Local Area Attractions Near Renfro Valley KOA
Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and Museum - 0.5 Mile
WELCOME = The Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and Museum opened in 2002 with a vision to bring recognition to Kentuckians who have made a significant contribution to the music industry. With that vision in mind, a collection of artifacts and memorabilia highlighting the careers of the over 50 inductees fill the museum. You can also learn the history of music dating back to the 1800's. A common misconception is that the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame focuses mainly on country and bluegrass related artist, however there are inductees from all genres of music as including…..The Backstreet Boys, Loretta Lynn, Florence Henderson, Rosemary Clooney, Keith Whitley, Boots Randolph, and so many more.The entrance to the building is unique to any other museum and is historical as it was once the sight of the original riding stables of Renfro Valley founder, John Lair. That portion of the building now houses the visitor center and a must-see gift shop with new products and souvenirs. Most of the original structure of the stable is still intact and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
2590 Richmond St
Mt. Vernon, KY 40456
Bittersweet Cabin Museum - 0.5 Mile
The museum includes a craft store and log cabin village museum exhibiting artifacts dating back to the 1700's. Let your family experience a taste of our past.
Listen to the music of the dulcimer, the sound of the weaver's shuttle, the cutting of the jeweler's saw or woodworker's plane. On main streets and side streets, in small shops and large galleries, down gravel lanes and tree lined walk ways, the artisans of Berea, Kentucky are at work...Located where the bluegrass meets the mountains, Berea, Kentucky is a graceful blend of southern hospitality and Appalachian tradition. We invite you to relax, slow down, and visit with one of more than 50 craft persons and gallery owners. Ask us to share our rich history and heritage in craft. Treasure hunt in a variety of antique shops, enjoy the history of Boone Tavern, www.boonetavernhotel.com and more. Take your time, slow down and have a great visit.
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park is located deep within the beautiful Daniel Boone National Forest. Known as the "Niagara of the South," the waterfall forms a 125-foot wide curtain that plunges 60 feet into the boulder-strewn 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. Cumberland Falls is a hiker's paradise with 17 miles of hiking trails that wind through the park to waterfalls, fire towers, a beach, forest, and other scenic area. The Moonbow trail connects with many backpacking trails in the Daniel Boone National Forest. Guided horseback rides, guided white water rafting, swimming, and fishing are also other options for great family funtimes.
Colonel Harland Sanders Café and Museum
Colonel Harland Sanders, founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken, is one of the most highly recognized figures in the world. Laurel County, Kentucky, located in the heart of the beautiful Daniel Boone National Forest, is proud to be the home of the Colonel's first and original restaurant established in the 1940's. Lee Cummings, co-founder of Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken, also began his career in 1952 with his uncle, Colonel Sanders, in Laurel County.
The Annual World Chicken Festival is a tribute to this heritage. We invite you to the international celebration set for September in beautiful downtown London. Filled with "egg-citement", more than 250,000 people attend the four-day event each year.