There’s lots of fun to be had in and around Cave City, Kentucky. Here are five more things to explore. (If you missed the first five, check them out here.)
5 MORE Things to Do Around Cave City, Kentucky
1. Walk with the Giants
Once you get through Nashville, you’ll probably want to stretch your legs.
Make the stop fun and grab a photo with a giant pink elephant, located outside the 112 Antique Mall, and visit a Muffler Man Indian. He’s just across the street at Sad Sam’s Fireworks. Take exit 112 off I65 and they’re just to the right.
You’ll have about an hour left in the car after this stop.
2. Cross the Pond
If you’re staying at the Wigwam Hotel, this Kentucky Stonehenge is a short jaunt, about 15 minutes, up the road. Just head left and go to Munfordville. It is on private property but well-behaved visitors are welcome, with daytime visits preferred.
It’s smaller than the real Stonehenge but you can actually get close to the Kentucky version!
Pro Tip: There’s a circular part of the driveway with a little sign that says “parking.” Park there while you walk among the rocks.
3. Link up with Lincoln
Another National Park you can visit is Lincoln’s Birthplace; about 40 minutes north of Cave City. A good portion of the drive is back roads through farmland. We saw a lot of barn quilts and even people tending a tobacco field.
The monument itself is impressive. Make sure you visit the Sinking Spring where Lincoln likely took his first sip of water.
Pro Tip: This park also takes part in the Junior Park Ranger Program and you’ll receive a shiny metal badge once you complete your workbook.
4. Lincoln Through the Years
On the square in Downtown Hodgenville, Kentucky is another monument to Lincoln. This one features an older Lincoln gazing at himself as a barefoot child.
Pro Tip: You’ll pass right by this on your way to the next stop. There’s a Lincoln Museum on the square but we didn’t have time to stop.
5. Knob Creek: Not the Whiskey
The Lincoln family moved here when Lincoln was two years old and remained at this homestead until their move to Indiana.
In later years Lincoln said, “My earliest recollection is of the Knob Creek place.” This site has only been a National Park since 2001 and doesn’t feature a gift shop though there are restrooms.
You can visit a replica cabin and see the creek where legend claims Lincoln almost drowned as a child.
Pro Tip: This park may only have a small ranger station but they do have the Passport stamps available there. If you don’t have one, it’s a fun way to track your visit to the more than 400 National Parks across America.
Many of the sites have fun stamps featuring an iconic image related to the park. The passports are available online or in gift shops at National Parks.