Kentucky

The Trail of Tears National Historic trail is a bit hard to follow, but the sites along the various routes offer a look into a dark chapter in the country's history of removing the Cherokee Indians.

The Elk & Bison Prairie at the Land Between the Lakes

I came around a curve in the one-lane road and spotted a herd of massive American bison right in front of me. I slowed to a gentle crawl as the massive animals parted just in front of my van and casually walked around either side. One of them grunted at me as if to say […]

As I exited I-24 and drove around the building to the front I was certain I was in the wrong place. I got out of the car and gazed at this gorgeous two-story Antebellum era house and told myself again I must have been in the wrong place. But just as soon as I walked […]

The Unexpected Kentucky Dam Visitor Center

I cautiously approached the top of the dam looking for signs warning me to turn around or not to enter, but I couldn’t find any. A few seconds later I was driving across the top of the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Kentucky Dam. At the other end I found a curving bridge descending to a parking […]

Rainbows are created when sunlight is refracted through water molecules in the atmosphere, creating a colorful spectrum of light across the sky. But did you know during special events throughout the year you can see the same effect caused by moonlight? The spectacular Moonbow event at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park is one of the […]

A gentle breeze blows through the open air cars as the diesel-electric locomotive slowly made its way along the Kentucky & Tennessee Railroad. It’s slow going through the lush forest with views of a stream nearby. A little less than an hour after leaving the station in Stearns, Kentucky we arrive at our destination: the […]

The Roaring Cumberland Falls in Corbin, Kentucky

Cumberland Falls is one of the most popular waterfalls along the Cumberland Plateau in Kentucky and features several overlooks, hiking trails, and events for the "Niagara of the South".