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The Mammoth Cave area is a wonderful place to stay when you are traveling through Kentucky and Tennessee. There are a multitude of places that are only a short drive away from Mammoth Cave National Park that make great side trips.

Radcliff
Radcliff, Kentucky and Ft. Knox, Kentucky are about an hour and 15 minute drive and feature the following attractions:
Armored Soldiers Memorial
Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor (502) 624-3812
United States Gold Depository

Bardstown
Bardstown, Kentucky is about an hour and a half drive and features the following attractions:
My Old Kentucky Home (502) 348-3502
"Stephen Foster- The Musical" performed at My Old Kentucky Home (800) 626-1563
Kentucky Railway Museum (800) 252-0152
My Old Kentucky Home Dinner Train (502) 348-7300
Civil War Museum at Old Bardstown Village (502) 349-0291
Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History (502) 348-2999
The Mansion (800) 399-2586

Hodgenville
Hodgenville, Kentucky is about an hour and a half drive and features the following attractions:
Abraham Lincoln's Birthplace (270) 358-3137
Lincoln's Boyhood Home (502) 549-3741
The Lincoln Museum (270) 358-3163

Sheperdsville
Shepherdsville, Kentucky is about an hour and a half drive and features the following attractions:
Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest (502) 955-8512
Jim Beam American Outpost Museum (502) 543-9877

Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky is about an hour and forty-five minute drive and features the following attractions:
Churchill Downs (502) 636-4400
Kentucky Derby Museum (502) 637-1111
Louisville Slugger Museum (502) 588-7228
Louisville Science Center & IMAX Theater (502) 561-6100
The Speed Art Museum (502) 636-2893
Louisville Zoo (502) 459-2181
Belle of Louisville (502) 574-2353
Star of Louisville (800) 289-7245
Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom Theme Park (502) 366-2231
Colonel Harlan Sanders Museum (502) 456-8353
Locust Grove Historic Museum (502) 897-9845
Farmington Historic House and Museum (502) 452-9920
Riverside Farnsley-Moreman Landing (502) 935-6809
Zachary Taylor National Cemetery (502) 893-3852
E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park (502) 426-8950
Kentucky Center for the Arts (502) 584-7777
Actors Theatre of Louisville (502) 584-1205
Louisville Ballet (502) 584-7777

Nashville
Nashville, Tennessee is about an hour and forty-five minute drive and features the following attractions:
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
General Jackson Cruise on the Cumberland River
Willie Nelson Museum
Hank Williams Jr. Museum
Homes of the Stars Tour
Opryland USA
The Hermitage, Andrew Jackson's Home
Parthenon
Music Row
Music Valley Drive
Ernest Tubb's Record Shop

Loretto
Loretto, Kentucky is about an hour and fifty minute drive and features:
Maker's Mark Distillery

Springfield
Springfield, Kentucky is about an hour and fifty minute drive and features the following attractions:
Lincoln Homestead State Park
Mt. Zion Covered Bridge

Lawrenceburg
Lawrenceburg, Kentucky is about a two hour and fifteen minute drive and features the following attraction:
Wild Turkey Bourbon Distillery (502) 839-4544

Versailles
Versailles, Kentucky is about a two hour and fifteen minute drive and features the following attractions:
Labrot & Graham Distillery (606) 879-1812

Frankfort
Frankfort, Kentucky is about a two and a half hour drive and features the following attractions:
Kentucky's State Capitol Building
Daniel Boone's Grave
Floral Clock

Lexington
Lexington, Kentucky is about a two and a half hour drive and features the following attractions:
Kentucky Horse Park (800) 678-8813
Keenland Race Course (800) 456-3412
Red Mile Harness Track (606) 255-0752
Kentucky Horse Center (606) 293-1853
American Saddle Horse Museum (606) 259-2746
Headly Whitney Museum (606) 255-6653
Mary Todd Lincoln House (606) 233-9999
Raven Run Nature Sanctuary (606) 272-6105
Waveland State Historic Site (606) 272-3611
The Estate of Henry Clay, Ashland (606) 266-8581
Hunt-Morgan House (606) 233-3290
Various Horse Farms

Harrodsburg
Harrodsburg, Kentucky is about a two hour and thirty-five minute drive and features the following attractions:
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill (606) 734-5411
Old Fort Harrod State Park (606) 734-3314
"The Legend of Daniel Boone" (800) 85-BOONE

Perryville
Perryville, Kentucky is about a two hour and thirty-five minute drive and features:
Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site (606) 332-8631

Georgetown
Georgetown, Kentucky is about a two hour and forty-five minute drive and features the following attraction:
Toyota Motor Manufacturing (800) 866-4485

Paris
Paris, Kentucky is about a two hour and fifty minute drive and features the following attractions:
Claiborne Horse Farm (606) 987-2330
Duncan Tavern (606) 987-1788

Richmond
Richmond, Kentucky is about a three hour drive and features the following attractions:
Fort Boonesboro State Park (606) 527-3131
White Hall State Historic Site (606) 623-9178
Hummel Planetarium & Space Theater (606) 622-1547
Kit Carson's Birthplace