Union, Kentucky: Big Bone Lick State ParkCountry crossroad leads to a park. Both have awkward names that have amused generations of high school kids with maps. And the park has a big "Big Bone Lick" sign to pose with.
- 3380 Beaver Rd, Union, KY
- I-75 exit 171, then eight miles north and west on Hwy 1292/Beaver Rd. Entrance on the left (south) side.
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The ranger told us that just about everyone takes a picture of the sign. But the real image you want is of the replica vultures feasting on replica mammoth guts. That's not something you see every day.[Freyja, Rick, and John, 09/12/2010]
A long hike from the highway, and frankly not very exciting apart from its hilarious name.[Mary Helen, 04/02/2010]
Aside from the amazing name (which the attendant at the gift shop assured me had seen more flashes than Mardi Gras itself) this park was a necessary stop for my vacation. Yes, there was much laughing at the expense of the name, but when it was explained at how it came around, it made perfect sense. And to see such massive majestic animals at such a close distance... Wow.[Jaydob2234, 09/18/2009]
After reading about Big Bone Lick on this site I figured it would be worth my time to take the extra hour trip from were I was visiting in Lexington, KY, to say that I had in fact been to Big Bone Lick and Beaverlick, KY. I wasn't disappointed.
The park itself is very scenic and the drive, once you get off the interstate, is delightful. Beaverlick is a very small community. The road through it was so small you could probably reach out and touch one house. Big Bone Lick State Park has a small gift shop and museum at which I bought a few t-shirts that boldly stated the name of the park in bright orange letters (a required purchase according to one of my co-workers). I'm glad I made the trip.[Carmen R., 08/06/2008]
Lovely state park in Northern Kentucky with an amusing name. We took Beaver Road to get to Big Bone Lick. There was even a point at which we had to halt at a stop sign, which left us sitting at the intersection of Beaver Road and Dickerson on the way to Big Bone Lick.[Jessica H., 06/19/2008]