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When visiting Kentucky, you have the opportunity to gain insight into the early years of one of the most influential leaders in the United States, Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States. It all starts with a trip to the 340-acre Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park in Hodgenville.
Begin with the exhibits, family artifacts and video inside the Visitor Center before exploring the adjacent Memorial Building. Here, you’ll be given more background and see a replica of “Honest Abe’s” one-room log cabin.
From there, take a drive to Knob Creek. Lincoln moved there with his family when he was two and remained until age seven. You’ll meet with interpretive guides and enjoy other replicas while learning about Lincoln’s humble beginnings.
The Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area sits in Southern Kentucky and sprawls into parts of Tennessee, encompassing more than 125,000 acres. Any time of year that you visit, you’ll be enthralled with the number of outdoor activities waiting for you.
The Cumberland River is the perfect spot for anglers and anyone who loves boating and kayaking. Is hiking your passion? Hike the Yahoo Falls Loop to reveal a 113-foot waterfall or the Bear Creek Overlook Trail to access Split Bow Arch.
Ride the Class IV rapids near Angel Falls, take a spin on mountain bike trails or go exploring on horseback. Hunting is allowed, but only with appropriate licensing. The Blue Herron Interpretive Center is also a “must add” to your itinerary.