Parksville is a small unincorporated community on the Chaplin River in south central Boyle County, Kentucky, United States. It is located at the eastern end of Ky Route 300, where it intersects with Ky Route 34, near the US Post Office. The global position of Parksville is 37.597N latitude and -84.891W longitude. Elevation is 1,083 feet (330 m) above sea level. Current population is approximately 900 people. Chapter 1916, of the Laws of Kentucky, 1867 says, in part: "AN ACT to incorporate the Town of Parksville, in Boyle County. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky: 1. That the town, in the county of Boyle, situated on the Clark's Run and Salt River turnpike and the Lebanon extension of the Louisville and Nashville railroad, known as Parksville, be, and the same is hereby, incorporated and established as the town of Parksville. ... 10. The limits of said town shall extend one quarter of a mile in every direction from the center thereof at the crossroads at W. D. Latimer's storehouse." In 1880 (Laws of Kentucky, Chapter 617), the boundary was modified so as to include the cemetery and the Christian church, "the line to run north and south with the [sic] on the east side of said cemetery." When the "Town of Parksville" was de-incorporated is not known at this time, but today Parksville is an unincorporated village. Parksville was founded by James Parks who is buried in the Parksville Cemetery. It is located near the geographical center of the state of Kentucky at the intersection of Kentucky Route 300 and Kentucky Route 34. Parksville had a major railroad depot for the county from 1866 until 1970. Passengers would travel 10 miles (16 km) from Danville to board the L&N Railroad car. Freight was also shipped from this depot. A small lake, known as Tank Pond, was built in 1920 by the railroad southwest of town for the purpose of refilling steam locomotive engines. Harbison Lane crossed under the L&N Railroad until October 1987, when the trains stopped running. The tracks have been removed. Parksville High School was operating from about 1926 until the 1963, when Boyle County closed all the rural high schools, and from that time on Parksville was served by the Boyle County High School. The original building is now a private home, located less than a mile west of the post office on Ky Route 34. Today, Parksville has a post office, a general store which also sells sandwiches and gasoline (Operated for many years by the Feather family), a Baptist Church (founded in 1923), a Church of Christ, a small sit down restaurant, and another under renovation, a two-engine fire department, a volunteer rescue squad, and several unoccupied commercial buildings. In addition, the Parksville Water District serves a large portion of western and southern Boyle County, as well as northern parts of Casey County. Nearby is the Stone Bridge at Chaplin Creek. The 500-acre (2.0 km2) Central Kentucky Wildlife Refuge lies 3 miles (4.8 km) south of Parksville, just off Ky Route 37, near the Forkland community. Parksville is served by the Boyle County Sheriff's Department and the Danville/Boyle County Fire Department. The nearest hospital is Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in the nearby county seat of Danville. Media in Parksville include The Advocate-Messenger, local newspaper of Danville, and the three local AM/FM radio stations, including the Hometown Radio Network (WRNZ- Z105; 105.1FM/1230AM). Local television broadcast include LEX-18 (Lexington) and FOX-56 (Lexington/Danville).
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Your A.C.C.T. trained tour guides will lead you on an up to 2 hour (depending on tour size) thrilling and exhilarating adventure that will take you into never before seen sections of this man-made cavern. Your tour guides will also educate you about the geology and history of this unique attraction. With over 17 miles of underground passageways beneath the City of Louisville, the size and scale of this cavern is huge. Featuring six underground zip lines, including a fun filled dual racing zip, two awesome challenge bridges that will test your skill, balance, and mettle; this tour is guaranteed to get your heart racing and your adrenaline pumping. If you are looking for a one-of-a-kind adventure, MEGA ZIPS is the place to visit.
You can go zip through caves at the world's only underground zip lining facility at Louisville Mega Cavern. The cavern was mined in the 1930's and runs directly under a major highway and the Louisville Zoo. Never thought you could zipline beneath lanes of traffic and a bunch of exotic animals, did you? Getting this cavern approved not only to house a ziplining facility but just to receive an underground permit took 12 years. That's a long time. Technically the Louisville Mega Cavern is a building, making it the largest in all of Kentucky. The owners have taken all measures to ensure the caves are as safe as possible. It functions as a green building, using recycled heat from the lights, machines and even humans inside. True to cave standards, it's pretty cold inside (58 degrees). But what exactly can you DO there? There are six Zip Lanes, a dual racing zip and two Challenge Bridges. Plan on spending about 2 1/2 hours doing this! The guides are also very knowledgable about the history and geology facts surrounding the Louisville Mega Cavern. If you want to experience the caverns but don't necessarily want to fly through the air in the dark, you can take the Mega Tram on a one hour tour of the 17 man made miles of passages under Louisville. -Roadtrippers Here's where you can go zip through caves at the world's only underground zip lining facility at Louisville Mega Cavern. We captured some of the thrills in this video to give you a better picture of just how awesome this is. The cavern was mined in the 1930's and runs directly under a major highway and the Louisville Zoo. Never thought you could zipline beneath lanes of traffic and a bunch of exotic animals, did you? Getting this cavern approved not only to house a ziplining facility but just to receive an underground permit took 12 years. That's a long time. Technically the Louisville Mega Cavern is a building, making it the largest in all of Kentucky. The owners have taken all measures to ensure the caves are as safe as possible. It functions as a green building, using recycled heat from the lights, machines and even humans inside. True to cave standards, it's pretty cold inside (58 degrees). But what exactly can you DO there? There are six Zip Lanes, a dual racing zip and two Challenge Bridges. Plan on spending about 2 1/2 hours doing this! The guides are also very knowledgable about the history and geology facts surrounding the Louisville Mega Cavern. If you want to experience the caverns but don't necessarily want to fly through the air in the dark, you can take the Mega Tram on a one hour tour of the 17 man made miles of passages under Louisville. -Roadtrippers
The Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, a museum located in Louisville, Kentucky's "Museum Row" in the West Main District of downtown, showcases the history of the Louisville Slugger brand of baseball bats made by Hillerich & Bradsby, and of baseball in general. Inside the production of the bats is presented, along with historical examples of bats (such as an 1880s Pete Browning bat they recently discovered or the bat that Babe Ruth used to hit his last home run as a Yankee). Outside is a six-story bat that appears to be leaning against the museum building but is completely free standing, the bat weighs 68,000 pounds. (It is billed as the world's largest bat although it is hollow and made of steel.) The building also serves as their corporate headquarters and a production facility. Guided factory tours begin at 9:00 am, and the last factory tour of the day departs one hour before closing. Factory tours last approximately 30 minutes. Guests now have the opportunity to see bats being made seven days a week. Bat making demonstrations will take place in the factory when full production is not scheduled. Visitors normally allow 2 hours for the entire museum and factory experience. Everyone receives a miniature souvenir bat at the end of the tour! We are also the site of the World's Largest Baseball Bat.
Known as the "Run for the Roses", the Kentucky Derby is America's race for 3-year Thoroughbreds held annually for 140 years on the first Saturday in May.
Natural Bridge State Resort Park is a Kentucky state park located in Powell and Wolfe Counties along the Middle Fork of the Red River, adjacent to the Red River Gorge Geologic Area and surrounded by the Daniel Boone National Forest. Its namesake natural bridge is the centerpiece of the park. The natural sandstone arch spans 78 ft (24 m) and is 65 ft (20 m) high. The natural process of weathering formed the arch over millions of years. The park is approximately 2,300 acres (9 km2) of which approximately 1,200 acres (5 km2) is dedicated by the Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission as a nature preserve. In 1981 this land was dedicated into the nature preserves system to protect the ecological communities and rare species habitat. The first federally endangered Virginia big eared bats, Corynorhinus townsendii virginianus, recorded in Kentucky were found at Natural Bridge State Resort Park in the 1950s. The park was founded as a private tourist attraction in 1896 by the Lexington and Eastern Railroad. It became one of Kentucky's original four state parks when that system was established in 1925. There are over 20 miles (32 km) of trails over uneven terrain from moderate to strenuous difficulty, including trails to White's Branch Arch, Henson's Cave Arch, and other scenic areas. Some of the most famous sites are the arch itself, "Lovers Leap", and "Fat Man's Squeeze". The park's 0.5-mile (0.8 km) "Original Trail" to the natural bridge dates from the 1890s. Other trails include the 7.5-mile (12.1 km) Sand Gap Trail and the 0.75-mile (1.21 km) Balanced Rock Trail. Five miles (8 km) of the 270-mile (435 km) Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail run through the park, including the Whittleton Trail which connects the park to the Red River Gorge Geologic Area. Activities such as hiking off-trails, disturbing wildlife, or collecting plants are not legal in any Kentucky State Park, and pets are not allowed at Natural Bridge State Park. "Fat Man's Squeeze", a narrow passage in the rock formation, leads to the bottom of the arch.Natural Bridge has several unique sandstone rock formations, including the original Balanced Rock. This is a huge block of sandstone balanced on the edge of a cliff near the Natural Bridge. The trail to this formation is now off limits to tourists. An even more spectacular formation, also called the "Balanced Rock", is located on Trail #2, not far above Hemlock Lodge. In the early days of the Park, it was called the Sphinx because, when viewed from the correct angle, it crudely resembles the Sphinx in Egypt. Although it is now called the Balanced Rock, it is in fact a pedestal rock - a single piece of stone that has weathered in such a fashion that its midsection is narrower than its cap or its base. This formation is one of the biggest and most perfectly formed examples of a pedestal rock east of the Rocky Mountains.Visit Natural Bridge State Resort Park
The solid hemlock beams and knotty pine paneling complement the massive stone fireplaces in historic DuPont Lodge, one of the most beautiful state park lodges. Fifty-one rooms offer beautiful views and full amenities including interior corridors. All rooms totally renovated in 2006. Relax on the beautiful, large observation deck overlooking the Cumberland River winding thru the hillside. DuPont Lodge provides a spectacular spot for a wedding. Don’t forget about the park’s other accommodations, including Cumberland Falls cabin rentals, cottages and campsites. Imagine a wall of water falling 60 feet into a boulder-strewn gorge, a whispering mist that kisses the face and a magical moonbow visible on a clear night under a full moon. That's Cumberland Falls.Visit Cumberland Falls State Park
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