Land Between The Lakes

One of Kentucky’s top tourist attractions, Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area manages more than 170,000 acres of forests, wetland, and open lands on a peninsula between Kentucky and Barkley Lakes in Western Kentucky and Tennessee. This spot makes a perfect location for camping, picnicking, hiking, fishing, horseback riding, boating, wildlife viewing, and water sports. Along with these activities, there are four main attractions at LBL, listed in detail below


The Elk and Bison Prairie

Elk and bison roam free in this 700-acre enclosure. A gently winding 3.5 mile paved loop takes you through this dynamic habitat restoration effort. The Elk and Bison Prairie is open from dusk until dawn all year, and admittance is $5 per vehicle.

Learn more about visiting the Elk and Bison Prairie.


The Golden Pond Planetarium and Observatory

The best indoor attraction at Land Between the Lakes is the Golden Pond Planetarium, which hosts various programs and shows each week. Visitors can view the night sky clearly, without cloud cover, dust or pollution. The observatory allows guests to view the universe, including a safe viewing of the sun with special equipment. Every Saturday from Memorial Day through the end of year, the Planetarium hosts popular laser light shows.

Learn more about visiting the Golden Pond Planetarium and Observatory.


The Homeplace 1850s Working Farm

Imagine traveling back in time and strolling through a working farm in Western Kentucky during the 1850s. What would it look like? How would people be dressed? What would they be doing? What kind of food would they be preparing?

Visitors can have this experience by visiting The Homeplace, a living history museum representing a two-generation farm. Guests to the farm will see interpreters in period clothing going about their daily chores or participating in traditional seasonal activities. Even the farm's livestock includes rare and endangered breeds.

Learn more about visiting The Homeplace 1850s Working Farm.

Learn more about Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley.


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"This area holds so much natural beauty and local history. One of my all time favorite weekend locations for family and friends!" – cde2004, TripAdvisor review



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