GALLERIES & MUSEUMS
212 on the Main Gallery
212 West Main St
The Arts Guild of the Barrens supports the growth of arts in and around the area known as the Barrens. Anyone
can be a member of our Arts Guild. The Arts Guild of the Barrens has opened a new gallery at 212 West Main Street and features work of local artisans.
American Cave Museum
Adjacent to Hidden River Cave, the American Cave Museum has been honored by the Nature Conservancy Magazine as “a little bit of Smithsonian in rural Kentucky.” Exhibits in this state-of-the-art showcase of underground and natural history include: bats, blind fish, cave animals, prehistoric and modern cave explorers, saltpeter mining, groundwater science and cave geology and more!
Hart County Historical Museum
109 Main Street
The Hart County Historical Museum is located in the Historic Chapline Building on 31W, just off town square in downtown Munfordville, Kentucky. The Hart County Historical Society, established in 1968, operate the Museum as an educational institution for preserving Hart County artifacts, history and genealogy. Museum & Gift Shop Hours are Monday through Friday 9 to 4 and Saturday from 8 to 4 Central Time.
Mammoth Cave Wildlife Museum
409 E Happy Valley Rd
Take a walk on the wild side! Mammoth Cave Wildlife Museum, built in 1969, features a rustic cave like atmosphere filled with beautiful exotic animals and birds from around the world. An amazing, educational experience for the entire family
South Central Kentucky Cultural Center
The South Central Kentucky Cultural Center is dedicated to telling the story of the people, places and events that make up the geographic area known as the "Barrens" - Metcalfe, Allen, Hart and Monroe Counties, as well as Barren County. The museum is housed in the old Kentucky Pants factory in downtown Glasgow.
Floyd Collins Museum
Wayfarer B&B & Gift Shop
1240 Old Mammoth Cave Rd
The Wayfarer Bed & Breakfast, formerly the Mammoth Cave Souvenier Shop, was built in 1933 and recently renovated to provide our guests with a relaxed down home atmosphere. The Floyd Collins Museum, located at the B&B is dedicated to the 1925 tale of Floyd Collins. Floyd Collins was the first person to explore the Sand Cave and became trapped within the rocks. The rescue attempt was widely publicized. Museum is open by appointment only.
National Corvette Museum
This state-of-the-art structure houses over 60 rare and unique Corvettes dating from 1953. Also featured are a 3,000-square-foot shopping facility, 200-seat big screen theater, and interactive displays. Located just across the street from the world’s only Corvette Assembly Plant.
Historic Railpark and Train Museum
Experience a real passenger train depot, climb aboard railcars, hear about life as a conductor and much more at The Historic Railpark and Train Museum located at the L&N Depot in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
BARN QUILT DRIVING TOUR
Hart County Barn Quilt Trail
In the tradition of quilt trails thoughout rural America, the artistry of the traditional quilt has been displayed on backdrops of historic barns and buildings in Hart County. Download Quilt Trail Map.
AREA WINE & CHEESE
Cave Valley Winery
585 Park Mammoth Rd
Established in the Spring of 2011, our winery is the newest addition to Park Mammoth Resort. We have a 2 acre vineyard with Diamond and Chambourcin grapes that make a beautiful setting for outdoor weddings. Our tasting room features an assortment of award winning Kentucky Wines. Whether you prefer dry or sweet, we have something for everyone.
Green Palace Meadery
244 Old Edmonton Loop 1 Road
Green Palace Meadery is nestled in the heart of south central Kentucky. We are a different kind of winery, our business is all about the bees and our specialty is mead. We offer Honey and Honey Wine. Hours: Tues – Fri 5:00pm – 6:00 pm & Sat 1:00pm – 6:00pm.
Kenny's Farmhouse Cheese
2033 Thomerson Park Rd
Nestled back in the hills you'll find Kenny's Farmhouse cheese, a farmstead dairy owned and operated for three generations by the Mattingly family. Our cheese is made fresh most every day. Take a tour or stop in and browse in our cheese shop, visit our tasting room. For large groups call in advance. and sample quality artisinal cheeses aged in Kentucky.
MOVIES & MUSIC
Marquee Highland 8 Cinemas
24 hour Movie Info 270-678-1605
Marquee Highland 8 Cinemas is located on Highway 90 (2400 Happy Valley Rd.) in Glasgow – about 7 miles east of Cave City. The movie theater plays first run movies and has stadium seating, Dolby Digital Sound, and is handicap accessible.
Historic Plaza Theatre
115 East Main St
The Plaza Theatre is a beautifully restored movie theatre from the 1930s. There is quite a history with the theatre in playing movies but also in live entertainment with names like: Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, Dolly Parton, The Oak Ridge Boys, and many other famous entertainers who have performed on stage over the years. The theatre currently hosts live entertainment events (schedule is available on the website), but many people visit the Plaza Theatre to see the unique architecture and relive the nostalgia of a bygone era.
Jammin' On The Porch
The Book Store
Bluegrass Jam Session on Thursday nights at The Bookstore in downtown Horse Cave. Public jam sessions are free. Bring your acoustical instrument and join in or come by and enjoy the music! 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm every Thursday. Free. Give us a call for more information.
Ralpies Fun Center
702 Happy Valley Rd
Year round fun. Roller Skating, Bowling, Laser Tag, Black Light Mini Golf, Cannon Blaster, Tune Freak, Inflatables, Arcade & Concessions. Hosts parties and events with three party rooms and a banquet room.
Scenic Trails & Drives
Hiking & Biking
Festivals & Events
Historic Sites & Museums
Museums & Art Galleries
Kentucky Trail Towns
Where Locals Eat
Places To Stay
We offer beautiful Bed & Breakfasts, Cabins, Cottages, Hotels, Lake Houses, Motels, Resorts, RV Campgrounds, State Park Camping...
Mammoth Cave, Diamond Caverns, Hidden River Cave, Mammoth Onyx Cave, Outlaw Cave, Onyx Cave, Cub Run Cave.
Lodging & Camping
National & State Parks,
Horseback Riding, Canoes, Kayaks, Water Adventure, Golf Courses, Shooting Sports, Zipping, Rappelling, Climbing, Caving,Walking Tours, Hiking, Biking, Historic Preserve...
Mammoth Cave National Park
Barren River State Park
Nolin Lake State Park Beautiful Show Caves Exciting Attractions
Welcome to Kentucky's Cave Country
American Cave Museum Gift Shop
Adjacent to Hidden River Cave, the American Cave Museum has been honored by Nature Conservancy Magazine. Whether you're looking for a gift for the grandchildren or a museum-quality fossil to display, we are certain to have something that strikes your fancy. Our gift shop boasts minerals and gemstones of all sizes, one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces, clothing, and more!
Butterfly's & Sweet Tea Emporium
3247 Matthews Mill Rd
Featuring scrapbooks, scrapbook supplies, papercrafts, gifts, party rentals, classes and weekend scrapbooking retreats.
Located in downtown Horse Cave, take time to browse through the extensive collections in this locally-owned bookstore. You'll find new, used, rare, and signed editions of Kentucky favorites, classics, romance, mysteries, westerns, and much more. There's coffee and conversation, as well.Thursday night jam sessions!
812 Mammoth Cave Road
We've developed a special blend of chocolates that allow you to enjoy the rich deep flavor of superior dark chocolate without the bitter aftertaste. To further enhance your experience we've employed a technique where the quality and taste of our fine liquors are not affected during the manufacturing process. Currently we have 12 fine flavors enabling everyone to select their favorite flavors. We're a specialty candy company tucked away in the hills of Cave City, Kentucky outside of Mammoth Cave.
Cub Run Cave Gift Shop
15101 Cub Run Highway
CLOSED until March 2017.You'll find great cave-related gifts, jewelry, t-shirts and souvenirs in this expansive gift shop!
Dennison's Roadside Market
5824 S Jackson Hwy
Seasonal flowers and plants, fruits and vegetables, jams & jellies, Amish baskets, locally made crafts. Chaney's ice Cream, Penn's Country Hams. Pick your own berries and pumpkins in season. Autumn activities. Open daily April 1 through December 31.
Detweiler’s Country Store
12825 Priceville Rd
Amish owned store, featuring handcrafted items, deli, clocks, fabrics, handcrafted wood items, notions, toys & more.
Diamond Caverns Gift Shop
1900 Mammoth Cave Pkwy
Gift Shop Features cave & nature related items, jewelry, gifts and souvenirs.
Dinosaur World Gift Shop
744 Mammoth Cave Rd
An expansive well stocked gift shop with clothing, stuffed animals, books, hats, jewelry, decorative items, gifts and souvenirs.
Hart County Farmer's Market
Fresh produce, herbs, KY proud products. Seasonal - April-Oct Open Tuesday and Fridays 7:30am to 1:30pm central.
Heirloom Trail Shops
125 vendors and 50,000 square feet of shopping in a unique retro destination for the ultimate experiene in re-cycling, upcyclng and green shopping; antiques, consignments, repurposed items and handmade crafts.
Horse Cave Cultural District Shops
Check out the shops in this tiny town's National Register of Historic Places Commercial District - The Bookstore, Sims Studio Art Shop, Christy Lyn's Country Charm, Heart of Yoga Studio, American Cave Museum Gift Shop, Taqueria Hildago & Turtlelini's Pizza & Pasta.
Kentucky Action Park Gift Shop
3057 Mammoth Cave Rd
Featuring Gift items, and souvenirs.
Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo Gift Shop
3700 L&N Turnpike
Visit the Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo gift shop for t-shirts, souvenirs, and gifts. Delicious, fresh homemade fudge available inside the park.
Mammoth Cave Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Gift Shop
Mammoth Cave Rd
Our Gift Shop, located at our Ranger Station, features a large assortment of gift items and souvenirs, jewelry, hats, t-shirts, and seasonal items. We also offer concessions & tourist information.
The Lodge at Mammoth Cave Gifts - Souvenirs
1 Mammoth Cave Parkway
270-758-2180 (Park information)
Mammoth Cave Hotel, winner of the prestigious 2003 Kentucky Crafted Retailer of the Year Award, is proud to support Kentucky artisans and craftspeople and promote craft entrepreneurs and traditions. The Kentucky Home Gift Shop features beautiful gifts and works of art. The Cave Company features souvenirs, cave memorabilia, t-shirts, postcards, books & snacks. The Gift Store is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Mammoth Cave Hotel also offers guests and Park visitors a service center and convenience store located on Mammoth Cave Parkway, near the National Park Service campground. The Caver's Camp Store features auto supplies, groceries, picnic foods, showers and a self-service laundry facility with an adjacent full-service U.S. Post Office.
Munfordville Welcome Center & Gift Shop
113 Main ST
Sample Southern hospitality at the Welcome Center in the restored turn of the century Houk Drugstore building at the corner of Main and South streets. Our Gift Shop Features Ky Proud items, handcrafted jewelry, crafts, jellies, seasonal items, tourist information, gifts and souvenirs. Free gift wrapping. Open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am till 4:00 pm.
Perkins Family Antiques
6947 South Jackson Highway, US 31E
3,500 square feet of wall-to-wall antiques featuring country primitives, glassware, pottery, quilts, antique furniture and more.
R&S Groceries and Amish Bakery
235 Irvin Cemetery Road
Amish owned grocery store featuring fresh made Amish doughnuts, fried pies, and other bakery items, groceries, bulk foods, frozen food, and deli meats.
Sims Studio and Art Shop
113 East Main Street
Fine art, murals, art supplies, painting parties and art lessons. Please call ahead, studio hours vary.