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Mill Springs State Park 'Mill Springs, KY' © Jonathan Fitzgerald
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Mill Springs State Park
'Mill Springs, KY'
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Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
'Cumberland Falls'
© Ted Denman

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Natural Bridge State Park
'Skybridge'
© Ted Denman 2010

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This shot was taken on a hike through the Red River Gorge. This arch is named Sky Bridge.

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
'Cumberland Falls'
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A beautiful rainbow just above the Waterfalls during the daytime.

Kentucky's Heartland Region Parks


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State Historic Sites
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State Parks
1
National Historic Park

Parks in this region are near these Kentucky Cities (click city name to see parks within 25 miles)
RICHMOND
ELIZABETHTOWN
NICHOLASVILLE
WINCHESTER
LEXINGTON
SHEPHERDSVILLE
BARDSTOWN
DANVILLE
BEREA
RADCLIFF
VERSAILLES
LAWRENCEBURG
MOUNT WASHINGTON
HARRODSBURG
LEITCHFIELD

Boone Station State Historic Site
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 Boones Station. At its height, the community had 15 to 20 families, including ........more >
Fort Boonesborough State Park
When Daniel Boone and his men reached the Kentucky River on April 1, 1775, they quickly moved to establish Kentuckys second settlement--the site still known as Fort Boonesborough. Fort Boonesborough has been reconstructed as a working fort complete with cabins, blockhouses and furnishings. Resident ........more >
Isaac Shelby Cemetery State Historic Site
The smallest park in the park system where the -acre burial grounds of the Shelby family sits amid the peaceful countryside of Lincoln Country. The stone-walled cemetery contains the monument and resting place of Kentucky's first and fifth governor, Isaac Shelby 1750-1826, along with the 22 graves of ........more >
Lincoln Homestead State Park
The same spirit of adventure that brought other pioneers to Kentucky led Abraham Lincolns grandparents to the knolls of Kentucky near the Beech Fork River. Lincoln Homestead State Park features the original home of Lincolns mother, as well as replicas of the 1782 cabin and blacksmith shop where his ........more >
Lincoln Memorial National Historic Park
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My Old Kentucky Home State Park
Federal Hill was the inspiration for Stephen Fosters famous ballad, My Old Kentucky Home. Today, this Georgian-style mansion is as endearing to visitors as it was in 1852, the year Foster wrote what has become the official state song while visiting his cousins, the Rowan family. Step into the days ........more >
Old Fort Harrod State Park
In 1774, James Harrod established the first permanent settlement west of the Alleghenies in what would become Central Kentucky. Preserving Kentuckys pioneer history, the fort has been reconstructed near the site of the original. Heavy timbers form stockade walls and enclose the cabins and blockhouses. ........more >
Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site
On October 8, 1862, cannon explosions shattered the rural peace of this tranquil countryside and the death moans of young soldiers. Perryville became the site of the most destructive Civil War battle in the state which left more than 6,000 killed, wounded or missing. The park museum tells of the battle ........more >
Rough River Dam State Resort Park
Rough River Dam is surrounded by rolling countryside overlooking a 5,000 acre lake. Some of the finest fishing in the state is to be found in the deep waters of Rough River. Non-anglers can enjoy the lake on a pontoon, or scurry across quickly on water skis or jet skis. The resort also features a ........more >
Taylorsville Lake State Park
Taylorsville Lake State Park encompasses 1,200-acre of some of the most beautiful horse riding country. It boasts 45 spacious RV sites with electric water hook-ups, 10 equestrian sites with electric water hook-ups, 15 primitive tent sites with water available. Two playgrounds conveniently located ........more >
Waveland State Historic Site
Antebellum house with three original outbuildings - slave quarters, smokehouse and ice house. Guided tours focus on the everyday lives of family and slaves who lived and worked at Waveland. Admission - Adults $7.00, Seniors $6.00, Students of any age $4.00, Children below six years of age Free admission. ........more >
White Hall State Historic Site
Nestled in rolling farmland, the home was built in the late 1700s, with a major addition constructed in the 1860s. The mansion, built in Georgian and Italianate styles, boasts nearly ten thousand square feet with modern innovations of the time such as central heating and indoor plumbing. Admission Adults ........more >
William Whitley House State Historic Site
The William Whitley House, also known as Sportsman's Hill, stands today as a monument to pioneer ingenuity and resourcefulness. It was the first brick home and circular racetrack built west of the Alleghany Mountains, completed in 1794 by William Whitley and his wife Esther. Dubbed the Guardian of ........more >
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