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Whitley County Tourism

Visit the Whitley County Tourism website to learn about all the wonderful things there are to do nearby!

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Kentucky Splash Water Park

6 miles from the festival.

The center includes an 18,000 square ft. wave-pool, a drift river, a kid activity pool, a triple slide complex, a go-kart track, a championship miniature golf course, an arcade, a batting cage, and a driving range. You'll have so much fun you'll want to come back again and again!

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Sheltowee Trace Outfitters

18 miles from the festival.

This is a family owned and operated outdoor adventure provider that started running canoes on one river in South-Central Kentucky 25 years ago. Since then they have expanded to include the following services: whitewater rafting, canoeing, kayak instruction, and more!

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Colonel Sander's Cafe

25 miles from the festival.

The birthplace of KFC where Colonel Sanders concocted his world famous recipe. The cafe has been preserved as a museum and is still a functioning KFC!

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Laurel River Lake

25 miles from the festival.

Laurel River Lake, with its cliff-lined shores and quiet coves, is a favorite destination. Because of the temperate climate and relatively long recreation season, visitors have numerous activities from which to choose, including: fishing, camping, picnicking, boating, canoeing, hiking, horseback riding, diving and relaxing at one of the deepest and cleanest lakes in Kentucky. Because of the lake's proximity to I-75 (20 minutes from Exits 25, 29, and 38), lakeside recreation can fit nicely into your other vacation plans.

picture from corps of engineer's laurel river lake homepage.

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park

26 miles from the festival.

Known as the "Niagara of the South," the waterfall is 125 feet wide and plunges 68 feet into the gorge below. The mist of Cumberland Falls creates the magic of the Moonbow, only visible on a clear night during a full moon. This unique phenomenon appears nowhere else in the Western Hemisphere!

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Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

39 miles from the festival.

The story of the first doorway to the west is commemorated at the national park, located where the borders of Tennessee, Kentucky, and Virginia meet. Carved by wind and water, Cumberland Gap forms a major break in the formidable Appalachian Mountain chain. From 1775 to 1810, the Gap's heyday, between 200,000 and 300,000 men, women, and children crossed the Gap into "Kentuckee."

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Camp Wildcat Battlefield

47 miles from the festival.

The Camp Wildcat Battlefield is located near the junction of the Wilderness Road and Winding Blade Road in the forested hills above the Rockcastle River in northern Laurel County, Kentucky. The Battle of Wildcat Mountain was fought from the early afternoon of October 20, 1861 and ended on the night of October 21, 1861.

picture from camp wildcat homepage.

Mill Springs Battlefield

82 miles from the festival

On January 19th, 1862, Confederate Major General George B. Crittenden’s army attacked Union Brigadier General George H. Thomas's forces at the battle of Mill Springs.

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