Activities in Hardin County, Kentucky

Activities in Hardin County, Kentucky
Hardin County is home to Abraham Lincoln's birthplace, the Mammoth Cave National Park, several quaint downtown areas and a host of other attractions that draw visitors to the region every year. Whether seeking an informative, historical or natural experience while in the area, Hardin County will likely be able to provide something interesting for every traveler.

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace

History buffs can take an informative tour of the 100 year-old memorial marking Abraham Lincoln's birthplace. This National Historic Park includes not only the memorial but also a commemorative reconstruction of the sixteenth President's childhood home at Knob Creek and the preserved natural environment. Visitors stroll through the area and take in the sights of local flora and wildlife. The Birthplace Memorial Museum will be closed for renovation until the spring of 2010.

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site
2995 Lincoln Farm Road
Hodgenville, Kentucky 42748
(270) 358-3137



Elizabethtown and the surrounding county teem with antique treasure troves for the industrious traveler. Visitors stroll through quaint downtown stores to find that hidden jewel on their trip to Hardin County. In Elizabethtown, Dixie Avenue and Main Street both offer antique stores, such as Goldnamers and Buried Treasure.

Buried Treasure
326 West Dixie Ave.
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
(270) 360-9460

210 N. Main Street
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
(270) 766-1994

Touch of the Past Antiques
200 Sycamore Street
Elizabethtown, KY 42701-3425
(270) 765-2579

Glendale Antique Mall
103 East Railroad Ave.
Glendale, KY 42740
(270) 369-7279

Mammoth Cave National Park

The cave system safeguarded in the Mammoth Cave National Park extends further than any other known cave system and more than 367 explored miles. Strange and wondrous, the cave system provides a fascinating look into the rocky inner earth of a hilly region in Kentucky. The list of activities at the national park does not begin and end with cave tours, however. Above ground hikes, canoeing, bicycling and horseback riding await visitors in addition to other outdoor activities for the whole family.

Mammoth Cave National Park
P.O. Box 7
Mammoth Cave, KY 42259
(270) 758-2180


Article Written By Carly Schorman

Dividing her time between Phoenix and San Francisco, Carly Schorman is a writer and student currently completing her M.A. in religion and philosophy at the California Institute of Integral Studies. She has served as an editor for the "Mesa Legend," OCHRE Journal of Women's Spirituality, and has additionally written for S.L.A.M. magazine, eHow, and "Link" magazine.

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