Sightseeing in Somerset


Children’s Museum Visit for Two or Four at Explorium of Lexington (Up to 50% Off)

Explorium of Lexington

Downtown Lexington

Kids can enclose themselves in giant bubbles, build an adobe wall, and watch wild birds from an observation window at the interactive museum

$16 $9

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Two Adult Passes or a Family Day Pass for Up to Four People to The Aviation Museum of Kentucky (50% Off)

Aviation Museum of Kentucky

Lexington-Fayette

20,000 sq. ft. facility traces the science and history of flight with restored aircraft, memorabilia, and interactive education stations

$16 $8

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Winery Tour, Tasting, and Souvenir Glasses for 2, 4, or 8 at Horseshoe Bend Vineyards and Winery (Up to 55% Off)

Horseshoe Bend Vineyards and Winery

Willisburg

Tour a small winery and sample its varietals, including Cabernet Franc/Carmenere and Pimpin Penguins Riesling

$25 $13

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Knoxville Food Tour for One, Two, or Four from Knoxville Food Tours (Up to 61% Off)

Knoxville Food Tours

Knoxville

Informed guides escort guests to three downtown eating and drinking establishments for appetizers and specialty drinks

$59 $26

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Planetarium and Science Museum Visit at The Muse Knoxville (Up to 50% Off)

The Muse Knoxville

Knoxville

Kids and adults romp through 4,000 sq. ft. of hands-on, science-inspired fun, including a trip to the Planetarium

$26 $13

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Admission for Two or Membership for One or a Family at Women's Basketball Hall of Fame (Up to 62% Off)

Women's Basketball Hall of Fame

Knoxville

Learn the history of women’s amateur and professional basketball play and see memorabilia from inductees like Pat Summitt and Robin Roberts

$15.90 $9

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Wine-Tasting Package with Keepsake Glasses for Two or Four at Tsali Notch Vineyard (56% Off)

Tsali Notch Vineyard

Madisonville

Each guest samples six house wines and receives a keepsake glass to take home; vineyard specializes in muscadine grapes

$40 $18

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The Great American Dollhouse Museum houses hundreds of miniature buildings and citizens in a newly renovated 6,000-square-foot historical building, with high arched ceilings and an immense skylight. Curator Lori Kagan-Moore's vision for the museum is that each piece and scene be as authentic as possible. The exhibit begins with a timeline of U.S. history rendered in miniatures and moves to a village set in the early 1900s. The mini-land features a Shaker settlement, gypsy caravan, orphanage, and more, filled with characters wearing period-accurate clothing and interacting with period-accurate cell phones. The dollhouses are kind enough to leave their backs open so museum-goers can peek at the décor, dolls, and salivating grizzly bears. The museum concludes with a fantasy forest, complete with fairies, centaurs, and dragons.

344 Swope Drive
Danville,
KY
US

Located at Blue Grass Airport, the Aviation Museum of Kentucky pays tribute to the Commonwealth’s rich history of aviation with its impressive squadron of rare and restored aircraft, aviation memorabilia, interactive educational displays, and active aviation restoration shop. Inside the museum, a flock of steel birds suspended on wires hangs from the hangar’s expansive ceiling. A replica of Matthew Sellers’ 1908 quadraplane—the first aircraft built and flown in Kentucky—headlines the museum collection, extending its majestic wings to shake the hands of awestruck visitors. Other exceptional designs include a Skyhawk once flown by the Navy’s Blue Angels, an F-14 Tomcat jet-fighter as seen in the film Top Gun, and a high-bypass turbofan used to propel modern jumbo jets.

Guided tours and interactive exhibits delve into the science and history of flight, while the Kentucky Aviation Hall of Fame honors the lives of those who have soared among the clouds, whether in planes or wrapped around the waist of Michael Jordan. Young ones, meanwhile, can learn more about the variety of aviation careers and set their sights on following the tailwinds of famous pilots and designers.

4029 Airport Rd
Lexington,
KY
US

Through informative lectures and thought-provoking exhibits, Lexington History Museum assists all age groups in interpreting and internalizing the city's storied past. A family membership grants you and your kin unlimited access to the exhibits, including Play Date With History, an interactive display inviting children and overanxious history majors to dally around with toys, such as tree branches and miniature tea sets, that Abraham Lincoln's children might have played with in the 1800s. Track the history of key plunking with the Antique Typewriters exhibit, which offers a glimpse into the word processor's lifespan, from its heyday in 1872 to the Great Typewriter Rebellion of 2002. Members also receive The Bluegrass History, a quarterly publication, unlimited free ketchup packets from the place down the street, The Vidette newsletter, and a 10% discount on any additional merchandise.

215 W Main St
Lexington,
KY
US

Real-life attractions permeate the museum?s nine discovery zones, where youngsters enclose themselves in giant bubbles, groom life-sized horses in a stable, and use their hands and feet to play virtual pianos or pop virtual balloons projected onto the floor. Whereas older children can build their own adobe wall in the Homes Around the World area, kids aged 3 and younger can watch wild birds from an observation window or don woodland-creature costumes in the Wonder Woods.

Along with its hands-on exhibits, the nonprofit museum stimulates youngsters with a slew of outreach programs. It keeps the art studio stocked with supplies that kids can use to unleash their creativity and invites more than 100 artists younger than 18 to exhibit and sell their work in the annual Museum Go Round. The museum?s summer camps and weekend programs cover kid-friendly subjects that range from performing drama to breaking down the tax code clause by clause.

440 W Short St
Lexington,
KY
US

A loud whistle sounds off in the distance, signaling the arrival of a diesel locomotive. The train pulls past dozens of trees and into the station. It?s just another day at the Kentucky Railway Museum, where new and restored trains take visitors on nostalgic journeys through the New Haven countryside. The stationary exhibit hall?a replica of the original New Haven depot?houses a collection of railroad artifacts and memorabilia ranging from rail carts and dining cars to steam whistles and the discarded mustaches of malevolent railroad barons.

136 South Main Street
New Haven,
KY
US

Dinosaur World lets modern-day adventurers see what the world was like when dinosaurs ruled the earth. More than 150 life-size dinosaurs peer imposingly from the hillsides, crane their necks up through native trees, and stomp through prairie fields at the theme parks that stretch out over 20-plus acres of land in Texas, Florida, and Kentucky. The fiberglass, steel, and concrete dinosaurs reach up to 80 feet in length, and are built according to the latest scientific discoveries about what dinosaurs looked like.

Visitors who want to experience what it's like to be a paleontologist can dig for fossils at the Fossil Dig and uncover a life-size stegosaurus skeleton from under the sand in the Boneyard. Before leaving, visitors can play on the dinosaur-themed playground and check out the Prehistoric Museum to see a variety of cast and real fossils. The Tampa location showcases an animatronic dinosaur exhibit where guests get to see dinosaurs come to life.

711 Mammoth Cave Rd.
Cave City,
KY
US