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Old 12-08-2018, 06:03 PM   #1
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We're FTers and meeting friends in northeast Alabama next mid-May. After that we're heading- slowly- to southern Minnesota for the grandkids fix.
My question is: we want to spend a month in Tennessee and/or Kentucky and don't care which or which end...
Looking for suggestions, especially for scenery and BBQ, on where y'all (we've been in Florida for a while) would go. We are not museum or country music people.
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Hi YoungSteven,
1. Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg area. River Plantation is the place to camp. There is plenty to eat and do in the area. Smoky Mountain Opry and The Wonders of Magic are my favorites. Smoky Mountain National Park is nearby. Clingmans Dome, Cades Cove, Newfound Gap Overlook and the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail are a few of the things to see.
2. Lexington, KY, - The Kentucky Hors Park - There is camping on the park grounds.
3. A bit farther north in KY along I75 is The Ark, just off I75. Full size replica of Noah's Ark.
4. Just south west of Cincinnati is the Creation Museum. All of these are full day visits.
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Hi YoungSteven,
1. Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg area. River Plantation is the place to camp. There is plenty to eat and do in the area. Smoky Mountain Opry and The Wonders of Magic are my favorites. Smoky Mountain National Park is nearby. Clingmans Dome, Cades Cove, Newfound Gap Overlook and the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail are a few of the things to see.
2. Lexington, KY, - The Kentucky Hors Park - There is camping on the park grounds.
3. A bit farther north in KY along I75 is The Ark, just off I75. Full size replica of Noah's Ark.
4. Just south west of Cincinnati is the Creation Museum. All of these are full day visits.
Thank you so much for the informative reply!
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The Bourbon tour in Lexington and Louisville.
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By all means, ya gotta swing through The Land Between The Lakes Nat'l Rec Area! It's a peninsula formed between the Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers and LOADED with pristine wilderness!
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In Southern Kentucky the Cumberland Parkway runs from Somerset through Glasgow and ends at I-65. It is a divided highway and not heavy traffic. It you decide on the Land Between the Lakes area, which is beautiful, you could use I-65 and Natcher Parkway to Hwy. 68/80 west out of Bowling Green. This road has been reworked, although not divided, is good to travel. There are routes around the larger town now - double check your GPS with current maps to make sure you're going around instead of through Russellville and Hopkinsville. There probably is still some construction closer to the LBL area.

Mammoth Cave is a popular destination.

Monroe County, KY has a lot of BBQ restaurants. The best route there off the Cumberland Parkway would be at Glasgow Exit 14 onto Highway 90 which is now a good road to travel. The BBQ styles vary from sweet - vinegary - pulled - dry, the list goes on and on.

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Another vote for the Land Between The Lakes area.
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In Southern Kentucky the Cumberland Parkway runs from Somerset through Glasgow and ends at I-65. It is a divided highway and not heavy traffic. It you decide on the Land Between the Lakes area, which is beautiful, you could use I-65 and Natcher Parkway to Hwy. 68/80 west out of Bowling Green. This road has been reworked, although not divided, is good to travel. There are routes around the larger town now - double check your GPS with current maps to make sure you're going around instead of through Russellville and Hopkinsville. There probably is still some construction closer to the LBL area.



Mammoth Cave is a popular destination.



Monroe County, KY has a lot of BBQ restaurants. The best route there off the Cumberland Parkway would be at Glasgow Exit 14 onto Highway 90 which is now a good road to travel. The BBQ styles vary from sweet - vinegary - pulled - dry, the list goes on and on.



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The bourbon trail, if you done all the tours would take awhile. Donít forget about the corvette museum and the corvette plant. All sorts of caves and caverns, mammoth being the largest.
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Mammoth Cave by Cave City KY and Corvette Museum in Bowling Green KY are both also interesting. Cave can be one to multiple days and museum is half a day or so. I know you said not museum people but was not sure if that included a car museum<g>.


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