Save your money! Spot your next Springtime Staycation right here in South Central KY

BARREN COUNTY, Ky. – Spring weather and school breaks are on everybody’s mind right now, but travel costs can be a big roadblock. 

For weeks, fuel prices have skyrocketed around the country, and trip fees are rising as more people look for a getaway the first time in two years. 

For a fun-filled staycation, book a trip to some amazing attractions here in South Central Kentucky.


You can see the world’s longest known cave system, Mammoth Cave in Cave City. 

There, you can check out the underground Diamond Caverns, boat underground through Lost River Cave and Valley. paddle the Green River and of course meet the critters at the Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo


If you’re looking for a fun cool down, you can book a staycation at Beech Bend Park & Splash Lagoon. 

You can enjoy a rush on the rides or a drift in the family river. You can try your hand at mini golf before checking out an entertainment show all at Beech Bend. 


Another option is Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park.

Here you can play 18 holes on their nationally ranked golf course,  hike to Eagle Point Overlook and dine in the Island View Restaurant and bar.

You can also stay in lodges, cottages or at their camp sites throughout the forest for nature fueled fun. 


If mountain getaways are more your style, you can explore the Cumberland Gap. There, you can follow in the footsteps of ancient buffalo, Native Americans and pioneers.

History lovers can see where Daniel Boone drove his Wilderness Trail into Kentucky in 1775. 


This is only the tip of the iceberg. Tell us what your favorite South Central Kentucky Staycation hot spot is!