wave pool, lazy river and Tiki Island play structure plus a giant leisure pool, Raging Rapids water slides and a children’s play structure.  Tiki Island includes seven slides, a tipping bucket and many interactive water elements. The water park opens May 19th and will remain open through September 18th (weather permitting).  Inner tubes/mats and sunscreen are free in Splash Lagoon.

Parking and unlimited soft drinks are FREE every day at Beech Bend Park.  Log on to for directions and admission and season pass information.

Beech Bend Raceway
Beech Bend Raceway is next door to Beech Bend Park giving families many different entertainment options.  Beech Bend Raceway features a nationally recognized quarter-mile drag strip as well as an oval track for stock car racing.  NHRA drag racing is featured on Sunday afternoons and fun and grudge racing is featured on Tuesday and Saturday nights.  The drag racing program runs March-November and includes numerous, national special events. Stock car racing is featured on Friday nights April-September and includes several special events also.  Log onto to for a complete schedule for both racetracks. 


Beech Bend Campground
Beech Bend campground  is also adjacent to Beech Bend Park and boasts almost 500 campsites, many with full hook-ups.  Both pull-through and riverbank sites are available.  The campground is surrounded on three sides by the Barren River, has two bathhouses, a laundromat, stage/picnic shelter, meeting facilities and WIFI internet service.  The campground is open year round and is staffed 24 hours a day.  Daily, weekly and monthly camping rates are available.  Rental RV’s are also available.

Cave Country Go-Carts  ( Cave City )
Racing Fun… For Everyone! The newest & fastest go-carts in town! Double & single seated go-carts. We have a game room with pool tables, air hockey, arcade games and more. Group rates are available. Located beside McDonald’s in Cave City. 270-773-2299
Dinosaur World  ( Cave City )
Visit over 150 life size dinosaurs in an outdoor museum setting. Search for authentic fossils to take home at the Fossil Dig. Unearth a life size dinosaur skeleton in the Boneyard. Learn about fossils at the indoor Prehistoric Museum. Walk thru the Mammoth Gardens. Enjoy the Movie Cave with educational dinosaur films. Don’t miss the playground, picnic areas or the 5,000 square foot gift shop. And more!  270-773-4345
Glasgow Highland Games  ( Glasgow - Barren River State Resort )
The Kentucky Tourism Council has selected the Glasgow Highland Games as a "Top Ten" Festival Event for the summer.  June 3rd - June 6th 2010 270-651-3141

Heritage Arts Gallery (Horse Cave)
The Heritage Arts Gallery is a professionally run display of art shows & crafts for view or purchase. Check our web site for the current artist(s) on exhibit. 

Kentucky Action Park ( Cave City )
Take a breathtaking quarter mile ride on the Alpine Slide. Enjoy the day riding the go-carts, bumper boats, bumper cars, and chairlift. Experience the challenge of the rock climbing wall and bungee trampoline. For more fun and shopping visit the glass blowing demonstrations, gift shop, the Old Time Photo Shop and the Ice Cream Shop.
Kentucky Down Under ( Horse Cave )
"My 6 year old daughter said: This has been the best day of my life." Sandy A., Covington, KY. Kentucky Down Under is a fun, educational and interactive Australian animal park with a cave. Pet the Kangaroos in the Outback or snakes in the Discovery Area, feed colorful Rainbow Lories in the Aviary (they will land on you!), help with chores at the Woolshed, learn about Aboriginal culture and play a didgeridoo at the Camp Corroboree, really go "Down Under" and explore Kentucky Caverns, and much more!
270-786-2634 / 800-762-2869
Kentucky Repertory Theatre  ( Horse Cave )
Kentucky Repertory Theatre is a modern, indoor theatre, nationally recognized for its quality performance of comedy, drama, classics, and original Kentucky plays. The Theatre features a professional acting company, assembled from a nationwide search, to entertain thousands of visitors every year in a unique six play rotating repertory season. The beautiful Theatre Center features a concessions and gifts area with exhibits by regional artists. 800 342-2177 / 270-786-2177
Marquee Highland 8 Cinemas  ( Glasgow )
Marquee Highland 8 Cinemas is located on Highway 90 (2400 Happy Valley Rd.) in Glasgow – about 7 miles east of Cave City. The movie theater plays first run movies and has stadium seating, Dolby Digital Sound, and is handicap accessible.  24 hour Movie Info 270-678-1605
Plaza Theatre  ( Glasgow )
The Plaza Theatre is a beautifully restored movie theatre from the 1930s.  There is quite a history with the theatre in playing movies but also in live entertainment with names like: Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, Dolly Parton, The Oak Ridge Boys, and many other famous entertainers who have performed on stage over the years.

The theatre currently hosts live entertainment events (schedule is available on the website), but many people visit the Plaza Theatre to see the unique architecture and relive the nostalgia of a bygone era.  270-361-2101



American Cave Museum  ( Horse Cave )
At Hidden River Cave and the American Cave Museum, you will discover the mysteries of the underground worlds of caves and caverns. The museum is a state-of-the-art showcase of underground and natural history, featuring dioramas and interpretive exhibits of cave history and groundwater dynamics. The American Cave Museum is the largest museum in the world dedicated to caves! Coupled with Hidden River Cave right out the back door, this is the best opportunity to learn about these natural wonders.  270-786-1466
The Historic Railpark and Train Museum  ( Bowling Green )
Experience a real passenger train depot, climb aboard railcars, hear about life as a conductor and much more at The Historic Railpark and Train Museum located at the L&N Depot in Bowling Green, Kentucky!
Kentucky Museum  ( Bowling Green )
In addition to collecting, preserving, and exhibiting Kentucky artifacts, the museum provides educational opportunities for elementary, secondary, and college students and the general public. The Kentucky Museum contributes to the tourism and cultural offerings in the South Central Kentucky region as well.  270-745-2592 
Mammoth Cave Wildlife Museum  ( Cave City )
Take a walk on the wild side! Explore our world and see….wild animals, birds, fish and reptiles staged in their natural habitats! Mammoth Cave Wildlife Museum, built in 1969, with approximately 14,000 SF, is the first of its kind in Kentucky, still the largest and most beautiful. The museum features over 1,600 specimens of wildlife.

Exhibits include Polar, Kodiak, Grizzly, Black, Brown and Glacier Bears; Moose, Elk, Caribou; Whitetail, Mule and Reindeer; Buffalo, Mountain Goat, Antelope, Dall, Big Horn and Stone Sheep, Lions, Tigers, Leopards, Snow Leopard and other Cats. Numerous Butterflies, Beetles, Hawks, Owls and many, many others.

We pride ourselves on having one of the finest collections of wildlife and marine specimens found, not only in our area, but in the entire Southeast.
The National Corvette Museum  ( Bowling Green )
This state-of-the-art structure houses over 60 rare and unique Corvettes dating from 1953. Also featured are a 3,000-square-foot shopping facility, 200-seat big screen theater, and interactive displays. Located just across the street from the world’s only Corvette Assembly Plant. 270-781-7973
or 800-53-VETTE
South Central Kentucky Cultural Center  ( Glasgow )
The South Central Kentucky Cultural Center is dedicated to telling the story of the people, places and events that make up the geographic area known as the "Barrens" - Metcalfe, Allen, Hart and Monroe Counties, as well as Barren County. The museum is housed in the old Kentucky Pants factory in downtown Glasgow.  270-651-9792

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