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Kentucky – Kentucky Action Park

Kentucky Action Park Alpine Slide

Kentucky’s Cave Country offers much to do for families wanting to turn their visit to Mammoth Cave National Park into a full week’s vacation. My recipe for a perfect vacation includes at least one activity that is just for fun and Kentucky Action Park offers lots of those. About a dozen, actually. It is now closed for the season, but it isn’t too early to start thinking about next summer’s trips. I really like that they offer different pricing options. If you only have an hour or two, or are interested in just a couple of activities, your best bet […]

Kentucky – Hidden River Cave & American Cave Museum

Ziplining - Hidden River Cave

With so many caves in Kentucky’s Cave Country, many have added other attractions to make them stand out from the crowd. That is exactly the case with Hidden River Cave in Horse Cave, Kentucky. In addition to cave tours, they offer the American Cave Museum, along with a zipline and rappelling. And that worked out really well for our visit. It turns out that the “hidden” river decided not to stay hidden while we were in town–it flooded the cave. It wasn’t hard to find the river at all. We just walked down this long flight of stairs and […]

Kentucky – Louisville MEGA Cavern – Underground zip lining and more

Bunny Zip at Louisville MEGA Cavern

Kentucky is known for its incredible cave country, but the Louisville MEGA Cavern isn’t that type of cave. This cavern is a former limestone mine with clever owners who keep finding new business opportunities for the cavern, including the world’s first and only underground zip line course, an underground Christmas light display, a tram tour, and the newest addition, a ropes course. In addition to the recreational businesses, the cavern is also used for recycling, storage of RV’s and PODSĀ®, other businesses, and was equipped to be a nuclear fallout shelter during the Cold War.

I first visited the Louisville […]

Ohio – The Wilds

Courtesy of G. Jones, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

I think it’s about time that I wrote a post about my home state of Ohio. While there are many wonderful things to see in my home city of Cincinnati, which my co-author and I wrote about in our book, Adventures Around Cincinnati, today I’m going to tell you about one of my favorite attractions in Ohio which isn’t in my book because it isn’t within two hours of Cincinnati.

The Wilds is a wildlife conservation center that looks like it belongs in Africa, or at least somewhere more exotic than Ohio.

Take a closer look–those are animals down […]