The third annual Beer Cheese Festival celebrates Kentucky’s iconic beer-bathed cheese spread with a cornucopia of events hosted in its place of origin: Clark County. Fromage festivities center around commercial and amateur beer cheese competitions, which invite cheese connoisseurs to sample and vote for locally made spreads of all stripes, which will also be scored by a panel of judges that includes food writer Sharon Thompson and brew maestro Mike Palmer. Lactose lovers can expand their palates through approximately 40 vendors who tease tongues with cheese-free delights, such as candy, Sno Cones, and more. Craft vendors catch eyes with homemade soaps, woodcarvings, candles, and air handcrafted with the hides of free-range oxygen. Browsers can also have their ears enlivened by the twangy rhythms of local musicians.
Pump It Up's indoor inflatable arenas launch socked striplings into the air with a plethora of kid-friendly bounce pads. Staffers supervise fun-filled visits, during which adult counterparts leap around with their kids through gargantuan bounce houses, skip down air-filled slides, and slither like snakes covered in bacon grease through an inflated obstacle course. Occasionally, the staffers switch off the lights, arming the roomful of players with glow sticks and bracelets as they navigate the air-cushioned obstaclescape.
The colorful venue also hosts custom birthday parties and private team parties, each themed to please the partygoers in question. These soirees immerse children in a schedule of interactive activities befitting a pirate or a superhero while melting off youthful energy faster than ice cubes thrown into a running DVD player. The birthday boy or girl even gets to blow out the candles on their cake seated in their blow-up throne. Relying on the staffers' vigilant, watchful eyes, guardians can rest assured that their charges will stay safe, and each piece of the inflatable playground is held to the wall by a complex series of anchors installed according to strict safety standards.
YEAR BUILT 1963 YEAR REMODELED 2002ADDITIONAL PROPERTY DESCRIPTION NATURAL BRIDGE STATE RESORT IS A WONDERFUL PLACE TO VISIT IF YOU SEEK SERENE NATURAL BEAUTY OF A FOREST ENVIRONMENT. THIS PARK OFFERS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE LODGING, CAMPING, DINING, MEETING ROOMS, HOE DOWN ISLAND, NATURE STORE, NATURE CENTER, SKY LIFT, GIFT SHOP, SWIMMING POOL, SNACK BARS, HIKING TRAILS, PICNICKING, PLAYGROUNDS AND FISHING. VISITORS MAY ENJOY THE BREATH TAKING FALL FOLIAGE, AND THE WINTRY SNOW COVERED FOREST IN OUR WINTER MONTHS. PLAN YOUR FAMILY REUNION, CHURCH RETREATS, BUSINESS MEETINGS AT A PARK STAFFED WITH FRIENDLY AND OUTGOING EMPLOYEES. COMPLIMENTARY ... OUTDOOR PARKING..LOCAL CALLS. NBR OF NON SMOKING ROOMS 17NBR OF ROOMS FOR PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED GUESTS 2A2Q MOUNTAIN VIEW MAX OCCUPANCY 6 MAX NBR OF ROLLAWAYS 0 ROOM DESCRIPTION SMOKING LODGE ROOMS WITH TWO QUEEN BEDS. OUR SMOKING LODGE ROOMS FEATURE AIR CONDITIONING, ALARM CLOCK, BALCONY, PRIVATE BATHROOM WITH BATHTUB AND SHOWER, COFFEE MAKER, RADIO, COLOR CABLE TV, DIRECT DIAL TELEPHONE AND VANITY. IRON AND IRONING BOARD AND HAIRDRYER AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. COMPLIMENTARY OUTDOOR PARKING AND LOCAL CALLS. MOUNTAIN, PARK OR WOODED AREA VIEWS. SLEEPS 6. ROOM AMENITIES 120 AC / AIR CONDITIONING / AM/FM ALARM CLOCK / BALCONY / BATH TUB / CABLE/SATELLITE TV / COFFEE/TEA MAKER / DIRECT DIAL TELEPHONE / HAIRDRYER / IRON/IRONING BOARD / PRIVATE BATH OR SHOWER / SHOWERB2Q MOUNTAIN VIEW MAX OCCUPANCY 6 MAX NBR OF ROLLAWAYS 0 ROOM DESCRIPTION NON SMOKING LODGE ROOMS WITH TWO QUEEN BEDS. OUR NON SMOKING LODGE ROOMS FEATURE AIR CONDITIONING, ALARM CLOCK, BALCONY, PRIVATE BATHROOM WITH BATHTUB AND SHOWER, COFFEE MAKER, RADIO, COLOR CABLE TV, DIRECT DIAL TELEPHONE AND VANITY. IRON AND IRONING BOARD AND HAIRDRYER AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. COMPLIMENTARY OUTDOOR PARKING AND LOCAL CALLS. MOUNTAIN, PARK OR WOODED AREA VIEWS. SLEEPS 6. ROOM AMENITIES 120 AC / AIR CONDITIONING / AM/FM ALARM CLOCK / BALCONY / BATH TUB / CABLE/SATELLITE TV / COFFEE/TEA MAKER / DIRECT DIAL TELEPHONE / HAIRDRYER / IRON/IRONING BOARD / NO SMOKING ROOM / PRIVATE BATH OR SHOWER / SHOWERS2Q MOUNTAIN VIEW MAX OCCUPANCY 2 MAX NBR OF ROLLAWAYS 0 ROOM DESCRIPTION ONE BEDROOM COTTAGE WITH TWO QUEEN BEDS. OUR ONE BEDROOM COTTAGE FEATURES AIR CONDITIONING, ALARM CLOCK, PRIVATE BATHROOM WITH BATHTUB AND SHOWER, COFFEE MAKER, FULLY EQUIPPED KITCHEN WITH REFRIGERATOR, STOVE, MICROWAVE, TOASTER, POTS, PANS, PLATES AND EATING UTENSILS AS WELL AS A RADIO, SEATING AREA, COLOR CABLE TV, DIRECT DIAL TELEPHONE AND VANITY. IRON AND IRONING
Nature lovers feed their scaly critter fascinations with the Kentucky Reptile Zoo's collection of more than 80 types of snakes, turtles, and other cold-blooded creatures. Various vipers, cobras, rattlesnakes, and an 18-foot reticulated python entrance snake-charmed visitors. Kids get a kick out of shell dwellers in the Turtle Tracks area, a habitat for both tortoises and aquatic turtles.
Named for a pair of islands visible from the shoreline, Twin Island Park provides spacious, shaded campsites on the waterfront of the Ohio River. Each lot maintains some comforts of home, such as water, electricity, and public restrooms, and surrounds guests with the inimitable pleasures of the outdoors. Campers may build fires at night to ward off wild marshmallows, and free access to the launch ramp and boat docks allows for afternoons of tubing and boating or trips to the islands’ sandy beaches. Beyond the campground, a variety of local restaurants offer a break from cans of beans and dutch-oven Lobster Thermidor, and points of interest range from golf courses to sites along the Underground Railroad.