Bell County is located in the southeastern corner of Kentucky where the state meets Tennessee and Virginia at the famed Cumberland Gap. Its 361 square miles are dominated by two mountain ridges, Pine Mountain and Cumberland Mountain. Much of its rugged terrain is thickly forested with picturesque streams cutting through deep valleys. Kentucky’s first state park, Pine Mountain State Resort Park, and the country’s largest national historical park, Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, showcase the county’s natural beauty. Tourism is becoming an ever growing part of the economy, and the county looks to the future with great optimism. Bell County is the site of the Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival in May and the Kentucky Mountain Fall Festival in September.
Boone County is one of the largest counties in Kentucky. It's 2008 population was estimated at 115, 229. Named after frontiersman Daniel Boone, the county was formed in 1798. The County seat is Burlington.
Some of the earliest settlers to this county on the Ohio River were the famous Butler brothers. This history and nature quest takes place at their old home place, which is within General Butler State Park.
Fayette County is renowned for Lexington, UK, horse farms and karst. See below for the amazing quests in Fayette County.
Learn more about the beautiful county that hosts Kentucky's state government. The Department for Fish and Wildlife Resources hosts a quest at the Salato Wildlife Center.
Green County was formed in 1793 and named for Revolutionary War hero, Nathaniel Green. Nathaniel Green entered the army as a private and rose to become one of Washington's most trusted officers.
Green County is in rural southern Kentucky and has a population of approximately 11,500. The County seat is Greensburg and this quest will tell you more about Greensburg's fascinating history.
This county in north central Kentucky boast 24 places on the national historic register. Travel to one of Kentucky's lovely Nature Preserves to take these quests down quiet trails.
Hickman County was formed in 1822 and was admitted to the Commonwealth as the 71st county. Hickman is the least densely populated county with 253 square miles and a little over 5,000 people. It was named for Paschal Hickman who was killed at the Massacre of the River Raisin.
Hopkins County is unique in that it is a community that offers the security and friendliness of a small town while at the same time it has abundant outdoor recreation opportunities and an outstanding performing and visual arts center. Some attractions include the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts, Western Kentucky Speedway, Downtown Dawson Springs, Ruby Laffoon Cabin, Dawson Springs Museum and Art Center, Anne P. Baker Gallery, Hopkins County Historical Society, Historic Downtown Hanson, Downtown Madisonville, Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park, and Riverside Park. Hopkins County is a “great place to be” and is located in a charming nook of Western Kentucky.
This quest takes place on the grounds of the American Publishing House for the Blind in downtown Louisville.
Formed in 1820, the county seat of Monroe County is Tomkinsville.
This County, in the mountains of East Kentucky, is named after Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry. It was first settled by Europeans in 1790, when Elijah Combs and his seven brothers made their homes here. The area around the lodge at Buckhorn State Park is rich with history.
Russell County is one of several counties covered in part by Lake Cumberland.
From touring the fun and engaging Visitor/Environmental Education Center to feeding the happy, hungry trout in the raceways to even fishing in hatchery creek, there's sure to be something for everyone when visiting Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery!
Trigg County was established in 1820 and named after famed Revolutionary War hero, Stephen Trigg. The County seat is Cadiz and the largely agricultural county lies along beautiful Lake Barkley.
Come to Western Kentucky to take this Quest along one of Kentucky's great lakes.