Land Between The Lakes is a 170,000-acre national recreation area in western Kentucky and Tennessee offering a wide range of outdoor activities for the family. One of the many things to see here is the Homeplace, a working 19th century farm. Most of the crops and livestock are historic varieties from the mid-19th century, grown and harvested using period tools and techniques. Join the interpreters on guided hikes into the forest of Land Between The Lakes or get an up-close encounter with one of the Backyard residents at the Nature Station.
Enjoy the drive-through Elk & Bison Prairie, which is a restoration of the region's original prairie habitat where you can watch bison grazing on native prairie grasses, or hear the bugling of elk.
Fort Donelson National Battlefield is located a short distance southeast of the Kentucky Lakes/Prizer Point KOA in Dover, Tennessee. It was the site of a historic Civil War battle that began on February 14, 1862 that ended in the surrender of Confederate troops to Union General, Ulysses S. Grant two days later.
The National Quilt Museum is a non-profit institution established to educate, promote and honor today's quiltmaker. It is the world's largest and most prestigious museum devoted to quilts as well as fiber art. Located in historic downtown Paducah, the museum three galleries feature vibrant exhibits of the finest quilt and fiber art in the world. Quilters come from near and far to attend one of the many educational programs here taught by master quilters.
Visit the Tennessee River Freshwater Pearl Museum, Tennessee's official historical site of pearl-culturing and North America's only freshwater pearl-culturing farm. Walk-in visitors can watch a video presentation, visit the farm, museum and gift shop which are open year round. There are a several guided tours available that offer unique experiences such as a visit from a local diver, meeting the farm manager and a catered lunch.
Come and join the fun at Venture River Water Park. Little ones can enjoy sliding, splashing and squirting at the Pleasure Island Kiddie Area while the older ones in your group can plunge down the Dueling Demon speed slides. Cabana rentals are available as well as a sand volleyball court to enjoy when you take a break from the water.
Pattis 1880s Restaurant was voted #1 Restaurant for tourism by the State of Kentucky and voted Best Small Town Restaurant in Southeast United States by Southern Living Magazine Reader's Choice Award. Two-inch thick char-broiled pork chops and "mile-high" meringue pies are just some of the great food that the restaurant is known for.
Other than the grabbing a bite to eat here, you can enjoy a walk through one of their log cabin gift shops, see some animals at the animal park or play a few holes at Arielle's miniature golf.
Step into an historical building at 7 Main Street in Cadiz, Kentucky and you will enter The Blue Heron. We have everything under the sun--from apparel to accessories, furniture, antiques and more! SIP O' TEA, a destination Tea Room is inside!