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  • Kentucky Reptile Zoo: Snake Milking

    Kentucky Reptile Zoo: Snake Milking

    Slade, Kentucky

    The art of bare-handed snake milking is still practiced. Claims to have "One of the Largest Collections of Venomous Snakes in the World."

  • Natural Bridge: Skylift

    Natural Bridge: Skylift

    Slade, Kentucky

    Not only is this particular Natural Bridge one of the few that visitors can walk across, it has its own "Skylift" to carry tourists sweat-free up a mountainside to visit this wonder of nature.

  • Wild Things of Kentucky: Goats on the Roof

    Wild Things of Kentucky: Goats on the Roof

    Slade, Kentucky

    A gift shop with a promised "snake pit" that's a disappointment, but goats on the roof provide entertainment.

  • Transylvania's Moosnick Museum

    Transylvania's Moosnick Museum

    Lexington, Kentucky

    Collection of weird 19th century medical curiosities, including a two-headed baby, a giant hairball, and meat that fell from the sky in 1876.

  • Birthplace of Kentucky Fried Chicken

    Birthplace of Kentucky Fried Chicken

    Corbin, Kentucky

    A working KFC inside Col. Sanders' first restaurant has a mini-museum with exhibits, relics, and restorations of 1940s-vintage rooms, including the kitchen where Kentucky Fried Chicken was invented.

Sights for Oddball Excursions

  • Vent Haven: Ventriloquist Museum

    Vent Haven: Ventriloquist Museum

    Fort Mitchell, Kentucky

    Do ventriloquist dummies scare you? See hundreds of them at this museum devoted to the art and history of ventriloquism.

  • Noah's Ark

    Noah's Ark

    Williamstown, Kentucky

    Enormous wooden boat of biblical proportions. Three decks and dozens of dummy animals (including small dinosaurs). Signs and exhibits explain it all.

  • Hillbilly Garden

    Hillbilly Garden

    Calvert City, Kentucky

    Keith Holt's folk art and gags, and a mini-world with 3,000 toys and six running trains.

  • Wigwam Village Motel No. 2

    Wigwam Village Motel No. 2

    Cave City, Kentucky

    "Sleep in a Wigwam" at a classic tee-pee-themed motel near Mammoth Cave, built in 1937.

  • Big Mike's: Mystery House, Rocks, and Big Mo

    Big Mike's: Mystery House, Rocks, and Big Mo

    Cave City, Kentucky

    Combo rock and souvenir shop, vortex, mosasaur exhibit.

  • Jerry's Junk

    Jerry's Junk

    Louisville, Kentucky

    A yard and house packed with big, odd items. Impressive; not a typical hoard. Jerry Lotz has a good eye for the crazy.

  • Louisville Mega Cavern

    Louisville Mega Cavern

    Louisville, Kentucky

    Take a jeep tram tour of a former mine and secret nuclear survival bunker.

  • Answers In Genesis Creation Museum

    Answers In Genesis Creation Museum

    Petersburg, Kentucky

    Man's Reason vs. God's Word -- explained with dinosaurs and immersive multimedia.

  • Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History

    Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History

    Bardstown, Kentucky

    Trace the storied past of whiskey making, see George Washington's still and Abe Lincoln's liquor license.

  • Two-Headed Calf, Shrunken Head

    Two-Headed Calf, Shrunken Head

    Covington, Kentucky

    Freak oddities collected by the founders of a local history museum are among its most popular relics.

  • Jefferson Davis Monument

    Jefferson Davis Monument

    Fairview, Kentucky

    A surprising 351-foot-tall obelisk, the tallest unreinforced concrete structure in the world, honors the only President of the Confederate States of America.

  • Wildwood Inn Tropical Dome and Theme Suites

    Wildwood Inn Tropical Dome and Theme Suites

    Florence, Kentucky

    Sleep like a hillbilly, an African villager, or the Abominable Snowman, depending on your mood.

  • Stegowagen-volkssaurus

    Stegowagen-volkssaurus

    Highland Heights, Kentucky

    Life-size sculpture of a Stegosaurus with the body of a 1964 VW Beetle. Created in 1974, from Transformer prehistory.

  • Hidden River Cave and American Cave Museum

    Hidden River Cave and American Cave Museum

    Horse Cave, Kentucky

    Who built a town around giant sinkhole and then filled it with garbage? The town of Horse Cave, but now it's a cleaned up tourist attraction.

  • Bible Mini-Golf

    Bible Mini-Golf

    Lexington, Kentucky

    Putt through Jesus's Tomb to the inspiring sounds of Christian Rock.

  • Cocaine Bear

    Cocaine Bear

    Lexington, Kentucky

    Famous bear that died after eating $15 million in cocaine dropped from a plane by a drug smuggler, who also died.

  • World's Largest Bat

    World's Largest Bat

    Louisville, Kentucky

    Points skyward in front of the Louisville Slugger Museum. Also here, the Louisville Slugger factory tour; see how normal-size baseball bats are made.

  • World's Largest Bat - The Vampire Kind

    World's Largest Bat - The Vampire Kind

    Louisville, Kentucky

    Within sight of the other World's Largest Bat hangs a huge, black, sleeping bat on the side of a costume and party supply store.

  • Colonel Sanders Grave

    Colonel Sanders Grave

    Louisville, Kentucky

    Fortunately for humankind, the Great Man on the Bucket didn't take his "11 secret herbs and spices" recipe to his grave.

  • Pose With Wax Colonel Sanders

    Pose With Wax Colonel Sanders

    Louisville, Kentucky

    Pose with a wax Colonel Harland Sanders, who's cradling a bucket of plastic fried chicken.

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