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  • 20 miles (32 km)

Great herds of huge mammals once roamed the salt licks at today`s Big Bone Lick State Park in northern Kentucky`s Boone County. Don`t miss the panoramic views of the Ohio River and historic Dinsmore Homestead.

  • 9 miles (14 km)

See limestone palisades and waterfalls, and horse farms and stone fences on this loop-route southeast of Lexington. Attractions include the original Grimes Mill, and an 1813 limestone house, now home of the Iroquois Hunt Club.

  • 52 miles (83 km)

Begin at Mammoth Cave National Park for a roller-coaster ride with twists and turns through hills and valleys. Stop at Old Mulkey Meetinghouse State Historic Site and see Daniel Boone`s sister`s grave.

  • 2.5 hours to drive or two days to enjoy the Byway.
  • 144.1 miles (231 km)

Running almost the entire length of Eastern Kentucky, Country Music Highway is a Byway devoted to the rich heritage and history of the region. You will be immersed in the traditions of Eastern Kentucky mountain music since this Byway has been home to over a dozen well-known country music stars, incl...

  • 3 days
  • 197.5 miles (317 km)

Traveling the Cumberland Cultural Heritage Highway is one way toexperience life away from the hustle and bustle of urban areas. Rurallandscapes, small towns, abundant lakes and rivers, and significanthistorical sites combine to make Cumberland Cultural Heritage Highwayan important part of Kentucky's...

This rural loop-route begins and ends at the former home of the famous gourmet born in Bowling Green in 1880. It passes through charming Smith`s Grove and Mammoth Cave National Park.

  • 40 miles (64 km)

This trip in far Western Kentucky privides sweeping views of the majestic Mississippi River. See Columbus-Belmont State Park, an important Civil War site, and Reelfoot National Wildlife Refuge.

Beautifully landscaped horse farms such as Fawn Leap, Shadowlawn, Adena Springs, Stonewall and Lane`s End are featured on this route between Midway and Versailles.

Don`t miss one of the most outstanding scenic byways in the country! You`ll pass through six historic districts, and by four National Historic Register properties on this beautiful drive between Frankfort and Lexington.

This natural route from the Falls of the Ohio south was a major factor in the area`s settlement. Begin at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site in Hodgenville and travel to My Old Kentucky Home in Bardstown.

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