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Red River Gorge Geological Area

Winchester, KY
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Ranked #1 of 5 attractions in Winchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
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Lexington, Kentucky
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Red River Gorge sounds a little intimidating at first with thoughts of rough water kayaking, mountain climbing, bears, etc. In actuality it is a great escape for anyone looking to do a little of everything. You can shop, go walking on trails, camping, biking, hiking, horse back riding, site seeing, or just hang out at a nice cabin rental on... More

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

You have to start off you trip here going through the Nada Tunnel. That puts you in the mood for this area.Make sure you are looking for a small sign for Gladie Center on your right to turn at or you will end up bearing left and continuing on rt 77 and going out of the park. The first stop... More

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Berea, Kentucky
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The Red River Gorge Area has no comparison in rock formations for climbers to hiking/biking trails to gorgeous gorges. There is a high concentration of scenic sights and plenty of green wilderness. I have both driven around the Red River Gorge area and gotten out and explored the area on foot as well. Both are rewarding but defintely explore this... More

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Dalat, Vietnam
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

You never get bored around here. There are so many places to explore. There are also a lot of things to do: zip lining, rock climbing, hiking, biking, golf, horse back riding, etc. If you want something different to do at night, you can go to Beattyville for bowling or Campton for Music on the Park.

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New Albany, Indiana, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We planned a family reunion here. 20+ people ranging from 2 to 67. Everyone did the chairlift to the arch and several other short hikes. The smaller children enjoyed the pool at the park.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We were only able to spend a few hours here. I wish we would have had time to do more exploring. This is a beautiful area, much nicer than I expected. The lady at the Gladie center was very helpful and pointed out the best things to see with a limited time schedule. I definitely recommend stopping at the Sky... More

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Oronoco, Minnesota
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143 reviews 143 reviews
30 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This is a beautiful National Forest. We stopped at the Gladie Center and picked up a Forest Service map. We went on a few short hikes and saw interesting rock formations and beautiful woods. Watch out for poison ivy along the paths.

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Brighton, Michigan
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

What a beautiful area! Excellent hiking, nice roads for afternoon drives and pretty campsites. There is so much wilderness to explore here, definitely will return. Limited groceries, restaurants and amenities, bring with you everything you think you need.

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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
27 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

This is a beautiful area! The tunnel was pretty neat to drive through though watch out as it is one lane. We saw the natural bridge which was interesting. I will say you want to look at the trails you want to hike because a great deal of it is back country hiking. We ended up camping in a primitive... More

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Winchester, Kentucky
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Several different and varied hiking trails. Trails have rock formations, natural rock arch bridge (Sky Bridge), suspension bridge, rock climbing walls, creeks, Red River, primative camping areas. Several trail heads have bathroom facilities but the majority do not. Some very steep trails, be careful. If you would rather ride than hike, the drive is beautiful. The road is a hilly,... More

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