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Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area

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Address: 238 Visitor Center Drive, Golden Pond, KY 42211
Phone Number: +1 800-525-7077
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Description: Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area offers 170,000-acres of...
Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area offers 170,000-acres of outdoor activities and environmental learning between Barkley and Kentucky Lakes in western KY/TN. Enjoy hundreds of miles of bike, hike, horse, hunt, and off-highway vehicle trails. Campgrounds and picnic areas offer lake access to swim, boat, and bank fish. Get up close to owls, foxes, bobcats, and other rescued native wildlife at Woodlands Nature Station. Experience life on an 1850’s farm with period animals, crops, and hand-made tools at The Homeplace. Drive the 700 acre Elk & Bison Prairie to view native plants and wildlife. Daily shows at the Golden Pond Planetarium bring outer space to life in a 40-foot dome theater. Managed by the U.S. Forest Service.
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Area originally known as "between the rivers" has many things to enjoy A visitor Center has very interesting displays on the history of the area.. Take time to see one of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Cadiz, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Area originally known as "between the rivers" has many things to enjoy A visitor Center has very interesting displays on the history of the area.. Take time to see one of the shows in their planetarium, and also visit the Elk and Bison Prairie. (latter best to visit at dawn or dusk). The Nature center is definitely worth a visit,... More 

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Metropolis Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Being a National Recreation Area, there is something for everyone. We were lucky and had positions as Camp Ground Host from 2006-2007 and truly enjoyed every minute. Still exploring the area and still finding new places that we didn't know existed!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Little Star that Could--- good presentation about the different kinds of stars: red, orange, yellow, white, and blue white.... along with temperature of them... talked about different star clusters and galaxies. The only main negative: the show was in black and white.

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Lexington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We got there right at the 5pm check-in office closing, and the staff were super - stayed a bit over to deliver wood and ice to our site and were super friendly and helpful. We had Site A6 and it was awesome! All big sites in general and the ones on this loop were especially so. Bathrooms were clean and... More 

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Dover
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

While driving through Land Between The Lakes with a one year old baby, we decided to stop at the Woodland Nature Station. We enjoyed the various animals there including native snakes turkeys, owls, one bobcat, an eagle, the red wolves, etc. The staff told us about the red wolf feeding at one pm. We decided to stay! Big mistake on... More 

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ELKHART
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Hidden in the Land Between the Lakes area this is one of the greatest surprises ever......There are 2 entrances for this but stop at the Golden Pond Visitors Center and do the tour closest to it...it's very cheap $5 per car for as many times as you wish to go around the paved drive. The Buffalo were very active and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We have been coming to the Western Kentucky Lake area since 2004. We love to explore LBL! Driving the backroads, seeing the animals, the homeplace, the planetarium, swimming...we love it all!! Very relaxing!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Don't wait for a rainy day, a cold day or a weekday to enjoy this little treasure, although those days are a way to enjoy LBL when the weather doesn't cooperate! This is a little gem that has fun programs for all ages. Parking is easy. The planetarium is accessible and the staff is just great. Love the little gift... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Wow! Saw an Elk at the beginning, nothing too exciting. Saw 2 bison a couple hundred yards away, still kinda boring. Then at the end about 30 bison all over the place. Jesus. My wife goes full panic mode. A mother decides to feed its baby right in front of our car. We just have to wait it out. While... More 

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Deal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I went with my cousin for a visit and overnight stay,what an amazing place rivers, lakes and unspoilt countryside.great for boating fishing and walking a real gem in Kentucky. I was so Impressed on my next visit i will visit again,i also stayed over in the state accommodation clean cheap and the staff were very helpful. I have to say... More 

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Address: 238 Visitor Center Drive, Golden Pond, KY 42211
Phone Number: +1 800-525-7077
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Golden Pond

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