9.) Fort Knox

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While Fort Knox is associated with gold — the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Kentucky Bullion Depository holds 147.3 million ounces of gold here — visitors are, sadly, not allowed to see it. However, there are plenty of other things to do in Fort Knox. Many of the activities available in Fort Knox center around the area’s military roots. The General George Patton Museum showcases stories and artifacts from the life and leadership of General Patton. The museum has many exhibits that help visitors learn about the branches of the U.S. military, including Remembrance Walls and a collection of weapons designed by Leonardo da Vinci.

Next to the General George Patton Museum, the Armor Unit Memorial Park pays tribute to the armor units that have protected the United States during the 1900s.

General George Patton Museum

Address: 4554 Fayette Avenue, Fort Knox, 40121

Contact: (502) 624-3391

Price: FREE

Website: generalpatton.org

Where to Camp

Camping is available at the nearby Otter Creek Outdoor Recreation Area, which offers sites with electric and water hookups. Fishing, hiking, hunting, mountain biking, archery, and disc golf are all available pursuits within the recreation area.

10.) Natural Bridge State Resort Park

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The Natural Bridge State Resort Park, named for the impressive natural sandstone arch bridge, offers many activities for visitors. Check out Balanced Rock, a block of sandstone balanced on the edge of a cliff. Hike the 20 miles of trails and visit many arches including Henson’s Cave Arch and White’s Branch Arch. Participate in one of the famous Natural Bridge hoedowns that have been happening for more than 45 years. Every Saturday night from May through October, guests can head to Hoedown Island to learn square dancing, line dancing, two-stepping, and other ways to cut a rug. The park is also an excellent spot for birding, canoeing, fishing, and swimming. A sky lift also whisks passengers up to within 600 feet of Natural Bridge for a one-of-a-kind view.

Natural Bridge State Resort Park

Address: 2135 Natural Bridge Rd., Slade, 40376

Contact: (606) 663-2214

Website: parks.ky.gov/parks/resortparks/natural-bridge

Where to Camp

RV camping is available on-site at Natural Bridge State Resort Park. The nearby Natural Bridge Campground is a small, peaceful resort a few miles from the state resort park. Sites have 30 and 50 amp and water hookups. The campground also has a catch and release fishing pond, free wifi, and a dump station.

Final Thoughts

With everything from breathtaking natural wonders to tasty man-made libations, you’re sure to find something to suit your fancy in Kentucky. You can find even more Kentucky RV travel tips here, so you’ll have plenty of ideas to choose from.