Known for its beautiful scenery and extensive history, Kentucky also has a darker side. Here are seven of the Bluegrass State’s most dangerous attractions:
Mammoth Cave, the longest cave system in the world, is home to a wealth of spooky stories in addition to being a geological marvel. Rumored to have had ghost stories, it was once a hospital for tuberculosis patients.
Red River Gorge
In addition to being incredibly beautiful, this popular location is also somewhat dangerous. The hiking trails can be dangerous, particularly the ones that follow the edge of cliffs.
The Witches Tree
The Witches Tree, located in the Old Louisville district, has a spooky story that gives this otherwise picturesque place an unsettling feel.
Vertigo Bungee offers bungee jumping over the Kentucky River as a thrill-seeking experience. Free-falling off a bridge is an exciting experience that is not for the timid.
Haunted Narrows Road
Narrows Road in Erlanger, Northern Kentucky, is well-known for its ghost stories, which include reports of seeing an old police cruiser that seems to disappear out of nowhere.
Black bears do exist in Kentucky, albeit they are rare, especially in popular hiking regions. When exploring Eastern Kentucky, exercise caution.
Owensboro has a reputation for having a high rate of property crime, including car thefts and larcenies, despite its attractions. In 2019, a triple homicide rocked the city.
These places and experiences add to Kentucky’s unique character even though they could be dangerous or frightening. When going on excursions in these attractions, always put safety first.