Childhood boredom is the leading cause of broken vases, finger-painted walls, and vandalized Barbie dream houses. Channel the energies of youth with today's Groupon to Kentucky Action Park in Cave City, Kentucky. Choose between the following options:
- For $16, you get two one-hour horseback trail rides (a $32 value).
- For $35, you get a 20-ticket attraction pass (a $70 value).
Covered with view-blurring slides and scenic rides, Kentucky Action Park entertains families with both fast-paced and picturesque attractions. Adventure-seeking families or chrono-displaced cowboys can mount up for a one-hour trail ride atop a well-trained steed from the Jesse James Riding Stables. Riders depart from one of the largest riding stables in Kentucky, where an experienced guide leads the group into the countryside valley, giving riders an up-close experience of breathtaking scenery much more powerful than panoramic paint-by-Greek-letter views. Horseback hotshots as young as 2 years old can blaze the dusty trail.
Experience the buzz of zooming thrills and competitive play with the 20-ticket attraction pass, good toward the alpine slide, putt-putt golf, single and double go-karts, bumper boats and cars, rock-wall sessions, chair lift, and the Trampoline Thing. Adventurous sled pilots can zip down the tree-covered mountainside on the alpine slide, a quarter-mile channel filled with twists and turns, or channel inner rams on land and water with rollicking bumper rides.
TripAdvisors award Kentucky Action Park a three-star average:
Kentucky Action Park
Set up along verdant forests, mountains, and valleys, Kentucky Action Park's outdoor attractions bring elements of the old-timey Wild West to the modern-day sense of adventure. The winding turns of an alpine slide send sleds on exhilarating quarter-mile trips down the mountain, and putters propel colorful orbs across 18 western-themed mini-golf holes. Chair lifts and a 24-foot rock wall tower overhead, the top of which grant scenic views typically seen only by birds and children holding many balloons. Elsewhere, horses trot out of the Jesse James Riding Stables, which has been in operation for more than 30 years. At Outlaw Cave, guided tours travel below ground to view stalactites and rock formations sculpted by the patience of water over the past millennia.