Escape to — Kentucky!

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Now that the kids are ending the school year, it’s time to think about getting away as a family. There are many ways to enjoy summer in the Bluegrass, and to get your planning started here are just few.

Red River Gorge Zipline Tours

Have you ever thought about ziplining through the beauty of this wonderful state? Well, you can! Among many other things, Red River Gorge offers what is a most popular tour called “Zip the Bluegrass” — a series of ziplining tours in Kentucky. This particular tour takes you 300 feet above the breathtaking scenery, so you can see the brilliance our state has to offer from your aerial view. And to add speed to the mix, on the last two lines of the trip you enter the Dual Racing Lines where you’re zipping along at 55 mph above the Gorge!

My Old Kentucky Dinner Train

All aboard! R.J. Corman and Company invites you on this uniquely Kentucky experience of the dinner train. In Bardstown or Lexington, you can join this 2½-hour, 37- mile round-trip expedition to see the beauty that is our great state, while enjoying a delicious lunch or dinner. Points of interest include Keeneland, McConnell Springs, Heaven Trees Farm, Payne’s Mill Trestle — and many more. And for a unique twist to the train experience, you can ride the dinner train and also enjoy a new murder mystery, Peace, Love, and Murder.

Funtown Mountain

On June 19, Funtown Mountain reopens its doors! This carnival-style amusement park located in Cave City, Ky., was formerly known as Guntown Mountain. If you’d like to spend time with family and friends and relive your childhood on a gigantic playground, you’ll want to plan now to visit the all-new Funtown Mountain! And in case you’ve forgotten, Cave City is also home of one of Seven Natural Wonders of the world, Mammoth Cave.

Jailer’s Inn Bed & Breakfast

Don’t let the name fool you, this little B&B is anything but a prison. However, the historic landmark of Jailer’s Inn in Bardstown, Ky., dates back to 1819. This unique getaway allows you to see and experience the culture of the old Nelson County Jail while eating breakfast in the courtyard where prisoners used to work. You can’t do that anywhere else! Not to mention the unique, themed rooms that are available for cozy nights in.

Breakout Rooms

This Lexington experience allows you and your friends, family or coworkers to be actively involved in cracking codes, finding hidden clues and solving puzzles to eventually unlock the final door! The goal here is to break out of the room in less than an hour. You can come for fun, to bond with your family or even for a bachelor or bachelorette party! Can you breakout in time?

Canoe Kentucky

Head to Elkhorn Creek in Frankfort to Kentucky’s leading canoe spot. Not only does Canoe Kentucky provide the friendliest staff in the state, they also come full of knowledge to make your canoe trip a perfect one-of-a-kind experience. The staff is also well equipped to get you the best boat and gear, so taking in our state’s beautiful scenery is the only thing you have to worry about. Paddle your way on over to their website to book your reservation now!