FREE ADMISSION to family and cultural attractions!
The following attractions offer FREE admission (some non-profits suggest a donation). Please visit the websites of these attractions for schedules as times may vary.
BIG BONE LICK STATE PARK’S OUTDOOR MUSEUM/DISCOVERY TRAIL - Union, KY
Re-created grasslands, wetlands and wooded savannas lie along the trail leading to a "bog" diorama. Shown going into or struggling inside the marsh bog are a woolly mammoth, a mastodon, a giant sloth, bison, various skeletal remains, and scavengers feeding on the carcasses. Visitors approach the diorama on a boardwalk that rises above the floor of the marsh, enabling them to "look history in the eye." The outdoor museum continues for a mile past the entrance to the Discovery trail. The final portion of the loop, the Bison Trace, brings a live buffalo herd into view. Year-round.
BOONE STATION STATE HISTORIC SITE - Lexington, KY
Daniel Boone (1734-1820), known for his role in the exploring and settling of the Kentucky frontier decided that the settlement of Boonesborough had become far too crowded. In December 1779, Boone and his family established Boone’s Station. At its height, the community had 15 to 20 families, including the Boone, Barrow, Hays, Morgan, Muir, Scholl and, Stinson families.
CONSTITUTION SQUARE STATE HISTORIC SITE - Danville, KY
Dr. Thomas Walker led the first expedition through Cumberland Gap in 1750. Near the river which he named the Cumberland, Walker built a cabin, a replica of which stands on the site today.12-acre park, mini-golf, gift shop, picnic shelters, playground, and lighted basketball court. Park grounds are open year-round. The gift shop is closed Mon & Tues, Nov 1 - Mar 31.
KENTUCKY MUSEUM OF ART AND CRAFT - Louisville, KY
The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft's mission is to promote and support art and craft excellence in Kentucky through changing exhibitions, gallery shop and educational programming. Open Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or by appointment. Free admission thanks to Delta Dental of Kentucky. www.kmacmuseum.org
OLD MULKEY MEETING HOUSE - Tompkinsville, KY
The Old Mulkey Church, originally called the Mill Creek Baptist Church, was established by a small band of pioneer Baptists from North and South Carolina and led by Philip Mulkey. In April 1804 the growing congregation commissioned the building of a meetinghouse. Today the meeting house and grounds can be visited free of charge. Many Revolutionary War soldiers and pioneers, including Daniel Boone’s sister, Hannah, are also buried here.