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Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area

238 Visitor Center Drive, Golden Pond, KY 42211
+1 800-525-7077
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Parks
Owner description: Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area offers 170,000-acres of outdoor activities and environmental learning between Barkley and Kentucky... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Phoenix, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed the beautiful weather and being able to see wildlife along the roads to the Lake Barkley lodge such as deer, turkeys and large ground hogs. We were visiting from Phoenix, AZ and this was a big plus for us. The large green trees are breathtaking.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This was a destination road trip for myself, two of my grandchildren, and their parents. We had a blast. The weather cooperated as Western Kentucky in August can be miserable. We drove the length of LBTL--visiting the planetarium, The Homeplace, the Nature Center, and the Bison Prairie. The first three charge admission. I cannot remember whether the Bison Prairie charged.... More

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Shepherdsville, Kentucky, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

we had the best time this was a well taken care of park, we even got to see alot of bison and one Elk. we will be coming back here again.

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Chickamauga, Georgia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We started this trip entering in Dover, Tennessee and finishing up in Grand Rivers, Kentucky, We stayed in a small cabin on a campground on the Tennessee side and loved it. There is a variety of things to do. We took our time driving up through the Trace. We took our kayaks and paddled some of the sloughs. We also... More

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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67 reviews 67 reviews
34 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

LBL is an awesome place. So so much to do and so much to see. The scenery and wildlife are plentiful. We started the Nature Station, great for kids all ages, great programs. Then off to the Home Place, one of my favorites living history sites, then off to the Bison Prairie. Be patient at the prairie, checked for best... More

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Mansura, Louisiana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Looking for an interesting motorcycle route from Illinois back to Louisiana, my daughter and I arbitrarily decided upon traveling Woodlands Trace based on a map outline. It was a wonderful road - about 50 miles from top to bottom! We stopped briefly at the Pisgah Boat Launch area (beware: two miles of gravel road - we didn't mind, but other... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Spent the weekend fishing around the coves of LBL! The water is great, and the best thing there are hundreds or thousands of boats and people on the lake, but so much room to spread out. Not like some smaller lakes where you are constantly negotiating space. There are endless waters to fish, there are recreational boaters, jet skis, houseboats,... More

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Kentucky
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I visited the LBL for the Hummingbird Festival and was very happy that I made the drive. It cost $6 for adults to get into the festival. They had plenty of fun, learning activities for the children, exhibits, movies, art and plenty of items for sale in the gift shop. It was a nice hot day outside however, they had... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

LBL is a great place for a weekend getaway. We live close and go there often and it never disappoints. The 1850's farm (home place) and the nature center are our favorites. Hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, we've done it all here. Only complaint is there's nowhere in the park to get anything to eat so bring your lunch.

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Not all the rangers are bad, just one rather large female ranger. For someone whose job relies on people coming to the park and spending money,after all, no business, no need for rangers, one would think they'd be on their best behavior with guests. I'm so disgusted by this woman's rude personality, I'm not going back any time soon.

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