Pet Friendly Adventures in Kentucky
Are you looking for some travel locations to enjoy with man and women's best friend? There are many places in Kentucky to venture to with your canine companion! Just look at all these options!
Horse Cave KOA
The KOA in Horse Cave Kentucky offers pet-friendly cabin rentals and camping sites for its visitors. To make reservations visit the link here: https://koa.com/campgrounds/horse-cave
While Fido isn't permitted to make the descent into the caves, as long as the pooch is kept on a leash, you can take them on all surfaced hiking trails throughout the national park. Here are a few tips to make your visit with your pet more enjoyable:
- Don't leave your fur friends in your vehicle, especially during extremes in temperatures in the heat of the summer and in the cold of winter, and never leave your pet unattended.
- When planning to hit the trails, make sure you bring plenty of snacks and water not only for you but for your pet as well.
- Keep in mind that some trails in Mammoth Cave are accessible by horseback to make space for riders Also take into consideration local wildlife such as snakes and deer.
Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo
Kentucky Down Under is an Australian animal park that encourages a hands-on experience for all guests. From Kangaroos to exotic birds there is so much to encounter at this zoo. It's a pet-friendly location as well, here are some key things to note when visiting with your pets. Check out this photo link with all the info! Who knew you could enjoy a little bit of the outback so close to home?
Hidden River Cave
Also located in Horse Cave, Kentucky is this gem of an adventure. Reservations are available but are not a requirement, and the museum tour is also included in the cave tour ticket price. The museum and the Hidden River Cave sinkhole are handicap accessible, and both the cave tour and the museum are pet friendly. Hidden River Cave invites you to enjoy the rare experience of viewing the sunset from 150 underground! Hidden River Cave is open daily except for Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day, from 9:30 am to 5 pm.
Dutch Country Safari Park
Located on 2125 L&N Road in Horse Cave, Dutch Country Safari Park has much to enjoy! Including a drive-thru safari, petting zoo, and train ride. And while they're closed for the season, now is the best time to purchase season passes for next year. I hear that they make for great stocking stuffers! They will go on sale in December! Contact the safari park for more information about their pet policies.
According to bringfido.com, these are also some great Kentucky-based places to visit with your four-legged BFF.
Buffalo Trace Distillery
Located in Frankfurt, Buffalo Trace is welcoming to visitors and their dogs. Most places on the property are dog-friendly including the tasting area and gift shop. Dogs aren't allowed in the bottling area, but plenty of space is open for your mutt exploration. The distillery offers a variety of tours, including a historical tour and a paranormal tour featuring spots filmed for the TV/Discovery+ series Ghost Hunters.
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
Located in Corbin Kentucky, this state park is a great destination for humans and their beloved pets. When staying in the lodge the pet fee is $30 and if you are staying in a cottage on the property the fee is $50. Leashed dogs are allowed within the campgrounds and are welcome to explore the area on some (not all) of the trails at the state park.